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Gender Advisor

Job Description

Position: Gender Advisor

Report to: Safe Learning Specialist

Location: National Office, Kampala.

Purpose of the position: To ensure all interventions within the USAID/Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity project are gender sensitive, promote a safe learning environment for males and females to improve retention in primary grades and eliminate SRGBV in and around schools for the benefit of the wellbeing of the girls and boys.

Major responsibilities;

  • Support the Safe Learning Specialist in the USAID/Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA) project by advising and implementing effective approaches to reduce School-Related Gender-Based Violence including corporal punishment, bullying and sexual violence

  • Implement School-Related Gender-Based advocacy at national and district levels focusing on: school related gender based violence coordination by the national Inter-ministerial secretariat on VACiS, together with MoESTS, MGLSD and other advocating for the passing of gender sensitive laws i.e. the family bill and the sexual offences bill

  • Engage in district level gender and child protection networks, meetings with Founding Bodies and partnerships that support the LARA project objectives

  • Support Safe Learning Specialist to coordinate with target district local government to strengthen existing policies on child protection and prevention of SRGBV

  • In collaboration with Safe Learning Specialist provide support to integrate gender into training material for building capacity of teachers, communities and students

  • Support the development and editing of reading material for community facilitators and students to promote gender equality

  • Support capacity building of staff on gender equity and gender equality

  • Conduct monitoring visits with Project Coordinators, CCTs and CDOs to support gender equitable practices that promote gender equality, transform social norms and prevent SRGBV

  • Under the guidance of the Safe Learning Specialist provide technical support to sub-grantees to integrate gender across activities

  • Provide input into monitoring and evaluation processes (e.g. baseline, mid-line, end-line and other surveys) to integrate gender

  • Provide input into reports produced by Project Coordinators and draft success stories and lessons learned to document gender transformation to prevent SRGBV

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor Degree in Gender, Human Rights, Social work or related fields and post graduate qualification in development oriented fields

  • Strong project writing and documentation skills

  • Good communication and networking skills

  • Experience working in schools and communities to engage teachers and community level stakeholders

  • At least 5 year hands-on experience in designing and managing school related gender-based violence prevention, Safe learning environment, child rights and life skills interventions in Uganda

Only Ugandan Internal Candidates are encouraged to apply