Position: Gender & Disability Inclusion Specialist
Report to: Technical Services Director
Location: Kampala – National Office
Purpose of the position:
To provide guidance to WV Uganda in mainstreaming of gender and disability programming in both national and programme/ project level planning & operations in line with World Vision partnership and World Vision Uganda strategic direction and policies.
Develop and rollout gender sensitive strategies, guidelines and product models that direct gender mainstreaming in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of World Vision policies and programs/project in a manner that protect the rights and well-being of boys and girls at local and national levels.
Build the capacity of WVU staff and partners in gender analysis skills and gender programming tools to enhance gender mainstreaming and programming in programme/ Projects
Provide Technical support to Gender integration in Program Development Designs, baselines, evaluations and assessments
Participate in strategy monitoring and reporting
Coordinate processes of research, documentation and regular sharing of best practices and innovations for learning and policy influencing at the local, national regional and international levels
Management of global gender dash boards ensuring Compliance to WV standards
Organizational Gender Self-Assessment conducted
Lead and Guide processes of reviewing the gender policy, gender score cards & gender alignment by Technical programmes partnership standards
Maintain gender global minimum standards maintained as within required standards
Disability and inclusion
Establish and strengthen partnership and collaboration for effective disability inclusion at all levels
Undertake a capacity assessment on disability inclusion and develop a capacity building plan for staff and partners
Develop strategies for programming and mainstreaming disability in projects and Technical programmes
Support coordination of the implementation of the disability related projects including the Wheel Chairs for Kids Project & other inclusion projects
Staff capacity building in gender related models
External engagements and collaboration
Build and nurture strategic partnerships, networks and coalitions with line ministries, development partners, donors, civil society organizations, and private sector to lobby and influence gender responsive policies, laws and funding.
Participate in national gender networks and forums like Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development engagements, The National GBV Prevention Network, the Gender Working Group of Forum for Education NGOs, The Adolescents Girls’ Campaign Task Force, among others.
Develop fundable proposals for gender and inclusion Projects
Contribute to development of sector based fundable proposals
Program /Grant Implementation Support
Support Projects in implementation of gender based requirements
Develop step by step gender and inclusion technical Training manual / curriculum
Develop and provide annual budget guidelines
Build capacity of Staff in roll out of gender and inclusion related activities
Monitor implementation of gender and inclusion in Area Programmes and Grants
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Minimum of a degree in gender and development studies, social sciences or related discipline.
Master’s degree in Gender Studies or a related field (Social Sciences, development studies) preferred. Qualification in Disability inclusion as added advantage
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the gender programming; most preferably related to food security, livelihoods, Health, Education, and child protection
In-depth knowledge and understanding of gender, age, and other socio-cultural factors that influence development
Demonstrated capacity to lead in the collection, gender analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources in order to ensure effective integration of gender and disability concerns throughout the Programmes/ projects cycles
Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors on gender integration and empowerment, including training and workshop facilitation skills and experience
Experience in programming and implementing a disability inclusion project is an added advantage
Good communication and interpersonal skills,
Ability to work with a diverse and multicultural team in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner.