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Gender & Disability Inclusion Specialist - Kampala

10144-15N13010
Kampala
06-May-18

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.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Gender programming/mainstreaming

  • 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.

Resource mobilization

  • 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.