Gender and Protection Officer at Food for the Hungry

Company: Food for the Hungry

Job Title: Gender and Protection Officer (1 position)

Position Type: Full Time National Staff

Location: Field Based –Lamwo, Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Contract Length: 1 year with possibility of extension (Fixed Contract).

Start Date: April

Job category: NGO Jobs in Uganda

Deadline: 22/03/2021

About Food for Hungry

Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization that has been working in Uganda since 1989.

FH is currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and Japan. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty World-wide.

In Uganda, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani, Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat Districts implementing programs in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods; Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in Kampala. .

Job Purpose: While the primary focus of the GPO will be the Nutrition Project funded by WFP in Lamwo, the incumbent will be required to support the entire Organization in ensuring that Gender and Protection issues are mainstreamed in all the programs/projects.

Key Result 1:

Provide technical support to the project team.

Provide advice and support to the Project teams and the entire Organization in the Implementation of the key gender and protection components.

Analyze and ensure the interventions are sensitive to issues of inclusion of both refugees and host communities.

Key Result 2:

Monitoring and reporting on gender and protection issues.

 •Give technical support to the field staff on mainstreaming gender and protection, in the implementation of activities.

Prepares and updates reports in coordination with the M&E Officer and ensures timely submission.

Key Result 3:

Networking and Coordination

 • Liaise with key National and Internationals stakeholders and donors to facilitate and enhance contribution towards the implementation of the gender equality agenda.

Establishes, coordinates, and maintains relationships with different Gender and Protection stakeholders at.

Key Result 4:

Knowledge management and knowledge sharing

 • Provide brief updates on the development of gender related issues in the Cluster.

 • Provide assistance in data collection, compiling lessons learned, establishing indicators to support knowledge sharing.

Education and Relevant Experience:

• Degree in Gender studies, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Development studies or related field with two years of relevant experience in the field of gender related projects with additional understanding of refugee programming.

Method of application

“Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Food for the Hungry Safeguarding, Anti-Fraud & HR policy. In line with this we will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures. FHU is an equal opportunity employer.

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies of not more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda

Email: [email protected]  not later than Monday 22nd March, 2021 at 4:30pm.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 12th April, 2021. FHU has policies including a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. “

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