Gender and Protection Officer  Job – World Vision International

Job Title:  Gender and Protection Officer  

Organisation: World Vision International

Duty Station: Yumbe, Uganda

Reports to: Deputy Food Assistance Manager

About US:

World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary:  The Gender and Protection Office will support the Food Assistance program to provide technical support to mainstream gender, protection and disability as cross-cutting themes for all the programmatic activities in the Food Assistance Program. She/he will ensure gender and disability is integrated into the results-based management frameworks, strengthening and supporting gender, protection and disability inclusion, gender equality strategies and facilitating gender equality capacity strengthening for field teams and partner organizations of WVU via capacity assessments, training and tool development. S/he will not only ensure WFP funded programmes are gender, protection and disability-inclusive and gender sensitive but aims to provide support to make such programmes become gender transformative.

The job holder provides overall programmatic and operational coordination and management including; planning, implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/ evaluation and reporting both internally (within WVU) and externally (for/with partners).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Capacity building of staff and any other Co-partner that WV will work with in the program and response to promote the local capacity.

  • Train and strengthen capacity of WVU project staff, mainstream project partners, Community based facilitators, volunteers and community structure on gender and disability inclusion in food programming.
  • Capacity building of programme staff, community structures and co-partner that WV will work with due to the Grand bargain (localization agenda) and key stakeholders on protection, and Gender, Adult and child safe guarding, PSEA.
  • Responsible for delivery of gender equality and social inclusion training to project staff
  • Provide technical support and mentorship to the Protection and Gender Assistant and the Co-Partner staff to enhance their knowledge on implementation of all gender, protection and disability inclusion activities within the program.
  • Develop and facilitate gender, protection and disability inclusion components in training materials, distribution messages, dissemination meetings and other project tools and resources including PDM and other assessment tools.
  • Ensure accessibility of gender, protection and disability inclusion IEC materials developed for the food assistance program and other programs within the response.
  • Mainstreaming gender, protection and disability inclusion activities in field implementation.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of gender, protection, disability and social inclusion in food assistance program implementation during and after distributions and ensure all GBV, PSEA including Adult and child safeguarding issues are handled on time, referrals done with follow ups to make sure all cases are closed.
  • Conduct regularly gender, protection and disability analysis, community mapping and safety audits to identify and address access and financial barriers to children’s’ and community’s protection need in the program and other projects within the response.
  • With support from the Programme Manager, formulate key gender, protection and disability messages and targets from lessons learned, assessments, research and evidence gained through project implementation.
  • Coordinate the implementation of Empowered Aid project activities and ensuring its recommendations are implemented in the Food Assistance project.

Reporting, risk and budget management.

  • Ensure timely and quality report program submitted to Deputy Food/Cash Assistance Manager by the 2nd day of the new month. These include but not limited to weekly, monthly, quarterly, training, field monitoring visits and end of project reports.
  • Support in documentation and sharing of impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.
  • Work with Food Assistance Manager, Food Assistance Officer & MEAL Office/Coordinator to compile and submit timely quarterly and annual project reports.
  • Monitor and manage the protection specific budget in the program will ensuring spending within scope and on time.
  • Quarterly update and track protection related risks and ensure adequate controls are implemented to reduce impact on the program.
  • Networking and engagements at Zonal, settlement level and sector specific technical working groups
  • Represent World Vision Uganda at the monthly & quarterly gender based violence and child protection working groups hosted by UNFPA, UNHCR, UNDP and UNICEF at settlement, district and national level to share progress, challenges and appropriate follow up plans.
  • Coordination with protection partners and CP staff to plan field activities or referrals for cases at FDPs.
  • Participate in and be part of the Gender community of practice in WVU. participate in periodic GEDSI CoP
  • Coordinate and work with WFP in gender, protection and disability related assessments, baselines, surveys.

Gender Assessments and program design and budgeting.

  • Carry out partner’s capacity assessments for partners and continuous monitoring assessments during implementation.
  • Support in gender, protection and disability inclusion assessments within the program/response.
  • Ensuring that all proposals being designed within the response are gender and disability inclusive.
  • Support in gander, protection and disability inclusion data collection, analyses and reports in KAP study, need assessments and evaluation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The holder of this position should have a university degree in Gender Studies, Social Work, Human Rights or any other relevant field.
  • Five years of experience working in child protection and gender development programming, preferably in fragile contexts.
  • Additional Certificate courses in IASC Guidelines and key training packages preferred (Caring for [Child] Survivors of Sexual Violence, psychological First Aid in Emergencies, CPiE Minimum Standards, and GBV IMS, International Humanitarian & Human Rights Law Foundations, etc), is an added advantage
  • Familiarity with key international standards for humanitarian work (e.g. CP Minimum Standards, Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, SPHERE, and the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standard, etc.)
  • Experience working in refugee response operations and any similar context.
  • Experience in training and community consultation is highly desired.
  • Proven experience in supporting the designing, implementing and evaluating disability-inclusive and gender-transformative social and behaviour change communication interventions.
  • Experience in supporting the implementation of disability-inclusive and gender-transformative approaches in humanitarian context.
  • Networking and collaboration skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and negotiate, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Willingness to participate in chapel and group devotions; and Commitment to WV Core Values and Mission Statement.
  • Demonstrable understanding of applying the principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in project cycle management.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervision
  • Specific knowledge of international development, disability inclusion and gender equality issues; experience engaging children and other community members on gender equality issues desirable.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable
  • Team player, Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
  • Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview – ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities. Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to communicate and work with beneficiary communities, government and stakeholders at the district level.
  • Knowledge of gender and equality mainstreaming in emergency programs.
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written and knowledge of one of the local language (Madi, Arabic, Luo and Kiswahili) spoken in the area is an added advantage.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

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Deadline: 7th April 2023

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