Gender Coordinator

from Save the Children
Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Gender Coordinator

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the West Nile, North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 300 persons.

Role Purpose:

Reporting to the Child Rights Governance & Child Protection Specialist, the Gender Coordinator is responsible for working on gender focused technical details with Programme Manager and supports field teams/offices in ensuring Gender Equality, cross-thematic mainstreaming of gender, coordinating and provide technical guidance in implementing of Gender activities. S/he coordinates national level Gender thematic and advocacy activities and initiatives with government, CSOs and national level partners. In collaboration with the MEAL Manager, s/he contributes to monitoring programme quality, initiating and participating in Gender assessments, audits and studies; documentation and dissemination of innovations and good practices, lessons learnt including for the emergency programmes. S/he will contribute to gender policy research and advocacy through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organisations and other institutions; playing a big role in establishing, maintaining and expanding donor relations in gender. The Gender Coordinator will contribute towards driving the 'dual mandate' through participation in humanitarian strategy development and response operations for Save the Children.

Contract Duration: Open ended

Contractual Status: National posting

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have regular contact with young youth or access to children

Location: Kampala, with frequent travel to the field

Qualification and Experience Essential;

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in an appropriate social and development field such as Social Science, Sociology, Gender/ women Studies, Development Studies, Community Development or Rural Development, Public Health, International Development. A Post Graduate training in Project Management, or a Master's degree in any relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in GBV program management and protection/GBV coordination, policy advocacy, technical assistance in women rights and programming around gender equality and transformative approaches and with an international development organization;
  • Relevant experience supervising community based social development and gender projects/programmes with in INGO particularly those addressing women's rights and Men Engage.
  • Demonstrable financial, planning and budget management skills a MUST.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions including extra hours during times of humanitarian responses
  • Experience in coordination and advocacy;
  • Experience with proposal writing, reporting and M&E
  • Strong public speaking and negotiating skills, and representational experience.
  • Experience working with income generating activities preferred in conflict/ post conflict contexts
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently