Gender Specialist Job Vacancy at World Vision

Job title: Gander Specialist
Reports to; Associate Director Advocacy
Duty Station: National Office
Location: Kampala

Purpose of position:
To provide guidance to World Vision Uganda in mainstreaming of gender and development in national and programme/ protect level planning 4 operations in line with World Vision partnership and World Vision Uganda strategic direction and policies.
Key result Areas:
• Develop and roll-out gender sensitive strategies, guidelines and product models that direct gender mainstreaming in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of World Vision policies and programs.
• Review and update World Vision Uganda National Gender Policy and facilitate wider dissemination and understanding among all stakeholders.
• Build the capacity of staff and partners in gender analysis skills and gender programming tools.
• Establish knowledge gaps and coordinate gender related research for program effectiveness and generate evidences for pro- children's rights advocacy.
• Nurture and strengthen strategic partnerships, networks and coalitions with civil society organizations and private sector to influence for gender responsive policies and laws.
• Guide processes of identifying gender-based advocacy issues and facilitate e policy advocacy engagements at local and international levels for the implementation of gender sensitive policies and laws.
• Initiate and coordinate resource mobilization, acquisition and budgeting through proposal writing and maintaining a high World Vision Uganda profile.
• Coordinate processes of documentation and regular sharing of advocacy best practices for teaming and policy influence at local and international levels.


Job requirement

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
• Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Gender and Development, Law or its equivalent. Post Graduate qualification in Gender and Development is an added advantage , *
• A minimum of five year's experience in gender policy influencing work and lobbying and networking with local and international agencies, ministry level partners, faith-based organizations and local community based organizations.
• Awareness arid an excellent understanding of current gender issues, Human rights and advocacy training.
• Proven interest in understanding of and commitment to gender equity and equality, social justice and development.
• Must be computer literate.
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout Uganda.


How to apply

How to apply:
• Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit that applications together with an updated CV and copies of academic transcripts (only] with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contact to, wvujobs@wvi.org (Please indicate in the email subject box the position you are applying for)
H.B: Please note that only online applications should be sent. Deadline for receiving the applications is: Monday, May 2nd, 2011

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