Gender Officer job post at Aga Khan Foundation

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Aga Khan Foundation

Aga Khan Foundation

Job Description

Job Category:
NGO – Non Government Organisations jobs in Uganda

Job Location:

Education Level:
Bachelor Degree

Years Of Experience

3 years

Job Details

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The position

About Madrasa Early Childhood Programme

The Madrasa Early Childhood Programme- Uganda (MECP-U) is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation that supports holistic development of children aged 0-8 years. MECP-U works with diverse stakeholders including communities, civil society, government, and development partners to deliver high quality, innovative and impactful programming that is needs based and contextually relevant.

MECP-U is seeking dynamic and qualified individuals for a position of a Gender Officer.

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a Gender Officer you will perform your duties under the close supervision of the Programme Director. The specific roles and responsibilities include:

• Lead the design and implementation of MECP gender related activities in the implementation areas, as directed by project design.

• Build staff capacity on gender integration and analysis in line with AKF Global Gender Equality policy and strategy to incorporate gender issues in all aspects of the program e.g., from M&E, budgeting, planning, scheduling and implementation of activities, to reporting and documentation.

• Organize and facilitate community dialogues to enhance gender responsive approaches and male engagement.

• Organize and facilitate different capacity building training and workshops for key stakeholders on women’s right and girls’ empowerment and create awareness about gender equality and rights among the community.

• Participate in regular MECPU or Gender Focal Points monthly/quarterly meetings, meetings and training.

• Document best practices, lessons learnt and success stories in gender mainstreaming and gender integration to facilitate improvements in decision-making throughout the project cycle and inform advocacy.

• Establish linkages and good relationships with relevant government offices/authorities and likeminded NGOs in the area of ECD and Gender mainstreaming through participation in coordination and network meetings and activities.


Job Qualifications

The requirements

Education qualification:

• A minimum of bachelor’s degree in Gender studies, sociology, social work, Development studies, and other related social science fields

Required skills and experience:

• At least 3 years direct experience in working to promote gender equality and inclusive social development.

• Evidence of developing and delivering high quality gender capacity development and learning opportunities, both internally and externally.

• Demonstrated understanding of country level gender related issues related to pre-primary education.

• Ability to evaluate and integrate gender equality strategic objectives into broader program strategies.

• Clear evidence of delivering impactful, evidence-based, gender responsive interventions and projects.

• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills in a cross-cultural context.

• Excellent written and oral communications skills in English; ability to speak one of the urban refugee language.

• High analytical skills and the ability to assimilate and process information on a wide range of issues, excellent writing, communication. Agile thinker and able to work within and through systems.

• Team player collaborates effectively to create a culture of knowledge sharing and team learning to strengthen business performance.

• Committed to acting ethically and upholding safeguarding standards towards all staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries of the organization.

• Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, Databases, etc.).

Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with MECPU should submit a two-page cover letter and maximum three-page CV including the names and contact information of three professional referees by 14th February 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Madrasa Early Childhood Programme is an affiliate of AKF which is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.


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