Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE is soliciting for a Gender Officer to fill the job vacancy in a USAID funded project called Local Partner initiatives for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (LOPIN) Project ’.
WEWE wishes to recruit a talented and God fearing Gender Officer who believes in local organizations. The candidate must be an individual who has a passion to work with vulnerable children, must be Gender aware and also key into the mandate to make WEWE the most gender transformed and responsive organization in Africa in both operations and program implementations by ensuring that all projects are designed, implemented and monitored with gender considerations and that all operational activities including gender sensitive.
Key Duties & Responsibilities :
Decrease gender-based barriers to accessing quality care / service
Update WEWE Gender policy.
Coordinate gender aspects in line with WEWE and USAID / PEPFAR gender policies and strategies
Responsible for Adolescent Boys / Girls & Young Women Programming
Enhance the capacity of WEWE staff and partners on gender equality mainstreaming and increase responsiveness
Conduct gender norm engagements in established platforms to expose negative gender norms and promote positive gender norms.
Mobilize and sensitize communities towards preventing Gender Based Violence
Address identified gender norms and gender based violence using the LOPIN 2 Gender Manual
Qualifications & Experience Required
To be considered eligible for selection, an applicant must meet the following requirements :
Must have 1-2 years prior experience as a gender officer working with vulnerable children
Experience working on a USAID project or International Donor funded project preferred.
Qualification in gender is preferable (Diploma, Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate degree).
Advanced professional development and experience in gender or child protection.
Strong knowledge of child and women’s rights and gender justice
Experience drafting project reporting and monitoring project progress
Experience managing people and ability to build, develop and motivate a high performing team
Ability to train other staff on gender and other related matters.
Demonstrate problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
Experience of managing budgets and planning and reporting protocols.
Significant experience in leading gender equality in the organisations.
Excellent communication skills that effectively represent an organisation mission and values internally and externally
Ability to maintain a network with external research and academic institutes working on issues relating to gender
Extremely strong in written and oral English language with research writing skills
Attention to detail and efficient delivery methods.