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Gender Officer

Arua (Uganda)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Arua (Uganda)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date:

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IRC Background

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 and countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals and refugees various institutions in the country notably the government, community-based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, field offices in Lamwo), Kiryandongo, Arua, Moroto, and Yumbe.

Scope of work Job description

The Gender officer will lead the and implementation of gender interventions and will work with the SRH to ensure the activities are well integrated. S/he will provide guidance and technical input where necessary, especially on gender analysis and impact assessment and wider gender mainstreaming.

The officer will ensure stakeholders’ participatory consultations take gender into consideration and that the needs of women and girls, men and boys are prioritized. S/he will act as resource person in capacity building, knowledge sharing events and other relevant activities. This will include developing, reviewing and updating gender training modules to ensure they are of high standards and up to-date. The position will develop and maintain relationships with district and settlement bodies coordinating joint efforts and trainings in consultation with the supervisor

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and supportwomen led community SRH monitor committees-5 committees covening monthly
  • Support women and men to conduct community SRH awareness campaigns/education sessions
  • Lead a gender training for IRC staff to create awareness on gender concepts, neutrality and transformation to ensure they are being responsive to the specific needs of women and girls, men and boys
  • Conduct a gender mainstreaming training for IRC staff and partners including development of relevant tools
  • Implement recommendations of the gender analysis-at least 2 key recommendations
  • Support Adolescent girls' through friendly discussions to safely access SRH services
  • Coordinate and act as the liaison between the consultant and the IRC at field level for a successful comprehensive gender analysis exercise
  • Conduct dialogues with partners on SRH, FP and DV to foster positive behavioral and attitude change
  • Collaborate with the SRH team to conduct community dialogues on SRHR/FP and gender norms with women, girls, youth, men, PSNs, PWDs
  • Collaborate with the MEAL team to conduct a gender impact assessment at the end of the project
  • Provide reviews to reproduction of SRH/FP IEC materials to ensure they are gender sensitive and responsive
  • Map community structures that have key role in SRHand gender related behaviour change - CBOs, Youth groups, women's groups, PSN groups, community & religious leaders
  • Establish and supportwomen led community SRH monitor committees-5 committees covening monthly
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to ensure gender result areas are included in all M&E processes
  • Submit progress reports
  • Represent IRC at different forums and liaise with gender focal points in other institutions for events where information on gender mainstreaming may be required.


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Deadline for receiving applications is July 19th,2021

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