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Sunday 3 November 2013

Gender and Advocacy Coordinator - SOS Children’s Villages

Job Title: Gender and Advocacy Coordinator
Organization: SOS Children’s Villages
Reports to: National Programme Development Advisor
Duty Station: National Office, Entebbe, Uganda
Job Ref: SOS713

About Us:
Our Client, SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a member of SOS Kinderdorf International, a worldwide, independent, non-governmental social development organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a locally registered Trust with a local governing body: the Board of Trustees. It has been operating since 1989 and currently has projects caring for more than 2,500 children in four locations at Kakiri, Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal. The various projects include SOS Children’s Villages, Community outreach programmes, Kindergartens, schools, medical centres and social centres.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead the planning and budgeting process of gender mainstreaming in SOS’ Programmes.
Coordinate the implementation of the annual gender action plan within the approved budget.
Lead the monitoring and evaluation of the gender action plan activities.
Be accountable for the gender and advocacy financial resources.

Prepare and submit progress reports to the National Programme Development Advisor.
Lead and build a motivated performance driven Gender and Advocacy team.
Facilitate and coordinate gender and advocacy research, documentation and dissemination to inform and influence policy and decision makers.
Coordinate, mobilize and facilitate gender and advocacy education and awareness for staff, community members, and other partners.
Establish and maintain networks and coalitions with like minded agencies and organisations such as NGOs, Government, UN and religious institutions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The candidate should hold a University Degree in Gender and Development, Community Development or Social Sciences from a recognised institution.
Skills and Experience:
At least three years’ work experience in a gender development field.
Programme budget planning and accountability experience.
Experience in gender and advocacy education and awareness raising, policy influencing and community mobilisation.
Experience in programme/project monitoring and evaluation.
Experience in using community development participatory methodologies.
People management experience specifically recruitment, training and performance management.
Planning and organising skills.
Good Networking skills.
Effective communication including reporting skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Personal Competencies: Strategic thinking, Conceptual thinking, Leadership orientation,  Results orientation, Personal integrity, Understanding others, Team management orientation,  Concern for standards, Pro-active work ethics, Efficiency orientation, Development orientation and flexibility towards circumstances

How to Apply:
Please send the following documents by email to sos713@aikanhr.com and quote the job title and reference number:
Updated CV which demonstrates that you are suitable for the job role including your contact information and three work related references in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
A one page statement describing your suitability for the particular job role, in either Microsoft
Word or PDF format.
Please do not attach any academic certificates.

Deadline: 15th November, 2013