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Wednesday 6 November 2013

Gender Programme Officer - Trocaire

Job title Gender Programme Officer
Organisation: Trocaire
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda

Trócaire’s programmes in Uganda are managed by a small country team based in the office in Kampala with regular travel in Uganda. This role will focus on all aspects of the Trócaire Gender programme and will provide advice, expertise and essential management of the programme for Trócaire and for a wide variety of partners, most of whom are Dioceses under the Catholic Church. Project development, capacity building, managing key relationships, project monitoring and assurance, marketing of a national campaign and advocacy are essential for the role.

About Project:
The Gender programme in Uganda is a core programme for Trócaire and focuses on preventing Gender Based Violence. It is a unique programme that works exclusively with faith communities and has a local and national focus. As a key stakeholder for Trócaire, the Catholic Church leadership is a vital partner of the programme at both local and national level. The programme has been approved for Trócaire for a 5 year period and the Programme Officer will oversee the development and implementation of the various strands of the programme.

Job Summary: He / She will develop three key strands of the programme;
Working at the local level with dioceses and partners on their diocesan projects ensuring quality, key delivery, learning and capacity building occurs. Managing a wide range of diocesan projects and ensuring capacity building will be a key deliverable of the position.
Delivering a national level programme on domestic violence with the Catholic Church. This will include working with various commissions and stakeholders within the Church in the roll out of the national campaign on domestic violence and in the management of key stakeholders.
Managing key diocesan projects of development at different levels of learning as the programme grows into the future will be a key role. The roll out of learning from key diocesan projects and ensuring the domestic violence programmes grow and develop in a sustainable way will be essential.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare programme reports of a high quality
Ensure up to date reporting to the donor in an accurate and efficient manner
Organize regular planning and progress reviews;
Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources and activities in accordance with the Trocaire rules and procedures.
Financial monitoring and working with partners to ensure financial reporting is accurate and consistent.
Offer top quality technical support to partners focusing on the achievement of the set programme targets.
Documentation of learning and driving programme learning in the further development of the programme.
 Capacity building and project management
Roll out Gender methodologies such as SASA! into key parts of the programme.
Accompanying visitors / delegations as part of the programme monitoring.
Ensure preparation of brochures, publications, press releases for dissemination and other material for the programme.
Ensure that results and lessons learned feed into the analytical and project work (i.e. results used to make decisions);
Ensure a clear focus on the achievement of results as per the Irish Aid logframe. This will entail extensive work with partners and other stakeholders.
Manage the roll out of a national programme on domestic violence. This will include responsibility for logistics, national media and press, training, development of stakeholder involvement and peer to peer learning sessions in cooperation with key Church stakeholders.
Perform any other functions, responsibilities or portfolio which may be assigned by the Trocaire management

Qualification, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should be educated to Graduate level education in Gender / Women’s Studies / Development or a similar discipline
At least six years experience working in the development sector including experience of programme management and working in a partnership context with an international organisation.
At least 2 years experience of managing or working on Gender programmes or GBV programmes.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent organization skills, (including Flexibility, ability to work under pressure in addition to multi-tasking in a fast paced environment
Strong Computer skills
Good organizational skills and proven ability to work as a team member
An ability to write, document learning, and produce coherent documents.
Good understanding of financial management systems and budget monitoring and reporting.
Good understanding and wide experience of Project/Project management cycle, and participatory appraisal techniques.
Ability to build capacity in Dioceses and partner organizations and work with people of different faiths.
Proactive and engaged in mentoring and working with local partners.
Possess a Positive approach and an ability to contribute to a strong dynamic team
Keen attention to detail, accuracy and a high level of reliability, objectivity and honesty.
Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict and tight deadlines on a wide range of task
Focused and task orientated with a high level of attention to detail.
The ability to work with and manage a wide set of relationships with key Church personnel and Departments.

How to Apply:
All suitable candidates should send your CV with an application to Trocaire via E-mail to: fkelly@trocaireug.org but copy trocaireuganda@gmail.com. Please include “Programme Officer, Gender Programme” in the subject of your email application.

NB: The length of CV should not exceed 3 pages (A4 size page, 12 size font and 1 inch margin in all 4 sides of the page). Please send a copy of the Microsoft Word version of your CV. The covering letter should not exceed 250 words. In the cover letter, please highlight why you are the best candidate for this position.

Deadline: 15th November, 2013