ADRA is looking for a Protection and Gender Officer to join our General Food Assistance Project (GFA). The Protection and Gender Officer has a dual role of implementing the GFA Protection and Gender programme interventions, as well as ensuring protection and gender mainstreaming across the programme, provide technical support in relation to relevant child protection and gender standards; mainstream protection and gender in all food programming, and ensure adherence to child protection minimum standards in humanitarian action (SPHERE Standards) and principles as well as the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse/Code of Conduct.

Careers at ADRA focus on what we call the 3 C’s. If you are a connected, courageous, and compassionate professional, your dream job may be waiting for you here. We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits, plus the chance to make a true impact with a talented team.

If you are searching for a career with impact, come serve with us!

You will be given the opportunity to:

  • Capacity build programme staff and key stakeholders on protection, and Gender
  • Train staff and community structures on mainstreaming of gender and protection in food assistance.
  • Build capacity of staff and key stakeholders on protection, child protection and Gender/GBV including facilitating of key training packages in humanitarian principles, staff/partner code of conduct and safe distribution to promote dignity to the beneficiary community
  • Conduct period reviews of information on gender and protection and assess barriers/ protection risks faced by women, adolescent girls and children in food distribution to inform programme implementation
  • In liaison with the WFP Gender and Protection Advisor develop training materials and IEC packages on SGBV & child protection
  • Promote awareness/education on SGBV standard operating procedure (SOP) and protection minimum standards through pre-distribution food and cash meetings
  • Coordinate and facilitate communities meetings and dialogues with stakeholders on SGBV& Child protection issues to develop action plans
  • Represent ADRA Uganda at the monthly & quarterly gender-based violence and child protection working groups hosted by UNFPA, UNHCR and UNICEF to share progress, challenges and appropriate follow up plans.
  • Develop and disseminate Information and Education Communication materials on SGBV and Child Protection
  • Establishment and implement feedback and complaints mechanisms on SGBV and Child protection across the programme area. This will include documenting all SGBV cases reported and contributing to the SGBV database/information management system at the district and National level
  • Collaborate with gender and protection actors through enhanced synergies to implement protection education, case management at food distribution points and referral of SGBV cases received to existing SGBV referral mechanisms. The Officer shall ensure that such cases are followed up to completion
  • Intentionally, regularly informally and formally consult with beneficiaries, non-beneficiaries, Government, other agencies to receive feedback regarding the programme commitments and staff conduct.
  • Compile and submit quality reports to Field Coordinator as directed. Ensure that all reports are highly accurate, co

We need you to bring:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Gender Studies, Social Work, Human Rights or any other relevant field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in child protection and gender development programming, preferably in fragile contexts.
  • Familiarity with key international standards for humanitarian work (e.g. CP Minimum Standards, Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, SPHERE, and the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standard, etc.)
  • Additional Certificate courses in IASC Guidelines and key training packages preferred (Caring for [Child] Survivors of Sexual Violence, psychological First Aid in Emergencies, CPiE Minimum Standards, and GBV IMS, International Humanitarian & Human Rights Law Foundations, etc), is an added advantage
  • Networking and collaboration skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Willingness to participate in chapel and group devotions; and Commitment to ADRA Core Values and Mission Statement.
  • Experience having worked in a similar context is desirable
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written and knowledge of one of the local language (Kinyabwisha, Kiswahili) spoken in the area is an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes
  • Ability to communicate and work with beneficiary communities, government and stakeholders at the district level
  • Experience in training and community consultation is highly desired
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Commitment to excellence, integrity and stewardship of resources.
  • Upholding the values and objectives of the organization.
  • Results-oriented ness with strong customer service and professional attitude.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure while working with minimal direction; must have a high level of adaptability to changing demands.
  • The high degree of diplomacy and discretion handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to skillfully influence without authority.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and collaboration skills; high attention to details.

What you receive:

  • A career with purpose!
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Long term and short-term disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  •  Retirement benefits
  • 21 days of holiday
  • Provident funds
  • Delicious meals at work
  • Transport on all official duties
  • Housing allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Ten sick/personal days
  • Daily staff devotions and prayer time

Deadline 15th September 2020