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Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor – Gulu

Mercy Corps

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted March 4, 2022.

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# Job Description

Requisition Number: 8UGAD002242

About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a
better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries
around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping
people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within now,
and for the future.

Programme Summary
Present in Uganda since 2006, Mercy Corps Uganda’s aim is to catalyse change
through the Ugandan private sector, civil society, and government to create
resilient, economically inclusive, healthy, and secure communities.
We have 15 programmes across Uganda with a total portfolio value of $80m,
including support from FCDO, USAID, US State Department, French Development
Agency, Conrad Hilton Foundation and other private sector foundations. With a
strong presence across the country, we have offices in Kampala, Rhino Camp,
Yumbe, Moroto, Kotido, Amudat, Kaabong, Karita, and Karenga.
The Climate Smart Jobs Programme CSJP is a £39 million four year FCDO funded
programme that seeks to grow climate smart agribusinesses to create jobs,
support climate smart land management and services, as well as innovation on
climate adaptation and mitigation, and remove barriers that stop businesses
from getting deals done. Under Component 4 of the CSJP: Climate Smart Land
Management Services, worth approx. £8.5m Mercy Corps will lead a consortium
of partners to implement three overall outputs under the ‘REVIVE’ programme,
focusing on stimulation of supply, demand, and a supportive enabling
environment for improved ecosystem services across Northern Uganda.

General Position Summary
The Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor will provide technical support and
direction in programme design, implementation, quality assurance and the
research and learning agendas. The Advisor will support the REVIVE programme
to integrate gender and social inclusion outcomes, best practices and gender
sensitive approaches across a variety of interventions. The Advisor will
design and implement a strategy to ensure the programme appropriately
addresses the varied needs of women, men, girls, and boys, and that programme
staff are sensitive to gender, age, religion, ability, and other social
markers. The Advisor will ensure that the social dimensions to support
accountable and transparent governance are effectively addressed across all
activities and components. S/he will work closely with all REVIVE team members
to ensure the effective and timely execution of activities that are inclusive
and gender sensitive. Further s/he will support the Technical Lead for
Monitoring, Research and Learning, as well as the MEL team in the integration
of gender and social inclusion in all research, evaluation, and monitoring

• Support the Team Leader and the MEL team with the planning and
implementation of REVIVE gender integration strategy and suggest ways to
improve on the same.
• Support gender mainstreaming trainings and refresher trainings for all team
members, consortium, and partner organisation staff.
Assist with assessment activities to ensure that team members apply gender
analysis and perspective in the collection, analysis, use and reporting of
• Maintain close communication about gender activities with teams during
regular planning and coordination sessions.
• Identify the need for and supervise the implementation of activities
designed to promote greater access, inclusion and empowerment of women, young
males, adolescent girls, the elderly, refugees and people living with
disabilities in the REVIVE program.
• Work closely with the REVIVE teams and build their capacity to deliver high
quality gender integration work.
• Help develop gender-focused communication materials and translate to the
local language and context to increase effectiveness.
• Assist teams to identify and address barriers to recruiting and retaining
female staff and to maintaining a gender –friendly work environment.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
• Provide on-going support to teams on data collection processes for
completeness, accuracy, and timely submission.
• Work closely with the Team Leader and the MEL team to ensure REVIVE meets
Mercy Corps’ gender minimum standards, follows FCDO’s gender policies, and
that gender sensitive data is regularly analysed and used to inform programme
Conduct regular field visits to ensure that programme activities are gender
sensitive and in line with the strategy.
• Support and mentor communities, partners on data collection and use

Ethics and Integrity
All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate highest
integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero
tolerance to any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment, or
exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to
disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING: As part of our commitment to organisational learning
and in support of our understanding that learning organisations are more
effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect
all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that
benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward
accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international
standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively
engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring
and evaluation of our field projects.
Reports Directly To: Team Leader
Works Directly With: Deputy Team Leader, Technical Advisors, MEL Lead and all
other staff dedicated to the program.

Knowledge and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Women’s studies, Social
Sciences, Gender, or Comparable area of study. A postgraduate or Masters in
Gender Studies will be an added advantage.
• At least 5 years of working experience in gender, youth, and development
work, with a minimum of 2 years in field posting.
Substantial professional background and experience conducting gender
trainings, gender mainstreaming activities, GBV prevention and response and
women focus work.
• Someone with a good understanding /Knowledge of North Ugandan context
• Ability to communicate in the local languages Acholi, Alur, Karamojong,
Lango, Lugbara, Luo, Pokot is highly desirable
• Experience working in large scale complex programs and challenging
• Experience working for FCDO funded programmes is preferable
• Proficiency with Microsoft office
• Team player with excellent inter- personal skills

Success Factors
The successful Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor will combine exceptional
gender mainstreaming skills and experience in building and maintaining partner
relationships. S/he will have an ability to think creatively about
operationalizing and improving the gender mainstreaming component of the
programme REVIVE. S/he will have proven experience with cross-cultural team
and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring
skills. Multi-tasking, prioritising, problem solving and attention to detail
as well as strategic vision are essential. The most successful Mercy Corps
staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive
in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal
communication a priority in all situations. A good sense of humour and the
ability to learn from mistakes is desired!

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor will be based in Gulu, Uganda with at
least 40% travel to domestic sites. Travel to other locations for regional
representation may be required. At times evening and weekend work may be
required to meet deadlines and at times of shocks and stresses.
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside of work
hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/STA to a field posting.
Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and
respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all
times and in all in-country venues.

Ongoing Learning
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective,
efficient, and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team
members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their
personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together.
Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different
origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to
leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex
challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone
contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential
as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed
to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and
inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate
discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out individuals with diverse
backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger
and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological
safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not
engage in or tolerate discrimination based on race, color, gender identity,
gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic
origin, disability including HIV/AIDS status, marital status, military
veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact
with through our work, whether team members, community members, programme
participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed
to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse
laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child
abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As
part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members
are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local
laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and
values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of
Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
Closing date for applications: March 09th 2022

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