Jobs in Uganda - Gender & Protection Officer Job at Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

Gender and Protection Officer post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 26 January 2021

Hiring Organization  Food for the Hungry (FH/U)

JOB DETAILS:
Food for the Hungry (FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization with funding and support from World Food Program (WFP) is implementing a Nutrition project in Palabek, Lamwo with the goal of contributing to reduction of morbidity and mortality caused by malnutrition, by targeting children under five years and PLW with MAM. Under this Project, FH will focus on Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program(TSFP), Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition(MCHN) to ensure appropriate quality treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition(MAM); improve the nutritional status of children 6-59 months and Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) in the program area and Improve caregiver knowledge and skills to practice Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) and IYCF practices through Community Nutrition Volunteers (SBCC Strategy).
FH/Uganda is actively seeking for qualified candidates committed to its Heartbeat and Corporate Strategy to fill the career openings of;
Job Title: Gender & Protection Officer (1 position)
Position Type: Full Time National Staff
Location: Lamwo Field office
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Contract Length: 1 year (Fixed/Renewable)
Start Date: February
Job Purpose:
The job holder will be responsible for ensuring that gender and protection issues are addressed and mainstreamed/ integrated in all the project activities. .

Summary of Key Functions:
• Provide technical support to the project team
• Monitoring and reporting on gender issues
• Networking and coordination
• Knowledge management and knowledge sharing

Duties and Responsibilities:
Key Result #1: Provide technical support to the project team
Key Result #2: Monitoring and reporting on gender and protection issues
Key Result #3: Networking and Coordination
Key Result #4: Knowledge management and knowledge sharing


Education and Relevant Experience:
• A Degree in Gender studies, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field with two years of relevant experience in the field of gender related projects with additional understanding of refugee programming


Other requirements:
• Fluency in written and spoken English a must. Working knowledge of Luo and other languages spoken in Palabek among refugees will be an added advantage

Protection Clause:
FH strives to provide an environment free from Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat, Anti -Fraud, Safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment. Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Food for the Hungry Safeguarding and Anti- Fraud policy. In line with this we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of fraud, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Application procedure

Complete Job Descriptions are available by contacting ckisakye@fh.org  FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply through the link http://41.216.97.161/fhugjobs/ not later than Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 4:30pm.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from FH by 10th February, 2021.

Date Posted: 2021-01-21

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