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Male Engage Specialist

CARE International
Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The Male Engage specialist is responsible for leading the strategic development, rolling out of male engage models and approaches in the APEAL Consortium. S/he should be a dynamic team player with strong technical skills in understanding the power relations between men and women, gender transformation, masculinities and engaging men. S/he will be coordinating the development and implementation of the Engaging Men and Boys initiative (EMBi) in the Kyangwali settlement including: desk research; seeking feedback from Men Engage partners; developing, pilot testing and finalizing the Male Action Groups (MAGs) training curriculum; identifying and recruiting resource persons in conjunction with partners; developing partnerships to support the MAGs; supporting the participant recruitment process; coordinating MAGs shared learning sessions; supporting follow-up processes and mentorship and monitoring progress.


Responsibility 1# Initiate, design and implement IEC/BCC strategies for purposes of increasing awareness on EMB/RMM, SRHR & GBV (45%)
• Lead participatory processes for identifying the RMMB participants in Kyangwali settlement.
• Assess the capacity needs of the RMMB in relation to gender sensitivity, knowledge, attitudes and skills of the impact population and different stakeholders.
• Lead the design of targeted management and dissemination of SRHR information, focusing on empowering men as champions of change
• Roll out the training of SASA methodology to all APEAL Consortium members, partners and key Government personnel.
• Identify existing resources and potential channels for communication that can be mobilized to inform the community and scale up interventions addressing SRMR challenges and gaps.
• Work with other project staff leading VSLA component, partners and stakeholders to design models, methodologies, innovations aimed at uptake of SRHR /behavioral change information.
• Determine key messages to be disseminated based on assessments, feedback, PRA findings in the target community and inform documentation processes.
• Together with the EHP Response team, develop simple methods and training materials for partners to communicate SRMR messages to the impact groups/ community and other stakeholders.
Responsibility 2# Participate in the development and maintenance of effective Male Engage, GBV and SRHR information (M & E) system. (35%)
• Participate in the continuous review of the M&E system with specific emphasis on providing support to the management of an SRHR data base, collecting gender disaggregated data.
• In consultation with the MEAL team and relevant community based field staff, develop data collection tools, appropriate reporting/ referral forms and monthly data collection forms for data management.
• Ensure that refugee community structures and partner organizations are functioning and submitting reports to relevant community leaders, the sub county leaders, CARE and other relevant offices
• Participate in evaluating progress towards achievement of program/project outcomes.
• Provide on-going support supervision and monitoring to implementing partners and community structures to ensure delivery of quality SRMR services and program quality
• Identify, prepare and document SRMR/GBV lessons learnt under Humanitarian Response.
Responsibility 3# Ensure effective coordination and network system at settlement level are operational, maintaining a high reputation. (10%)
• In collaboration with the implementing partners, coordinate, support and facilitate monthly, quarterly and coordination meetings as may be required.
• Represent CARE at Settlement and with other relevant sector working group meetings as required from time to time.
• Establish and maintain cordial and professional relations with local partners and collaborators including district officials and other humanitarian protection and health actors.
Responsibility #4 : Promote Gender Equity and Diversity & Safeguarding Practices All the time(5%)
• Practice a behavior that is consistent with CARE’s core values, and promotion of gender equity and diversity goals;
• Plays a leadership role in identifying and implementing initiatives that enhance CARE’s commitment to gender and diversity.
• Ensure that CARE Safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to by all and the staff that S/he supervisors both directly or indirectly
• Ensure that staff and related personnel under your jurisdiction are familiar with the following organizational policies and procedures and can identify when needed how these may have been breached; The CI Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse and Child Abuse, The anti-discrimination and harassment policy, The code of conduct and the organizations Values.
Responsibility 5# any other duties assigned (5%) This may include but not limited to the following activities
• Documentation of best practices and lessons learnt
• Representation at different working groups in the region including nation task force activities
• Rapid assessment for SRMS in refugee settlements as needed
• Participation in other CARE response activities

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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