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Published: Aug 15, 2022 (2 months ago)

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a. Qualifications

i. Bachelor’s Degree in Arts – Sociology/Social Sciences/Social Work and

Social Administration/Psychology/Development Studies from a recognized institution;

ii. Master’s Degree in Social Work/Development Studies/ Comparative and

International Development/Psychology/Law/Gender or any other related

Social Sciences course.

b. Experience

I. At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience in similar assignments

dealing with gender, human rights, children’s rights and poverty issues.

II. Demonstrated experience in the implementation of at least two (2) projects

requiring World Bank gender policies and/or IFC Performance Standards,

and Ugandan Policies, Laws, Regulations and Guidelines.

III. Experience with working on prevention and response to Gender-Based

Violence and Violence against Children.


Responsibilities

a. Qualifications

i. Bachelor’s Degree in Arts – Sociology/Social Sciences/Social Work and

Social Administration/Psychology/Development Studies from a recognized institution;

ii. Master’s Degree in Social Work/Development Studies/ Comparative and

International Development/Psychology/Law/Gender or any other related

Social Sciences course.

b. Experience

I. At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience in similar assignments

dealing with gender, human rights, children’s rights and poverty issues.

II. Demonstrated experience in the implementation of at least two (2) projects

requiring World Bank gender policies and/or IFC Performance Standards,

and Ugandan Policies, Laws, Regulations and Guidelines.

III. Experience with working on prevention and response to Gender-Based

Violence and Violence against Children.


The scope of work will include but is not limited to the following:-

i. The Gender Specialist shall provide necessary support to the MEMD, UECCC

and other implementing Agencies to mainstream gender issues and address

other social risks arising out of the execution of the EASP project, offer

technical support to enable energy projects develop and implement clear

goals and commitments on gender such as increasing energy access of both

women and men in poor households, increasing employment opportunities

for women in rural areas, not to mention but a few as a way of contributing to

the sustainable development goals;

ii. Support the energy sector to identify and contextualize gender roles and

relations that may pose potential risks and negative impact on implementation

of energy projects. This may include undertaking analysis of structural

barriers that may prevent full participation, utilization of benefits and access

of one gender to another gender in the energy sector;

iii. Provide awareness-raising sessions on violence against women and children,

particularly sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment for all staff

and other personnel on a regular basis.

iv. Make appropriate recommendations to management on enhancing GBV

prevention strategies including analyzing information on actual/potential risk

factors for vulnerability to sexual exploitation and abuse/sexual harassment

and elaborating measures to address them.

v. Work with human resources personnel to include GBV, particularly sexual

exploitation and abuse/sexual harassment content in staff inductions,

including all contractors, consultants, temporary staff and casual labour.

vi. Ensure the development of internal procedures for staff and other personnel

to report incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse/sexual harassment.

vii. Track gender related activities and ensure that all information is shared with

relevant persons in the MEMD.

viii. Ensure appropriate implementation of GBV and VAC monitoring, referral and

preventions systems for refugees and host communities in liaison with

refugee stakeholders (OPM, UNHCR and INGOs) within refugee hosting

districts.

ix. Support capacity building efforts including training and operationalization of

the Gender Focal Team at the MEMD and identification of other institutional

requirements, provide technical and advisory support to gender

mainstreaming and social risks management in energy projects.

x. Review and adjust (where necessary) in projects reports emergency

response to emerging social issues in line with the Environmental and Social

Management Frameworks and other action plans;

xi. Provide operational support to addressing gender gaps and gender-based

violence and violence against children in project implementation;

xii. Undertake proper gender analysis of project work plans, implementation

processes and reports to ensure that gender issues are integrated at every

stage of planning, budgeting and reporting;

xiii. Ensure that all the quantifiable and none quantifiable, gender and social

related direct and indirect benefits of the projects have been defined and

realistic;

xiv. Ensure that project log frames and indicators are gender responsive in terms

of identifying and addressing specific issues and needs for women and men.

This goes with ensuring that data on beneficiaries and project stakeholders is

gender disaggregated;

xv. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the activities undertaken.

xvi. Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Project Coordination Manager

(PCM) provided these duties contribute to achieving the development

objectives of the EASP project.


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