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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Gender Advisor with the World Education Bantwana Initiatives (WEI/Bantwana) in Uganda. WEI/Bantwana is currently implementing integrated child-centered programs in 3 regions of Uganda-Eastern, Western and Northern Uganda. The program aims at improving the wellbeing of children and their vulnerable households through empowering them to access and utilize various services for improved health, economic, education, psychosocial wellbeing. WEI also builds capacity of local government, CSO partners and child protection support institutions and structures to coordinate and promote improved access for children, youth and their households to core social services through a case management approach. The support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) has been requested to assess gender awareness gaps and build staff capacity in gender inclusiveness and gender equality programming.
A PCRV, with a masters’ degree in gender studies, social sciences, development studies and any other relevant discipline or a bachelor’s degree in the above with at least 2 years of relevant experience in gender and with good knowledge on gender norms and practices at the work place, is needed to work with the gender committee to promote a gender-friendly work environment by guiding the enforcement of policies that maintain a workplace free of harassment and abuse of authority. The Gender Advisor will assess the potential of project design and follow up within project monitoring, evaluation, and lessons learned for inclusion of gender equality in actual impact. They will work with the team to mainstream gender equity approaches and strategies that ensure the needs of different beneficiary groups for quality programming are met.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Uganda together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
World Education Bantwana Initiatives (WEI)
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Masters’ degree in gender studies, social sciences, development studies and any other relevant discipline or bachelor’s degree in the above with at least 2 years of relevant experience
• Expert in gender with good knowledge on gender norms and practices at the work place
• Practical application and understanding of engendering programs, with relevant understanding of unique contexts in Africa will be an added advantage
• Experience in gender policy formulation and mainstreaming
• Practical experience in building capacity of staff and community structures in gender
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