Job Responsibilities and Tasks: -
1.Program implementation with line ministry and other relevant institutions / sector (55%): -
Lead day-to-day implementation of all gender and protection activities specified under the program, eg
Support the seconded staff from Ministry of health and social development in the implementation and follow-up of project activities including training and coordination of events
Establish/build and support functional gender- sensitive early warning systems in target communities
Establish gender-inclusive structures including community-based disaster management committees
Engage the traditional leader and local leaders to support women in undertaking leadership roles through gender dialogues
Support community sessions for women and girls on decision-making processes and assuming leadership roles
Support community-led campaigns against harmful social norms that prevent women and people with disabilities from undertaking leadership roles
Community mobilization and sensitization about gender and protection aspects of the project
Provide technical support and guide the ministry of health and social development on gender and protection interventions.
Organize and deliver training sessions to protection groups and link them with legal bodies in the locality.
Ensure that community leaders are aware of and taking action against discriminatory gender social norms and gender-based violence.
Participate in the review of seconded narrative reports, document challenges and lessons learned at community levels.
Participate in project data collection and assessments
Contribute to the development of the project procurement plan and undertake quarterly reviews for gender activities.
Ensure the project activities are addressing gender issues and are promoted from neutral to the transformative stage.
Lead the rollout and implementation of the Social Analysis and Action (SAA) approach.
2. Contribute to the success of the CARE partnership approach (15%): -
Ensure the involvement of line ministries in all project protection and gender activities and build their sense of ownership.
Support line ministry in follow-up project activities implemented by gender groups/committees.
Participate in the review of line ministry financial and narrative reports, and document challenges and lessons learned under the MOU.
Contribute to gender mainstreaming and transformation among partners through capacity building and job-on-the-job support.
3. Monitoring (15%) :-
Participate in the preparation of the project’s detailed implementation plan (DIP) and review it monthly.
Ensure the implementation of the project log frame and M&E plan.
Monitor the project activities and keep track of its implementation.
Suggest, share, test, and implement tools to track changes and impact on the project beneficiaries.
Observe and assess the implementation methods of the project used in achieving its objectives.
Develop detailed individual weekly activity plans and track progress.
Identify and plan for addressing areas of improvement in the project implementation at the field level
Ensure that women and girls are at the center and that implementing partners have the required knowledge, skills and tools to implement gender transformative and protection sensitive programs .
4. Reporting and documentation (10%):-
Based on the monitoring plan, the gender officer will submit a plan on a weekly basis, review the work plan of the previous week and develop the plan for the subsequent week, and report on the progress of weekly work plans and related problems.
Submit regular reports on project activities.
Documentation through reporting on achievements, challenges and good practices, and successful stories of the project.
5. Uphold CARE Values and contribute to CIS shared priorities 5% :-
Be aware of the CIS Safety and Security Management Plan (SSMP) and comply with it at all times
Be aware of CARE’s commitments to Gender and Diversity, and strive to uphold them
Promote CARE’s core values at all times
Other priority tasks as required by management, for overall benefit of CIS.
Contacts and Key Relationships:
Work closely with Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Village Development Committee, communities associations & groups, Community leaders and other community structures. Government structures, gender and protection groups any other relevant agency and partners in the area of operation.
As stated in the terms of responsibilities, the CARE International In Sudan HR manual, this position will be based in Abugibiha field office. However, the Gender officer is expected to spend 70% of his/her time in the field with the community, the Gender officer will work interactively with the community and will be staying in the community and must be willing to travel to different project sites and other areas with the project catchments areas under very difficult conditions as required. The nature of an NGO job dictates irregular working hours including after-hours weekends and holidays. South Kordofan is a security sensitive area and the officer will be expected to comply with, and will be supported to facilitate his/her operations within, the framework of CARE International In Sudan security protocols.
Languages: Good knowledge of both written and spoken Arabic and English languages is a requirement for this position.