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Gender Officer
CARE International in Sudan

CARE Internationl is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE International  in Sudan is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.  We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.


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 Vacancy No: 28
 Grade Level: Grade D
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: South Kordofan – Abugibiha
 Duration: 1 Year
 Closing Date: 20 Sept 2023


Job Summary:


CARE International is received funding from the Federal ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Germany. The position holder is expected to provide technical and implementation support to CARE's livelihoods and resilience program in South Kordofan and, will be part of the entitled Improved Food Security, Livelihoods and Resilience through promotion of peaceful coexistence among Refugees, IDPs and host communities in South Kordofan. The project will cover four localities which are Abugibiha, Gadeer, Altadamoun and Elabassiya locality.  
The project will help build the resilience of individuals, households, communities, and institutions in the target areas in the South Kordofan state of Sudan and achieve food security, address harmful gender norms, and strengthen the capacity to mitigate conflicts and the effects of climate change, also to promotes greater inclusion of women, youth, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups in individual project activities.
The project intended to (1) improve the food security and livelihoods of the target through diversified agriculture, income-generating activities, and social capital. (2) Improved access to water resources for domestic consumption and productive use, and improved management capacity to anticipate, absorb, and manage shocks and stresses, and (3) Capacity built for conflict mitigation and inclusive natural resource management, led by women and people with special needs.
The project works with NNGOs, microfinance & private institutions, traditional community leaders, women producer's associations, and community-based organizations (CSOs) at the local level.
The Gender officer will be responsible for the implementation of program activities as per guidelines and protocols specified in each intervention areas in close coordination with line ministries, engaging the national partner and provide timely quality reports about the achievement of project objectives and targets.


 Duties and responsibilities:

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.


Working Conditions:-


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.



 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications & Competencies Required: -


•  At least three years of experience working in gender and protection interventions, familiarity with Agric and other livelihood interventions, Knowledge of CARE International In Sudan Programming principles, and good ability to work in a team, community approach, initiator, and solving problem-solving techniques.


- University degree (graduation/ post-graduation) in a relevant field like sociology, social anthropology, gender in development/emergencies, gender-based violence or related fields 
- 3 years’ experience in a similar position in the field of gender, gender-based violence, and women’s empowerment.
- Knowledge of current issues in gender and GBV and how emergencies can impact women, men, boys, and girls differently.
- Experience mainstreaming gender minimum standards across sectors 
- Prior experience in behavior change and communication strategies related to gender norms. 
- Strong community facilitation skills and familiarity with participatory rural appraisal tools and approaches.
- Experience and full understanding of Social Analysis and Action (SAA) approach.
- Experience conducting gender analysis at the community level.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Effective communication & people skills.


External candidates who are interested and meet the above requirements should submit their education and experience certificates, Cover letter & update CV to HAC  South Kordofan – Abujibeiha or sudanjobs.net before closing of business day, Wednesday , 20th, September 2023





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