Social inclusion, Gender and Youth Specialist at KAYONZA IRRIGATION AND INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (KIIWP): (Deadline 14 January 2022)

Social inclusion, Gender and Youth Specialist at KAYONZA IRRIGATION AND INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (KIIWP): (Deadline 14 January 2022)

Social inclusion, Gender and Youth Specialist at KAYONZA IRRIGATION AND INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROJECT (KIIWP): (Deadline 14 January 2022)

Job description

Under the authority of the Project Operations Manager, and in close collaboration with the SPIU Gender & Youth Specialist, the KIIWP Social Inclusion, Gender and Youth Project Specialist is responsible to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the social inclusion, gender and youth related interventions defined by the Project at the district level. The Specialist will ensure the operationalization of social inclusion, gender and youth
mainstreaming in the Project’s investments and proper coordination of the related activities.
In reference to the cross-cutting issues, the Social Inclusion, Gender and Youth Specialist, shall perform the following functions:

• Overall coordinate all the social inclusion, gender, youth related activities of the Project at the district level; ensure that vulnerable households are included in all Project’s activities, that women and men equally benefit from Project’s interventions and that young people are adequately reached by the Project;

• Identify any capacity gap from Project’s implementation partners or service providers that limit achievements of social inclusion, gender/ youth related objectives, and propose practical solutions to address the gap.

• Prepare contents for trainings on gender and youth related topics; revise existing training materials and ensure that the materials the Project develops are gender sensitive in their language and image, considering literacy level of target groups.

• Organize specific separate sessions for women and youth during the mobilisation process and during the development of participatory sub-catchment plans, ensuring that the needs of women, youth and vulnerable categories are taken into account.
Interacting with women in communities to gain better understanding of women’s’ and youth perceptions and guiding implementers in approaches to better integrating women and youth into project activities as well as having them in leadership positions;

• Organize women’s leadership trainings and keep track of monitoring women in leadership positions.

• Reviewing (regularly) participation of women and youth in KIIWP activities and decision-making processes and making recommendation to improve processes.
• Review basic project implementation processes and outputs to provide feedback and suggestions when needed on how to achieve best possible project outcomes with
respect to social inclusion, gender equity, women’s empowerment, youth mainstreaming. The basic processes to which the specialist should provide inputs are:
(i) Preparation of the Annual Work Plan and Budget; (ii) Design and implementation of
project M&E system; (iii) Project Progress Reports; (iv) Project Supervision Reports.

• Review project plans and budgets to ensure that adequate attention is paid (and resources allocated) to support practical and strategic support to women, youth and
vulnerable groups as in line with project design document and percentage of outreach by categories is respected.
• Work with the M&E Officer to ensure that the M&E, logframe is gender and youth sensitive and reflective of the real time situation. Address any gaps in the supervision
reports for further follow up. Furthermore, work with M&E unit to ensure that lessons learned, and success stories of women and youth are fully captured and reflected in
relevant reports sections (i.e. Knowledge Management).
• Work in close collaboration with SPIU Gender & Youth Specialist: revise the Gender and Youth Strategy of the Project; maintain close communication with pre-identified
service providers (such as, Kilimo Trust, RYAF among others); ensure that GALS methodology is adequately delivered to the targeted groups. Maintain communication with the SPIU Nutrition Specialist on cross-cutting thematic areas.
• Ensure that the project implementation teams are sensitized to gender and diversity issues that they should expect and explore in their interaction with the community through regular trainings and sensitization programmes.
• Establish and maintain working relationships with the District authorities to build synergy in gender-sensitive interventions in Project activities and establish coordination mechanisms; ensure coordination and partnership with the Gender Officers or with other relevant stakeholders at the District level for the delivery of gender awareness trainings.

Expected outputs:
• Specific contents for gender-awareness training for Project staff and local service
providers are outlined.
• Delivery of AWPB, Progress reports, project documentation related to gender issues
and activities.
• Coordination mechanisms for the delivery of gender related activities are settled.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Social Sciences

    Experience: 5

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity

  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

  • Inclusiveness

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Client/citizen focus

  • Professionalism

  • Commitment to continuous learning


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