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Deadline of this Job: 12 September 2022
About GrainAid Agency GrainAid Agency is a non-profit organization incorporated and registered as National NGO. The organization intends to create access to marketable livelihood options for women and youth, provide tailored skills for running successful livelihood activities, and create access to financial services for the creation and sustainability of livelihoods.

Position Summary and role

The Program Assistant will support the implementation of community-level activities. The Job holder will work directly with the targeted community as per the program design, these include community structures, such as the lower-level leadership at village, parish, and sub-counties, and relevant local government departments as well as program beneficiaries. The Position coordinates the Community Facilitators and contributes to the documentation of outputs and the statistics generated by the project activities. The post holder should be culturally sensitive and ably adjust to local contexts and demands throughout their engagements with stakeholders at all levels.

Roles and key responsibilities
• Program Implementation and coordination
• Analyze local market conditions and document viable livelihood options for women and youth
• Support identification of the most vulnerable women/youth to participate in the program
• Facilitate/organize skills development/training for selected program participants • Facilitate/organize the delivery of livelihood items to program participants
• Ensure routine mentoring and coaching for program participants
• Establish Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) for access to financial services
• Keep sub-county and relevant District officials informed on activities, progress, challenges, and recommendation
• Participate in stakeholder meetings and engagements and represent GrainAid Agency at the parish/sub-county meetings on behalf of the program officer

M&E, Documentation, and reporting
• Compile and submit weekly activity reports, and monthly reports in line with the work plan
• Monitor, and document data on outcomes/ results and impacts of different program activities
• Document success/human stories as well as pictures and video clips

Person Specification
Education Qualification & Experience

• Minimum of Degree in Social Sciences, SWASA, Development studies, Adult and Community Education, and any related field
• Familiar with NGO program work, project implementation, and working with grassroots structures and community beneficiaries
• Familiar with the regional development challenges of Northern Uganda & West Nile sub-region
• Experience in writing basic reports, concept notes, and data collection and basic data analysis

Essential Skills, Abilities & Personality
• Fair coordination skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task
• Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Lugbara languages
• Strong interpersonal, and organizational skills as well as good judgment
• Able to ride a motorbike with a valid driving/riding permit
• Pays attention to details including pro-activeness, creativity, and reliability
• Ability and willingness to learn new skills, and approaches
• Ability to appreciate cross-cutting issues, especially gender & environment
• Able to consult and make quick decisions whenever needs arise
• The Post Holder should be flexible, a good team player, and patient with others

Deadline of this Job: 07 September 2022
Role Dimensions;
• Provide technical support and coordination in project design, research, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and documentation for gender in Education transformative programming and reporting.
• Provide Gender technical leadership to Education projects and in the roll out of Education in Emergency approaches and Tools in line with Plan’s Gender Transformative Education Programming and project guidelines.
• Provide gender technical capacity building to the project implementation Teams and Partners.
• Review of content to ensure gender and inclusion awareness, and develop sessions for Training guides/ Facilitator guides.
• Provide technical support to the MoE Gender Unit and make presentations on gender during Coordination meetings.
• Participate in internal and external Gender in Education related meetings and capacity building platforms.

• Provide technical support for overall planning, integration and implementation of gender strategies and Gender transformative programming Approach in Education projects for effective gender outcomes.
• Provide gender technical support to Project Managers and Gender coordinators to operationalize and roll out gender transformative tools including Education in Emergency Gender tool kit, Gender Transformative Marker and the IASC Gender and Age Marker among others.
• Contribute to the capacity building of Plan International Uganda staff and partners on gender Equality in emergencies and localization of gender sensitive issues to ensure effective implementation of Gender equality at workplace and projects/programs
• Initiate and participate in the process of organizational gender gap analysis for Education in emergencies at the Country Office and Programme levels in partnership with the Technical Advisor Gender and Inclusion.
• Monitor, analyze and participate in the quarterly and Annual Gender Equality and Inclusion reporting processes and support documentation of lessons learned.
• Support preparations and conducting of gender in Emergency related studies, assessments or researches and strategies.
• Develop gender and inclusion criteria for use in pilots, activity implementation and pre-assessments.
• Regularly review the results of education research, monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities to identify key areas of action to support the designing of impactful interventions.
• Participate in Annual Gender and inclusion Reviews and quarterly Gender Task force meetings
• Participate in interagency coordination meetings and other education forums at National level and and share best practices on gender transformative Education programming.

Safeguarding, Gender Equality & Inclusion
• Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Dealing with Gender dynamics:
• Dealing with gender myths, stereotypes, discriminative practices and Languag at all levels.
• Creating awareness among staff and consortium partners on negative gender norms, discriminatory practices.
• Supporting teams to develop practical and tactical responses to negative gender norms in Education in emergency and among staff, partners and communities.
• Ensure the organization is compliant with the Global gender policy, Safeguarding policy especially on issues of sexual harassment and protection against violence for children and staff in an emergency context.

Key relationships
• Technical Advisor Gender and Inclusion: Work hand in hand with to ensure a strong Gender transformation in programmes and workplace are achieved. Reporting on issues to be addressed on challenges faced at programme area level
• Gender coordinators and the Gender Taskforce: Providing directed technical support to enable them deliver and produce quarterly and annual work plans and reports. .
• Technical Advisor; Education; Working in partnership to ensure Gender in Education projects deliver Gender transformative outcomes.
• Project Managers-: Provide support to the team to effectively ensure gender transformative programming is implemented across all projects.
• MEAL coordinators and officers – In rolling out Gender Transformative Education approaches and models, EIE GenKit tools, support the development of monitoring and evaluation of gender indicators on for project and documentation of success stories
• CNO Project Gender contact persons; Coordinatoing and providing responses to CNO and regional Offices and when required

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
Knowledge, experience & Education:

• Bachelor’s degree in Gender studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences or any relevant field.
• Post graduate training in Gender and Development, project planning and management is an added advantage.
• At least 5 years experience in Gender in education programming, Development and implementation of Gender programs in Humaniatrian or emergency setting with an INGO
• Demonstrated Knowledge in facilitating gender capacity building trainings for staff and key stakeholders.
• Good knowledge working in Gender in Education programming and sector structures/ systems.
• Demonstratable knowledge in gender analysis and application of tools like the gender Marker, gender kit.
• Hands on knowledge on application of gender in Education policies and legal frame works

Skills required:
• Capacity to conduct gender Audits and analysis.
• Gender Transformative programming skillls
• Capacity to deal with people of diverse cultures.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong advocacy and lobbying skills.
• Demonstrated skills and experience in proposal development and report writing
• Computer literate (Microsoft office)

Attitude and behaviors:
• Gender Equality and Inclusion sensitivity
• Ability to work and fit within a team environment
• Demonstrate behaviors that embrace Child-Centeredness, Community participation and partnership.
• Flexibility to travel and work in a humanitarian setting.

Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable

• Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
• Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
• Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
• Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
• Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact
• Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
• Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
• Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
• Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together
• Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
• Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
• Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
• Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering
• We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
• We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
• We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.

Physical Environment
• Typical Office environment with visits to the field.

Level of contact with children
• Occasional interaction with children especially whenever in the field

Associate Programme Officer, P2 job at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Deadline of this Job: 07 September 2022
Org. Setting and Reporting
• These positions are located in various UNODC Regional or Country Offices in the context of global programmes managed by the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS), Laboratory and Scientific Services (DLSSB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
• The Associate Programme Officer will work under the overall guidance of the Chief, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator of GLOK32 - Partnerships for Treatment and Care of Drug Use Disorders – including the UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care and of the relevant UNODC Representative.
• In addition, the work will be carried out in close coordination and relevant Regional Sections and other substantive units at UNODC headquarters Vienna, as well as other relevant field offices.
• For more information on UNODC, please visit our website:

Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific tasks that might pertain at the global and/or the relevant national/regional levels and that relate to the thematic areas of work of the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (drug prevention, drug treatment/rehabilitation and access to controlled medicines), with a particular emphasis on the treatment, care and rehabilitation of drug use disorders:
• Support the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; review relevant documents and reports; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions;
• Carry out arrangements for the assigned programmes/projects, including preparation of funding requests and briefs, project progress and implementation reports; liaise with regional, national and donor authorities, United Nations agencies and other international and regional organizations;
• Support UNODC efforts to advocate for the recognition of drug use disorders as health-related conditions and the need for evidence-based drug prevention and treatment strategies at global, regional and country levels;
• Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
• Support field missions including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
• Provide, as appropriate, technical advice to UNODC Field Offices on country and regional programmes;
• Perform consulting assignments for programming in consultation with relevant UNODC field offices and in collaboration with the relevant governmental counterparts;
• Contribute to activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.);
• Engage with trainers, experts, computer specialists, consultants and other resource persons in their preparations for, and participation in project activities;
• Act as an alternate resource person and /or moderator in workshops, seminars, training courses and meetings;
• Perform other work related duties as required.

• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to drug demand reduction, particularly drug dependence treatment and care. Has ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in their resolution. Possesses conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Has ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly; interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

• Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a relevant health (medicine, psychology, addiction medicine, epidemiology, public health) or a social/developmental (development studies, international development/relations, social science, education) area is required.
• A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience
• A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in project or programme support and development, management, monitoring or related area, or the successful completion of the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP) / United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P) is required.
• Experience in the field of drug demand reduction, especially in drug dependence treatment and care, is required.
• Experience in organizing workshops, conferences, capacity building trainings and other events is desirable.
• Work experience in the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable.
• Work experience in a field environment is desirable.

• English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

• Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice
• Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

This position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

United Nations Considerations
• According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

• Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

• The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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