GENDER OFFICER


Concern Worldwide is an International humanitarian NGO working in Zambia since 2002. Concern’s Programmes focus on the extreme poor and work to improve nutrition, increase agricultural production, empower women and promote livelihood security and resilience in Central and Western Provinces. Gender equality and HIV & AIDS are mainstreamed within all Concern’s programmes.
We are currently looking to recruit a Gender Officer to be based in our office in Mongu. Concern is an equal opportunity employer and would welcome applications from qualified women.
Job Purpose:  The Gender Officer is responsible for the delivery of the women empowerment component of the Integrated Poverty Reduction and Women Empowerment Programme (IPRWEP) and Conservation Agriculture project. S/he will provide support in the design and implementation of women empowerment activities both by Concern and Partners’ programmes and systems.
Main roles and responsibilities
  • To lead the development of plans for women empowerment activities in Mongu, Limulunga , Senanga and Nalolo districts
  • To provide support for the implementation of the planned activities relate to gender and HIV and AIDS  in the target districts
  • Serves as HIV and AIDS focal person for these target districts
  • Though coaching, mentoring and training build and strengthen Concern and partners staff capacity to enable them mainstream gender into programmes
  • Train and support Concern and Partner’s staff to conduct gender analyses, and to plan using gender sensitive approach to deliver the programme
  • Contribute to annual planning and budget review  for activities  related to Gender and HIV and AIDS
  • Develop or adapt relevant methods and tools, such as guidelines for specific processes in relation to programme interventions
  • In collaboration with programme staff and partners participate in monthly monitoring, reviews and evaluation of project/programme activities and planning with partners
  • To work closely with PM&E Coordinator to develop equality related indicators as appropriate and  establish means of monitoring gender related indicators.
  • Support documentation of learning and sharing best practice with regards to mainstreaming best practices.
  • Contribute to the identification of advocacy issues, development and implementation of advocacy plans related to gender equality
  • Contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual reports on progress of implementing gender mainstreaming.
Other key tasks and responsibilities:
  • To adhere to and support the implementation of the Concern staff code of conduct and Programme Participant Protection Policy as described in the National Staff HR Manual.
  • Other tasks as directed by the line manager.
Education and Qualifications Required:
  • Relevant graduate or post-graduate qualification (e.g. in Gender Studies, Equality and Diversity, Organisational Development, or related discipline)
Education and Qualifications required
  • MA/BA in Gender studies, Development Studies or other social science
  • In depth understanding of practical gender and HIV mainstreaming in organisations, equality Advocacy
Experience and skills:
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of working in NGOs to mainstream gender in programmes and in organisations
  • Commitment to capacity building of partners and beneficiaries
  • Ability to influence and persuade in difficult situations
  • Good interpersonal skills – ability to work in a team and to motivate and develop the skills of others
To apply for any of the above positions enclose the application and CV to:
The Human Resource,
Concern Worldwide,
Plot No 5466, Libala Road
Kalundu,
Lusaka.
Closing date for receipt of applications Friday 12th February 2016
You can also email your application letter and CV only to HR.Zambia@concern.net cc: Zambia.DS@concern.net. Please DO NOT email academic and professional certificates as they will only be required during the interviews to the applicants who will be responded to. 
Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Programme Participant Protection Policy
Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.
Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood their content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.
Any breach of the Concern Code of Conduct or the Programme Participant Protection Policy by employees of Concern Worldwide during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.
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