Full-Time GENDER EQUALITY OFFICER
Job Reference: CIV2008
CARE is an international humanitarian and development organisation fighting global poverty, with a vision to which focuses on empowering women and girls to fight poverty and bring lasting change to their communities. We work in over 80 countries around the world. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.
CARE International in Vanuatu has a focus on Gender Equality, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Emergency Response.
We are currently looking for an Officer to join our Pacific Girl program in Tafea Province. This role is based in Tanna with regular travel to field sites in Tanna and Tafea Province.
The purpose of the position is to support implementation of CARE Vanuatu’s Pacific Girl Program in Tafea province, which is part of CARE’s Gender Equality program. CARE Vanuatu’s Gender Equality Program in Tafea Province takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to working with whole communities to achieve social change working with chiefs, families, individuals, young women and men, adolescents and service providers to increase the voice of women and girls, improve their economic opportunities and end violence against them. CARE also supports and seeks to support the national movement for gender equality in Vanuatu by investing in women’s and girl’s collective leadership, capacity and coordination to work together for a more equal and violence free Vanuatu, including collective advocacy, policy and influencing strategies and also using media and communications for large scale public advocacy.
The major responsibilities will be varied and will include:
1. Program Activities:
- Ensure the effective and efficient implementation of Pacific Girl activities according to the activity plan and budget, including preparation of detailed budget requests for each field trip and activities;
- Mobilise communities and facilitate trainings and activity on Pacific Girl and facilitate technical trainings to be provided by project partners;
- Ensure priority is given to the protection and safety of children participating in CARE’s program and ensuring compliance with CARE’s child protection policy at all times
- Ensure good relationships with communities and local authorities and partner organisations;
- Request and clear all field cash advances in a timely fashion in accordance with CARE Finance policies and procedures;
- Ensure good communication, coordination and information sharing with and between all CARE key staff; and
- Ensure CARE’s Programming Principles, in particular gender, child protection and rights-based approaches, are applied into project activities.
2. Monitoring and Reporting:
- According to the schedule detailed in the monitoring plan and using the tools and methods developed with the Gender and Program Quality team, regularly perform and document monitoring of all project sites and activities ensuring the participation of community members;
- Plan and be responsible for the weekly reporting of field activities;
- Participate in regular reflection, learning and reporting workshops with the program team as required;
- Input into reporting process and the identification and development of case studies as require
Required Qualifications and Skills:
- Minimum technical diploma and/or vocational training in community development, gender or health and/or minimum 2-3 years relevant work experience, preferably in community based violence prevention and response work and/or activity implementation with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO);
- Good understanding of gender equality, and child rights and issues facing adolescent girls and a strong commitment to child protection;
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills in Bislama and good in English;
- Ability to analyse intricate information and produce concise and accurate reports;
- Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment;
- Demonstrated ability to take direction and to work as part of a team;
- Demonstrated experience in following standard policies, procedures and processes;
- A willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities;
- Proven ability in managing a budget and/or cash; and
- Good in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel.
In return for your commitment, you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.
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