Full-Time SENIOR WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OFFICER [WEE]
Job Reference: CIV2009
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), Humanitarian Preparedness and Emergency Response.
We are looking for a Senior WEE Officer to join our Gender team in Tafea Province. The role will contribute to achieve the objectives of the Leftemap Sista II project and its sub-projects.
The position requires around 50% of the time to be based in project locations in islands within Tafea Province, and occasional travel to other locations.
The major responsibilities will be varied and will include:
1. Strategy and Leadership
- Work with the CARE Vanuatu Gender Equality Team, to support the development and implementation of CARE Vanuatu’s Gender Equality program; and
- Demonstrate a passion for gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.
2. Team Management
- Directly supervise WEL project team members including providing advice and guidance, managing performance, effective administration of leave, budget and other approvals, and preparing annual planning and performance appraisals;
- Ensure WEL project team members have clear work plans and a strong understanding of their role and contribution to program goals and the deliverables they are accountable for and contributing to;
3. Project Implementation
- Support the Team Leader to prepare clear plans and budgets for all WEE activities;
- Support WEE officers to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the project activities according to the activity plan and budget;
- Ensure that detailed budget requests are prepared for each field trip and activities;
- Request and clear all field cash advances in a timely fashion in accordance with CARE Finance policies and procedures;
- Support the Team Leader to develop/adapt trainings on gender and WEE, as per the project proposal;
- Ensure that staff are provided clear guidance and support to run trainings and conduct follow up mentoring for all project priority areas;
- Lead, facilitate, and support the implementation of community based activities and delivery of trainings;
- Mobilise community members, authorities and key stakeholders according to activities planned;
- Develop and maintain good relationships with communities and local authorities;
- Ensure CARE’s Programming Principles, in particular gender, disability inclusion, and rights-based approaches, are applied into project activities;
- Ensure good communication, coordination and information sharing with and between all CARE key staff;
- Support the implementation of other CARE projects as requested by line manager.
4. Monitoring and Reporting
- Collect relevant data and Information needed to ensure the proper application of monitoring systems;
- Provide the Team Leader and the Gender Equality Project Manager with accurate and up-to-date advice on developments and challenges, and share any necessary recommendations for better practice;
- Ensure all regular report activities are submitted to line manager;
- Provide quality support during donor monitoring and senior management visits as well as consultant/technical support visits to the field site as required;
- Ensure lessons learnt are being documented to maximise the impact of CARE’s current or future projects.
Required Qualifications and Skills
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Gender Studies, Rural Development, or equivalent and/or minimum 3 years relevant work experience, preferably in community based development work and/or activity implementation with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO);
- Proven experience in training and facilitation including at community level;
- Good understanding of women’s economic empowerment and also EVAWG (including the importance of prevention and response);
- Experience in developing training packages and supporting teams through a trainer of trainer approach;
- Fluent in Bislama. Knowledge of other Tanna languages would be an asset.
- Very good communications, facilitation and report writing skills
- Experience in developing and monitoring activity level budgets
- Good computer skills including word and excel
- Willingness to travel within the islands in Tafea Province, and to spend extended periods in remote locations
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including diversity and cultural sensitivity
- Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenges, to be flexible, and resilient as well as to work effectively in a small, diverse and busy team environment
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to create and foster collaborative and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
In return for your commitment, you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.
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