Project Field Assistant – Gender

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Project Field Assistant - Gender

  • Post Date:March 21, 2021
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

CARE International in Zimbabwe is recruiting for the START4Girls Project, an Education Project implementing in Mutare and Buhera Districts in Manicaland Province, aiming to strengthen the agency and capacities of adolescent girls and young women, and the broader education ecosystem that supports them so as to promote sustained engagement in secondary education and/or training and their successful transition to adulthood.

The organization seeks to recruit outstanding candidates who are known for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and who are committed to providing support towards the improvement of quality of education for vulnerable women and girls in remote locations of the targeted province.

Job Description

To effectively implement gender interventions for the project to improve the quality of education for girls and women in Buhera and Mutare districts

Key duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies and develops integrated actions plans that are responsive and need based and initiate planning for project (Operational Planning, Budgeting)
  • Attends and participates actively in meetings/networks/fora at community/ward on gender equality, education and girls and economic empowerment to increase visibility and presence of CARE’s work on gender,lifeskills development,child protection, social inclusion, adolescent and youth in education and economic empowerment
  • Implements integrated project activities (trainings, engagement, coaching and mentoring as per the agreed workplan and guidance from project technical specialists
  • Establishes gaps and opportunities for mapping and identification of entry points to guide establishment of community and school engagements, structures, safety nets, male and female spaces and platforms.
  • Supports the establishment of male champions and SAA dialogues across wards, clusters and school communities
  • Mobilizes community and school structures to establish girls’ networks (peer leaders, youth, female role models and Out of School girls) to champion collaborations and mentorship initiatives
  • Supports trainings and awareness campaigns (in person and virtual) on child protection, SAA, ASRH and planning meetings for girls’ camps, commemorations and leadership platforms to include support provision on gender and social inclusion across outputs
  • Documents stories of significant change on a regular basis
  • Supports the Technical Specialists to identify capacity gaps for mentorship for project staff, stakeholder and community structures to strengthen capacities and targeted backstopping needs as required
  • Compiles and submits monthly project summary reports to Field Supervisor
  • Conduct support visits to schools and communities as per project agreed expectations or as per need
  • Ensures application of IASC core principles and safeguarding standards are met and maintained accordingly during the project planning and implementation phase.

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years’ experience in community mobilization in support of girls’ education
  • Basic Monitoring and evaluation skills desirable
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and strengthen school and community structures and provide coaching and mentoring support towards promoting girl’s education
  • Demonstrates understanding the links between gender, girls’ education and economic empowerment
  • Ability to ride a motor bike.

To apply

Interested and qualified persons should apply here

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and safeguarding employees and communities from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. CARE does not, and will never solicit money for any part of its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background, and/or medical check-ups. We will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.

Deadline: 27 March 2021