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GENDER AND DISABILITY INCLUSION OFFICER, KAKUMA KENYA

AAH Kenya is a country programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I), an African-led nongovernmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Action Africa Help International in Kakuma is looking for well-organized and highly motivated individuals to be considered for the Gender and Disability Inclusion Officer position.

Department: Livelihoods

Reports to: Livelihoods Coordinator

Duty Station: Kakuma

Purpose of the job

The Gender Officer will work on integrating and mainstreaming gender across the livelihood interventions in Turkana west Sub-County and provide expert advice on this to the respective programme managers and officers. S/he will also work on issues of inclusion of disadvantaged population groups among the refugees and host community in an effort to ensure that interventions are sensitive to these dynamics on the ground in both Kakuma Camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement. The Gender Officer will work closely with the Area Manager and Livelihood Coordinator, who will cover project areas in Turkana west Sub-County. The Livelihood Coordinator will guide and coach the Gender Officer and provide his expertise in integrating and mainstreaming gender across all livelihood interventions. The Area Manager will be the supervisor and in consultation with the Livelihood coordinator will task, provide feedback and supervision to the Gender Officer.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Summary of Key Functions:

 Provide technical support to the project team

 Monitoring and reporting on gender issues

 Networking and coordination

 Knowledge management and knowledge sharing

Provide technical support to the project team

 Provide advice and support to the Project Managers and the officers in the Implementation of the key gender and inclusion of people with disability components across the livelihood and financial inclusion interventions in Turkana west.

 Provide advice and support to the technical staff and partners working within the respective field offices.

 Analyze and ensure the interventions are sensitive to issues of inclusion of disadvantaged population groups/people with special needs.

 Support in updating and sharing with staff recent developments and knowledge tools in the areas of interventions.

 Develop training and promotional materials for gender and disability trainings initiatives.

 Develop tools in governance of employment of people with disability

 Support youth with additional requirements as a result of their disability status

 Deliver support to a range of disabled students, providing a range of support focused activities to include one to one meetings with students, making recommendations to departments for reasonable adjustments and supporting students through the courses of study and helping them in the employment process

Monitoring and reporting on gender issues

 Monitor and report on the project related gender issues in the area bi -weekly, monthly and quarterly.

 Prepare reports on the crisis response interventions in Turkana West Sub-County.

 Provide information to be updated in Atlas for the Crisis response projects.

Networking and Coordination

 Liaise with key national and internationals stakeholders, key domestic political and civic actors, civil society organizations, international NGOs, UN partners and donors in the area to facilitate and enhance contribution towards the implementation of the gender equality agenda.

 Attend/organise gender/disability inclusion related conferences and seminars as directed by the supervisors in the field.

 Represent AAH-I in the Protection and Sexual Gender Based Violence Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and livelihoods and education working group.  Lead in campaigns that promote inclusivity

Knowledge management and knowledge sharing

 Provide brief updates on the development of gender/disability related issues in the region.

 Provide assistance in data collection, compiling lessons learned, establishing indicators to support knowledge sharing.

 Assist in the development of concept notes, project documents and policy frameworks and research area and gender issues for best practices as directed by supervisor.

 Participate in gender related community of practice in the region.

 Support in writing stories related to programme and project developments as they relate to gender equality issues.

 Develop a gender/disability checklist of gender sensitive indicators to be used by all departments while carrying out their work.

 Perform other work related outputs as requested by the supervisor and the Gender Specialist.

Competencies

 Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating AAHI’s mandate

 Formulate written information clearly and persuasively  Contributes into results through primary research and analysis

 Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain upto-date

 Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things

 Establishing effective client relationships

 Proactive, Problem solving and result oriented attitude.

 Shares information openly with co-workers and partners while using discretion to protect confidences

Education and Relevant Experience:

 Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Education with Psychosocial skills preferred

 Good reporting and writing skills.

 Entrepreneurship and apprenticeship skills

 Experience in disability inclusion and governance for livelihoods with people with disability

 Previous work experience with UN agencies is considered as an advantage.

 Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

 Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili language.

NB: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be required to work in Kakuma

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