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Gender Specialist Jobs – Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

Job Title:   Gender Specialist   

Organisation: Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator, MGLSD


About US:

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is a Cabinet-level government ministry of Uganda. The mandate of the Ministry is to mobilize and empower communities to harness their potential while, protecting the rights of vulnerable population groups.


Job Summary:  The Gender Specialist will provide technical support services to the GROW Project to articulate and strengthen the response to addressing national priorities for the delivery of gender equality and women’s empowerment plus facilitating synergies across all project components in line with national and World Bank Policies.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define critical gender issues with regard to the GROW Project components and interventions.
  • Take lead in the initiation, implementation and monitoring of activities on establishment and strengthening Women Entrepreneurs Platforms at national, regional and sub-regional and support other Specialists to address gender concerns across all project components;
  • Oversee the implementation of the community mobilisation and mind set change to mitigate risks of GBV, engage male champions in gender transformative activities.
  • Take lead in initiation, implementation and monitoring of project activities on women economic empowerment.
  • Track all gender related information and issues for all GROW project components and ensure data is entered into the MIS.
  • Support the PIT at MGLSD in identifying policy and regulatory constraints for further consideration and actions policy reforms.
  • Support the PIT at MGLSD in the implementation of activities under business development, including review of the Core Course curriculum, skills training and apprentice program.
  • Take lead on activities under infrastructure sub-component relating to gender inclusion and childcare.
  • Offer direct and remote technical support to project team at the national and district levels including ensuring women economic empowerment activities are undertaken in line with the project core values, principles and approaches, international standards and best practices.
  • Take part in the development and review of the Project Operations Manual and other necessary documents and manuals.
  • Participate in the preparation of consolidated project Annual Work Plans and Budgets.
  • Support the development and implementation of the GROW’s communication strategy.
  • Review safeguard instruments and reports under the project.
  • Coordinate with the Gender Specialist of the PSFU.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Project Coordinator.


Key Deliverables

  • Reports on key gender issues for GROW under each component and strategies.
  • Reports on Women Entrepreneurs Platforms at national, regional and sub-regional levels.
  • Reports on community mobilisation and shifts in mind set among GROW stakeholders.
  • Reports on technical support to project team at the national and district levels on women economic empowerment.
  • Reports on business development, infrastructure and childcare.
  • Gender Responsive Project Operations Manual for GROW Project.
  • Gender Responsive GROW Project Documents i.e. Grants Manual, Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Environmental and social management systems among others.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate should possess a Master’s Degree in Law, Gender Studies, Governance and Human Rights, or any other relevant field on Gender.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years practical experience in the field of Women Economic
  • Empowerment, and GBV prevention and response.
  • Experience in working on gender issues and community mobilization including communications, developing of IEC materials.


How to Apply:

All interested and qualified applicants should submit applications including a cover letter, current curriculum vitae and copies of academic certificates and transcripts, to be delivered at MGLSD’s General Registry on 2nd Floor, Gender and Labour House, Plot 2, George Street. Applications should include the Reference Number and Position applied for. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development

Gender and Labour House, Plot 2, George Street

P.O Box 7136


Tel: +256 414 347 854



Deadline: 16th May 2023


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