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Gender and Protection Officer: CARE Deadline: 23 May 2022

Posted in NGOs


Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Location: Mutare


CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to severe regional drought and has since expanded programming to address longer-term development issues. Currently, an estimated 5.8 million people are facing severe food insecurity in Zimbabwe as a result of the human-made climate crisis. The organization seeks to recruit outstanding candidates who are known for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and who are committed to providing support to the country office.

Position summary

To provide technical support in the implementation of gender interventions for the project across the consortium.


Receives and reviews project documentation (eg proposal, Annual Operating Plan, log frame, work plan) and develops an action plan that is responsive to the project needs in relation to gender and protection; Develops an activity plan and Individual Operating Plan (IOP) for disaster preparedness & response activities; Plans and executes rapid gender assessment at the outset of an emergency in project districts / neighboring districts; Develops a gender action plan for the project and submits to Team Leader; Develops and updates appropriate tools on gender to support the gender action plan; Develops a gender and protection framework and action plan for the project for the consortium; Ensure that disaster preparedness training modules, materials and SOPs that are developed by consultants are gender sensitive; Ensure that community-based response disaster plans, disaster preparedness messaging and disaster preparedness awareness campaigns are designed in a gender sensitive manner; Ensure that the identified evacuation centers meet gender and protection standards; Distributes, shares and follows up on project specific material on gender and protection to project staff, partners and stakeholders; Provides ongoing technical support on gender to project staff, partners, and stakeholders to ensure adequate capacity development; Provides input into M&E processes for gender and protection integration; Produces monthly progress reports and submits to the Team Leader and DRR Specialist; Maintains contact with key partners and stakeholders in the gender sector including Ministry responsible for gender, UN Women, CSOs; Participates in gender coordination platforms where applicable; Engages stakeholders on issues related to protection issues.

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