SHOFCO combats gender inequality and extreme poverty in urban slums by linking tuition free schools for girls to holistic social services for all. The SHOFCO model elevates girls while connecting community transformation to women's empowerment. Our ecosystem of services enables everyone to reach their full potential. Our holistic services change communities today: we improve health, provide economic opportunity, work to end gender-based violence and create sanitation systems that offer dignity. Tomorrow, our girls will become next-generation leaders, disrupting the systems that hold poverty in place.
SHOFCO is looking at promoting inclusivity in all its programs including the youth engagement project across 40 counties in Kenya. Promoting gender, equality, disability and social inclusion is critical in achieving effective, sustainable, contextually relevant and impactful programming. The Inclusion Manager will work with the youth engagement team to provide technical leadership across SHOFCO to ensure that gender, equity, disability and social integration is mainstreamed into all aspects of SHOFCO’s programming and its operations. The candidate will work with Head of the Gender Department to lead the integration of gender sensitive programming elements, mainstreaming efforts, inclusivity and youth social integration. The Manager will participate in strategy and program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in relation to the integration of gender, disability, and social inclusion. The candidate will be responsible for the following essential functions.
Reports to- Project Director
Monday – Friday | 8.00 AM – 5.00 PM
- Provide technical leadership to program teams to ensure that there is innovative and contextually relevant integration of gender, disability and social inclusion into SHOFCO’s workplans and programming across the Youth Engagement project.
- Design and deliver realistic strategies and programming interventions to ensure the promotion of gender equality, disability, young women’s empowerment and inclusion of under-represented groups of youth that will lead to positive gender equity and social inclusion outcomes, including by strengthening existing tools, frameworks, methodologies and resources.
- Work with the project team focal points to facilitate process for establishing and gathering inclusion best practices in order to learn from and strengthen activities and ensure that the values are incorporated into youth programming and planning.
- Assist the Program Heads, Field Teams and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team to develop, track and report against gender and other inclusion indicators and disaggregate data by gender and the other inclusion parameters to analyze results.
- Assist the Program Teams in establishing and implementing inclusivity (gender sensitive, disability, social inclusion) sensitive monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting systems, processes across the programs.
- Design and conduct gender and social inclusion assessments, reviews and audits that can inform programming in a way that ensures young women and other under-represented youths are included in a meaningful way in SHOFCO Youth Engagement program.
- Design and provide trainings, as well as technical support and strategies to field program staff with respect to gender, disability and social inclusion activities.
- Prepare project materials together with the communication team that highlights SHOFCO’s youth gender, disability and social inclusion programming successes and lessons learned in every stage of the project cycle.
- Relevant degree in gender studies, international development, social science, or related field of study.
- A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience, with at least five in gender and social inclusion program/strategy design and implementation, including a mix of field and office program management.
- Demonstrated in depth knowledge in gender, disability and social inclusion theory and analytical work, and youth trends.
- Demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender, disability and social inclusion and young people.
- Experience in developing training materials and providing in person trainings to staff with differing exposure with gender, disability and social inclusion issues.
- Demonstrated experience in addressing issues of Safe guarding
- Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams and between office and the field projects and inspire cooperation and buy-in.
All applications should be submitted by 11th December 2022.
NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS
Please be truthful when answering the questionnaire and provide working contacts. All Applicants must provide at least three professional references.SHOFCO is an equal opportunity employer and does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process. We, therefore, advise the general public to exercise due diligence when applying for employment.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.