Program Manager – Gender JusticeThe deadline for submitting applications is 14th November 2021. For any questions,
please call our office on 0312258100/150.

The Program Manager (PM) provides overall leadership of the Gender Justice Program. The Gender Justice program has progressively grown over the past five years and is anticipated to continue to grow over the next five years. The program focuses on ensuring gender equality, eliminating gender-based violence and enabling women and girls and men and boys, equal enjoyment of their sexual and reproductive health rights and a life free from violence. The PM is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the program, securing funding for the program, ensuring effective program delivery, budget, and grants management. The PM is responsible for program quality and learning (PQL) oversight and strategic engagement, networking, and partnerships to grow the impact, visibility and influence of the program. The PM is responsible for team leadership and management to ensure the program is properly resourced with a team of competent, motivated, and high performing staff and volunteers.

Application Procedure

Candidates who are interested in the above job should submit an updated CV and Application letter. Also, please provide a daytime telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three) work-related referees. All information to be sent via CARE’s recruitment email: ( indicating Program Manager-Gender Justice in the email subject. The deadline for submitting applications is 14th November 2021. For any questions, please call our office on 0312258100/150.

CARE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, GENDER-SENSITIVE EMPLOYER; IT’S ALSO CORRUPTION, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE INTOLERANT. Please Note that CARE International in Uganda does not ask applicants to pay money for recruitment.

Department: Gender Justice
Project Location(s): Kampala, with 50% field travel
Education: Master's Degree & above

Specific Responsibilities

The Program Manager is responsible for:

  • Program FUNDING & Business DEVELOPMENT (20%)
  • Program Management Oversight (20%)
  • QUALITY and LEARNING (20%)
  • Strategic ENGAGEMENT and INFLUENCING (15%)
  • Team LEADERSHIP and People MANAGEMENT (15%)
  • Promote Gender Equity & Diversity and Safeguarding Practices (5%)
  • Any other duties assigned from time to time (5%)


  • Master’s degree from a reputable institution in Public Health, Gender and Women Studies, Development, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or related field
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional working experience with reputable international organisations managing similar programs with similar complexity and context.
  • Experience in implementing gender, GBV and SRH programs in development context.
  • Extensive experience in gender transformative approaches including specific experience in working with and empowering women and girls in development & emergency context.
  • Experience in developing gender, GBV and SRH (including adolescent and youth SRH) program strategies, approaches, and models.
  • Experience in gender, GBV and SRH program design, proposal writing and resource mobilisation.
  • Experience in managing a diverse & complex team of gender, GBV and SRH professionals.
  • Conceptual abilities, strategic thinking, and analytical writing skills.
  • Good communication, presentation, public speaking, discussion, and negotiation skills.

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AB. Gabazira
Country Director, CARE International in Uganda