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Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) Jobs in Uganda, Gender and Inclusion Specialist

at Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 14, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency UGX


Job Vacancy: Gender and Inclusion Specialist
Job Title: Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: None
Application Deadline: May 30, 2019

Job Title: Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: None
Application Deadline: May 30, 2019
About Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU)
Financial Sector Deepening Uganda (FSDU) is an independent not-for-profit company committed to
promoting greater access to and usage of financial services in Uganda. FSD Uganda seeks to develop a
more inclusive financial sector with a focus on low-income individuals (particularly women) and Micro,
Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
FSD Uganda works with both public and private sector players to develop sustainable improvements in
the livelihoods of low-income individuals through reduced vulnerability to shocks, increased incomes and
employment creation. We support innovation, conduct research, help promote and improve policy, laws
and regulation that shape the financial sector in Uganda through targeted Technical Assistance (TA) and
grants. FSD Uganda is funded by Department for International Development (DFID) UKaid and The Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation. We are part of a network of eight other financial inclusion organizations
working in the Sub Saharan region of Africa.
For more information, please visit
About this role
FSD Uganda is looking for a dynamic, passionate gender and social inclusion specialist to develop and lead
FSDU’s high-quality
Gender and Social Inclusion Programme that ensures women and persons living with disability benefit
from FSDU’s efforts. The role will be responsible for understanding and subsequently working towards
eliminating the systemic, and practice-based biases, constraints that prevent women and persons with
disabilities from fully benefiting from financial services or using financial services to fulfil their ambitions.
The gender specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing FSDU’s gender and disability
work – integrating gender mainstreaming and gender transformative approach to our programmatic
Job Description and Key Results Areas
Strategic • Lead FSD Uganda’s gender and social inclusion strategy, implementation,
evidence monitoring, impact and learning agenda.
Understanding the Landscape
• Lead FSD Uganda’s understanding (supply side and policy efforts, demand
side needs) on current engagements across all industry actors on gender
and disability in financial services.
Transformative and Mainstreaming Gender and Disability Approach
• Understand, integrate and develop tools to effectively monitor gender and
disability mainstreaming among FSDU’s programs.


• Demonstrable experience in gender mainstreaming within programmes
• Demonstrable experience either developing gender tools and frameworks and / or delivering
these framweworks and tools (internally within the organisation and externally with partners)
• Demonstrable research skills
• Exceptional communications skills

Experience Requirements

At least 7-10 years of demonstrable experience, 5 of which have been in developing and implementing a gender portfolio, gender related programming – preferably in the financial services domain.

Education Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in any field.
• A Master’s degree (added advantage)

How to Apply and Deadlines
1. All Applications must be sent to FSDU’s recruiting firm- Future Options Consulting Limited by
email at
2. Candidates must submit their applications electronically at the above listed email address with
their Cover Letter and Resume. The resume should contain details of 3 references.
3. Please insert the job title in the subject line of your email submission.
4. Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 5.00 pm, Uganda Time on the 30th of May 2019.
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