Gender Equality Technical Specialist- CECIE Project at Save the Children

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The Role: Gender Equality Technical Specialist – Community Engagement for all Children’s Improved Education (CECIE)

Save the Children is recruiting for an upcoming, anticipated project, Community Engagement for all Children’s Improved Education (CECIE). The project seeks to improve access, safety, learning, and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes of adolescent girls and children with disability across six districts: Kailahun, Pujehun, Bo, Moyamba, Falaba, and Tonkolili. The anticipated project would be implemented by a consortium of 6 national and international partners over a period of 5 years.

The Gender Equality Technical Specialist role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high-quality programmes that advance gender equality and ensure that children, girls and boys can equitably access, participate within, benefit from and act as decision makers for both emergency and development programming. The postholder will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical and practical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for advancing gender equality in Sierra Leone. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. It provides leadership to ensure our work is grounded on intersectional gender and power analysis, and supports the design and implementation of gender transformative monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners. The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners, especially women’s/girls’ rights and gender equality-focused organizations, in Sierra Leone, fostering the building of ownership and agency of local organisations. S/he is responsible for supporting the integration of SCI gender equality approaches in the country office new and ongoing projects. This may include ensuring gender mainstreaming throughout the project’s results-based management frameworks, strengthening and supporting gender equality strategies and facilitating gender equality capacity strengthening for partners and SCI staff including tool development. It will provide leadership to design/adapt and deliver gender transformative content for capacity building and system strengthening. This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including child-centred gender and power analysis, girls’ empowerment, gender-based violence and other topics central to gender transformative child rights-based approaches across thematic areas. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.



  • Postgraduate qualification in Women and Gender Studies or related qualification with focus on gender equality in international development, Social Science/International, Development/Development Studies, Gender Studies, Community Development or other related area – or equivalent experience



    • At least 10 years of relevant programming experience, with 5 of these in management roles: gender equality, community engagement, social accountability, adolescent sexual reproductive health, girls’ education, youth-focused programming, community development, and/or related programming.
      • At least 5 years of experience in community-centred programming, which may include community engagement, community mobilisation, social/behaviour/norms change, social accountability.
      • Experience in managing consortia or working with partners, managing partner contracts and relationships, ensuring mutual and institutional capacity building, joint monitoring, etc.
      • Significant experience in programming that substantively integrates components of gender equality, social inclusion, and social accountability.
      • Proven experience in all aspects of programme management, including design, planning, implementation, and monitoring/evaluation.
      • Financial management of programme grants and budgets of over 4-5 million USD is an advantage.
      • Substantial experience in maintaining external relations with government and community stakeholders.
      • Experience in managing programme teams across multiple geographic sites, including staff development, coaching, and performance management.
      • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, use of qualitative and quantitative data to analyse progress in programmes, and the use of logical or results frameworks, theories of change, etc.
      • Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent documentation and report-writing skills.
      • Proficiency in computer e.g. MS Word, MS Power Point and Excel.
      • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically.
    • Willing to commit to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.


    • Experience in more than one country is an advantage.
      • Experience with substantive participation of children/ adolescents in programming.
  • Ability to be self-sufficient and resourceful, proactive in identifying and addressing challenges, yet consulting and asking for assistance as needed/relevant.
    • Ability and willingness to travel to project communities and stay in basic conditions.

Additional job responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.


03rd February, 2023. -Kindly note that this publication is contingent to funding.

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Applicants are advised that

Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance for dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediately

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document and salary expectations for this role.

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