Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor at Interpeace


Interpeace

Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor

Reporting to: Senior Stabilisation Advisor

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Type of position: L5S7

Application closing: 30 September, 2022

Background

Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding that supports locally led peacebuilding initiatives around the world. Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that the work is locally driven. Together with local partners and local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes and helps establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, government and the international community.

For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org

Position within the Organization

The Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor is member of the Programme Management Unit which manages and implements Interpeace’s active and ongoing programmes around the world. The Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor reports to Senior Stabilisation Advisor and will explicitly work on the anticipated CSSF funded RESET project aimed at Building Resilience Against Violence Extremism in Kenya – Somalia borderlands. The SSA will be a member of the project coordination team and will provide technical advisory support to the RESET project to ensure that all activities, including advocacy and policy engagement, promotes gender equality and social inclusion and that this can be measured in the overall project impact.

RESET Programme

RESET is a UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) funded programme which aims to foster individual, community and institutional resilience to counter violent extremism in the Kenya – Somalia border area. It will have programme activities in the four border counties of Lamu, Garissa, Wajir and Mandera in Kenya as well as in the Gedo and Lower Juba regions in Somalia. Primarily, the RESET programme is expected to deliver on the following outputs:

  1. Strengthen understanding of conflict, structures and actors to shape effective policy and programming.
  2. Strengthen formal and informal mechanisms aiming to build resilience along the Kenya – Somalia border.
  3. Address grievances and mitigate against drivers of instability and extremism.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and technical guidance on Gender and Social Inclusion to the RESET project team.
  • Take lead on reviewing institutional gender strategy/policy to align it with RESET project realities, including incorporating trauma, conflict, and Somali cultural-sensitive lenses.
  • Work together with DMEL Advisor and partner organisations to design, design, monitor and report on Gender and Social Inclusion policies across all activities and practices of the project, including in defining indicators, setting targets for all indicators, and planning of all necessary data collection and analysis.
  • Contribute to collaborative, learning and adaptive approach throughout the entire project, (Interpeace and its local partners) including designing program learning plan, ensure that findings from all monitoring, assessment and survey activities are fed back into the programme and disseminated to stakeholders and partners for continuous program adjustments.
  • Lead in the promotion of Gender and Inclusion good practices and generating learnings, quality internal and external evidence, and practices within Interpeace Rwanda.
  • Take lead on capacity building initiatives for staff of RESET programme and its local partners on Gender and Inclusion, including development of training tools and methods.

Qualifications

  • A Master or bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Gender studies, conflict management, social sciences, or related fields);
  • 7-10 years of relevant working experience, of which at least 3 years should be at field level and 2 in managerial/advisory role.
  • Deep knowledge and demonstrated experience working on gender and conflict, women, peace and security and youth, peace and security. Experience in working with people with disabilities and minority groups is an added advantage.
  • Clear understanding of current issues and trends in Gender and
  • Demonstrable experience in programme design, planning and implementation at all levels, including advisory to data collection and baseline surveys from gender and inclusion perspectives.
  • Experience of project/programme management, including advisory to national level and community-based organizations in Kenya and/or Somalia.
  • Experience in designing and assessing programme indicators & measuring impact from gender and inclusion perspectives.
  • Analytical thinking and ability to plan strategically from an organizational perspective. Confident and articulate in systems thinking and working with theories of change
  • Experience working closely with governmental/local authorities and other (inter)national NGOs.
  • Ability to write clear and analytical reports on programme outcomes and impact.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in written.
  • Fluent in English, Swahili and preferably Somali- both verbal and written.
  • A deep knowledge of Somali culture is an added advantage.

Competencies

  • Demonstrates effectiveness and strong experience with short and long-term planning; financial, personnel and program management.
  • Proven ability to communicate, negotiate and work with high level executives and government officials.
  • Proven capacity to translate complex and technical information into clear advisory support that makes logical sense.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment successfully and to demonstrate gender responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes.
  • Excellent ability to interact with people respectfully and with tact
  • Strong writing and communications skills in English and French is required. Knowledge of local language is an advantage.

Success factors

  • Identifies with and is committed to Interpeace’s core values and working principles
  • Commitment to inclusiveness
  • An innovative, critical thinker with extensive problem-solving skills
  • A strategic manager who is accountable, leads by example, mentors and empowers a team and works to create work-life balance.

How to apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to recruitment-eca@interpeace.org on or before 30 September 2022, 23:59 pm, Nairobi time. Kindly note that the CVs will be reviewed on rolling basis, please apply early!

“Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered. The application must include:

  • a complete curriculum vitae
  • a letter of interest
  • an acknowledgement letter, answering the following questions:
  1. Have you ever been criminally convicted or subject to any criminal or administrative penalty by any competent authority? If yes, please specify:
  2. Have you ever been terminated or separated (e.g. contract termination, dismissal, non-renewal) or subject to any disciplinary measure or sanction by your employer for fraud, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse?
  3. Have you ever resigned while under investigation or during disciplinary proceedings?

Confirming the following declaration of understanding:

I confirm the accuracy of the information provided, with the understanding that Interpeace will conduct reference checks to verify relevant information.

I understand that if any false or misleading information is provided in my application, or any material fact suppressed, I may not be employed, of if I am employed, I may be dismissed.

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality both through gender parity at all levels of the organisation and the promotion of a gender dimension in all its work. We welcome applications from women and men, and those with disabilities.

Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

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