Gender Specialist-ECW Consortium at Save the Children


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Program Summary

ECW’s Multi-Year Resilience Program (MYRP) for Sudan is geared towards addressing the most pressing chronic and emergent, humanitarian and development educational needs in the country. The overall goal of the program is to sustainably improve learning outcomes, availability of opportunities, and overall well-being for crisis-affected children and adolescents in Sudan by introducing a whole-of-child approach to education provision. Children and adolescents’ access to quality education in a safe and protective learning environment that fosters resilience and improves overall well-being will be promoted, while local education systems will also be strengthened to ensure that the educational gains from this program last well beyond the initial implementation period. Both of these aspects are critical for the Sudan context, in which approximately one in three children are out of school and exposed to a myriad of risks, and in which there has been a chronic underinvestment in education infrastructure, teacher training, and education systems over the past several decades.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children believes that it is critical to directly address gender-based discrimination and promote gender equality in order to advance our vision for a world where every child attains their equal right to survival, protection, and learning. Save the Children recognizes that gender inequalities are exacerbated in times of crises, and create major barriers for sustainable development. We work to ensure all our programs, across the humanitarian-development spectrum identify and account for the different needs, abilities and opportunities of all stakeholders. Save the Children further strives to utilize gender-transformative approaches whenever possible, supporting meaningful and lasting affects in the lives of children and adolescents. Save the Children seeks to advance gender equality in all aspects of its work and across the organization, guided by Save the Children’s Gender Equality Policy.

Gender Advisor at Khartoum level, supported by a Global Gender Advisor, will support ECW consortium members through the project lifecycle. Utilising learning & success from previous EiE interventions and through utilization of i) SCI Humanitarian Gender Equality Marker during the project design & planning phase; ii) SCI Gender Equality Policy & Programming Toolkit; iii) Other grantee resources as relevant, iv) ECW requirements on gender. The objective of such a role is to ensure that during the MYRP implementation phase, sufficient resources will be allocated to strengthen gender capacity at country level within the MYRP country team and ensure dedicated gender technical support, monitoring, training, and knowledge management/ production is available to all grantees and sub-grantees.

Reports to: Consortium coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Main tasks and responsibilities1 during the MYRP implementation phase:

  • Follow ECW policy and guidelines and /reporting templates which outline the Fund’s requirements in terms of advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, within a grant’s development, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, evaluation.
  • Lead on conducting gender (inc. harmful traditional practices), and GBV analysis and integrate findings into programme design (in the first six months of the MYRP) to identify the roles of men, women boys, & girls in these communities will support & strengthen planned gender approaches throughout the programme and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework and tools. Where possible, engage in inter-agency gender analysis to avoid duplication.
  • Based on the gender analysis conducted, the position holder required to mainstream gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (GEEWG) concepts throughout the project life cycle in a manner, which upholds the Policy’s principles and standards.
  • Develop in consultation with all MYRP partners a gender workplan with a clear timeline to be tracked on a regular basis with the MYRP committee governance (Education Cluster SAG, grantees, sub-grantees, technical agencies, and ECW Secretariat).
  • Provide support to all MYRP partners to ensure the implementation of all the gender deliverables in the MYRP (gender mainstreaming and gender targeted strategies)
  • Lead on capacity building of MYRP grantees, sub-grantees and technical agencies involved in the MYRP implementation.
  • Lead on knowledge building and management on gender equality and empowerment of women and girls
  • Provide strategic advice to MYRP committee for integration of gender
  • Serve as quality assuror in MYRP implementation ensuring gender issues properly addressed.

1-Ensure the implementation of a gender responsive MYRP with focus on the following results:

Support grantees to implement the MYRP in a gender-responsive manner (in line with the gender priorities identified in the MYRP document and global/ECW guidance on gender in EiEPC2).

– Establish the MYRP grantees and sub-grantees gender focal point team and hold a regular coordination meeting to discuss issues and find solutions.

– Ensure the gender analysis in the EiEPC context is up-to-date and available to all MYRP country team.

– Ensure the MYRP monitoring, and evaluation is gender-responsive: review and provide inputs on the formulation of work plans, budgets, monitoring and evaluation mechanism (set milestones and indicators for achievement)

– Ensure the IASC GAM monitoring tool is used at the end of the first year of implementation, and lessons learnt are collectively identified to strengthen implementation the following year.

– Complete the brief MYRP gender profile in collaboration with ECW Gender Manager

– Provide critical feedback and inputs on the implementation of specific program components in mainstreaming gender

– Ensure gender equality and empowerment of women and girls is strongly reflected in the annual report and in the annual performance assessment review, including the provision of key human -interest stories highlighting how the MYRP is contributing to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

– Support grantees to identify local women organizations for collaboration and partnership as relevant and ensure local women organizations are meaningfully engaged in the MYRP implementation.

  • Support strengthening gender-, age- and disabilities-disaggregated data and gender and diversity analysis on trends around children’s education in emergencies and protracted crises, at both the national and locality levels across with consortium partners.
  • Support the organization in the implementation of Save the Children’s Gender Equality Policy, and other grantee policies as relevant to advance gender equality in how we program, advocate, collaborate and organize, and translate global thematic strategy into local objectives and initiatives for the ECW consortium.
  • In collaboration with the Program Development team, provide high quality technical inputs into the design of gender sensitive and transformative approach
  • Support the development, implementation and evaluation of capacity strengthening plans with consortium partners to implement quality gender- sensitive and transformative approaches including mentoring and facilitating high quality trainings via workshops, webinars, etc.
  • Support the development of an organizational culture that reflects our full spectrum programming, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children

2**. Capacity building and knowledge building and management on gender issues to MYRP country team achieving the following results:**

-Identify gender capacity gaps amongst the MYRP consortium partners and ensure adequate support is provided (training of gender focal points, coaching,) in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in

-country (Gender Taskforce, GBV Taskforce, and others) based on earmarked MYRP funding available in the MYRP budget.

– Identify local and/or regional resources and network that can be accessed for knowledge building of MYRP country team on gender equality and empowerment of women and girls

Thematic Advisory and Technical Quality Assurance:

  • In coordination with Awards Management team, review project deliverables and donor reports from a gender equality technical quality control perspective.
  • Work across thematic areas in the program to integrate Gender Quality Benchmarks and provide high quality technical guidance on appropriate approaches and methodologies; conceptual and practical frameworks; standards and tools for effective and quality delivery of gender equality following ECW standards.
  • Work closely with the Area-level monitoring teams and project teams to undertake joint monitoring visits to project sites, ensuring project are implemented in line with ECW Quality Benchmarks and global standards and protocols, and support M&E and operations teams in the identification and implementation of action plans.
  • Advocacy & Representation
  • In collaboration with the Advocacy & Campaigns team, support the design and execution of advocacy strategy to influence policy changes, including producing high quality thought leadership materials.
  • Support communications and advocacy teams to promote relevant advocacy messages on gender (inc. harmful traditional practices) and GBV and ensure ECW project’s communications are gender-sensitive and promote gender equality.
  • Lead positioning ECW activities on gender, such as representation at panels, participation in external practitioner events and networks, and internal Working Groups as well as
  • in-country gender coordination mechanisms and actors (Gender, GBV, PSEA) as relevant.
  • Contribute to the overall MYRP country team effort in resource mobilization, as relevant.
  • Evidence, Learning & Innovation:
  • Participate in periodic technical project and program review meetings and thematic community of practice workshops to internally review progress, challenges, best practices, lessons learnt etc on gender equality
  • Work closely with the Research & Evaluations team to provide technical inputs and guidance on knowledge gaps/needs, study conceptualization on the gender analysis tool development, report review and translation of recommendations and findings into actions.

People Management and Coordination

  • Work closely with programme quality and operations teams in a matrix management environment for development and implementation of high-quality projects
  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our full spectrum programming, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in Gender and Women’s Studies, International Development/Relations or related field, or equivalent training/experience
  • 5-7 years’ field work experience implementing, managing, and/or providing technical assistance to programs in developing countries with a focus on gender equality and GBV; focus on child and youth programming desirable
  • Proven experience with gender-transformative child rights programming in areas of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Livelihoods, Maternal, Newborn and Child Heath, and/or Education, Child protection.
  • Commitment to and understanding of gender equality, child rights, child participation, GBV Guiding Principles, the aims and principles of SC, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter the IASC GBV Guidelines, and the IASC Gender in Humanitarian Action Handbook;
  • Experience in working as a Gender Equality Advisor in humanitarian contexts is desirable
  • Demonstrated thought leadership expertise such as contributions to academic journals, books, articles; speaking engagements, workshop facilitation, leading conference presentations and panels is an asset.
  • COMPETENCIES, SKILLS & BEHAVIOURS
  • Is a strategic big picture thinker, with the ability to engage at detailed project level
  • Ability to synthesize and develop high-quality knowledge products from diverse data sources including programmatic materials and tools
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong working relationships across cultural and organizational boundaries with internal and external stakeholders, and managing through influence
  • Strong and demonstrated capacity strengthening skills
  • Ability to communicate in Portuguese and English (orally and written)
  • Comfortable working independently with little supervision, as well as with receiving and accounting for direction and engaging as part of a dynamic team

 

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