Gender Technical Specialist, Regional Programming Unit
The Gender Technical Specialist 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 within the SIDA CSO Program. The role will lead gender strategy development and guide gender mainstreaming efforts to ensure implementation of a high-quality programme that advances gender equality. The role will support organisational strengthening efforts ensuring gender is strongly grounded in partners’ policies and systems. The role supports regional and national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for gender equality. It provides leadership to ensure our work is grounded in 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 focus countries, teams and partners. The role will work closely with other technical colleagues and with partners, especially women’s/girls’ rights and gender equality-focused organizations in the five country offices, gender machineries within the African Union and Regional Economic Communities, fostering the building of ownership and agency of local organisations, and strengthening their efforts to navigate and expand civic space. It will provide leadership to design/adapt and deliver gender transformative content for capacity building and organisational 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 order to be successful, you will bring/have:
- Masters degree in Women and Gender Studies or related degree with focus on gender equality in international and Africa regional development, social work, public health, sociology, anthropology or related area, or equivalent experience
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least 5 years’ experience (including field experience) providing technical leadership for the design and implementation of development programmes focused on advancing gender equality
- Strong understanding of gender equality principles and practices, the gender equality sector, policy priorities and key gender inequalities impacting children in Africa
- Significant experience in gender equality training, capacity building, and mentoring, and a demonstrated ability to make complex concepts compelling and accessible
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to intersectional gender and power analysis, and to the design, piloting, implementation and evaluation of innovative technical tools and resource to advance gender equality
- Track record in contributing to institutional development, designing and pitching gender transformative approaches, models and programs
- Demonstrated strong knowledge and skills related to gender sensitive and transformative program design, monitoring and evaluation, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
- Experience of strategy development and planning to advance gender equality and social justice
- Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, grounded on intersectional gender and power analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to advance gender equality and realise children’s rights.
- Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
- Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for transforming the root causes of harmful gender norms and promoting gender equality for and with children
- Demonstrated thought leadership expertise such as contributions to academic journals, books, articles; speaking engagements, workshop facilitation, leading conference presentations and panels
- Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: resilience and climate change; adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
- Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
- Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.
Contract duration: 2 year
Location: Any of the Countries in the ESA Region with a country presence
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 realise 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents
How to apply
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