Position Title: Gender Advisor (Re Announced)
Activation Date: 14 October, 2021 Announced Date: 14 October, 2021 Expire Date: 27 October, 2021
About Save the Children:
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.
SCI - Afghanistan
Save the Children has been working in Afghanistan since 1976. Our way of working close to people and on their own terms has enabled us to deliver lasting change to tens of thousands of children in the country. The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child is the basis of our work.
We are helping children get a better education, we make it possible for more boys and girls to attend school, we help children protect themselves and influence their own conditions. We work with families, communities and health workers in homes, clinics and hospitals to promote basic health in order to save lives of children and mothers
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Lead on systematic integration of gender equality into strategic, technical and operational processes
- Input into and review programme strategies, sectoral plans, emergency preparedness and contingency plans ensuring integration of Gender and GBV (inc. PSEA) considerations;
- Represent the CO in organisation-wide gender equality processes and platforms to share learning with others
- Actively participate in and provide technical support to the internal Gender Committee
- Provide capacity building (training, coaching and mentoring) to the Gender Focal Points, Gender Coordinator and Gender Specialist
Provide technical advice to existing sectors to mainstream gender and mitigate gender-based violence
- Train and mentor Save the Children staff and partners on Gender and GBV, specifically on the SCI Humanitarian Gender Equality Marker, the SCI Humanitarian Gender and GBV Minimum Actions, the IASC GBV Guidelines and IASC Gender Handbook;
- Develop a Country Office-wide Gender Action Plan (with accompanying accountability mechanisms);
- Lead on conducting gender analysis and integrate findings into programme design and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework and tools. Where possible, engage in inter-agency gender analysis to avoid duplication;
- Provide technical support to design and implement gender-sensitive programmes;
- Research and remain aware of updated knowledge on gender considerations and risk mitigation for humanitarian interventions;
- Work with MEAL colleagues to integrate gender equality and GBV considerations into MEAL processes including the assessment tools, gender equality specific indicators and quality benchmarks;
- Ensure all proposals and concept notes use the (Humanitarian) Gender Equality Marker and are scored accordingly;
- Review/develop PSEA communications and reporting mechanisms and ensure they are appropriate, well-resourced and understood by all staff and communities;
- Support the systematic integration of gender equality considerations in all recruitments;
- Work with MEAL and sector Technical Advisors to design and rigorously document learning. Ensure learning is disseminated widely internally and externally.
Design gender equality and gender-based violence targeted interventions
- Support the design of targeted gender equality interventions with a specific emphasis on girls’ protection and empowerment;
- Support the identification and development of strategic partnerships with women’s rights, girls’ rights, gender equality and GBV organisations;
- Support integration of GBV response within Child Protection and Health sectors: including providing oversight and quality control for relevant training to be cascaded by deployable staff to Child Protection (on CCS) and Health (on CMR), and advocating for necessary resources to ensure quality control for survivor-centred approaches and practices for the implementation of CMR and Case Management
Engage in advocacy to address gender inequality & gender-based violence
- Represent Save the Children in relevant humanitarian coordination platforms, including within the cluster system;
- Coordinate with peer organisations and women’s rights organisations to identify gaps and develop advocacy messages to influence the response;
- Design and support initiatives which will drive accountability for the use of global gender and GBV standards, including consistent use of the IASC GBV Guidelines and IASC Gender Handbook;
- Support sector-specific colleagues to identify and advocate in clusters and other forums to address gaps related to gender equality and GBV;
- Support communications and advocacy teams to promote relevant advocacy messages on gender equality and GBV and ensure SCI communications are gender-sensitive and promote gender equality.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum 7 years working in humanitarian settings;
- Minimum 5 years of addressing gender inequality including through women’s and girls’ empowerment;
- Proven record of enabling/facilitating change through influencing, inspiring and mobilising others;
- Proven experience of building capacity on gender and GBV mainstreaming
- Experience of conducting assessments - including gender analysis;
- Demonstrated knowledge of GBV mitigation, prevention and response;
- Effective communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present arguments clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external audiences;
- Creative, strategic and analytical thinker and experience providing strategic advice and direction in humanitarian contexts;
- Fluent written and spoken English;
- Demonstrated people leadership skills, able to effectively manage both direct reports as well as staff in a matrix management relationship.
- Commitment to and understanding of gender equality, child rights, GBV Guiding Principles, the aims and principles of SC, and humanitarian standards such as the Sphere Charter and the IASC Guidelines;
- Commitment to comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, PSEA, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
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