British Red Cross

Protection Gender and Inclusion Adviser (Covid-19)

British Red Cross

Job Description

Protection Gender and Inclusion Adviser (COVID-19)

Location:  Moorgate, London*

Contract type: 9 months (fixed term)

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Salary: £39,000 pro rata per annum (inc London Weighting)

Are you passionate about ensuring the most vulnerable are meaningfully engaged in humanitarian action, their needs met and rights respected?  Are you able to provide quality advice and support to strengthen the work of national humanitarian actors to engage, protect and respond to the specific needs of diverse population groups?  Would you like to work with one of the largest humanitarian organisations in the world and be part of a broader network trying to make a difference?

The British Red Cross (BRC) has an exciting 9-month opportunity in the Performance & Accountability (P&A) Department as a Protection Gender and Inclusion Adviser. 

Please note that internally we refer to this post as a Safe and Inclusive Adviser.

As part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network, the British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

*whilst the role is based at our head office in central London, due to Covid-19 home working is required until the office is re-opened. Right to work in the UK is a minimum requirement

What you will be doing

You will provide high quality protection capacity building support to Red Cross Movement partners across the British Red Cross International Directorate and strengthen skills and capabilities for Safe and Inclusive programming in our response activities to COVID-19. 

You will ensure a consistent high-quality response which adapts to meet the needs of diverse population groups, the most vulnerable and those at heightened risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You will provide support to regional teams and technical advisers to ensure COVID-19 interventions are safe and inclusive, mainstreaming protection and diversity into programme quality mechanisms and MEAL Frameworks.

The role also supports the British Red Cross and IFRC to develop protection, gender and inclusion tools, guidance and an integrated and coordinated approach.

What we are looking for

With a deep and broad understanding of protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) issues within health emergencies, protracted conflict settings and/or disaster contexts, you will have substantial field experience in protection and/or diversity and inclusion. 

You will have demonstrable experience in designing, implementing and evaluating PGI mainstreaming activities, as well as stand-alone and integrated PGI programmes.

As a person, you will need to be a team player who works collaboratively; someone who is good at communicating, influencing and engaging people.

You will be someone who promotes constructive change and successfully supports others to do so.

Meet the team

The Performance and Accountability department in the International Directorate is, among other things, responsible for ensuring a range of cross-Directorate issues, including Safe and Inclusive projects are appropriately addressed in the projects and programmes that we support. 

You will work closely with other advisers including the Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) Adviser, Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Adviser, SGBV Adviser, Humanitarian Policy Adviser and Protection and Anti Trafficking Adviser.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 7th of June with first stage interviews to follow and taking place via Zoom. 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave

  • Up to 6% contributory pension

  • Flexible working policy 

A little bit more about us...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes. 

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. 

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

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