Save The Children

Gender Equality and Inclusion Specialist

Save The Children

Job Description

Gender Equality and Inclusion Specialist South Sudan:

The Gender Equality and Inclusion Specialist will provide technical guidance and strategic oversight to South Sudan country program ensuring that the response incorporates Save the Children Gender Equality programming principles, ensures the inclusion of disable people and minorities and other vulnerable groups in our programs, applying all relevant minimum standards. The role holder will advocate for the implementation of age & disability inclusive, gender-sensitive humanitarian programming and mainstreaming of other cross cutting themes across the organisation's policy and practice. The incumbent will lead the process of developing Gender & Inclusion Strategy, and Action Plan. S/he will enhance CO capacity in promoting gender sensitive, at least, and inclusive programming, and promote gender equitable culture within the organization. S/he will ensure participation of SC in gender networks and other forums.

In order to be successful you will bring/have: QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master's degree in Gender or Women Studies or Social Science, or any relevant subjects
  • At least 5 years working experience in this field
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and evaluating gender equality and inclusiveness in programming in complex humanitarian responses
  • Solid knowledge of gender equality minimum standards, inclusion minimum standards, familiarity with Sphere, IASC (e.g. protection) guidelines/standards, Red Cross Codes of Conduct and HAP and their application in humanitarian responses and also.
  • Substantial experience in protection work, cross-cutting issues in Humanitarian Response (age, disability, environment etc.), working with vulnerable groups or participatory approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience in strengthening the capacity of staff and partners on gender equality and inclusion technical issues in an Emergency response
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Team player who is able to work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children including willingness to abide and enforce the Child Safeguarding Policy. In particular, a good understanding of the mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Willingness to travel extensively to the field
  • Experience or knowledge of working in relevant regions/contexts.
Desirable

  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in South Sudan; Arabic language skills
  • Experience of communicating beneficiaries directly
Contract Duration: 1 Year Location: South Sudan, Juba Office with regular field Travel.

The Organisation

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.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

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.

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