Gender Technical Specialist at Save the Children: (Deadline 8 September 2020)

Gender Technical Specialist at Save the Children: (Deadline 8 September 2020)
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Save the Children

Save the Children

Gender Technical Specialist at Save the Children: (Deadline 8 September 2020)

Gender Technical Specialist

About the Role:

The Gender Technical Specialist shall be responsible for working on gender-focused technical details with technical specialists, Programme Managers, and supports the country office including field teams/offices in ensuring Gender Equality, cross-thematic mainstreaming of gender, coordinating, and provide technical guidance in implementing of activities focused on gender mainstreaming. S/he coordinates national level Gender thematic and advocacy activities and initiatives with government, CSOs and national level partners including GBV related Working Groups. In collaboration with the MEAL Manager, s/he contributes to monitoring programme quality, initiating and participating in Gender assessments and studies, gender audits, GBV safety audits and studies; documentation and dissemination of innovations and good practices, lessons learned including for the emergency programmes. S/he will contribute to gender policy research and advocacy through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organizations and other institutions; playing a big role in establishing, maintaining, and expanding donor relations in gender. The Gender Specialist will contribute towards driving the ‘dual mandate’ through participation in humanitarian strategy development and response operations for Save the Children.

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Qualifications and experience 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate social and development field such as Social Science, Sociology, Gender/ Women Studies, Development Studies, Community Development or Rural Development, Public Health, International Development. A Post Graduate training in Project Management or a Master’s degree in any relevant field is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Gender (including GBV) program management and protection/GBV coordination, policy advocacy, technical assistance in women’s rights, and programming around gender.
  • Relevant experience supervising community-based social development and gender projects/programmes within INGO particularly those addressing women’s rights and Men Engage.
  • Demonstrable financial, planning, and budget management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions including extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Experience in coordination and advocacy;
  • Relevant experience and expertise in capacity building in gender equality and GBV
  • Experience with proposal writing, reporting, and M&E
  • Strong public speaking and negotiating skills, and representational experience.
  •  Experience working with income-generating activities preferred in conflict/ post-conflict contexts
  •  Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well a dynamic environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Contract type: Open-ended contract (subject to funds availability)

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 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 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


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3:  The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information:

The deadline for receiving applications is September 8th, 2020.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*




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