The Opportunity – Gender Equality Technical Advisor
Post location: oPt Country Office, located in Ramallah
Contract Duration and Level of Effort: 2 years
The Gender Equality Technical Advisor plays a key role driving gender equality across our country program and 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 in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The role will lead strategy development and the technical design, implementation and measurement of high quality programmes that advance gender equality and ensure that girls and boys can equitably access, participate within, benefit from and act as decision makers for both emergency and development programming. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships to advance gender equality.
It provides leadership to ensure our work is grounded on 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 our programmes, teams and partners. The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners, especially women’s/girls’ rights and gender equality-focused organizations, in oPt, fostering the building of ownership and agency of local organisations. It will provide leadership to design/adapt and deliver gender transformative conten t for capacity building and system strengthening of staff and partners. 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 the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Programme Development, Quality & Advocacy Director
Staff reporting to this post: no direct reports but expected to provide coaching and mentoring support to operational and other technical colleagues and local partners to drive gender equality
Budget Responsibilities: None but might be responsible for delivering some project activities.
Role Dimensions: The role is expected to foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including Save the Children members, the Country Office Programme Development & Quality team, advocacy colleagues, Regional Advisors, technical counterparts in other organisation, donors etc. The role is also expected to engage with internal technical working groups and communities of practice (COP), including regional and global gender equality COPs.
Context: Humanitarian and development
Scope: The oPt Country Office (CO) has diverse programs in areas of Food Security and Livelihoods, Early Childhood Care and Development, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, and Education and is present in West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.
Primary Technical area: Gender Equality
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Provide technical leadership for gender equality for the Country Office, including setting the strategy in both humanitarian and development settings in relation to the wider country strategy, supporting the organization to implement Save the Children’s Global Gender Equality Policy.
- Lead the Gender Equality Self-Assessment, develop, and monitor the Gender Equality Action Plan for the Country Office, as well as other gender analysis exercises as appropriate.
- Build capacity of national staff and partners in key technical approaches related to advancing gender equality and social justice, via developing and facilitating high quality training and coaching.
Ensuring Programme Quality (Design & Implementation):
- Work closely with new business development colleagues to identify and pursue funding opportunities; engage with technical partners, donors and colleagues across Save the Children; uphold accountability for Save the Children’s global Gender Equality Marker (development or humanitarian)
- Lead the technical scoping, planning, and design and proposal writing during new programme development, and ensure that we design and deliver high quality, holistic gender-transformative and gender-equality focused programmes, building on global best practice. Ensure that broader intersecting social justice, disability and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation.
- Provide oversight and guidance to the programme implementation teams, including partners, to ensure that thematic programme components are technically sound and grounded on gender and power analysis, implementation methods are consistent with national and global strategies, acknowledged good practice (e.g. Save the Children Common Approaches); and are likely to achieve scale, as well as equitable and sustainable results.
- Along with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) team, carry out project based gender and power analysis (baseline, midline and end lines), and monitor CO programming at project sites in a way that measures the overall impact of gender sensitive and transformative programmes.
- Contribute to organisational learning on gender equality, ensuring that learning from our programmes is shared across the Country Office and with our partners, as well as with colleagues in the wider regional and global gender equality community within Save the Children and externally by distilling learnings and evidence generated into succinct and compelling programmatic guidance.
Networking & External Engagement:
- In alignment with Country Office strategy and leadership, engage in strategic positioning with donors, partners and government in country, and ensure that Save the Children is a partner of choice in gender equality programming.
- Foster partnership with feminist organisations focused on women’s and girls’ rights, engaging men and boys, equal rights and advancing gender equality.
- Strengthen civil society engagement in national dialogues and policy processes for advancing gender equality and eliminating gender based violence, including ending child marriage, through working closely with advocacy and child rights governance colleagues. Ensure that the diverse voices of children, girls and boys are equitably heard and represented across thematic advocacy work.
- Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports (e.g. programme reports, sit-reps, internal updates), prioritizing and embedding gender equality across framing and content, working closely with awards, programme implementation and communications colleagues as needed.
- Leverage and liaise with technical colleagues from across Save the Children, including technical working groups and centres of excellence, ensuring that learning from the Country Office is shared with others and global lessons brought back.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
- Master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies or related degree with focus on gender equality and inclusion in international development, social work, public health, sociology, anthropology or related area, or equivalent experience.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least 5+ years’ experience in the Gender field, providing technical leadership for the design and implementation of humanitarian and 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 oPt.
- 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.
- Demonstrated strong knowledge and skills related to gender sensitive and transformative program design and fundraising, monitoring and evaluation, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
- Experience of strategy development and planning to advance gender equality and social justice
- 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.
- Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.
- Fluent in Arabic.
We offer a very competitive package in the context of the sector, including parental leave, flexible working environment, health insurance & 30 days of annual leave. This role is offered on the basis of national and international terms and conditions, with preference to national/MENA region with Arabic language.
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