Gender Advisor (MYRP), South Sudan.
Save the Children (with NRC and FCA) leads the South Sudan NGO Education Consortium as Grant Agent for Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Seed funding, an innovative model for programming education in emergencies. The funding will ensure that out of school children (OOSC) in priority areas have flexible, responsive routes into learning opportunities, that support their transition into further levels of education and that support their holistic wellbeing and development.
In contributing to the realization of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on education, the South Sudan ECW MYRP recognizes that advancing SDG 5 on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is central to inclusive, quality education for all. Specifically, this ECW program will contribute to not only tackling the impact inequalities have on girls’, boys’ and youths’ equal access to and enjoyment of inclusive and quality education, but also seek to address the root causes of gender-based discrimination in emergencies. Gender-based discrimination negatively affects children and youths’ enjoyment of their rights and intersects with other forms of discrimination based on age, disabilities, geography, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, displacement and statelessness.
Save the Children (with NRC and FCA) believes that gender inequality affects our ability to effectively protect and promote the rights of children. We therefore seek to be gender transformative in the way we design and implement programmes. Gender equality has been identified as a priority theme within our strategy and the Gender Advisor will drive this work forward.
Reporting to the Education Consortium Manager (ECM), the Gender Advisor shall be responsible for ensuring that the ECW consortium program leverages action and contribute towards coordinated strategies which seek to ensure and to go beyond parity in enrolment as well as to address the gender norms perpetuating historical, socio-cultural inequalities preventing girls, boys and youth from equally accessing and benefiting from quality education.
The jobholder will work with IPs to promote education systems and pedagogies, which seek to, equally empower girls and boys through the transformation of gender norms and subsequent gender roles restricting girls, boys’ and youths’ realization of their full potential. S/he will work closely with consortium partners and IPs to ensure learning happens in safety and without fear, recognizing and tackling all forms of school-related gender-based violence including bullying and insecurities associated with but not limited to attacks on education, which girls and boys face when learning. The Gender Advisor will work closely with consortium partners and IPs to achieve the objective of ensuring that all girls, boys and youth affected by the conflict can equally learn, with local commitment towards the equal valuing of both girls’ and boys’ education regardless of age, disabilities, geography, religious affiliation, ethnicity.
Qualifications and Experience Essential
Proven experience combining formal expertise on gender mainstreaming and gender equality with experience of applying these concretely to specific program sectors especially education, plans, policies and processes;
Knowledge of gender equality training tools and methods and proven experience delivering training on gender-responsive programs;
Experience on inclusion of protection measures against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), School-Related GBV (SRGBV), and cooperation with any work to end Harmful Traditional Practices.
Prior experience in addressing socio-cultural and gender norms and barriers to education and participation in decision-making and leadership of girls and boys and youth.
At least 5 years of experience in Gender equality integrated in other sectors, preferably ECD, Education and/or Education in Emergencies programming.
Knowledge of current global and regional and national debates on gender equality policies and models.
Experience with supporting mechanisms to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) in Humanitarian settings.
Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective gender equality programming in complex environments and with International NGOs, preferably working within a consortium or with implementing partners.
Prior experience working in consortium structures and projects, or in consortium / programme management units.
Proven experience and skills in gender analysis, gender audits, safety audits, gender-related research and advocacy and writing high quality gender assessment reports.
Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams.
Commitment to Save the Children values.
Ability to coach and mentor partners on gender equality programming.
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, steering and coaching.
Highly diplomatic with strong oral and written communication skills (English)
Demonstrable understanding of ECW guidelines and preferably ECW Gender Policy
Contract duration: 2 years
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.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
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.
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12 Mar 2020 – 20:59 UTC
Juba, South Sudan
Programme, Development and Quality