Technical Advisor I, GEDSI


Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Nationals-only contract
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:23/02/2024
  • Location:Kenya
Disability rights Gender equality and Social inclusion (GESI)
  • Support implementation of CP gender action plan and CP-wide wide strategies, standards, tools, and GEDSI best practices that effectively engage partners, donors, and governments. 
  • Coordinate partner gender assessments and support partners to develop and implement gender action plans. 
  • Provide technical solutions to CP teams, remotely and on-site, on strategic planning and how to best apply standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools, and M&E, helping to ensure high-quality implementation.
  • Provide thought leadership and support in the design, development, and implementation of GEDSI-related and integrated activities across programs and operations as needed.
  • Support development of technical proposals/concepts as needed and advise relevant CP teams on integrating GEDSI donor strategies, priorities, and technical requirements into CRS approaches.
  • Lead staff and partner capacity-strengthening initiatives in gender, disability and social inclusion through design and development of learning strategies and resources.
  • Contribute to the GEDSI learning agenda and improved decision-making through collection and analysis of relevant data that capture key learnings and best practices.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationship with donors, peer organizations, and government, promote CRS’ work through participation in relevant GEDSI forums/platforms.
  • Undertake regular field visits to support implementation of the GEDSI strategies/action plan and to identify where adaptations and improvements might be needed.
  • Provide regular updates and reports on progress against key indicators and timelines to relevant CP staff to facilitate program/operation reviews, planning and learning events as applicable.
  • Participate in and provide technical leadership in the relevant CP forums, including the Gender Steering Committee and Disability Technical Working Group, and Senior Leadership Team .
  • Lead the CP Gender Focal Point Network, including leading meetings, providing oversight on the progress on action plans, sharing or developing tools/resources, and providing mentorship.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor. 

Education and Experience Requirements 
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, International Development, or related fields with experience in GEDSI programming. Master’s degree would be a plus.
  • Minimum of five years relevant work experience with field-based experience in GEDSI in programs and operations. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of barriers that persons with disabilities face and experience providing practical solutions to overcome those barriers, either through lived experience or through previous work experience
  • Good understanding of GEDSI, safe and dignified programming, and integration across diverse sectors and mainstreaming within the organization.
  • Experience developing gender and inclusion strategies, training materials, and evaluation tools.
  • Prior experience conducting gender and accessibility audits/assessments for workplace and humanitarian programs is an added advantage.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Required Languages
: English fluency.

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