Gender Adviser


Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Humanitarian
  • Experience level:0-5 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:20/02/2024
  • Location:Lebanon 
Generic (e.g. 'gender focal point' role
What you will do

The Gender Advisor will provide technical advice and support to NRC and its partner members under the Haretna Consortium, taking a technical leadership so that gender is fully mainstreamed throughout NRC's project cycle and all Consortium's activities.

The Gender Advisor will train and support stakeholders on key gender issues, promoting safe and gender inclusive programming in the way that NRC, but especially the Haretna Consortium in the first year of contract, responds to the needs of men, women, boys and girls in all their diversity. The Advisor will have a key role in offering capacity building and technical advice to a NRC Consortium partner working on Gender-Based Violence (GBV). 

In this position you will:
  • Be the technical lead on gender-transformative programming by advising on the mainstreaming of gender in SRPs, in line with global standards and international frameworks on gender and women’s rights;
  • Promote enhanced understanding of gender issues among all stakeholders and the observance of international gender and women right's standards through continuous awareness sessions to the community and capacity building on gender-sensitivity to staff, contingency workers, partners, suppliers and contractors as needed;
  • Technically advise key staff and identified stakeholders, which can include the development of sector specific tip sheets;
  • Co-lead with M&E and programmes the conduct of strategic gender analysis prior, during and after the implementation of activities, ensuring the use of Sex, Age, Disability Disaggregated Data, including contextual gender analysis with stakeholder and dynamics analysis;
  • Technically supervise and offer enhanced capacity building to the NRC Consortium partner working on addressing GBV in the neighborhoods selected by the Consortium;
  • Support partners with gender sensitive issues;
  • Support advocacy or policy work on gender issues and the inclusion of gender key messages;
  • Encourage the sharing of knowledge and support efforts to change attitudes and practices on gender to support a transformative agenda;
  • Be an active advocate for Safe and Inclusive Programming, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Sexual Harassment (PSEAH), Child Safeguarding (CSG) and Accountability to Affected Populations.

What you will bring
  • At least 3 years of experience in gender work or GBV response.
  • Relevant degree in gender studies, social studies, humanitarian studies.
  • Knowledge of the gender context in Lebanon and the legal frameworks applicable to women's rights Familiarity with relevant tools for gender mainstreaming, including gender & age markers and IASC guidelines.
  • Extensive experience in training, coaching and knowledge transfer on gender issues.
  • Ability to present data and convey information clearly and concisely and identifying trends.
  • Strong analytical and communications skills; demonstrated ability to apply gender analysis in the programme design.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to gender issues.
  • Strong inter-personal skills (ability to demand results and be empathetic, non-defensive but decisive, firm and resilient)
  • Fluency in both English and Arabic (speaking, reading, writing); French is an asset.
  • Computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel)

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