Regional Technical Advisor - Gender



Remote (local)
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Remote (local)
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:26/06/2024
  • Location:East Africa
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
About WaterAid:

Want to use your skills, knowledge and experience in gender programming to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

Join WaterAid as a Technical Advisor - Gender to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

About the Team:

The East Africa Region comprises 4 established Country Programmes in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. This is a shared role to be located in one of the countries where WaterAid has operations and will report directly to the Country Director (CD) of the location where the role will be based. The CD will line manage and co-ordinate the role on behalf of the other countries

The role will support gender equity and social inclusion integration and strengthening work across the 4 Country Programmes and provide advice to the Senior Management Teams in the countries and the regional leadership team comprising of all Country Directors and the regional team.

About the Role:

The purpose of this position is to provide technical support to the WaterAid East Africa Region's Country Programmes (CPs) (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia) and the Regional Office and WA partners in integrating and strengthening gender equity and social inclusion (GESI) in all our programming. This includes support in strategy and programme design, budgeting, implementation, influencing and advocacy, impact assessment and learning and documentation of good practices. Drawing on your own expertise, experience and deep understanding of the topic, you will help CP and partners understand and implement WaterAid's Equity, Inclusion and Rights (EIR) framework and its most recent global strategy commitments to gender equality, rights and social inclusion in WASH.

About You:

  • Post graduate degree in gender studies, social sciences or any other relevant discipline from a Higher Education recognised institution
  • At least 8 years of (proven) experience at a middle or senior level in gender & development.
  • Deep understanding of GESI dynamics in the East Africa context, including understanding and experience in working on social norms and attitudinal changes required to make progress on gender and equity.
  • Proven experience in using and embedding gender equity/transformation frameworks and tools in programmes and/or policy influencing.
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in inclusive programming.
  • Experience in networking and alliance building with local rights-groups focused on gender equality and social inclusion.
  • Experience in facilitation of trainings and workshops.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in English
Although not essential, we also prefer you to have:

  • Understanding of the concepts of gender-sensitive and inclusive WASH as it is related to climate and health services
  • Knowledge of and interest in behaviour change communication, ideally hygiene-related behaviour.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, monitoring, and evaluation etc.
  • Good report writing skills

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