Gender in Emergencies (GiE) Lead


Save the Children

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Humanitarian
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:International contract
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Location:Ethiopia
Gender in emergencies Gender-based violence (GBV)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
  •  Lead the design, set- up and implementation of all GiE programming, both standalone and mainstreamed across all project activities. This will include all related monitoring, evaluation and assessments throughout program implementation, and recruitments as needed.
  •  Provide high-quality technical and program management support to the identified GiE partner centered on the principles of equitable feminist partnerships, including technical support and joint planning when needed.
  •  Build internal and external understanding of the intersections between gender equality and disaster risk management (DRM) within Save the Children, across all consortium partners partners and externally.
  • Develop a gender equality strategy for the project, with benchmarks for success clearly defined and regularly team meetings organized and chaired, driving forward gender equality as a central theme throughout all aspects of project activities.
  • Form, lead, and convene a group of “Gender Champions” among Consortium partners.
  • Integrate gender into project monitoring, evaluation, learning, and adaptive management activities and input into guidance on monitoring, evaluation and learning for DRM programs.
  • Lead training to strengthen awareness of and capacity for gender integration within DRM project activities.
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise in gender equality and advance staff’s technical capacity in gender equality through knowledge sharing and managing and developing gender tools and resources.
  •  Document learnings on gender equality and GBV contributing to project knowledge management, documentation, and learning.
  •  Ensure GBV risk mitigation and safe referrals of GBV survivors in all project activities, and as a knowledge area of all staff in Ethiopia. Ensure programming is aligned with GBV interagency minimum standards and work closely with regional and local TAs to ensure proper integration of GBV risk mitigation into DRM systems.
  • Coordinate with DRM, early warning, and anticipatory action stakeholders at National and Subnational levels to drive forward gender sensitive and gender transformative programming, policies and advocacy.
  • Support to mainstream GiE into the DRM action plans with every lead sector institution such as the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity (MoWIE). 
  • Regularly coordinate and collaborate with national and international technical advisors to provide the most appropriate and updated technical inputs to the project to deliver the best services to the target populations.  
  • Provide technical inputs to reporting so that narrative reports are capturing the required technical outputs, which leads to high-quality reporting.  
  • Conduct regular field visits, including discussions with partners, and other critical stakeholders.  
  • Serve as a deployable staff member on GiE in new/escalating crises within Ethiopia to mainstream gender into humanitarian responses as needed.
Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance on gender equality into programming and research (e.g., through gender strategy implementation; leading program design and implementation, leading capacity strengthening trainings, etc.).
  •  Demonstrated experience conducting intersectional gender analyses, including study design, data collection, and analysis for US government donors.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills in English.  
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite.

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