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8 Aug 2018

Women RightsOfficer

Job Description

Job Title:
Women RightsOfficer
Directorate: Programmes and Policies Job Family:
Reports to: Women’s Rights Coordinator Grade: D
Location: Somaliland
Job Roles
Role Overview: To plan and implement the Women Rights activities across all AAIS programme with the support of Women’s Rights Coordinator. Ensure women rights are streamlined and at the centre of AAIS programing work. To build strong women rights alliances at local, regional and national level for advocacy and networking.
Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities: Key Activities
Strategy development ·         Support  women’s rights strategic, leadership, management and policy directions for the country programme

  • Support partners and right holders in promoting women’s socio-economic, legal and political rights are women Rights centered
  • Conduct programme need assessment, design, and annual plans and budgets with the partners and right holders.
  • Oversee and support projects cycle management (planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation)for women rights projects and projects with core women rights programme.
  • Take part in review,appraisal and assessments to ensure involvement of women in all processes
  • Create, manage and regularly report on activities and budgets for different aspects of the Women’s Rights work;
  • Raise awareness of ActionAid programme on gender mainstreaming and integration of gender works with all stakeholders
  • Take the lead in women’s rights campaigns and other policy influencing activities


Resources Management
  • Ensure effective resource utilization and management of the budgeted women rights activities with the support of Women Rights Coordinator
  • Monitor budget utilization for women rights activities
  • Liaise with Finance team on project costing and budgeting templates in line with requirements for women rights activities
  • Review partner narrative and financial reports and support Finance in reviewing of all legal documents – agreements, MoU, etc for women rights activities.
Relationship Building and networking
  • Deepen the relationship with the target right holders and their institutions, CSOs and duty bearers to ensure women rights-centred approach.
  • Represent ActionAid in the stakeholder coordination meetings.
  • Support creating effective structures and linkages between ActionAid, the community, women coalitions, government and other stakeholders within the local and national level.
  • Support the team on beneficiary selection process and verification.
  • Provide support in broader agenda of the Women’s Rights unit and the programmes team
  • Develop/lead initiatives that aim to promote feminist leadership in the organisation, allied movements and partner organisations
  • Represent ActionAid Somaliland in regional and global discourses and events on women’s rights
Capacity building
  • Ensure relevant trainings to right holders on Women Rights
  • Ensure in providing technical support and capacity building to Government, AAI staffand partner staff on Women Rights
  • Lead the development of standardized training manuals and session for community training on women’s rights.
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Carry out regular supervision, monitoring and evaluation on women rights related activities
  • Produce regular women rights programme reports
  • Ensure effectively documentation of all activities for learning and wider sharing
  • Monitor impact and progress of programmes against milestones and indicators for women rights programmes.
  • Ensure gender dimension in our M&E system and support Programme Officers and partners to monitor the progress on women’s rights across all programme work
Conflict Resolution
  • Proactively manage foreseen risks and mitigate with the support of Women Rights Coordinator
  • Support in diffusion of any escalated community conflicts at the regional and governmental level.
  • Perform other functions that will be assigned by management from time to time.
Person Specification
Education &Experience ·      Bachelor’sdegree in Gender studies, social sciences or other relevant areas

·      Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in women rights programme and working with INGO.

Essential knowledge and skills ·      Familiarity with the women rights context it affects the programmes.

·      Excellent analytical and strategic planning skills

·      In depth knowledge of current debates and thinking on women’s rights

·      Good contacts and relationships with women’s rights networks and movements.

·      Experience in leading advocacy, research, monitoring, and campaigns

·      Excellent spokesperson and proficiency at dealing with media.

·      Knowledge on project management cycle

·      Community development skills

·      Knowledge of MS Office suites.

·      Effective time management, conflict management and negotiation skills

·      Risk Orientation

·      Capacity building and training skills

·      Proficiency in English and Somali

·      Coaching and mentoring skills

Desirable Knowledge and Experience ·      Knowledge of Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA)
Country dependent
Competency Profile
Competency What it looks like
Cross-cultural Knowledge, skills, and affect/motivation that enable individuals to adapt effectively in cross-cultural environments.
Risk oriented Ability to recognize risks and mitigate risks accordingly
Planning The ability to think ahead and decide on courses of action, ensuring that the resources required to implement the action will be available, and scheduling work required to achieve an end result
Innovation The ability to originate, introduce and be open to, new practices, concepts, ideas and change and to continuously improve
Integrity Is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles and uprightness.
Communication The ability to get our points across clearly, both orally and in writing, to ensure we get our key messages across in the right way
Collaboration The ability to work co-operatively and flexibly with others, both within and outside the organisation, demonstrating an understanding of effective team working and partnerships
Leadership & Management The capacity to inspire others to give of their best to achieve a desired result, whilst maintaining effective relationships with individuals and teams as a whole and allocating resources
Negotiation skills Involves being able to discuss and reach a mutually satisfactory agreement.
Confidentiality Ability to abide by a set of rules or a promise that limits access or places restrictions on the release of certain types of information.

 Interested and qualified applicants who meet the required qualification and experiences are invited to submit their CV and a cover letter to The subject heading is Women’s Rights Officer – Not later than 23rd August at 4:00 pm.

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