Gender Equality & GBVTechnical Specialist – Somalia/Somaliland
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- Post date:17 Mar 2020
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Title: Gender Equality & GBV Technical Specialist – SomaliNational/International
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|Gender Equality & GBVTechnical Specialist
Somalia Country Office
|TEAM/PROGRAMME:Program Development & Quality Department – technical unit||LOCATION:|
|GRADE: TBC (Competitive Package)||POST TYPE: National/International|
|Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people|
|COUNTRY OFFICE OVERVIEW:
Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 13 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, and Mogadishu in South States of Somalia). In 2019, we reached more than 2.7 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office has a large and diverse funding portfolio – managing 73 active awards totalling US$230 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, GPE, EU, OFDA, USAID, NORAD and DANIDA being some of our largest.
|SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Deputy Director for Program Development & Quality
Background:Save the Children believes that it is critical to directly address gender-based discrimination and promote gender equality in order to ensure no harm comes to children, and to advance our vision for a world where every child attains their equal right to survival, protection, development and participation. Save the Children recognizes that gender inequalities create major barriers for sustainable development, and works to ensure all its programs identify and account for the different needs, abilities and opportunities of all stakeholders. Save the Children further strives to utilize gender-transformative approaches whenever possible, supporting meaningful and lasting impacts in the lives of children and adolescents. Save the Children seeks to advance gender equality in all aspects of its work and across the organization, guided by Save the Children’s Gender Equality Policy.
Role purpose: Working closely with a team of technical advisors and program officers/managers within the program operations team, this position will support the design and implementation of gender-sensitive and gender-transformative development and humanitarian projects in order to ensure the successful delivery of quality programs that respond to the specific needs of girls, boys, men and women, and to mitigateSGBV across the programme cycle. S/he will support the integration of a gender equality lens in Save the Children’s advocacy and campaign efforts; work with the Business Development team to develop gender transformative programs for donors; lead capacity strengthening efforts on gender equality with Country Office staff, as well as local partners; and support initiatives to collect, measure and report on program learnings and innovation on gender transformative approaches; and support the Senior Management Team in advancing gender equality efforts in our organisational culture.
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
|KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Strategy & Program Development:
· Lead Country Office Gender Analysis and Self-Assessment exercises and the subsequent development and follow up of gender equality action plans. Where possible, engage in inter-agency gender analysis to avoid duplication;
· Support the Country Office in the development of ambitious yet practical strategic plans, annual plans, priorities and milestones for gender, and collaborate closely with other thematic technical leads i.e. child protection, education, health & nutrition, and Food security & livelihoods, to provide gender sensitive lens to sector specific strategic plans and priorities
· In collaboration with the Program Development team, provide high quality technical inputs into the design of gender sensitive and transformative project proposals and concept notes for a range of donors
· Input into and review all internal humanitarian response strategies, sectoral plans, emergency preparedness and contingency plans ensuring integration of Gender and GBV (inc.PSEA) considerations;
Thematic Advisory and Technical Quality Assurance:
· Provide high quality and timely technical guidance and assistance to diverse teams across the Somalia Country Office
· Provide directions and trainings to program/project teams and partners involved in delivering projects focusing on appropriate approaches and methodologies; conceptual and practical frameworks; standards and tools for effective and quality delivery of gender equality programmes.
· Work closely with the Area-level monitoring teams and project teams to undertake joint monitoring visits to project sites, ensuring projects are implemented in line with Quality Benchmarks and global standards and protocols, and support M&E and operations teams in the identification and implementation of action plans.
· Support integration of GBV response within Child Protection and Health sectors: including providing oversight and quality control for relevant training to be cascaded by deployable staff to Child Protection (on Caring for Child Survivors of Sexual Abuse) and Health (on Clinical Management of Rape), and advocating for necessary resources (to ensure quality control for survivor-centred and best interest of the child approaches and practices for the implementation of CMR and Case Management
· Work with the field teams and Partnerships team in the identification of new partners and relationship building with existing partnerships with civil society and consortium partners, using SC partnership approaches
· Support sector-specific colleagues to identify and advocate in clusters and other forums to address gaps related to gender equality and GBV;
· Proactively seek and share information on donor priorities and funding opportunities linking to Country and Area strategies on gender, and support donor engagement and relationship building as needed
Evidence, Learning & Innovation:
People Management and Coordination
· Work closely with programme quality and operations team in a matrix management environment for development and implementation of high quality projects
· Provide coaching, mentoring and constructive feedback for learning and development and capacity building of relevant staff
· Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our full spectrum programming, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children
|QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
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