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Gender Advisor
CARE International in Sudan

CARE Internationl is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE International  in Sudan is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.  We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.


Photo: Youth training session in Kass, South Darfur @CARE

 Division: People & culture
 Section/Unit: Program
 Grade Level: Grade F - Salary $1,143 - $1,658
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 04 Dec 2021


Job Summary
In a brief paragraph, state the position’s overall purpose or objective, highlighting the general functions for which the position is responsible. Why
does the position exist and what must it accomplish. IMPORTANT: This section, along with the “Qualifications” section will appear in the CARE
Career Site and outside job posting sites, so please describe fully.


CARE International’s humanitarian mandate is to meet the immediate needs of disaster-affected populations in the poorest communities in the world in a way that also addresses the underlying causes of people’s vulnerability. CARE recognizes the link between poverty and gender inequality and the need for humanitarian organizations to design, plan and respond to the needs of affected women, girls, men and boys in ways that promote gender equality.
The position of the Gender Advisor facilitates, coordinates and advocates for the implementation of gender equality programming in CARE’s Humanitarian and Developement programming in accordance to the CARE International’s mandate, policies and guidelines, including the Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) the IASC Gender Handbook, 2006 (update pending) and the IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Action, 2015. The aim of the Gender Advisor is to establish sustainable mechanisms in collaboration with the Sector Specialists and build capacity of all CARE and partner staff.

This is initially a one year position and requires travel up to 20% of time to field offices. The position is based in Khartoum.

 Duties and responsibilities:

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five). Include WHY it is done and the impact to the organization. List the responsibilities in the order of importance and state the percentage of
time the employee spends on each responsibility during a typical year.

Technical support

  • Carry out field visits and provide guidance and support in our gender- and women empowerment projects, and support program managers in achieving project objectives
  • Develop and disseminate practical tools for staff to be used in program implementation, and raise awareness about existing resources and frameworks in the CARE confederatio.
  • Share bulletins and news in promoting gender and protection
  • Ensure that women and girls are at the center of our programming and that implementing partners have the required knowledge, skills and tools to implement gender transformative and protection sensitive  programs
  • Provide key technical leadership and strategic guidance in developing detailed implementation plans
  • Ensure that CARE systems, processes and structures are gender-sensitive and support the development of staff capacity to address existing gender inequalities and protection risks.

Strategy developement & program design

• Lead the review or development of Gender and Protection specific strategies
• Ensure the gender and protection components in the existing program strategy are strengthened, and specific activities are further refined.
• Determine immediate- and long-term gender priorities and interventions based on available assessment results and in close coordination with the cluster and government.  
• Contribute to the development and design of high quality proposals and ensure gender and protection issues are mainstreamed accross all program interventions.
• Identify new funding opportunities for women empowerment and gender transformative programming.


Networking and Advocacy

• Build strategic alliances with other key actors, both internally and externally, to advocate for gender-transformative programming.
• Provide technical support and identify opportunities for the development of relevant advocacy and communication/information materials to address gender (in)equality issues.
• Assure strong donor relations for gender transformation among humanitarian actors by modeling CARE’s work.
• Represent CARE at the relevant gender and protection related sector fora, conferences, and high-level meetings.
• Seek support of technical assistance from relevant technical units at CARE USA or other CARE international partners, as needed


 Capacity building

• Review basic concepts and principles of gender/GBV/PSEA for all team members.
• Provide training/orientation on integrating gender and GBV prevention and mitigation measures and PSEA in all CARE focus areas.
• Assess training- and technical support needs of CARE and partner staff and develop a capacity-building plans on gender and protection mainstreaming.
• Ensure continuous on the job coaching, mentoring and one-on-one support to partner staff on gender related issues.
•Create or review gender focal persons and groups as necessary and train and engage them to lead on gender and protection mainstreaming in all our programs
• Orient other departments such as program support (finance, procurement, HR, logistics, etc.) to incorporate gender and protection issues.

Need identification & assessment

• Lead on gender and protection capacity assessments and conducting Rapid Gender Analyses (RGA).
• Contribute to different assessments, surveys and studies by incorporating transformative gender and protection perspectives.  
• Determine priorities and immediate activities and resources needed from available assessment results.
• Disseminate assessment results and reports and actively use it to influence the agenda of peers and donors.



*Perform other duties as assigned by the the supervisor
*Support the organizational drive to implement relevant planned strategies

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications (Know How)
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expectations for job performance. Also include the education, experience, and skills desired for the position.

Education / Training
E.g. high school diploma; college degree (specify major/minor); specialty (ex. Accounting). Include the following phrase when possible:
“or equivalent combination of education and work experience.”

• Education: Advanced degree Gender Studies, Protection, Social Sciences or Bachelor degree or related
• Experience:  +5 years’ technical experience in either Protection or Gender
• 5 years of proven leadership and management skills with ability to motivate personnel and be sensitive
• Language: Strong command of English and Arabic languages
• Communications: Good report writing skills
• Computer: Good computer skills
• Strong in networking, representation and building relations
• Ability to work with people of various cultures
• Sound conceptual skills in humanitarian emergency, early recovery and development programming and designing interventions in such context

Experience/Technical Skills
Number of months/ years of previous professional experience in a similar position.
Examples: languages; planning; budgeting; word-processing, basic accounting; advanced written communications; presentations; fundraising;
training/facilitation, etc.

Experience of undertaking high level representation to influence government, donor, partners, and agency policy and practice

• Familiar with humanitarian programming and inter-agency coordination systems;
• Proven experience combining formal expertise on Protection and GBV mainstreaming and gender equality with experience of applying these concretely to specific humanitarian program sectors, plans, policies and processes. In particular, demonstrated experience in mainstreaming GBV and protection in at least one of CARE’s key sectors (WASH, Shelter, SRH & Food Security)
• Proven experience in managing GBV/Protection specific projects
• Masters or advanced degree in a relevant subject area;
• Knowledge of training tools and methods and proven experience delivering training on Protection and GBV responsive programs;
* Commitment to equal opportunity and gender equality.
*  Demonstrated experience in integrating gender and diversity issues into programmes.
* Evidence of project cycle management experience, including strategic planning, budgeting, reporting, monitoring & evaluation.
*  Ability to work with local authorities and rural communities including traditional and political leadership
* Experience of convening different actors, building alliances, networking around issues to deliver greater change
* Excellent people skills, with proven ability to motivate others and work collaboratively, requiring strong self-awareness and inter-personal skills.
* Familiarity with CARE'’s business rules and programme quality processes is an asset.
* Creative and innovative approach – ability to lead thinking on technology choices and development approaches.
* Experience in building the capacity of the team internally and of external stakeholders.
* Ability to foster innovation and cross programme learning
 * Ability to travel regularly at short notice.
• Managing relations by being sensitive to cultural differences and responding appropriately to different situations.







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