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Gender Officer
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.


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 Section/Unit: GAC&Lux Mofa project
 Grade Level: Grade D
 Supervisor: HOPO
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Kassala
 Duration: 1 Year
 Closing Date: 28 Sept 2022


CARE International Humanitarian Mandate is to meet the immediate needs of crisis-affected populations in the poorest communities in the world in a way that also addresses the underlying causes of people’s vulnerability. CARE recognises 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 and at-risk groups, in ways that promote gender equality.


The position of Gender in Emergencies (GiE) Officer advocates for the implementation of gender equality programming in CARE’s key sectors in accordance to the CARE International (CI) mandate, policies and guidelines and the IASC Gender Handbook and the IASC Guidelines for Gender Based Violence (GBV) Interventions in Humanitarian Settings.


The Gender Officer will work across targeted locations in Kassala state , working with both the refugee population in the established camps as well as with the host communities. The locations might change as per the refugee movements and other emergency needs. Key sectors of focus will include food/NFI distribution, Water Sanitation and Hygiene and Safety and Protection (including GBV). These are likely to adapt and change as the response continues and new needs arise.



 Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Information, Analysis and Program Support
  • Support the collection and analysis of sex- age- and diversity- disaggregated data (quantitative, qualitative and anecdotal) as well as streamlining needs and risk assessments’ collection and analysis so that it can be more effective in meeting the needs of women, men, boys and girls. Work closely with the MEAL and sector teams to identify data and analysis to support an equitable and inclusive response.
  • Conduct and continue to develop Rapid Gender Analysis’ (with a focus on key sectors – Health and Nutrition, WASH, shelter, NFI and food distributions and GBV). Develop these in co-ordination with the focal point in Khartoum as well as seeking technical support from CARE’s regional and global GiE team.
  • Facilitate and support the integration of GiE minimum standards across sector programming (with a specific focus on WASH), to ensure operations uphold a set of agreed minimum standards (including using CARE’s sectoral minimum standards, the IASC Gender Handbook and the IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action).
  • Assist sector teams (with a particular focus on WASH) to establish or adapt existing systems to monitor progress in gender mainstreaming by using the agreed minimum standards.
  • Ensure that WASH committees and volunteer initatives provide opportunities for meaningful engagement, participation and leadership of women and girls.
  • Assist sector teams to ensure GBV risk mitigation measures are understood and practically applied (in line with the IASC GBV guidelines[1])
  • Support community-based approaches to prevention, mitigation and response to GBV in co-ordination with local partners and other agencies working on the response.
  • With support from Khartoum, work with the sub-team to ensure issues of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) are understood in line with the CARE Sudan and CI policy on PSEA and Child Protection. Ensure that services and interventions are provided in keeping with CARE’s PSEA and Child Protection obligations and that the response adhers to principles of Do No Harm.
  • Work with the MEAL teams to ensure accountability and feedback mechanisms are safe and inclusive for SEA reporting.
  • Review project plans, proposals and budgets to ensure that adequate attention is paid, and resources (human and financial) allocated, to the promotion of gender equality and GBViE across sectors.
  • Collaborate and co-ordinate with the CARE team, NGO and Government partners to identify the GBV referral pathways in each location, for both refugee and host community. Ensure all CARE staff, its partners and volunteers are aware of the referral pathways and are sensitized on the referral mechanism and survivor centered approaches (reference the GBV pocket guide for non-GBV specialists)




  • Develop and provide briefings and training to CARE staff, and partners, on gender, GBV approaches and PSEA.
  • Develop and provide capacity building, training and mentorship specifically to CARE’s WASH team including hygiene promotion volunteers, water point volunteers and water and hygiene committees.


3.Coordination and Advocacy


  • Identify opportunities to work with and build partnerships with women’s rights organisations and local CBOs/CSOs working on gender equality, women’s rights, GBV prevention and response. Particularly in identifying where CARE can play a role to support the work and manadate of such groups/organisations within the response, for both host community and the refugee community.
  • Support the development of advocacy and communication/information materials to raise visability of the gender (in)equality issues and needs within the context, as well as highlighting good practices and lessons learned as the response continues.




  • The position is based in Kassala state. The staff will also travel to other project locations  for few days in the month.


III. Authority:

Directly reports to HOPO


IV. Contacts and Key Relationships:

Works closely with Health and Nutrition  Manager, M&E officer, appropriate clusters (WASH, GBV/ protection) and government departments.


Key Internal Contacts

Provide close support and work with program and program support team in Khartoum and field offices


Key External Contacts

Other NGO’s, UN agencies, CBOs and CSOs working with the project, Government of Sudan (such as HAC at State and Federal level. 


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

. Required Qualifications and Competencies (Benchmark):




  • University degree (graduation/ post graduation) in relevant field like sociology, social anthropology, gender in development / emergencies, gender-based violence or related fields
  • 3 years’ experiences in similar position in the field of gender, gender-based violence, women’s empowerment.
  • Knowledge of current issues in gender and GBV and how emergencies can impact women, men, boys and girls differently.
  • Experience mainstreaming gender minimum standards across sectors
  • Prior experience in behaviour change and communication strategies related to gender norms.
  • Strong community facilitation skills and familiarity with participatory rural appraisal tools and approaches
  • Experience conducting gender analysis at community level.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Effective communication & people skills.
  • Reading, writing, speaking ability to a working level in Arabic and English. Language skills in Tigray or Amhari will be an advantage.




  • Previous experience working in an emergency context on Gender in Emergencies




  • People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who is able to work with crisis affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.


  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders


  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE's core values and humanitarian principles.


  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively in stressful environments with a high workload. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.


  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity and ability to work within an international team.


  • Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with strong analytical and problem solving skills.



Interested candidates who fulfill the above requirements are requested to submit their CVs with cover letter, supporting documents and names, addresses and contacts of three professional non-relative referees (one of the referee must be a former or current supervisor) at:  Labor office Kassala  & Sudanjobs  before 28/9/2022 –12:00PM

Note: Any persuasion will disqualify the candidates. Only short-listed candidates shall be invited for the interview. Please write the position applied for at the top right hand corner of  the envelope. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women to apply.






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