JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Department/Project
Program
Position Title 
Senior Gender and Advocacy Officer
Supervisor
Project Manager
Position Grade 
Grade 5 step 1
Salary 
From  USD 743 Plus Benefit
Location of work
Dili
Position report to
Project Manager
Contract Period
1 Year (with the possibility of extension depending on performance)
Areas of experience required
The Senior Gender and Advocacy Officer will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing/coordinating, managing and reporting on gender-related activities in the Lafaek Project. Together with the Deputy Project Managers (DPMs) for Publication, Field Implementation, and MEL, the SG&AO will lead in providing gender-related training and technical support to the Lafaek Team, including liaising with CITL’s Gender and Program Quality Unit. The SG &AO will also be the gender focal point for Lafaek project, responsible for contributing to CITL’s gender strategy and implementation of the action plan as well as participating in internal and when relevant external Gender Working Group meetings.  
Applications required by
15th of January 2021
Application should include
CV and Application letter only
Application should be sent to
Teresa.Barros@careint.org 
INTRODUCTION:
CARE is an international development and humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. As a non-religious and non-political organization, CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development efforts and providing emergency assistance. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.
 
CARE’s long term program will focus on women and girls in rural disadvantage areas with four priority areas: SRM Health and Rights, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Women’s Voice and Education. 
 
Under the guidance of the Project Manager and close coordination with Deputy Project Managers (DPMs) for Publication, Field Implementation, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), the Senior Gender and Advocacy Officer will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing/coordinating, managing and reporting on gender-related activities in the Lafaek Project. Together with the Deputy Project Managers (DPMs) for Publication, Field Implementation, and MEL, the SG&AO will lead in providing gender-related training and technical support to the Lafaek Team, including liaising with CITL’s Gender and Program Quality Unit. The SG &AO will also be the gender focal point for Lafaek project, responsible for contributing to CITL’s gender strategy and implementation of the action plan as well as participating in internal and when relevant external Gender Working Group meetings.  
 
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
Project Planning
  • Assist the Project Manager and DPMs to develop the overall gender strategy and gender action plan for the project. 
  • Develop annual and quarterly Gender and Accountability work plans for implementation and ensure that the gender strategy and action plan is aligned with the project plan through close coordination with the relevant stakeholders. 
Project Implementation
  • Lead on identifying and coordinating with relevant internal and external stakeholders on gender related aspects for the project and ensure their inputs and involvement in gender-related activities for the project.
  • Lead and/or support on providing gender training for the project, which will be delivered to the project team and implementing partners when necessary. Trainings include Gender and Diversity, safeguarding, Engaging Men and Boys, Social Analysis and Action, Leadership training, Gender-Based Violence and Gender in Media. 
  • Assist and provide feedback on gender related matters to the project team during the Lafaek content brainstorming sessions.
  • Support production team to liaise with SEII for gathering relevant information and seeking approval for gender articles to be posted in Lafaek Magazines.  
  • Responsible for preparing training agendas, materials, logistics, and highly interactive training contents on gender and advocacy for Lafaek Team. 
  • Provide technical support and mentorship around gender transformative approaches and advocacy throughout activity implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning to Lafaek staff. 
  • Together with the Lafaek Project Manager and the Deputy Project Manager for Production, Field Implementation and MEL, ensure regular communication, strengthen capacity, and share learnings to national level stakeholders, including Ministry of Education Youth and Sport, Ministry of State and Administration at national and municipal levels. 
  • Support project Manager and relevant departments in regards with developing advocacy policy and implementing Lafaek’s advocacy plan, including representation at National and municipal education meetings and forums and other development stakeholder meetings such as Ação Conjunta para a Educação em Timor-Leste (ACETL).
  • Working with relevant departments, preparing executive summaries or thematic report of project implementation for relevant government stakeholders.
Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Undertake quality checking of gender and advocacy related data and provide it on a timely and monthly basis to the MEL DPM
  • Ensure regular activity implementation report, with a gender and advocacy lens including progress and challenges is submitted to the Project Manager on a monthly basis 
  • Provide quality support during donor monitoring and senior management visits as well as consultant/technical support visits to the field site as required
  • Support the MEL team  to document learnings related to gender and advocacy and share the findings with relevant stakeholders
Other
  • Perform other duties as asked by supervisor in order to support the team
  • To proactively participate in the APPA process including the annual appraisal, midyear review and regular 1:1 meetings, ensuring that the APPA process (including the paperwork) is an integral component of Annual Work Plans and activities
  • Promote a safe and secure work environment; foster a culture of safety and security awareness and consistently follow all CARE safety and security policies, procedures and directives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity
  • Uphold and promote CARE’s commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with minimum 3 years’ relevant work experience, preferably in Education and/or gender and advocacy area;
  • Ability to support management with integrity and implement procedures and processes, with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent understanding of participatory methodologies for staff and partner mobilisation and strong facilitation skills;
  • Strong understanding about gender equality and women’s empowerment approaches including advocacy is highly desired
  • Experience in project planning and proven ability to write and present regular reports to management and partners as required;
  • Ability to promote collaboration with CITL staff, Government, Local authority, and other partners; 
  • Excellent communication skills in Tetum and in English, the ability to communicate in local languages is an asset;
  • Demonstrated high level time management skills, including the ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment;
  • Good leadership, decision making, problem solving, planning and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to take direction and to work as part of a team;
  • An ability to apply CARE’s gender equality and women’s empowerment activities;
  • Ability to understand, comply and uphold all relevant CARE International in Timor Leste policies and standard procedures 
  • Availability and able to travel to municipalities for a period of time
  • The candidate should be organized, effective, creative, a team player, and  highly motivated
In return of your commitment you will benefit from ongoing professional development fostered within an innovative and forward thinking environment, plus a comprehensive benefits package.
 
To apply to this position, please email or submit your application letter and Curriculum Vitae with three references (Please DO NOT attached the other documents) to teresa.barros@careint.org OR to HR Unit, CARE International Timor-Leste, Bairo Pitte, Dili, OR by email before or by date deadline 15th  of January 2021. Only successful candidates will be contacted for the interview.
 
CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. 
 
CARE International Timor-Leste is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas we work. CARE International Timor-Leste reserves the right to conduct screening procedure to ensure a child-safe environment.
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