CARE International

CARE International

Sibounheuang Rd Sibounheuang Village Chanthabouly District

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  • National Senior Gender Advisor CARE is an international humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, with a vision to which focuses on empowering women and girls to fight poverty and bring lasting change to their communities. We work in over 80 countries around the world. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities. Vacancy AnnouncementNational Senior Gender Advisor (1 position, based in Vientiane Capital with approx. 50% travel)CARE Laos is looking to recruit qualified and motivated Lao national for the following:Position SummaryThe Senior National Gender Advisor is responsible for contributing to the implementation of CARE Laos work and to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality institutionally, programmatically, through advocacy efforts and with partners. In particular, the Senior National Gender Advisor will lead in understanding the Laos context and bringing CARE International tools and approaches into practice  within CARE Laos.  This includes training staff and partners assuring quality implementation and measurement of gender transformative approaches in projects and programs, and supporting partners and other external stakeholder to build their capacity to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategy and Leadership:Support the Gender and GBV Coordinator in leading the Gender Action Team, where ensuring gender staff (and all staff) are applying appropriately and consistently the CARE Gender Empowerment and Women’s Voice framework in our programmes;Actively lead and chair the Gender Leadership Team to ensure this team lead organizational policies and strategy review and analyse, ensure are gender sensitive and align with CARE International Gender Standards, PSHEA standard both for humanitarians/programme and organizational aspects.1. Program DEVELOPMENTContribute gender and social inclusion sensitivity to the development and review of the program design including analysis, theory of change, developing program concepts and sourcing funding and partnership opportunities;Conduct gender and social inclusion analyses and update them periodically for effective program development, planning, management and advocacy.2. Program Implementation and Quality AssuranceLead the mainstreaming of gender in programs through participation in the formulation of program goals, strategies and approaches;Ensure gender equality is adequately reflected in the process of formulating work plans, activities, indicators and targets, implementation and monitoring.3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)Contribute to document lessons learnt related to women’s empowerment and gender equality and to ensure that they are appropriately shared within CARE, with key partners and stakeholders;Lead the gender knowledge management by drafting/finalising key technical documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and knowledge and/ or information exchange;Oversee gender sensitive indicators and targets to measure the achievements and impact of the REW and MUW program and individual projects in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Promote the use and analysis of sex- and social inclusion disaggregated data;Ensure gender technical information generating properly in draft MEL products such as project indicators and baseline, mid-term and end-line reports;4. CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND COORDINATION:Provide technical and capacity support to other Gender Advisors  (currently  2 positions) and support the Gender and GBV Coordinator  in developing a strong Gender Action Team built into all programming;Provide technical support to partners to develop capacity in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment;Design and develop gender capacity strengthening and learning approaches and strategies to support CARE LAOS’s managers and staff.5. PARTNERSHIP, ADVOCACY AND REPRESENTATIONRepresent CARE Laos in all relevant forums at national and international levels;In collaboration with the Communication Team, provide public information on CARE International in Laos gender based long term programs to create greater public awareness about gender equality and women empowerment issues and their critical role in overcoming poverty;Be the thematic lead on Gender advocacy work; and be the spoke person on Gender theme.EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum Master’s degree in Gender Studies/International Development or equivalent and/ or a minimum 8 years relevant work experience, preferably in community or international development activities, capacity strengthening preferably for an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO);Proven experience in analysing gender and social inclusion sensitive socio-cultural-economic situation to inform program development, planning, communication and advocacy;Skilled developing training manual, guideline and provide high quality of delivery training course to difference level of participants and skilled in multiple facilitation;Experienced in gender integration in proposal development, project/program design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning;Demonstrated high level organisational, financial and 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;Demonstrated understanding of gender equality; social inclusion and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity;Demonstrated strong leadership, decision making, problem solving, planning, analytical and influencing skills;Proven ability to foster commitment to pursue a clear and compelling vision, stimulating high performance;Demonstrated experience in effectively leading, people management and motivating a team;Demonstrated characteristics in honesty, reliability, trustworthiness with the ability to maintain confidentiality;Representational skills including developing networks and relationships with key stakeholders;Fluent oral and written communication skills in both Lao and English; andFully conversant in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.The detailed Job Description could be provided upon request.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. CVs and other documents submitted to CARE will not be returned.APPLICATION SUBMISSIONQualified candidates should submit a CV and a letter of application to lao.jobs@careint.org before the deadline: 20th December 2018. CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce;That Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply;CARE Laos has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct within or external to the organisation and imbed child protection in all they do; andAs well as pre-employment checks, CARE Laos will use the recruitment and reference process to ensure potential new staff understand and are aligned with these expectations.
Email : lao.jobs@careint.org
Website : www.care.org
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