• Leilani Sikkema

Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Technical Advisor


Applications closed


● An exciting opportunity to know that your work contributes to making the world a better place for children

● Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens and Residents

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands

● Salary VT84,000 - VT95,000 / fortnight


The Organisation

Save the Children is the world's largest independent child rights development organisation, making a difference to the children's lives in more than 100 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child's right to health, education and protection.


The Position

Reporting to the Director of Program Development and Quality, the Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Technical Advisor (GEDSI Advisor) is responsible for providing technical advice, organisational leadership and guidance on GEDSI topics. The GEDSI Technical Advisor supports the Country Office to mainstream GEDSI approaches in all its operations and ensure programs are designed, implemented, monitored and evaluated with a focus on gender equality, disability and social inclusion.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Demonstrated knowledge of gender equality, gender transformative approaches, gender analysis, changing restrictive social and gender norms, the rights and empowerment of women and girls, and methods of engaging men and boys in gender equality

► Good understanding on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability and practical experience in developing strategies to address barriers to the realisation of these rights for children with disability and their families.

► Knowledge of applicable guidelines and standards on gender in both humanitarian and development contexts

► Demonstrated experience inputting into gender equality programme development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

► Demonstrated experience implementing, managing, and/or providing technical assistance to programs in Vanuatu, including with focus on gender mainstreaming/gender focused programs as well as disablity specific or disability mainstreamed programs; focus on child and youth programming desirable

► Demonstrated understanding of child rights programming and human rights-based approaches

► Highly developed networking, relationship building, influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills

► Experience in inputting into proposal and tenders for both humanitarian and development programs

► Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including proposal and report writing

► Experience in capacity building: designing, contextualising and delivering training to different target groups

► Comfortable working independently with little supervision, as well as with receiving and accounting for direction and engaging as part of a dynamic team

► Strong analytical skills with the ability to think strategically and see and act upon opportunities and build partnerships

► Resilience in working in a changing and demanding environment

► Ability to operate within a complex environment and to deal effectively with ambiguity


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Applications closed on Thu 02 September 2021

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