Gender and GBV Technical Adviser, Save the Children, London UK
Gender and GBV Technical Adviser
Location: London, UK
Organization: Save the Children
Save the Children works in more than 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential. We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process and our expectation of staff behaviour reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse and exploitation.
About the Role
As the Gender and GBV Humanitarian Advisor you’ll play a vital role ensuring that Save the Children effectively mainstreams gender and mitigates the risk of gender based violence (GBV) in our response and recovery interventions.
Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Humanitarian department integrates emergency and development work, through our country programmes. It increases our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.
In this critical role you’ll support our global capacity to integrate gender as a cost cutting issue throughout the emergency responses in Ebola affected countries and the Nepal earthquake zone.
Alongside this, you’ll mitigate risks of gender based violence across these responses and influence future thinking in our organisation to ensure that we reach equitably girls, boys, men and women affected by humanitarian crisis. You will:
Promote awareness and implementation of IASC Gender/GBV guidelines in Child Protection, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, Health, Nutrition, Shelter and WASH
Undertake field missions to complete gender analyses
Review our humanitarian programmes portfolio using our Gender Equality Marker and program guidance
Build our UK capacity to mainstream gender in humanitarian programming, capture innovation, share learning and deliver training, develop guidelines or support funding proposals
Develop relationships with key donors on gender/GBV
This is a significant challenge and it will take substantial experience of gender issues in emergencies to fulfil your mission. It’s important that you will have already worked with large organisations and know how to overcome the resistance encountered when mainstreaming gender and mitigation of GBV. You must also have:
Substantial direct experience of designing and institutionalizing the mainstreaming of gender and GBV in emergencies within an international humanitarian organisation in multiple contexts, countries and emergency responses.
Sound knowledge of humanitarian sector related to gender/GBV in emergencies, including professional networks, and current emergency institutional, legal and policy environment
Proven record or flair for strategic planning and capacity strengthening related to gender/GBV in emergencies
Preferably, experience implementing GBV prevention and response programming in a humanitarian context
Be flexible and ready to be deployed up to 50% of the time.
At Save the Children our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.