Norwegian Refugee Council
What we are looking for
Experience in gender transformative programming, Gender Based Violence and Protection. Candidates should be skilled in capacity building.
Background knowledge and experience working with other sectors/core competencies on integration and gender mainstreaming is desired as well as experience working with local partners.
Good knowledge of the gender context in Lebanon.
What you will do
The Gender Advisor will provide technical advice and support to NRC and its partner members under the Haretna Consortium, taking a technical leadership so that gender is fully mainstreamed throughout NRC’s project cycle and all Consortium’s activities.
The Gender Advisor will train and support stakeholders on key gender issues, promoting safe and gender inclusive programming in the way that NRC, but especially the Haretna Consortium in the first year of contract, responds to the needs of men, women, boys and girls in all their diversity. The Advisor will have a key role in offering capacity building and technical advice to a NRC Consortium partner working on Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
In this position you will:
- Be the technical lead on gender-transformative programming by advising on the mainstreaming of gender in SRPs, in line with global standards and international frameworks on gender and women’s rights;
- Promote enhanced understanding of gender issues among all stakeholders and the observance of international gender and women right’s standards through continuous awareness sessions to the community and capacity building on gender-sensitivity to staff, contingency workers, partners, suppliers and contractors as needed;
- Technically advise key staff and identified stakeholders, which can include the development of sector specific tip sheets;
- Co-lead with M&E and programmes the conduct of strategic gender analysis prior, during and after the implementation of activities, ensuring the use of Sex, Age, Disability Disaggregated Data, including contextual gender analysis with stakeholder and dynamics analysis;
- Technically supervise and offer enhanced capacity building to the NRC Consortium partner working on addressing GBV in the neighborhoods selected by the Consortium;
- Support partners with gender sensitive issues;
- Support advocacy or policy work on gender issues and the inclusion of gender key messages;
- Encourage the sharing of knowledge and support efforts to change attitudes and practices on gender to support a transformative agenda;
- Be an active advocate for Safe and Inclusive Programming, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Sexual Harassment (PSEAH), Child Safeguarding (CSG) and Accountability to Affected Populations.
What you will bring
- At least 3 years of experience in gender work or GBV response.
- Relevant degree in gender studies, social studies, humanitarian studies.
- Knowledge of the gender context in Lebanon and the legal frameworks applicable to women’s rights Familiarity with relevant tools for gender mainstreaming, including gender & age markers and IASC guidelines.
- Extensive experience in training, coaching and knowledge transfer on gender issues.
- Ability to present data and convey information clearly and concisely and identifying trends.
- Strong analytical and communications skills; demonstrated ability to apply gender analysis in the programme design.
- Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to gender issues.
- Strong inter-personal skills (ability to demand results and be empathetic, non-defensive but decisive, firm and resilient)
- Fluency in both English and Arabic (speaking, reading, writing); French is an asset.
- Computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel)
Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.
Understanding of and commitment to:
- organisational learning, quality management and development.
- working collaboratively with technical and operational colleagues within a matrix structure.
- Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
What we offer
- Duty station: Beirut
- Contract: 12 months, renewable based on funding, performance and need for the position
- Travel: Approximately 50% within Lebanon.
- Salary/benefits: Grade 8 on NRC Lebanon’s national salary scales, with accompanying terms and conditions.
- NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
- We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.
Important information about the application process
- We invite applications from all qualified and interested national candidates. Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.
- Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
- When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
- Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
- Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
- If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.
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We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:
- do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts
- join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility
- be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity
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