Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, and Safeguarding Consultant at World University Service of Canada in Nairobi, Kenya

ACT Project Coordinator at WUSC in Nairobi, Kenya (Apply Now!)

Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, and Safeguarding Consultant at World University Service of Canada in Nairobi, Kenya

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Job Type: Part-time (1 Year Contract, Renewable), 20 hours per week

Career Category: Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, Safeguarding

Education Level: Master’s degree in International Development, Gender Studies, or related field

Experience: Minimum 5 years in regional development programming

Deadline: April 12, 2024

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Background

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a prominent Canadian international development organization committed to creating a better world for all young people. With a focus on Economic Opportunities, Education, and Empowerment, WUSC operates in over 25 countries, partnering with various institutions and organizations to achieve its mission.

Action for Paid Childcare Sector Transformation Project Description

The Action for Paid Childcare Sector Transformation (ACT) project is a collaborative initiative aiming to transform paid childcare into a viable career option, particularly for women, in Kenya and Malawi. This 4-year project aligns with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 5 and 8, as well as Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP).

Nature and Scope

The Gender Equality, Social Inclusion (GESI), and Safeguarding Consultant will play a crucial role in integrating GESI findings into project strategies, providing technical support, and ensuring the inclusion of marginalized groups. This role will also involve leading Safeguarding efforts within the project.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical advice and support for implementing gender-transformative approaches.
  • Develop and revise GESI strategies and plans in collaboration with project partners.
  • Integrate GESI into project planning and management approaches.
  • Lead GESI training and capacity-building initiatives.
  • Facilitate evidence-based learning and decision-making.
  • Lead Safeguarding risk assessment and response efforts.
  • Develop and integrate a project-based Safeguarding Strategy.
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Qualifications and Competencies

Education:

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Gender Studies, or related field.
  • Training in Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, and Safeguarding is an asset.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in regional development programming.
  • Theoretical and practical background in GESI.
  • Proven ability to work with stakeholders and meet deadlines.

Personal Attributes and Skills:

  • Self-motivated with excellent collaboration skills.
  • Strategic thinking and innovation-oriented.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.

Language Proficiency

Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a technical and financial proposal, including a resume and cover letter, through the provided link by April 12, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WUSC promotes a culture of respect, honesty, and professional excellence and does not tolerate harassment, exploitation, or abuse in any form.

Note: Only electronic proposals will be accepted. The selected candidate must hold a valid work authorization for Nairobi, Kenya.

Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, and Safeguarding Consultant at World University Service of Canada in Nairobi, Kenya

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