• Duration: Two years fixed term contract
  • Full time: 37.5 hours
  • Salary: £39,659.32 gross per annum plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Location: London, with occasional international travel
  • Closing date: 9.00am UK time, 8 February 2021
  • Interviews: Week commencing 15 February 2021

We are looking for a Gender Adviser to join our Research, Advisory and Policy Department. The successful candidate should have practical experience of supporting the integration of gender into conflict analysis and programming for peacebuilding initiatives. Knowledge of integration of gender into internal organisational systems and processes would be an advantage, as well as some experience of policy advocacy work. This is an exciting opportunity for an organised, flexible and motivated individual, who is open to learning, to work across the organisation to help us achieve our strategic goals. 

Job purpose

The Gender Adviser works across Programme Departments and with the RAP Department and Fundraising and Communications team to help Conciliation Resources achieve its gender and inclusion ambitions in the Strategic Plan. They support the Head of Gender and Peacebuilding in ensuring coherence of overall strategy, policy approach and communications on gender and inclusion. They bring expert advice and guidance on the integration of gender into analysis, design, programming, training, facilitation, research and advocacy, and organisational systems and processes as needed.

The Gender Adviser is a source of technical advice and support to gender leads in Programme Departments and a source of expertise on gender and inclusion within the organisation and externally in the wider peacebuilding community. They promote learning on gender and inclusion across the organisation and promote Conciliation Resources’ practice and learning on gender and peacebuilding to external audiences.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Sound understanding of gender and inclusion in peacebuilding theory and practice.
  • Extensive experience of providing practical advice, expertise and accompaniment to staff and partners in conflict affected contexts in integrating gender and inclusion in peacebuilding programmes.
  • Strong facilitation and training skills on gender and inclusion and ability to present complex information on gender and inclusion to non-specialist audiences so that it is easily understood.
  • Experience of undertaking supervised practice-based gender-sensitive research resulting in high-quality analysis and reporting.
  • Experience of taking minutes in meetings, revising and contributing to the drafting of substantive policy reports.
  • Knowledge and experience of project management, including design, budget development and management, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Ability to listen actively to, engage with, and persuade people from varying backgrounds and with a range of political, cultural, and value orientations.
  • Strong organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a varied workload.
  • Experience of working with international, national and local partner organisations and of managing consultants.
  • Experience of presenting to external audiences.
  • Strong verbal and written English language skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, and to work collaboratively, with a flexible approach.
  • Computer literate (preferably experience of working in a MAC environment).
  • Readiness to undertake overseas travel to Programme contexts and Europe/US and willingness to undertake hostile environment training.

Desirable knowledge 

  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent in practice) in a relevant field, such as gender studies, conflict resolution, development, international relations, human rights.
  • Some practical knowledge or experience of peacebuilding in one or more of the conflicts in which Conciliation Resources is working.
  • Experience of integration of gender into organisational management processes and systems, such as finance, human resources, governance and MEL.
  • Experience of living or working in a conflict-affected society.
  • Language skills relevant to context/s in which Conciliation Resources works.
  • Experience of undertaking supervised practice-based research and analysis in the areas of gender, conflict, security or international development.

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