JOB OPPORTUNITY: Gender Capacity Advisers for the the Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap)

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Job description

  • The primary responsibilities of GenCap Advisers are to facilitate, coordinate and advocate for gender mainstreaming throughout all humanitarian operations. You will be asked to provide technical leadership and support on gender-equality humanitarian programming, working in close collaboration with humanitarian country teams, sectors/clusters, UN agencies, governments, NGOs and civil society and:
  • Provide expertise and facilitate advisory services to the humanitarian leadership on gender mainstreaming and gender equality measures.
  • Enable clusters/sectors to take gender dimensions into account in overall humanitarian response needs as well as strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian action
  • Facilitate the integration of a gender analysis in the overall strategic planning and programming of the humanitarian community, including in funding mechanisms
  • Strengthen the capacity of Humanitarian/Resident Coordinators, clusters/sectors, governments, UN agencies, international and local NGOS on gender-equality humanitarian action.


  • 7 to 10 years of relevant humanitarian experience, including operational field experience in an inter-agency setting
  • Extensive technical expertise in gender-equality humanitarian programming
  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Humanitarian Affairs, Human Rights Law, International Studies/Relations, or a related field. A combination of a first-level university degree with qualifying relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree
  • Experience in capacity building and coordination
  • Demonstrable understanding of the UN inter-agency mechanism, UN agencies’ mandates, and the main humanitarian frameworks and tools
  • Proven ability to negotiate and strategically influence change with a wide range of stakeholders (including at senior level) through team/coalition building and advocacy
  • Excellent analytical, strategic planning, oral and written communication skills
  • Languages: We are actively seeking qualified candidates fluent in French and Spanish, with demonstrated working level proficiency (both oral and written). English (both oral and written) is required. Candidates with Russian and Arabic are also encouraged.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work in diverse multi-cultural settings with sensitivity to the local context
  • Ability to work in and guide a variety of teams
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new settings and dynamics
  • Ability to identify innovative and practical ways of influencing and building the capacity of a variety of humanitarian stakeholders
  • Ability to make gender equality programming practical, and work strategically with a wide range of humanitarian actors, including at senior level and in an inter-agency capacity
  • Ability to work independently and seeking variety and flexibility within their field of work.
  • Ability to provide senior level expertise on gender mainstreaming in humanitarian action and promote gender equality in humanitarian programming.
  • The project strives to have a gender balanced team of experts and men are actively encouraged to apply.

We offer

  • An opportunity to influence positive change in humanitarian action
  • Flexible and attractive contracts offering annual workshops/training and personal follow up
  • Medical/health insurance
  • Travel: Some travel may be required in-country or region
  • Duration of assignment: typically six months, with the potential for extension
  • All duty station are designated as "non-family".
  • We aim to deploy recruited members with French and Spanish language skills before summer 2018.
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please submit your full application in English. Please enter the geographical location for all your previous positions when registering your CV. Whilst there is no specific field for this information in our CV form, please include it in the "Company name" field.
  • NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates

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