Gender Equality Advisor (Myanmar National Only)
Save the Children , Yangon, Myanmar
STRATEGIC DIRECTION (10% LOE)
· Lead on the formulation of the CO’s gender equality vision and its inclusion in the development and monitoring of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP).
· Actively support technical advisors to mainstream gender equality into the strategic directions of other thematic areas
· Maintain oversight of gender equality aspects of the program portfolio (at country and field level) and ensure alignment with CSP.
· Participate actively in the Country Annual Planning and Country Annual Reporting, reviewing technical sections for gender equality content and providing content on gender equality issues.
· Identify needs and opportunities to integrate gender equality into potential programs, through situation analyses/feasibility studies, networking, and leveraging research and evaluation findings from both internal and external sources.
· Provide thought leadership and links with SCI’s global gender equality initiatives
· Leads and holds senior management accountability to the delivery of the organisation wide gender equality plan and the operationalisation of the gender equality policy.
· Lead the review and development of further strategic workplans and seek endorsement from senior management
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN (20% LOE)
· Support Save the Children business development, technical and awards staff in developing funding strategies and proposals to expand the overall portfolio in line with SC Myanmar gender equality strategies, CSP priorities, and technical best practice from a range of sources. This will involve continuously developing concepts and innovations and packaging them for a range of donors, both for proactive and reactive fundraising efforts.
· Support the country office to conduct gender equality analyses to inform proposal design.
· Ensure that all new proposals are gender sensitive at a minimum and gender transformative where possible.
· Using SCI’s Gender Marker, work with thematic staff during design and assess proposals on their gender sensitivity. Conduct the GEM review of all proposals.
· Ensure consistent gender equality design, methodology, and quality assurance across thematic programs
· Ensure that all programs have gender equality-sensitive Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) practices throughout the program cycle.
· Introduce innovative gender equality ideas and approaches to support technical programs.
PROGRAM SUPPORT (20% LOE)
· Monitor project and programmes to ensure alignment to the vision set out in the proposals, making evidence-based changes as necessary to ensure programmes meet our minimum standard of gender sensitive and gender transformative where possible and to positive outcomes for children
· Represent project team successes and challenges at the national level
· When needed, review reports to ensure a high standard of technical quality in gender equality
· Support programme teams to understand intervention methodologies and ensure the project activities are high quality and on track
· Accompany other technical advisors and support the mainstreaming of gender equality into core thematic areas
MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND LEARNING (MEAL) (10% LOE)
· With programmes, ACCM, SEID and MEAL, ensure that interventions are evaluated using appropriate methods, including process and impact evaluations, and that evidence is rigorously maintained, documented and disseminated internally and externally, to contribute to improvements in programme quality and advocacy efforts in gender equality.
· Support field teams to identify and carry out operational research related to gender equality.
· Ensure that Save the Children’s regional and global gender equality experience is reflected in our program
· Share the CO’s experience and organizational learning internally and with COs as well as with relevant organizations over the globe
· Provide training and support for staff in the use of tools to collect internationally comparable data on disability
ADVOCACY & EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS (10% LOE)
· Ensure that our advocacy and external communications promote gender equality.
· Provide technical guidance and input to SCI’s Gender Working Groups.
· Maintain working relationships with relevant Ministries and gender equality Departments; connect Save the Children’s programs with government and other non-government interventions.
· Ensure that the country office has effective representation on national, regional and international networks and fora related to gender equality, and that we participate in conferences/meetings that will enhance our reputation and programming
· Actively participate in technical coordination meetings to ensure synergies with other agencies in our development work and emergency responses
· Develop and maintain partnerships with academics and key organizations.
· Participate in CMT as invitee and attend other meeting both within and outside SC.
· With the ACCM team, support the definition of Save the Children Myanmar’s gender equality advocacy agenda, as informed by SC’s experience in Myanmar and globally. Lead in networking and articulating Save the Children’s position, policy and strategy in national forums and meetings. Engage in key debates related to national gender equality & social inclusion policies and programs, in coordination with technical colleagues and other relevant staff.
CAPACITY BUILDING AND CULTURE (20% LOE)
· Ensure there is a standard gender equality induction and that all new staff are appropriately inducted into to policy and practice of gender equality within Save the Children
· Support the Heads of Programs and Partnership Manager in strengthening knowledge, capacity on gender equality for all partners in Myanmar.
· Support all departments to have gender policies and practices, providing mentoring or advice where applicable. Identify strategies for promoting gender equality in the workplace, including recruitment, mentoring, developing and promoting women.
· Work with HR to ensure that SCI is compliant with the employee and adult safeguarding policies (Anti-Harassment, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy).
· Conduct regular thematic coordination meetings with programme operations and technical staff in the field and in YaNGOn, including learning groups.
· Build and nurture a community of gender equality practice to foster technical knowledge and growth
· In coordination with programme operations, provide on-going and one-off technical support, trainings and advice to programs and partners as needed.
· Ensure that core gender equality training modules and approaches are rolled out effectively and with fidelity to staff and partners
· With the SEID, Co-lead the Gender community of practice of the MST cluster (Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand), which would oversee the implementation of our gender equality workplan.
CHILD SAFEGUARDING (5%)
All staff has an obligation and a responsibility to:
· Ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures.
· Conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
· Ensure the way they are carrying out their work is not putting children at risk (or further risk) – this means constantly scrutinizing their work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children about possible design/implementation “flaws”.
· Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general.
· Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.
Other tasks as requested by the Program Director
· QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor Degree (3 years + education post secondary school). May be undertaking a professional qualification like a CPA, or Masters program
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
· Strong coordination abilities with the ability to inspire others to create meaningful change
· A good understanding of key gender equality issues and strategies
· Knowledge and experience of good practice regarding gender equality in monitoring and evaluations frameworks
· Excellent inter-personal communication skills
· Strong analytical capacity and proficient understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
· Good presentation skills including policy briefing
· A good facilitator, who can design and deliver training/mentoring to colleagues and partner teams of all levels.
· Good supportive supervision skills, developing self and others
· Demonstrated ability to deliver results, engage in effective and collaborative problem solving and decision making, and foster program innovations and adaptations
· The ability to influence stakeholders and increase commitment to gender
· The ability to promote change at the individual level and the institutional level.
· Experience of coalition building and working with civil society actors to deliver change
· A relevant post-graduate level qualification
· An understanding of human/child rights and both development/humanitarian programming
· Good existing contacts in the relevant fields
Skills and Experience:
· At least 6 years experience in related field
Communication and Technical Skills
· Good English communication skills, specifically written, including the ability to translate complex arguments into accessible language for a non-specialist audience
· Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
· Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements
· Relevant people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.
· Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
· Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy