Full-Time GENDER EQUALITY OFFICER
Job Reference: CIV1918
CARE is an international humanitarian and development organisation fighting global poverty, with a vision to which focuses on empowering women and girls to fight poverty and bring lasting change to their communities. We work in over 80 countries around the world. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities.
We are looking for a Gender Equality Officer Position to join our Gender Equality team based in Tanna.
The purpose of the position is to support implementation of CARE Vanuatu’s Pacific Girl Program in Tafea province, which is part of CARE’s Gender Equality program. CARE Vanuatu’s Gender Equality Program in Tafea Province takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to working with whole communities to achieve social change working with chiefs, families, individuals, young women and men, adolescents and service providers to increase the voice of women and girls, improve their economic opportunities and end violence against them. CARE also supports and seeks to support the national movement for gender equality in Vanuatu by investing in women’s and girl’s collective leadership, capacity and coordination to work together for a more equal and violence free Vanuatu, including collective advocacy, policy and influencing strategies and also using media and communications for large scale public advocacy.
The specific objective of the Pacific Girl program is: Adolescent girls (aged 12 – 19) in rural and remote areas of Tafea province are more respected and safe in their homes and communities, are better able to exercise their rights and have more equal and increasing opportunities.
There will be regular travel required to field sites in Tanna and Tafea Outer Islands.
Your major responsibilities will be varied and will include:
- Ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the Gender Equality Together Project including support for the Young Women’s Leadership program and CSO Capacity Strengthening components, according to the activity plan and budget, including preparation of detailed budget requests for each field trip and activities;
- Contribute to the development and coordination of the implementation of the Gender Equality Together Project. This includes establishing and maintaining key program partnerships, supporting consultants as required, coordinating the planning, activity schedule, resource allocation, documentation, review and evaluation of program activities;
- Support delivery of training and facilitation on gender equality and EVAWG;
- Request and clear all field cash advances in a timely fashion in accordance with CARE Finance policies and procedures;
- Ensure good communication, coordination and information sharing with and between all CARE key staff; and
- Ensure CARE’s Programming Principles, in particular gender and rights-based approaches, are applied into project activities.
Monitoring and Reporting:
- According to the schedule detailed in the monitoring plan and using the tools and methods developed with the Gender and Program Quality team, regularly perform and document monitoring of all project sites and activities ensuring the participation of community members
- Plan and be responsible for the weekly reporting of activities
- Participate in regular reflection, learning and reporting workshops with the program team as required
- Input into reporting process and the identification and development of case studies as required.
Required qualifications and skills:
- Minimum technical diploma and/or vocational training in community development, gender or health and/or minimum 2-3 years relevant work experience, preferably in community based violence prevention and response work and/or activity implementation with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO);
- Good understanding of gender equality, and child rights and issues facing adolescent girls and a strong commitment to child protection;
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills in Bislama and good in English;
- Ability to analyse intricate information and produce concise and accurate reports;
- Demonstrated high level organisational and time management skills, including the ability to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment;
- Demonstrated ability to take direction and to work as part of a team;
- Demonstrated experience in following standard policies, procedures and processes;
- A willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities;
- Proven ability in managing a budget and/or cash; and
- Good in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel.
In return for your commitment, you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.
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