Gender Advisers

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 25 September 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Closing on 15 October 2018
  • Current

Job Description

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Gender Advisers

Salary: £60,000 including Location Allowance

Full time, 2 Year Fixed Term


The role of Gender Adviser

The successful candidate will work closely with cross-government Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) teams in British Diplomatic missions overseas and other government departments in London to provide technical leadership, practical advice and input across the range of CSSF programmes, ensuring that they are in line with UK legal obligations and Ministerial priorities on gender/social development, whilst delivering the UK’s strategic priorities. They will also play a key role in shaping the CSSF’s gender advisory offer to its network of programme managers to ensure that staff are ‘gender confident’ in their day-to-day operations.

You will commission relevant research and analysis to inform programming decisions; lead or participate in CSSF annual reviews; capture, analyse and share lessons and best practice across the region on integrating gender into programmes; identify skills/ knowledge gaps across the network on gender issues; and work with CSSF stakeholders to design and deliver gender-sensitive programme training in the region.

This role will involve travelling to CSSF countries, from four to ten times a year.

About you

You will need demonstrate your ability to lead and communicate effectively and to collaborate and work as part of a team. You must have experience working on gender issues in international development and conflict planning. You must show an understanding of the relationship between gender, conflict, stabilisation, security and justice as well as an understanding of cross-government working, ideally at both strategic and operational levels.


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Closing date for applications: Midnight on Monday 15th October 2018

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 12th November 2018

We celebrate diversity and recruit our staff from a broad range of backgrounds so that we benefit from fresh experiences and perspectives.

About the Organization

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the United Kingdom's interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing approximately 14,000 people in over 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

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