Gender and Inclusion Senior Adviser

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 14 July 2020
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Job Description

  • Key leadership role, integrating gender and inclusion throughout multi-sector programs in Fiji and Tuvalu
  • Full time contract to December 2021
  • Located in Suva, Fiji with some travel Tuvalu and to districts within Fiji

The Program
The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, Australia Awards and governance in Fiji. The Facility also supports the Australia Awards and education programs in Tuvalu. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability inclusion, climate change, emergency preparedness and response and civil society engagement, across sectoral programs. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.

The Position
The Gender and Inclusion Senior Adviser will be responsible for leading the integration of gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) across all the Facility’s programs and activities, in line with international good practice. They will implement, operationalise and monitor the Facility’s recently developed GEDSI Strategy and Action Plan by engaging with donor counterparts, partner Ministries in Fiji and Tuvalu and Civil Society Organisations) and actively build the capacity of staff across the Facility’s programs. Moreover, they will support staff, partners and stakeholders to develop and implement gender and social inclusive frameworks, utilise gender analysis tools, and to analyse information to inform decision-making and planning.

The Person
The ideal candidate will be a strong and vocal advocate for GEDSI principles and bring a contemporary understanding of international best practice approaches to gender and inclusion, as well as demonstrated experience implementing gender and social inclusion initiatives on large international development programs. Central to all this is being a strong team player and ability to build positive relationships across the Facility, with senior Government counterparts, CSOs and the broader development community in Fiji and Tuvalu to achieve results.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have a strong background in gender equality, and while they will be responsible for GEDSI overall, they will collaborate closely with the Facility’s Disability Inclusion Advisers for specialist advice on inclusion of people with disabilities.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic Coffey recognises there may be limitations for an international candidate to mobilise to Suva – however at this point in time we encourage all applicants to apply and future COVID-19 limitations will be addressed during the selection process.

This position is classified Category B, Level 3/4 (dependent on experience) under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit for further detail.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please click on ‘apply now’. Please note we do not accept email applications.

For further enquiries, please contact us at and quote job reference number 498422.

Applications close 5.00pm (local Fiji time) Monday, 10 August 2020

This program is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company on behalf of the Australian Government.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

About the Organization

Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

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