GENDER AND PROTECTION COORDINATOR

Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh
Apply by 6 February 2019
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 7 January 2019

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

Since August 2017, the heavy influx of Myanmar nationals into Cox’s Bazar requires emergency response in accordance with CARE’s humanitarian mandate. CARE has started to respond and to scale-up to reach 150,000 beneficiaries. CARE’s response has a strong focus on gender – more specifically, putting women and adolescent girls at the centre of the response - protection, gender-based violence (GBV), sexual and reproductive health (SRH), WASH, emergency shelter and non-food items (NFIs). CARE is recruiting a Gender in Emergencies (GiE) Specialist for its emergency operation in Cox’s Bazar, to lead on the integration of gender and protection (namely GBV prevention and mitigation) into all programming.

CARE is seeking a talented individual to take on the position of Gender & Protection Coordinator. This position will strengthen gender and protection integration, mainstreaming and stand-alone programming in CARE’s humanitarian work in the refugee response programme in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She will act as a coordination point to mainstream and integrate good practices and standards for gender equality and protection in emergencies and as manager of the Gender & Protection Team, which includes the gender in emergencies (GiE), gender-based violence in Emergencies (GBViE) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) teams. To ensure coherence and effectiveness on gender, protection and GBViE integration and mainstreaming, she will be acting as the GiE Specialist, directly overseeing and managing direct reports of the GiE team. The position will facilitate and advocate for the integration and mainstreaming of gender and GBV mitigation and prevention into CARE’s key sectors in accordance to the CARE International’s mandate, policies and guidelines and the IASC Gender Handbook (2017) and the IASC GBV Guidelines (2015). She will build the capacity of the Sector Specialists and Leaders partner and field staff and volunteers in GiE, and GBV prevention and mitigation and to support them to establish sustainable programming and mechanisms that allow them to deliver a response that is gender-sensitive at a minimum, and gender-transformative where possible. The selected candidate must have advanced skills in addressing gender and protection/GBV as well as demonstrated experience working in humanitarian contexts, including large-scale displacement and protection crises. The candidate must be able to conduct and support gender analyses; lead the design, review, and evolution of programmes according to CARE’s global policies. S/he will report to CARE’s Cox Bazar’s Programme Director and will be a key member in the response team to play a vital role in the broader strategic, programmatic fundraising and advocacy work for the response. This is initially a 12-month assignment (renewable), depending on candidate’s availability and budget. The post-holder will be based in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh with regular trips to the refugee camps.

Responsibilities:

  • Capacity Building and Influencing
  • Management, Coordination and Integration
  • Strategy Development
  • Information, Analysis and Programming

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Social Work, International Relations, Conflict Transformation Development Studies or related discipline. A Bachelor’s degree will be acceptable only if the candidate can demonstrate sufficient experience in gender and protection programming in conflict or displacement settings
  • Eight years’ experience working on protection and gender equality mainstreaming in humanitarian contexts, including experience of field-level management of complex humanitarian response and resilience programmes
  • Five years’ experience in a coordination role requiring provision of support to multiple offices//locations/teams
  • Proven experience of successful capacity-building of humanitarian field staff and partners, with experience in remote training
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Strong networking capability
  • Ability to organise and facilitate training sessions
  • Ability to develop capacity-building frameworks and work-plans
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural teams
  • Culturally aware and respectful
  • Commitment to CARE’s core value and principles

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

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