Website Global Center for Gender Equality
Global Center for Gender Equality
Position Title: Senior Technical Specialist
Location: Fully Remote
Reports to: Deputy Director, Gender Integration
Hours per week (average): 40
Application Closing Date: March 12, 2023
We are looking for a gender equality Senior Technical Specialist with 15+ years’ experience in gender mainstreaming and/or integration to join our team. The Senior Technical Specialist will lead, and supervise others in, provision of gender integration technical assistance in the design, implementation, and analysis of global development projects that span a broad range of sectors. Qualified candidates will have experience working with large funders and development organizations to apply an intersectional gender lens to projects. Additionally, they will thrive in and contribute to a feminist workplace team culture.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Establish a deep and evolving understanding of partners’ existing gender integration strategies and organizational structure to ensure technical assistance is in alignment with partner needs and organization culture.
Deliver high-quality sector-specific technical assistance to advance partner’s work in gender integrated program design and implementation across a wide range of sectors. Specific needs will vary by project, but could include:
Designing and /or connecting research and literature reviews on the links between gender equality and specific development sector outcomes
Identifying entry points for gender integration in sector-specific program design, spanning a wide range of focus areas in terms of sectors (health, policy and advocacy, sanitation, etc.) as well as types of projects (product design, regulatory support, community engagement and service delivery).
Advising on the design of context-specific gender analyses.
Advising on intersectional gender data collection methods, tools, and analysis, as well as measurement and evaluation frameworks.
Identifying strategic gender gaps and barriers that are levers to advance both gender equality and sector-specific goals aligned with partner focus areas and strategies.
Curating project learning agendas and strategize learning goals for sector-specific gender integration opportunities
Development of participatory training materials, including drafting of case studies and other activities centering participatory and adult-learning approaches.
Manage junior staff and consultants to provide leadership, direction, support and mentorship while proactively supporting their success in specific projects and across the organization. This includes:
Provide strategic and technical direction to reporting staff and consultants working remotely across multiple time zones to ensure high-quality technical assistance provision.
Guide the communication and presentation of information to ensure products represent a clear vision, consistent message and coherent approach to drive momentum in gender equality.
Promote a culture of performance and professional development that values learning, collaborative input, multiple ways of doing, and constructive two-way feedback, grounded in values of intersectional feminism.
Design and manage project scopes of work and budgets for new technical assistance requests, including project outcomes, key deliverables to achieve these outcomes, and roles and responsibilities of team members to ensure successful timely delivery.
Foster and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders for successful implementation of specific projects as well as growth of the organization.
Capture stories of impact that demonstrate the value of gender integration and support the advancement of gender equality efforts in partner organizations; contribute findings to key documents, reports, presentations and/or publications on gender integration learnings for a variety of purposes and audiences.
Contribute to strategic learning opportunities across the organization to continually strengthen our collective understanding of what works, and what doesn’t, to drive change to advance gender equality.
Maintain internal tracking and reporting requirements to keep up-to-date project workplans and document activities completed and lessons learned.
Experience and Qualifications
Ability to foster a culture of inclusion and respectful collaboration and feedback across internal and external partnerships, navigating and embracing differences in culture, values, backgrounds, genders and religions.
Advanced degree or equivalent practical training with 15+ years of experience in gender mainstreaming and/or integration to apply an intersectional gender lens in the design, implementation, and analysis of international development programs and organizations and/or philanthropic organizations.
Deep knowledge of gender analysis frameworks and experience in designing and conducting gender analyses in multiple contexts in the global south.
Demonstrated experience in supportive people management to foster growth of individuals and provide clear direction, while centering principles of feminist leadership.
Experience in gender equality, gender transformative and women’s empowerment programming design and measurement, including the design of tracking systems, development of indicators, and mechanisms to capture gender transformative data.
Experience, or interest, in designing and facilitating gender equality curriculum using participatory and adult learning methodologies and feminist pedagogies.
In-depth understanding of international development processes, actors and cultures.
Willingness and ability to quickly learn, adapt and apply principles of gender integration approaches to new sector focus areas.
Experience working in the Global South.
Interest and commitment to contributing to a feminist organizational culture.
Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
Strong attention to detail, while balancing an ability to be flexible and work within often evolving project needs to meet partners where they are at.
Ability to take initiative on new projects while balancing and welcoming collaborative input and direction from team members.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver quality, client-focused results on time and within budget.
Comfort working remotely with team members distributed across various locations and time zones.
Analytical skills to organize and understand a wide range of types of information and data.
Problem-solving skills to develop creative solutions.
Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of tools, particularly Outlook, Excel, MS Project Word and PowerPoint, as well as the ability to learn other software tools, including Smartsheet, readily and implement them successfully
Ability to travel domestically and internationally to attend meetings and work with partners.
Ability to work in additional language(s) a plus
Candidates who are based in the United States must be legally authorized to work in the United States. International candidates must be able to work at least a half work day aligned with a 9am-5pm schedule in one of the continental US time zones (PST, MST, CST, or EST).
Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for both employees and dependents; a 3% automatic contribution and a 3% employer match on 401k contributions; pre-tax transportation benefits; floating paid holidays; 25 vacation days; 80 hours sick time; 10 volunteer hours; and 10 personal days. There’s a cell phone stipend of $75/month, along with a $200 for an upgrade every 2 years, as well as a $75/month fitness benefit.
GCfGE is piloting a phased in four-day work week beginning in January 2023.
We are a values-based, people first organization and recognize that even the best laid plans will have bends in the road. We are committed to continuous growth while understanding that flexibility, adaptation, and grace are a requirement of healthy evolution.
ABOUT THE CENTER
We exist to advance a world in which gender equality is seen, valued and experienced as a basic human right, every day for all. We seek to design feminist, just and inclusive systems, translate knowledge into action, and support changemakers to meaningfully advance gender justice.
The Global Center for Gender Equality works to amplify programmatic impact and strengthen gender equality in the global health and development sectors through gender integration – changing how organizations function, and how projects are designed, implemented, and evaluated. We support philanthropists to reimagine their mission — to champion gender equality and unlock capital for gender justice issues around the world. We build momentum and capacity for a gender-integrated approach to feminist leadership.
We have a unique organizational model supported by a core team of ~20 staff and a large consultant bench of over 65 members with a diverse range of sectoral and geographic expertise who together provide demand-driven, evidence-based advisory and technical gender integration support.
The Senior Technical Specialist will play a key role within our gender integration programming and will sit within our organization’s Gender Mainstreaming Pillar. Gender mainstreaming, understood as a strategy for advancing gender justice by making the needs and interests of all genders an integral part of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs, policies and organizational processes, is a key pillar of the center’s work. Central to our approach is our commitment to translating theory and evidence into action by equipping individuals and organizations with tools, knowledge and models that help them address root causes of gender inequality and to maximize impact.
Work in Relationship: The future we envision cannot be realized by working in isolation.
Value Wholeness: Bridging disciplines and working across silos to serve the whole human.
Foster Inclusion: We value, engage, listen to, and learn from all voices— particularly those that have been historically excluded from exercising power.
Stretch beyond comfort: We are called to see what we haven’t yet seen, listen for what we don’t know and do better as we learn.
Be Transparent: We foster trust and accountability by being open about our processes, decision-making, practices, challenges, learning and growth edges.
How we show up:
Curious: Inspired by the possibilities that surface when diverse voices, ideas and perspectives are elevated and come together, we ask: “What if?” and “Why not?”
Brave: We are unapologetic feminists and commit to speak hard truths, sharing and ceding power. We persist, and will adapt when needed, without compromising our principles.
Humble: Since we are working in emergent spaces, we know that new solutions will not always be clear and may not always be ours to find.
Trustworthy: We pledge to be true to our commitments, be honest in our relationships and hold ourselves accountable to a diverse array of stakeholders.
Self-Assured: We are clear about our vision and hold an open mind about the roles we can play, always asking, “how can we use our power wisely in service of what is needed?”
The Global Center for Gender Equality is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that seek to design feminist, just and inclusive systems, translate knowledge into action, and support changemakers to meaningfully advance gender justice. We understand that change begins with us and so are dedicated to building a workplace that is as feminist, just, and inclusive as the world we envision. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve, and we support this diversity through all our employment practices.
While we work to bring this vision to life, we are unfortunately still at the behest of existing systems. Below you will find a set of voluntary self-identification questions and responses that, while able to offer us some level of accountability to ourselves, is not perfect nor is it comprehensive of the rich diversity we know to exist. We are currently unable to edit these fields in this system but are working to gain this access and influence the change we know it requires.
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, New Venture Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations, for both the interview and position, may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at [email protected].
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