Gender Advisor in Kenya

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CARE Österreich

CARE Österreich is an independent Austrian non-governmental humanitarian aid and development organisation and a member of the CARE International network with presence in 71 countries.

CARE Österreich programme sectors are Environment and Development (ED), Social Empowerment (SE) and Emergency and Humanitarian Aid (EHA).

Location: Location in Kenya/Nairobi is tentative; other possible options are: in another country in East Africa (Burundi or Uganda) or Vienna

Required Qualifications

Education: Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or equivalent gender related studies

Experience: 5 years working experience in the field of gender and women´s empowerment Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of gender issues and women empowerment, knowledge of methodologies for promoting gender equality and women empowerment, experience with gender and power analysis;
  • able to facilitate a complex learning exercise with aspects of research and knowledge management, networking skills and advocacy experience;
  • very good communication skills, extensive experience in Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • training skills, a good understanding on participatory development processes and appreciative inquiry

    Language requirements: Fluency in spoken and written English, ability to speak French could be an additional asset

    Personal competencies:

  • High degree of cultural sensitivity, values the contribution of a wide variety of individuals
  • Adaptability to effectively manage changing environments and to deal with multiple priorities
  • Innovative and tries different ways to deal with work related challenges
  • Able to facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change
  • Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans
  • Works in partnership and builds effective strategic relationships with others

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