Faith to Action Network Gender Justice Technical Lead Jobs in Kenya
Faith to Action Network Gender Justice Technical Lead Jobs in Kenya
Purpose of the roleFaith to Action Network seeks to recruit a Gender Justice Technical lead to manage and provide technical support in Faith to Action Network women’s rights and gender justice projects.
The Gender Justice Technical lead will be responsible for technical and financial management of Faith to Action Network’s women’s rights projects, monitoring and reporting.
The position will be responsible for providing technical, programmatic and administrative assistance to Faith to Action Network implementing partners and members, specifically as regards gender based violence, women’s participation, women’s rights and gender justice.
The Gender Justice Technical lead will be responsible for strengthening and mainstreaming of gender equality and women’s rights issues within all Faith to Action Network interventions.
The position will develop Faith to Action Networks institutional capacity to address issues of women’s rights, gender justice, women’s participation, social inclusion and gender based violence through project implementation approaches.
S/he will contribute to strengthening partnership and knowledge networks within and outside Faith to Action Network.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Technical leadership in women’s rights and gender justice
Provide direct technical assistance and guidance on women’s rights and gender justice to the program and its delivery partners.
Support the development of tools, systems, processes and approaches in the area of transformative approaches to women’s rights and gender justice.
Lead, coordinate, support, and/or conduct women’s rights, gender justice and social inclusion analyses, evaluation and needs assessments as required by the projects.
Support implementing partners and members to understand the role of women’s rights, gender justice and women’s empowerment for project outcomes.
Facilitate and support a strong learning and knowledge sharing community around gender-transformative practices amongst implementing partners and members.
Develop a robust Gender and Women Rights capacity building strategy for Faith to Network members
Build the capacity of implementing partners and members through technical assistance (remote and in-country) and training – to identify and respond to gender mainstreaming within program management and implementation.
Gather and highlight strategic learning from the global women’s rights, gender justice and women’s empowerment technical fields and cascade information to implementing partners and members.
Manage the technical relationship with project external women’s rights and gender justice partners, alongside the Programme Manager.
Support implementing partners, members and Faith to Action Network secretariat as necessary in advocacy and communication around women’s rights and gender-related topics for external stakeholders – government, partners, etc.
Serve as a technical resource for gender mainstreaming and gender equality best practices. Donor relations management Review and provide timely technical feedback on project results, report, and other deliverables for various stakeholders.
Support resource mobilization strategies as appropriate, providing technical input or leading on proposals related to gender and women’s empowerment.
Support ongoing donor relationship management at a global and national level.
Plan, monitor, evaluate and report on the women’s rights and gender justice programmes, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate.
Define project tasks and resource requirements, including developing project work plans and supporting the design and implementation of effective technical assistance strategies on women’s rights and gender justice.
Participate in project governance meetings and effectively represent Faith to Action Network in technical working groups, meetings, and other forums.
Coordinate communication with all partners.
Identify successful learning and practices within Faith to Action Network projects related to women’S rights, gender justice, gender based violence, empowerment, meaningful participation and social inclusion that can be demonstrated in articles, scientific publications, communication materials, or other global knowledge products (e.g. conference abstracts).
Financial Management and Grants Management:
Manage project finances and collaborate with the finance team, including the development, implementation and tracking of Faith to Action Network and partner budgets, cashflow plans, and development of variation reports.
Develop, supervise and track Faith to
Action Network and partners’ workplans and budgets.
Manage grants to partners by ensuring timely disbursements of funds and adherence to agreed activities and objectives in the signed agreements, and enforce partners’ accountability.
Manage compliance with donor rules and regulations of Faith to Action Network and all partners, pre-empt problems, and advise senior management on solutions and recommendations. Monitoring and evaluation
Apply a monitoring and evaluation plan including processes and tools adapted to advocacy, capacity strengthening and gender mainstreaming.
Monitor implementation of activities and data collected by implementing partners.
Demonstrate effective communication skills to develop written and oral program materials.
Build and maintain positive relationships with all members of staff, and contacts within and outside the Network.
Plan and complete work assignments with a high degree of initiative, good judgment, analytical skill, and integrity.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Programme Manager
(Candidates must meet basic requirements to be considered for this job.)
Bachelor’s degree in social science, development studies, gender, human rights, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of 5 years of experience working on women’s rights, gender justice, women’s empowerment, and/or gender/social inclusion related job.
Demonstrated experience of working with a local partner organizations, managing contacts with key-stakeholders; experience of working with faith actors is desirable.
Experience with programme planning models, project management, and monitoring systems
Demonstrated experience providing capacity building and training at individual and organizational levels.
Proven expertise in designing and implementing strategies and activities related to women’s rights, gender justice, participation and social inclusion, gender-based violence, youth development, strengthening women and girl’s agency and engagement of men and boys in low- and middle-income countries.
Proven expertise in managing women’s rights and gender-related and/or youth programs and working with women rights organisations, women-led organisations and youth-led organisations, including gender training and capacity building in developing countries and in fragile settings.
Extensive experience conducting women’s rights, gender, youth, and social inclusion analysis, developing integration tools and methodologies, planning and implementing studies, interpreting qualitative and quantitative data, and knowledge of internationally recognized evidence-based interventions to promote women’s rights, gender justice and women’s empowerment.
Skills and Competencies
Demonstrated strong project cycle management skills including monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, controlling, financial and technical reporting;
Demonstrated ability to identify priority actions, generate and complete work plans within short time frames.
Demonstrated experience conducting gender assessments and developing gender strategy frameworks.
Experience collaborating with government agencies, host-country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies. Personal competencies
Enjoys project management and financial work;
Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English; critical and analytical thinking, problem solving.
Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to advocate, influence and negotiate;
Team player, but also able to work independently.
Able to work in fast paced work environment;
Able to work in multi-cultural and multi-religious settings;
Able to prioritize and deliver outstanding and complex work requirements;
Able to plan, pre-empt and meet deadlines;
Ability to function with strategic rather than day-to-day supervision
Proven ability in building capacity and fostering good communication of a diverse team (has supervised team before)
Practices a hands-on approach to programmes management;
Optimism, cheerfulness and an interest in other people.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Faith to Action Network Gender Justice Technical Lead Jobs in Kenya
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