GENDER PROGRAM SPECIALIST
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CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and Fight with CARE.‚Äč

 

Work Location : US - Atlanta, GA                            Type of Post : Not Applicable                  

Other Possible Location :                                         Funding : APPROVED

Expected Travel : up to 30%                                              Type of Contract : 

Language Requirement : ENGLISH                          Application Deadline : 

Employee Duration : Active Full-Time

CARE USA’s Gender Justice team is strategically engaged in promoting gender equality and generating positive impact in girls’ and women’s lives. The benefits of gender equity and women empowerment extend across all the components of development and poverty reduction.

As the Gender Program Specialist, you will help to foster lasting change in strategies and practices to promote girls’ and women’s leadership and empowerment, GBV and the engagement of men and boys to advance gender equality. You'll be a trusted partner in promoting such changes through consultation, negotiation, and direct support to CARE staff. As a member of the Gender Justice team, with special support to the Tipping Point Initiative - within the Program, Strategy and Impact (PSI) Unit at CARE USA, you will be responsible for programmatic, knoweldge management, operational, and administrative support to Tipping Point and the larger Gender Justice team.

As the Gender Program Specialist, your work will directly link with all the Tipping Point project team members as well as colleagues based in Bangladesh, Nepal, Jordan, Egypt, Mali and Niger to support program quality while also contributing to Program Quality & Learning technical products and support for gender integration. You will be tasked with keeping up to date in general knowledge and understanding of the Gender Justice unit’s programming and priorities, and should be able to represent the Gender Justice (GJ) unit and its activities to other CARE departments and external agencies and individuals. This role requires proficiency in grants and project management skills and tools as well as a technical background in gender and gender-based violence, and preferably child marriage and adolescent programming.

For more information on Tipping Point, follow this link.

Responsibilities:

  • Operational support and coordination
  • Donor stewardship and financial tracking
  • Communications and Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Gender Program Support

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree At least 4 years’ work experience in gender integration and standalone gender programming
  • At least 4 years in non-profit operations and administration, business/ project administration, or related fields
  • Bachelor’s Degree and work experience in non-profit operations and administration, business/ project administration, or related fields
  • 4-5 years of professional experience in not-for-profit organizations
  • 2-3 years of experience in coordinating and/or managing multiple projects or processes simultaneously
  • 1-3 years of experience in financial management
  • 1-3 years of work experience in logistics, operations, and/or events planning, administrative & programmatic support roles
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Events planning experience
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English
  • Project coordination and management skills and expertise, detail oriented
  • Expertise in budget planning, management and reporting
  • Demonstrated teamwork coordination and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with others across countries and cultures and develop and maintain positive working relationships
  • Capability to develop and manage consultants and vendors contracts and scopes of work
  • Demonstrated high degree of flexibility in managing changes to scope, resources and timelines
  • Strong capability to manage several deliverables and processes and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills
  • Ability to influence without direct authority and obtain win-win situations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Peoplesoft financial software and project management software such as Wrike, MS Project or Asana for project plan development, management and reporting

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