Mar 07, 2019

Gender Coordinator

  • Foundation for Human Rights
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Upward Reporting Relationship Human Resources Manager
Downward Reporting Relationship Non
Purpose of the job 629294 Provide strategic and technical support for the mainstreaming of gender into all organisational programmes and operations including the implementation of strategic targeted initiatives to promote gender justice.
Paterson Band C Upper

Job objectives

Drives gender mainstreaming in organisational programmes and operations
Establish and maintain strategic partnerships and contribute to advocacy initiatives
Oversee and manage strategic gender projects
Lead and/or undertake research, compilation, analysis and evaluation of gender dimensions of socio-economic and humanitarian issues and advise senior management, program staff and partners on the design and development of policy and program interventions.
Knowledge generation and sharing
Participate in cross cutting issues for all FHR programmes

Key performance areas for each objective
Drives gender mainstreaming in organisational programmes and operations

Develops, in consultation with the Project Management Unit (PMU) manage, and reviews gender strategy which informs the mainstreaming of gender equality in programmes and operations.
Provides gender strategic inputs into programmes and operations
Supports the review of organisational policies for gender sensitivity
Identifies strategic gender opportunities across programmes
Organise and/or facilitates gender training for FHR and for partners
Establish and maintain strategic partnerships and contribute to advocacy initiatives

Supports the PMU Manager in collaborations, partnerships and networks with key stakeholders in the gender sector, including global and regional networks and multi-lateral institutions
Contributes to collective advocacy initiatives at national, regional and global levels, advances key gender equality positions and contributes to policy papers, standards and tools
Works in partnership with other teams o ensure alignment with prevailing external trends and innovation in the field of gender
Oversee and manage strategic gender projects

Provide technical support and expertise in the implementation of initiatives/project to promote gender justice within socio-economic rights
Liaise with the PMU Manager in managing targeted strategic projects that promote gender justice
Provide insight and analysis of gender issues in the sector in South Africa and report within FHR on key developments as and when they arise
Manage Call for Proposals, including participating in the assessment process and managing the contracting phase with successful grantees.
Negotiate contracts and oversee implementation of services provided by independent contractors, including the delivery of the capacity building programme and other tasks associated with providing support to the sector where Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are the agreed mode
Complete monitoring visits to grantees and compile analytical reports of such visits
Receive and review reports (narrative, financial and KPI supporting evidence e.g. attendance registers, etc.) from grantees or service providers to ensure that they comply with contractual obligations
Write report to Grants Unit to release next tranche
Write and finalise required reports to FHR management and prepare contributions to donor reports
Provide programmatic support to grantees
​​Coordinate and implement compliance to the Grants Projects Register and completion of all relevant information
Knowledge Management Support
Work in close collaboration with the Knowledge Management Unit (KMU) and ensure the design of the system meets the Unit’s requirements
Complete all information in the tracking system and ensure that all information is up-to-date
Contribute to core publications, articles and panels to share research results and practice
Together with the PMU Manager, develop gender knowledge products for various target audiences and supports research to inform programming with FHR
Participates and engage in relevant fora, conference, media and other relevant gender platforms
Assist the KMU with conducting monitoring and evaluation
Work with the KMU to develop appropriate mechanisms for monitoring & evaluating the work of the Gender Programme (for grantees, service providers and the programme area as a whole)
Lead and/or undertake research, compilation, analysis and evaluation of gender dimensions of socio-economic and humanitarian issues and advise senior management, program staff and partners on the design and development of policy and program interventions.
Develop relationships with potential and existing funders
Identify funding opportunities for gender justice work
Develop proposals to secure funding for gender strategic initiatives

Provide necessary reports as per requirements
Manage all documentation (electronic and paper) in accordance with the FHR record filing protocols and systems
Ensure that information on the Grants Project Register database is accurate, updated and that reports are accessible and are produced and analysed as and when needed
Provide necessary progress reports as per requirements
Ensure that the administrative work completed by Project Officers or other staff working on the Human Rights Awareness programme area is accurate and performed within agreed timelines

Attend and participate in staff meetings, organisational reviews and planning as well as other meetings that relate to the work of the FHR
Attend to other human rights work of FHR, as delegated
Engage in all other activities of the FHR as and when required

Job Specification
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline in Social Sciences (Gender Studies), Development Studies, Public Policy, International Relations, Law, Sociology or relevant field
Postgraduate degree would be an advantage in a relevant discipline as described above

Experience of the NGO/CBO and human rights sector with strategic expertise in gender equality mainstreaming
Working knowledge of and commitment to human rights, especially in South African context
At least 5 years relevant working experience
Demonstrated experience of working in an environment with a variety of stakeholders

Knowledge and skills
Strategic Thinker
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Familiarity with the NGO/CBO sector
Good knowledge and understanding of national and international legal and policy instruments on gender and women’s rights
Research experience especially in the area of Gender Justice
Good knowledge of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) international and local best practices
Experience in SGBV Programming
Experience in working with local, regional & international level actors
Ability to relate to people at all levels, from government to community-based organisations
High integrity
Ability to work as part of a team and adhere to deadlines and set priorities
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently
Good interpersonal skills
Computer literacy skills

Fluency in English. Knowledge of other local languages is always an advantage.

Person specifications:
Adaptable - able to work with people from different cultural backgrounds and education levels
Willingness to work beyond official working times
Willingness to travel, when required
Strong attention to detail

This is a fixed-term position without any expectation of renewal or permanent employment.
FHR reserves the right to cancel the position should the needs of the FHR change or should we regard the applications to be inadequate for its needs.

Application Process
To apply, submit a CV along with all relevant educational and or training certificates, publications where applicable and motivational letter as to why you should be considered for the position to email address 

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered for the position.

Only suitable qualified candidates will be considered.

Provide three traceable references

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