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Gender Advisor

Job Title

Gender Advisor

Job Location

Action Against Hunger/Action contre la Faim Canada


Head of Humanitarian

Contract Type

Full Time – 3 years


66,000 – 75,000 CAD


Toronto, Canada (a homebased
role may be considered)


Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is
a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the
causes and effects of hunger.

Our mission is to save
the lives of severely malnourished children while helping communities become
self-sufficient. Recognized as a world leader in the fight against
malnutrition, Action Against Hunger has pursued its vision of a world without
hunger for almost four decades, combating hunger in emergency situations of
conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity. With more than 8,000
staff in nearly 50 countries, our programs in nutrition, food security,
livelihoods, water, sanitation, and hygiene, reach more than 20 million people
each year.


Action Against Hunger Canada supports
humanitarian response programming across multiple country offices in
sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Our programs target populations
affected by, or at risk of, malnutrition and its underlying causes through
emergency nutrition, WASH, and health approaches. Action Against Hunger is looking for a Gender
Advisor to provide gender equality and gender-based violence technical and
capacity building support for country teams worldwide. Designing and facilitating
trainings will be a key function of this role therefore candidates with
significant learning and development experience will be prioritized for the
role. The primary responsibilities of
this position are:

Technical Support

Capacity Building

Monitoring and Evaluation

Knowledge and Communications


Under the direct supervision of the Head of
Humanitarian Affairs of Action Against Hunger Canada and in close collaboration
with the Associate Director for Gender/GBV, the International Gender Unit and
the Action Against Hunger international network, the Gender Advisor will:

1. Technical support

GE/GBV technical support and advice to country teams and to support country
level action plans for Gender Minimum Standards with specific focus on
standards related to Gender Analysis and GBV Risk Mitigation.

country team in the interpretation of gender analysis finding and integration
of those finding into programmes.

countries to develop technical Terms of Reference and assist in the process of
engaging the services of the International Gender Unit or consultants.

technical support and guidance to specific offices for concept note and
proposal preparation and finalization as required.

support to countries for the identification of Gender technical personnel
during recruitment processes.

organizational Gender Policy is applied across all facets of work.

strategic advice/guidance to country level gender technical staff when/where
agreed with country management.


Design and conduct learning analysis and produce
annual training calendar based on needs identified.

Facilitate capacity strengthening events (virtually
and face to face) addressing demand at the country level (trainings, technical
webinars and/or other specific capacity strengthening/skill development).

Work with learning and development experts to
transition current face-to-face training curricula to virtual trainings.

Create new curriculum where and when appropriate.

Coordinate with the International Gender Unit a
global capacity building plan to ensure alignment between initiatives and to
maximize efficiency and resources amongst the network.

3. Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning

Provide technical advice on monitoring and
evaluation plans, based on humanitarian and gender transformative, empowerment
and people-centred principles.

Ensure MEAL tools utilized by the project
management team integrate GE/GBV considerations.

Organize field visits in coordination with country
offices for Action Against Huger Canada staff.

Provide technical input on nutrition meta-analysis

4. Knowledge and

specific GE/GBV content from country teams and coordinate with communications
departments for the production of external communications materials relating to
humanitarian programming including for the organization’s website, social media
and other media.

communicate the achievements and successes of Action Against Hunger and its
funded programs with donors and other key stakeholders.


planning sessions, team meetings and annual performance reviews as required.

exchange and collaboration with Action Against Hunger Canada team members and the
International Network.

Ensure an on-going
process of personal professional development and learning.

Other duties as

Qualifications & EXPERIENCE

Master Degree in relevant discipline in a field
related to social sciences, humanitarian, or gender studies and/or equivalent
experience gained.

Minimum of 5 years working with an international
organization in a senior project management position.

Minimum of 3 years working in a GE/GBV advisory position.

Demonstrated field/country level experience
directly managing humanitarian programmes.

Skills and ABILITIES

Fluency in English and French or Spanish in both
oral and written communications.

Demonstrated understanding of the creation of an
enabling environment for gender equality and PSEA prevention in the workplace
and in programming.

Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of GE/GBV
issues across a variety of different cultural, socio economic, and emergency

Understanding of the activities of the Protection
Cluster, GBV Area of Responsibility and the Call to Action for Prevention of
GBV in Emergencies.

Demonstrate knowledge and analytical understanding
in the area of gender and nutrition, WASH and SRHR.

Solid understanding and commitment to humanitarian

Demonstrated project cycle management experience.

Strong verbal and written communication skills
including demonstration of cultural awareness, diplomacy and tact.

Ability to work independently and under tight
deadlines, and to multi-task.

Positive attitude and strong analytical,
interpersonal and coordination skills.

Ability to apply Results Based Management.

Strong verbal and written communication skills
including demonstration of cultural awareness, diplomacy, and tact.

Solid understanding and commitment to humanitarian
principles including the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).

Excellent knowledge of MS Office Applications.

experience working with Global Affairs Canada funding and agreements.

experience working within a humanitarian/development gender or nutrition

experience working internationally (field work) for a humanitarian/development organization.

Action Against
Hunger Canada is committed to promoting the well-being of people around the
world and focuses its efforts on saving
the lives through the elimination of hunger. Action Against Hunger Canada has a
zero-tolerance policy for any behavior violating our code of conduct, including
workplace violence, harassment and sexual harassment, any form of exploitation
and abuse, corruption, fraud and any behavior lacking integrity. Action Against
Hunger actively recruits new team members who demonstrate a commitment to our
organizational values and principals.

actively welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with
disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or
gender identity, visible minorities and others who may contribute to our
organizational diversity and who share our values. If you are invited to
continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any
particular adaptive measures you might require.

employment offers with Action Against Hunger Canada are conditional upon the
receipt of satisfactory references and the signing our code of conduct and
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy. Certain positions may be subject to appropriate
screening checks.

you are interested in this position, please apply online at
by Friday November 13, 2020.

learn more about Action Against Hunger, visit our website at

  • Contract Type: Fixed term
  • Location: Toronto
  • Submitted by: Action Against Hunger Canada
  • Apply by: December 27, 2020