Capacity Development Specialist: Gender-Based Violence (FSM)

The role

The Capacity Development Specialist: Gender-Based Violence will provide institutional strengthening and capacity development support to two key gender-based violence prevention and support service providers in the North Pacific: the Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC) and Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI).

The Adviser will support CWC to pilot, roll-out, monitor and evaluate its gender-based violence prevention and support service for survivors of violence (Phase 2). The Adviser will support WUTMI to extend its existing prevention, case management, case advocacy and counselling services provided to survivors of violence through Phase 3 of WUTMI’s Weto in Mour domestic violence program.

Access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria by clicking here.

About you

You are a development professional with experience working on gender-based violence, domestic violence or violence against women and girls.

You will also have:

  • Relevant qualifications in social work, psychology, counselling, women’s health or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated skills in community engagement and community education on primary prevention of gender-based violence (particularly domestic violence) and gender and child protection issues.
  • Proven ability to use a broad range of capacity development modalities.
  • Track record of building institutional capacity in government and civil society organisations in key aspects of organisational management.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for full details on the essential criteria for this position.


This position is classified under DFAT’s Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) as Discipline C, Level 2 and will be offered at a level commensurate to the successful candidates’ experience relevant to the role. To access the ARF rates, please click the following link:

Why join the Pacific Women Support Unit?

The Pacific Women Support Unit is a committed team that is dedicated to gender equality and making a meaningful contribution to the communities and countries in which we work. We strive for excellence, thrive on challenges and have fun along the way.

By joining the Pacific Women Support Unit, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

How to apply

We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Please click  ‘apply’ and send your CV together with a covering letter and your responses to the following three questions.

  • On average, two out of three women in the Pacific experience domestic violence. Briefly describe three key factors that contribute to high rates of domestic violence in Chuuk/FSM. (max 250 words)
  • This is a capacity development role to build local capacity to sustainably provide domestic violence support services. Why is local ownership important, and how will you achieve it? (max 250 words)
  • Chuuk is a remote, small island state in the North Pacific. What qualities or attributes do you believe an Adviser needs to thrive in this environment? (max 100 words)

Applications for this position will close at 11:59pm, Wednesday 6 November 2019.


For any questions about this role, please contact quoting “Capacity Development Adviser: Gender-Based Violence – FSM” in the email subject line.

About Cardno

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Cardno is committed to Child Protection in all fields. Cardno is an equal opportunity employer. Any offer of employment will require criminal record clearance.