Gender Unit Manager

About the Program
Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) is a regional development program funded by the Australian Government and managed by Cardno. It is a 10-year program improving the political, economic and social opportunities of Pacific women.

About the Role
Within the Pacific Women Support Unit, the Gender Advisory Unit is responsible for regional grant management, management of the Pacific Girl program, provision of gender technical advice to the program and supporting the development of gender analysis capacity. The Gender Unit Manager will lead the Gender Advisory Unit, including providing supervisory support to the Unit’s three full time positions and consultants.  Working in close collaboration with colleagues across the Support Unit and external stakeholders and partners, the Gender Unit Manager will ensure the Gender Advisory Unit delivers on its 2021 workplan.
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About You
Due to current movement restrictions, applicants should be currently based in Fiji.

The Gender Unit Manager will have the following skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification (or equivalent work experience) in gender, development or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated understanding and analysis of contemporary gender issues in the Pacific at both regional and country levels; ability to contextualise gender issues within both a human rights-based approach and the legislative context of the Pacific; and the ability to relate this understanding to global practice and trends.
  • Experience in managing and supervising small teams.
  • Strong, demonstrated capacity development skills and ability to translate complex concepts and design strategies for a range of audiences.
  • Ability to manage a range of activities across the program management cycle (design, implementation and evaluation).
  • Established relationships with organisations (including civil society, government and private sector) and individual leaders working in various areas of gender equality and issues affecting women across the Pacific.
  • Demonstrated capacity to interact with various stakeholders and facilitate linkages between organisations.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills complemented by strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Competent information technology skills.

A competitive locally-engaged personnel remuneration package will be offered to the preferred candidate. The remuneration package will include comprehensive medical insurance for the personnel and their eligible dependents.

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 Pacific Women Support Unit team. Please click ‘apply’ and send your CV together with a covering letter.
Applications must be submitted by 11.59pm, Sunday 6 December 2020 (Suva time).

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

Pacific Women values diversity and inclusion. Applicants from diverse or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, including people with disabilities and from the LGBTQI community.

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.

For any questions about this role, please contact quoting Gender Unit Manager in the email subject line.

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