Long term adviser: Nauru, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion

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
The Long-term Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Adviser, Nauru will provide advice and technical support on gender equality and social inclusion to the Government of Nauru’s Ministry of Women and Social Development Affairs and the Department of People Living with a Disability.

The Long-term GESI Adviser, Nauru will:

  • Provide technical assistance, institutional strengthening and capacity development support to strengthen the Nauru Government’s capacities
  • to progress national GESI commitments, policies, legislation and programs, including embedding GESI-targeted outcomes in COVID-19 recovery actions.
  • Provide training, mentoring, coaching and technical assistance to strengthen Nauru’s women’s machinery and to support the Australian High Commission in Nauru.
  • Advise and provide technical advice to support Nauru stakeholders to build comprehensive and sustainable national prevention and support services for survivors and perpetrators of domestic and gender-based violence.
  • Actively participate in the Pacific Women GESI Community of Practice to support Australian High Commissions, Pacific Island governments and civil society organisations to ensure gender equality and social inclusion outcomes are embedded in national COVID-19 response and recovery programs.

The Long-term GESI Adviser, Nauru will commence the role from their homebase; with possible deployment to Nauru, pending COVID-19 travel restrictions and approvals.

To access the Terms of Reference containing the roles and responsibilities and selection criteria for this position, please copy paste this link: https://www.cardno.com/media/7148/lta-nauru-gesi-adviser-final-tors.pdf

About You
The Long-term GESI Adviser, Nauru will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience living in the Pacific region or in a small island developing states context.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (in gender equality, gender-based violence, international development, social work, psychology or another relevant field).
  • Experience in GESI audit and analysis.
  • Ability to develop and deliver GESI training to a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience working in the areas of eliminating violence against women, the promotion of women’s leadership and decision making and women’s economic empowerment.
  • A track record of building institutional capacity in government and civil society organisations in key aspects of organisational management.
  • Proven ability in using a broad range of capacity development modalities.
  • Committed to working in a team and superior communication and interpersonal skills.
  • An ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

A competitive international salary package is available commensurate to the successful candidate’s experience relevant to the role.

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 addressing the selection criteria and your response to these three questions (maximum 250 words for each question):

  1. What is your understanding of the status of gender equality and social inclusion in Nauru?
  2. How could you support Pacific Women’s partners in Nauru to improve their performance and deliver results-based GESI activities using a do-no-harm approach?
  3. What does gender mainstreaming in donor programming mean to you?

Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm, Thursday 13 May 2021 (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 recruitment@pacificwomen.org.fj quoting ‘GESI Adviser, Nauru in the email subject line.Apply For Job