World Vision Job Vacancy: Gender Advisor, Mississauga - Canada

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Are you looking for more than a job? At World Vision Canada we offer challenging careers that change the lives of children all over the world and it will change yours too. Come and be part of a team of over 500 Canadians with a vision for the world: Life in all its fullness for every child.
You will experience Christian faith in action helping to make real and lasting change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Join the World Vision Canada team and be part of a powerful and effective force for good: For Children. For Change. For Life.
Job Description:
Reporting to Enhancing Nutrition Services to Improve Maternal and Child Health (ENRICH) Chief of Party, this position will support ENRICH projects in Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The role will be based at the World Vision Canada office in Mississauga, Canada.
Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring gender mainstreaming throughout the two projects.
  • Evaluations and results based management frameworks.
  • Developing, strengthening and supporting comprehensive and tangible gender equality strategies and action plans.
  • Facilitating gender equality capacity building for field teams via training and/or tool development.
  • Contributing to project knowledge management and learning related to gender equality.
  • Ongoing responsibilities include high quality technical support, both remotely and via travel to work with field teams as well as active participation in Canada-based technical working groups.
Job Requirements:

  • Master degree in International Development / Relations, Women and Gender Studies or related field, or equivalent training/experience.
  • 5 – 10 years’ field work experience implementing, managing, and/or providing technical assistance to programs in developing countries, including with focus on gender mainstreaming/gender focused programs; focus on child and adolescent programming desirable.
  • Knowledge of gender equality principles and practices; demonstrated knowledge of the Government of Canada gender equality policy and approach desirable.
  • Experience with gender-sensitive Health and Nutrition Programs.
  • Experience in gender advocacy or policy work.
  • Demonstrated thought leadership expertise such as contributions to academic journals, books, articles; speaking engagements, leading conference presentations and panels
  • Is innovative, develops new ideas, and demonstrates adaptability.
  • Ability to synthesize and develop high-quality knowledge products from diverse data sources including programmatic materials and tools; outstanding gender analysis skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to develop good working relationships across cultural and organizational boundaries with internal and external stakeholders, and managing through influence.
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills; proficiency in other languages considered an asset.
  • Comfortable working independently with little supervision, as well as with receiving and accounting for direction and engaging as part of a dynamic team.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Valid passport and ability and comfort to travel to national and international locations.
Other Requirements
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to World Vision’s Vision and Values.
  • Computer literacy including Internet, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
HOW TO APPLY:
  • World Vision is committed to the protection of children; all offers of employment will be conditional upon the successful completion of reference checks and a Police background check. Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the core values and mission of the World Vision partnership.
  • World Vision Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
  • Interested applicants are asked to complete an online application via our careers website: CLICK HERE
Application deadline: February 14, 2017
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