Gender, Age and Social Inclusion Specialist
About the organization
The Office of Technical and Program Quality (TPQ) leads the Bureau for Humanitarian
Assistance's (BHA) efforts to ensure high quality programmatic and technical leadership,
oversight, and guidance. TPQ captures, applies, and strengthens capacity in technical best
practices and contextually appropriate programmatic approaches focused on all dimensions of
BHA programming from humanitarian response and transition into longer-term resilience
programming, as well as risk analysis and early warning. TPQ is responsible for providing
policy, normative guidance, tools, facilitation, and capacity building to assist the Bureau in
achieving optimal humanitarian outcomes through strategic design, consistent and effective
performance monitoring, comprehensive and appropriate evaluation, and purposeful learning
across the full spectrum of BHA responses and programming.
Provide technical advice on all issues relating to gender, age, disability, and social inclusion issues, particularly gender equality, positive youth development, and inclusion.
Contribute to the formulation and articulation of appropriate strategies and activities to ensure gender, age and inclusion best practices are mainstreamed in emergency response and early recovery, risk reduction, and resilience (ER4) programming.
Provide technical review of gender, age and disability inclusion issues in proposals and concept notes submitted to BHA.
Advise regional teams and BHA partners on appropriate strategies and activities to ensure gender, empowerment, and inclusion principles and best practices are elevated and mainstreamed in emergency response, early recovery, resilience, and disaster risk reduction programming (including integration of positive youth development, age, and disability considerations).
Travel to the field, sometimes at short notice and for extended periods of time, to advise regional teams on gender, age and social inclusion issues.
Seven years of relevant professional experience in emergency relief, humanitarian assistance, or international development. In order for experience to be deemed relevant, it must have a humanitarian or transition focus and must contain experience relevant to at least one of the following fields: humanitarian assistance, international humanitarian law, international human rights, humanitarian policy, internally displaced persons and refugee issues, transitional justice, rule of law, conflict resolution, social work, public health, or a related field.
Professional experience or academic training must demonstrate knowledge of or skills relevant to humanitarian protection, and the integration of gender, age, and social inclusion in humanitarian action or international development activities.
Demonstrated experience working effectively as part of a diverse team.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with others effectively.
Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment. Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or higher-level security clearance or who are eligible to receive a Secret security clearance will be considered for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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