Senior Gender Program Advisor - Melbourne
Employer: The Fred Hollows Foundation
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, International Aid & Development, Policy & Research, Project Management, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Job posted on: 09 January, 2017.
Applications close: 31 January, 2017.
- New key role leading the way in Gender Programming across The Foundation
- Increase the global commitment to eliminating avoidable blindness and closing the gap between men and women
- Permanent position, Sydney or Melbourne location
Come and join our international development organisation where we are ensuring that the vision of Fred Hollows lives on. We are working to eradicate avoidable blindness by 2020, and with females comprising 64% of the world’s blind, The Fred Hollows Foundation considers that gender equity is essential to achieving a world in which no-one is needlessly blind. The Foundation seeks to close the gap in rates of avoidable blindness between men and women, by becoming a leader in delivering evidence based programs, policy, and advocacy, to achieve gender mainstreaming in eye health.
The Senior Gender Programs Advisor will provide leadership in Programs and across The Foundation to achieve this vision, through strategic leadership, communication and collaboration, technical support and guidance, advocacy and partnerships, capacity building and learning.
To be successful in this role you will be degree qualified in Development, Gender, Public Health, Social Sciences, Women’s Studies, or another relevant area. You will possess specialised knowledge in gender issues and women’s rights in the international development field. This will include experience in conducting participatory gender analyses and assessments; designing, delivering and supporting gender mainstreaming approaches and targeted interventions that support women’s rights, particularly in relation to equal access to health services. Additionally, you will have extensive experience in developing and delivering gender policy, strategy, research, and capacity building in the international context. Strong collaborative and leadership skills, along with advanced interpersonal, facilitation, negotiation and presentation skills are essential in this position, as are written communication skills - including program design documents, donor proposals, reports and publications.
Domestic and international travel 25% of the time required.
A full position description is attached below.