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Gender Diversity and Inclusion Specialist - Philippines


Employer: Abt Associates
Work Type/s: Contract
Classification/s: Community Development, International Aid & Development, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Business/Private Sector
Location: International

Job posted on: 12 March, 2019.
Applications close: 31 March, 2019.

  • Long-term opportunity based in Makati, Philippines
  • Regular travel across South East Asia
  • Open to both national and international applicants
  • Competitive package on offer

Investing in Women

Investing in Women (IW) is an initiative of the Australian Government which aims to catalyse inclusive economic growth in South East Asia through promoting women’s economic empowerment. Investing in Women is being implemented in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. The goals of the initiative are:

  • More businesses achieve gender equality in their workplace
  • Impact investing in women’s SMEs has increased
  • Government partners take steps towards removing selected barriers to women’s economic empowerment
  • Public attitudes are more supportive of women’s economic empowerment

For more information, see www.investinginwowen.asia

The Opportunity

The Gender Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will provide advice and support to the four (4) Business Coalitions (BC) to enable them to lead effective organisational change process which advances gender equality, through facilitation, clear communications, and appropriate, effective interventions.

Reporting to the Business Partnerships Director and working closely with the Training and Development Manager, they will travel internationally to work both with BC staff and member companies. Additionally, they will provide expert advice on workplace gender equality to IW staff and partners for example Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) or implementing partners from the Advocacy and Impact Investing components of IW.

Key Duties

  • Use thorough understanding of the drivers for change within the private sector to create insights internally to the IW team and externally to partners on how gender diversity contributes to business results, as well as to People and HR strategies
  • Review EDGE reports from companies and use data to identify opportunities to improve company performance via improved workplace gender equality
  • Advise BC staff on strategies to enhance company performance and together work with companies to develop action plans, and support and monitor implementation
  • Identify and capacitate BC staff to use complementary tools to measure performance such as Pay Gap analysis and rapid Assessment tools
  • Together with the IW Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team analyse data from BC firms to track WGE in the 4 countries and identify successful strategies to advance change
  • Provide expert consultancy on diversity and inclusion, specifically workplace gender equality services to companies where required sourcing and creating knowledge products on WGE
  • Maintain a close relationship with EDGE strategy, keeping abreast on developments related to the EDGE methodology

Further information regarding key duties is included in the Information for Applicants attachment below.

Key Requirements

  • An experienced Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Expert with a minimum of 8 years’ experience, including at senior level
  • Applied experience with best practices and emerging trends within the private sector for advancing diversity and inclusion and have demonstrated customising and applying these to diverse organisations
  • Knowledge of range of metrics to measure workplace gender equality with experience of interpreting results
  • Proven experience in providing advice to private sector companies on best practices that ensure equity and achievement of organisational diversity and inclusion objectives in a variety of HR areas, including but not limited to recruiting and staffing, organisation development, work and life balance, succession planning, training/ development, and performance management
  • Understands and is current on global and local trends/ changes and how they inform and influence diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English
  • Gathers and uses competitive intelligence
  • Understands diverse customer/client needs
How to apply for this job

Further information regarding this opportunity, including how to apply, can be found in the 'Information for Applicants' attachment below.

Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website: http://jtai.turborecruit.com.au/job/job_details.cfm?id=1039047&from=direct

All applications MUST include a CV and covering letter addressing the key requirements listed.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from experienced and capable women.

Applications close: Sunday, 31st March 2019 – midnight (AEST).

We welcome and thank all applicants however; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Supporting materials  IFA - GESI Specialist IW - March 2019.pdf