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Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion Advisor

ChildFund Australia


ChildFund is committed to actively address barriers to inclusion, in turn enabling vulnerable children and young people, in all their diversity, to assert and realise their rights. As the Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Advisor you will work closely with key stakeholders and partners across the organisation to support the equity of access, inclusion and participation across the project life cycle, with a focus on gender equality, social and disability inclusion, and people from indigenous and ethnic minorities. In addition, the GEDSI Advisor will support the People & Culture team in strengthening organisational practices linked to inclusion and diversity.


  • Develop, operationalise and implement a GEDSI Action Plan at organisational and Country Office level, through consultative processes that involve key internal and external stakeholders
  • Make contribution to the next ChildFund Australia Strategic Plan to ensure GEDSI is appropriately reflected (to commence end 2021)
  • Develop and/or adapt user-friendly tools and guidelines that support effective implementation of GEDSI and provide training on tools and guidelines to staff and partners
  • Strengthen staff and partner capacity to apply a GEDSI lens when developing project proposals and budgets to ensure activities are responsive and transformative
  • Strengthen the integration of GEDSI into ChildFund Australia‘s monitoring and evaluation framework, including GEDSI indicators and program benchmarks
  • Build the advocacy skills of women’s groups and disabled persons‘ groups as required
  • Support ChildFund Australia People & Culture team to strengthen consideration of GEDSI across organisational practices and processes in Sydney and Country Offices
  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding or sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment (SEAH) risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child safeguarding and PSEAH policy and procedures, and conduct yourself consistent with those policies.


  • Appropriate advanced tertiary qualifications in the social science, human rights, social inclusion, gender studies or disability
  • Track record in driving a GEDSI strategy/agenda across multiple sector programs and strengthening program outcomes
  • At least ten years relevant employment experience, preferably in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting gender and social inclusion analyses
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, presentation skills, networking and relationship management, with demonstrated ability to influence change
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to coordinate a varied range of activities and relationships
  • Demonstrated understanding of children’s rights and a child-centred approach to development.

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