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Gender Coordinator – GAASHAAN Project - Save Children Somalia

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2024
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    4 Year
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    Jan 22, 2024

Job Description

TITLE: Gender Coordinator – GAASHAAN Project

TEAM: Program Operations

LOCATION: Mogadishu




Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The Gender Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the integration of gender and disability considerations in the Gaashaan project. This role involves overseeing the execution of activities related to gender, collaborating with the project coordinator, consortium lead , conducting analyses and consultations on gender equality, ensuring that the Gaashaan project addresses GBV effectively, facilitating capacity-building exercises and training sessions on gender response and to ensure compliance are meet through community awareness, capacity building training, conduct project risk assessment and facilitate on the development of friendly materials. The Gender Coordinator will also be responsible on assisting to implement safe program activities, establishing local reporting procedures, reporting, data management and share learnings.


Reports to: CP & CRG Programme Manager

Staff reporting to this post: None


Programme Implementation and Monitoring

  • Conduct gender capacity assessment and build staff capacity through trainings and providing job embedded support (coaching, mentoring, experience sharing etc.)


  • Assess, identify and address the gender biases affecting women, girls, boys and men differently to have safe and equitable participation and benefit in collaboration with project staff


  • Develop agree on actions to address priority gaps on gender with the program manager, project coordinator, consortium lead, senior management team, and sector thematic experts, support and follow up implementation


  • Coordinate and involve in facilitating advocacy and campaigning events organized to address gender inequalities and discriminatory perceptions, attitudes and practices


  • Identify, adopt community based behavioural change and positive gender norm development interventions and promote strategies/ approaches ensure men and boys engagement in child safeguarding


  • Assess quarterly and periodically the progress towards gender integration and transformative result, communicate with project leads


  • Provide leadership in planning, implementation and monitoring of gender focused strategies and interventions


  • Lead the collection, analysis and utilization of information from a broad range of sources to ensure effective integration of gender concerns document best practices of the project

in implementing gender and youth components for learning with partners and relevant staff

  • Prepare monthly gender related activity report and share with CP & CRG program Manager.


  • Assist and involve in design and production of Gender IEC materials; audio and video spot messages to be used for advocacy community dialogue/awareness session on behavioural change

Internal and External Engagements

  • Facilitate establishment / strengthening of existing gender networks/plat forums for joint and sustained promotion of gender equality
  • Maintain strategic links with key duty bearers and stakeholders such as governmental bodies, UN agencies, INGOs, and other local NGOs and community organizations; identify opportunities and ensure Save the Children's participation in key activities at the national and local level;


  • As assigned by the CP & CRG Program Manager represent Save the Children and actively engage in relevant GBV working group & Protection cluster meetings


  • Work with the Gaashaan project team, Advocacy, Communication, campaigns, Media ( ACCM) and the Gender Technical Specialist to clearly articulate advocacy messages for the Gaashaan project


  • Work closely with the Project Coordinator, CP & CRG Program Manager, consortium lead, technical advisors to prepare timely and high-quality quarterly narrative reports


  • Participate actively in designing and conducting gender specific and sectoral surveys, assessments, formative and researches to ensure consideration of gender dimensions, collection of sex and age disaggregated data, gender responsive data analysis and reporting


  • Support in organizing and facilitating and project level knowledge sharing events


  • Effectively support teams in MEAL aspects, which include assessments, baseline and evaluation studies, putting in place a functional Activity Tracking Table.


  • Collecting and managing GBV complaints and feedback in close coordination with MEAL team and child protection team


  • Ensure regular monitoring of projects results, documentation of projects case studies, lessons learnt, significant changes and best practices and coordinating learning and reflection meetings/sessions


  • Ensure an effective programs/ projects monitoring and evaluation systems is in place.



  • Liaise with Safeguarding focal points in conducting safeguarding risk assessment and develop a mitigation plan when needed and provide ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information on Save the Children’s Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct to all project stakeholders.


  • Responsible for ensuring new staff, partners and volunteers undertake safeguarding induction and refresher training and strive to ensure that project delivery is carried out with the highest standards of Safe Programming.


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • Holds oneself accountable for making decisions, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values


  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not



  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same


  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others


  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters


  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength


  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions


  • Willing to take disciplined risks.
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Experiences and Qualifications

Bachelor degree or qualification in Gender, Social Science and other related relevant fields


  • 4 years’ experience in a Project Management, budget management, staff management,


Project Coordinator or similar role Previous experience in an office administration, Project Coordinator or similar role, preferably in Gender.


  • Experience in working South and central somalia, understanding humanitarian Context


  • Experience of planning and organising meetings and events, with a strong attention to detail


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


  • Strong planning/anticipation skills. Experience of planning and organising meetings and events, with attention to detail


  • Sound judgement and an ability to effectively prioritise multiple tasks in a constantly changing environment


  • Ability to adopt a pro-active approach and offer solutions as appropriate


  • Strong written and oral communication skills, fluent in English, with an eye for detail


  • Ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a broad range of people at all levels, across different cultures and to act with credibility, discretion, tact and diplomacy both within and without the organisation


  • Ability to work to tight deadlines with strong attention to detail


  • Maintain a calm disposition and positive outlook particularly when working under pressure


  • Self- motivated with ability to work autonomously


  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children

Additional job responsibilities


The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities


The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


Safeguarding our Staff:


The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy


Health and Safety


The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At SCI, we uphold the principle of equal rights and opportunities for all our employees. In our commitment to fostering a more inclusive workplace and addressing gender gaps, we have implemented additional efforts aimed at supporting female qualified candidates: -


  • Maternity leave (6 months)


  • Annual Leave 30 working days


  • 10% *gross salary. (female allowance)


1.5 flexible working hours for lactating mothers

How To Apply

the application will be closed on 22nd January 24     Candidates can  apply through the link: Gender Coordinator – GAASHAAN Project - SCI Career Site Careers (


Skills Required

Company Overview


WE BELIEVE EVERY CHILD DESERVES A FUTURE. Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from. Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, di... Read More

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