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Adviser, Gender Mainstreaming

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 4 December 2017

Salary: £72,447 p/a gross + benefits

We have an outstanding opportunity for an Adviser, Gender Mainstreaming, to work within our Gender Section, in the Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate.

The Gender Section is based in the Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate.  The objective of the Gender Section is to support member states to advance the Commonwealth’s commitments and other international commitments and protocols on gender equality, including at present the support to the implementation of the Commonwealth’s four priority areas on gender equality: (i) women in leadership; (ii) women’s economic empowerment; (iii) ending violence against women and girls; and (iv) gender and climate change.

The Section’s work under the Strategic Plan is focused on the following priority areas:

  • Gender equality mainstreamed in national frameworks and policies;
  • Gender equality integrated in the Secretariat’s policies, frameworks, programmes and projects; 
  • Women, girls and other vulnerable groups empowered and protected against violence and harmful practices

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for proposing, planning, implementing and reporting on the Gender Section’s work on delivering the Secretariat’s Strategic Plan with respect to Commonwealth’s four priority areas on gender equality. This includes the development of projects and activities to support the strengthening of gender mainstreaming into national frameworks for sustainable development. The post-holder will also contribute as required to the development of the Secretariat’s internal tools and processes to embed gender in all relevant programmes and projects, as well as to the advancement of the Commonwealth’s priorities on Gender Equality towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

To be considered, you will need a graduate or post-graduate qualification in political science, law, development studies, gender/women studies, the humanities, social sciences or a related field. You would also need at least eight years proven track record in the areas of gender policy formulation, programme design and delivery, reflecting substantive knowledge on democracy, women’s political advancement, gender and electoral systems, good governance, peace and security.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 52 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us for this role, you must be a Commonwealth Citizen.

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The closing date is 4 December 2017, 17:00 GMT.

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