We have an excellent opportunity for a Research and Analysis Expert – Ending Violence Against Women, to work within our Gender Section.
The Gender Section works to advance gender equality, women’s rights and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It focuses predominantly on the implementation of the four identified priority areas of action for gender equality for the Commonwealth as endorsed by the 11th Women’s Affairs Ministerial Meeting in 2016 namely: (i) Women in leadership; (ii) Women’s economic empowerment; (iii) Ending violence against women and girls; and (iv) Gender and climate change. The Gender Section services triennial Women's Affairs Ministers’ Meetings (WAMMs) and the Commonwealth Women’s Forum; provides policy and technical advice to strengthen institutional capacity for gender mainstreaming at the national, regional and Pan-Commonwealth levels. It brokers pro-gender policies through consensus building, innovative research, modeling of good practices, capacity strengthening and high level advocacy.
The successful candidate will work within the Gender Team. Under the guidance of the Head of Gender, the successful candidate will be responsible for research, advocacy and policy work. S/he will also support the implementation of specified design of methodology and baseline studies of targeted Commonwealth member states to prevent violence against women and girls.
To be considered, you will need a post-graduate degree programme in development studies, gender/women studies, human rights, international relations, the humanities, economics, social sciences or related field. A good understanding of violence against women and girls, and of gender and development in the Commonwealth and its challenges is also essential. You will also need to have at least at least ten to fifteen years’ experience at national and/or regional or international levels in research and analysis, policy work, gender and development issues. In-depth knowledge of violence against women issues and systems, analytical tools, and strategies is also required.
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 with the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.
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The closing date is 30 May 2017, 5:00 pm BST