Gender Advisor

Full Time, Part time
The Hague
Posted 1 year ago

Defending Dignity, Fighting Poverty

CARE Nederland is currently looking for an

Gender Advisor (32/38 hours – 0,84/1 fte)

About CARE Nederland

CARE Nederland (CNL) is part of CARE, an international humanitarian aid and development organization that fights global poverty and provides life-saving assistance in emergencies. CNL helps the poorest people, in the most difficult places to become more resilient regarding natural disasters and violent conflicts. Throughout its work, CARE’s special focus is on working with marginalized women and girls because when equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to help families and communities out of poverty. CNL has identified four thematic focus areas in which it aims to develop “leadership in thought and practice”, and strengthen and disseminate its knowledge and expertise: Women Empowerment & Enterprise Development; Integrated Risk Management; Inclusive Governance in Fragile Contexts; and Gender in emergencies.

The function

The Gender Advisor will provide leadership within CNL on gender. He/she will provide technical assistance to CNL staff to strengthen a gender justice perspective in all CNL’s programme and advocacy work. He/she will have a particular focus on gender in CNL’s humanitarian programming, and develop further CNL’s thematic focus area Gender in Emergencies, with advocacy and program staff. He/she will be the coordinating person for relevant CARE International gender working groups. The Gender Advisor will also be responsible for managing the program portfolio in Yemen.

The Gender Advisor will liaise with all departments of CNL involved in the development and use of gender expertise, which means with Programmes, Advocacy, Communication, Emergency coordinator, Management Team. For the time being, the Gender Advisor will report to CNL’s Programme Director.

Key responsibilities

The Gender Advisor will focus on:

  • Internal technical assistance / advice: providing internal technical assistance and guidance to CNL staff and key Country offices on gender
  • Gender in Emergencies thematic group: together with key staff develop the Gender in Emergencies focus area for CNL as “leader in thought and practice” for internal and external purposes, including programmes, knowledge management, advocacy, communication and corporate relations;
  • Programme management Yemen: managing CNL’s programme portfolio in Yemen.

1.Providing internal technical assistance on gender

  • Be CNL’s technical focal point on gender: strengthen the knowledge and capacities of programme and advocacy staff (by providing internal trainings); give advice on project proposal development; develop specific project proposals on gender justice;
  • Support key CNL focus country offices directly on gender justice
  • Ensure gender mainstreaming in CNL PME&L systems
  • Support strategy development and support staff in the other CNL thematic focus areas on gender inclusion: Women Empowerment & Enterprise Development; Inclusive Governance in Fragile Contexts and Integrated Risk Management.
  • Maintain external relations and partnerships CNL on gender justice.

2. Develop Gender in Emergencies focus area for CNL ‘leader in thought and practice’

  • Coordinate the development of the Gender in Emergencies theme for 2016-2020 within CNL, including the development of a Theory of Change for programmes, advocacy, communication, corporate relations;
  • Maintaining oversight and coordination of Gender in Emergencies activities within CNL, on programming, advocacy and communication and resource mobilization for this theme;
  • Be CNL’s technical focal point on Gender in Emergencies: function as knowledge manager and capacity builder on Gender in Emergencies;
  • Support CARE’s profiling of its Gender in Emergencies programming, policy and messaging with external audiences, and internal audiences.

3. Programme management Yemen

  • Responsible for contract management for Yemen, including financial management with finance officer
  • Coordinates programme monitoring and external evaluations
  • Responsible for proposal development for external funding in close coordination with country office
  • Contracts and supervised external consultants for some of the tasks
  • Maintains contacts with donors .
  • Support capacity building of CARE country office Yemen:

4. Policy development and Annual plan

  • Is responsible for policy development on gender justice and gender in emergencies.
  • Contributes to the Annual Operating Plans and Strategy of CNL for above mentioned areas,
  • Advises on the inclusion of gender justice in the thematic areas women empowerment & business development, inclusive governance en Integrated Risk Management
  • Supports CARE International gender policy development

5. Fundraising and Information

  • Preparing drafts for publication on the CARE Nederland website and delivering information with regard to internal- and external project communication;
  • Contributes to fundraising of the marketing and communication department through project briefs and publications on content..

6. Representation CARE Nederland

  • Represents CNL in the CARE International Gender Network.
  • Represents CNL at relevant meetings in the Netherlands and Europe for Gender and Jemen country coordination.


Besides internal contacts the Gender Advisor will have contact with policy makers, institutional donors, CO’s, colleague NGO’s and Care international. The contacts are mainly focused on exchange of information and/or cooperation.

We are looking for a candidate that meets the following qualifications:

HBO + /WO level in the international development and humanitarian field;

Keen knowledge and experience of at least 3 years on gender, and preferable also on gender in fragile and emergency contexts;

Experience with contract management, in OS, conflict or transition land

Work expierence in or with Yemen is an advantage

Experience in monitoring projects at a distance

Command of English, verbally and writing; and one or more relevant languages (e.g. French);

Prepared and fit to travel abroad; including to high-risk destinations (e.g. Yemen)

Excellent communication skills; intercultural sensitivity towards external contacts; analytical; accurate; flexible; immune to stress; teamplayer and pro-active character. Proactive attitude and willing to further development upon knowledge and skills within this specific area;

We offer

  • An attractive position;
  • One year contract with possible extension;
  • A gross monthly salary based on BBRA scale 10 (classification depending on relevant working experience);
  • Duty Station: The Hague


If you are interested in this challenging position and you meet the qualifications required, we are looking forward to receive your motivation (1 A4) and resume before 30 June 2016 on Please state position title.

For questions please contact Ms J

An EU work permit is required;
We reserve the right to contact persons before the closing date. As long as the vacancy is visible it is possible to send your application until the closing date;

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