Gender Senior Advisor, FP 2030 Latin America & Caribbean Regional Hub

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The Organization We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

· No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday · All children learn from a quality basic education and that, · Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information: Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

The Opportunity

The position could be based in: Panama, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, or Peru

Gender Senior Advisor, FP 2030 Latin America & Caribbean Regional Hub

ROLE PURPOSE

Context: Family Planning 2030 (FP2030) is a global partnership of governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, private sector, and researchers committed to supporting the rights of women and girls who wish to use contraception. FP2030 vision is a future where women and girls everywhere have the freedom and ability to lead healthy lives, make their own informed decisions about using contraception and having children, and participate as equals in society and its development. The FP2030 Support Network includes five regional hubs: North, West and Central Africa; East and Southern Africa; Asia and the Pacific; and Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America and Europe, led by an Executive Director who reports to the Governing Board. The FP2030 LAC Hub will be headed by a Managing Director supported by a small team, of which the Gender Senior Advisor will be part. Save the Children and PROFAMILIA-Colombia working in a collaborative manner have been selected as the host of the FP2030 Latin America & Caribbean Regional Hub.

The LAC regional Hub will have a Gender Senior Advisor who will work collaboratively within the FP2030 Support Network and with partners to increase understanding of and promote solutions to critical gender gaps or barriers hindering progress towards reproductive power for women, girls and couples, including those affected by crises.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Gender Senior Advisor will serve as a focal point for facilitating the integration of gender considerations into commitments, programs, budgets, training, monitoring and evaluation, and other learning activities and a resource person for FP2030 LAC Hub on gender equality, gender mainstreaming and women empowerment, consistent with operationalizing a rights-based approach to family planning and in support of the universal health coverage agenda. He/she will also work in close collaboration with FP2030 managing director and external partners to support and coordinate the LAC Hub’s engagement in the Generation Equality platform.

Strategic Outcomes:

  • Work collaboratively within the FP2030 LAC Hub to increase the understanding of and promote solutions to critical gender gaps or barriers hindering progress towards reproductive power for women, girls, and couples, including those affected by crises.
  • In collaboration with FP2030 colleagues and across thematic areas, drive implementation of FP2030’s gender strategy, including supporting FP2030 regional hubs to use findings from gender analyses (existing or new) to integrate gender in their workplans and activities.
  • Provide technical support on FP-related gender analysis, gender integration into programs, and gender related monitoring and evaluation, for FP2030 regional hubs and commitment making countries, as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with the Data and Measurement team to move the family planning field toward gender-responsive and rights-based measures of success, including improved indicators for and measurement of reproductive agency and power.
  • Work closely with regional hub staff who support utilization and implementation of the High Impact Practices in Family Planning and other evidence-based approaches to ensure integration of gender considerations.
  • Develop FP2030’s thought leadership on gender equality and gender transformative approaches to sexual and reproductive health and rights through participation in conferences and events and publication of articles and reports.
  • Set up regional and global webinars and workshops on gender integration, the connection between rights-based and gender-transformative approaches to contraception, reproductive empowerment, etc.
  • Systematize and disseminate good practices.

Technical leadership:

  • Lead the implementation of Gender Equality assessments for existing FP2030 Commitments.
  • Support commitment reviews with a gender perspective.
  • Lead processes of gender integration within new FP2030 commitments and CIPs.
  • Support the implementation of gender-related family planning High Impact Practices (HIPs), providing insights and lessons learned.
  • Identify points for strategic engagement for FP2030 within global dialogues related to gender equality, gender integration and women’s and girls’ empowerment.
  • Maintain active relationships/partnerships with FP2030 regional hubs, countries, donors, civil society, and institutes working on gender issues to enhance collaboration, resource mobilization and influence agenda and priority setting.
  • Support FP2030 commitment makers to align their activities in support of Generation Equality efforts as outlined in Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality.
  • Identify nongovernmental stakeholders in the gender/women’s rights sector to mobilize commitments in support of the 2030 partnership, with support from the Global Initiatives Team.
  • Work closely with regional hub staff who support utilization and implementation of the HIPs in Family Planning and other evidence-based approaches to ensure integration of gender considerations.
  • Provide TA to FP2030 Commitment-making countries.
  • Support FP2030 commitment makers to align their activities in support of Generation Equality efforts as outlined in Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality.
  • Respond to requests for gender advocacy technical assistance and contribute to the drafting of relevant advocacy and country CSO support products (in line with FP2030 localization priorities).

Advocay and civil society engagement:

  • Lead dialogue among key stakeholders to ensure the development of an advocacy strategy and related messages to promote gender integration and gender equality in SRHR programs.
  • Support global advocacy and strengthen alliances with women rights advocacy coalitions and other stakeholders.
  • Support advocacy efforts to advance the gender equality agenda in FP/SRHR programming at the country and regional levels and ensure the work is in alignment with FP2030 vision and measurement frameworks.
  • Respond to requests for gender advocacy technical assistance and contribute to the drafting of relevant advocacy and country CSO support products.
  • Participate in research initiatives that inform the gender equality and SRHR approach, making the most out of tools already available to the LAC Hub such as Share-Net Colombia.
  • Contribute to global resources and publications with key partners.
  • Develop and disseminate material for FP2030 staff to understand how gender affects family planning programs in their region at the individual, household, community, and societal level.
  • Map and build relationships with key gender equality organizations, feminist SRHR groups, multi-sectoral feminist organizations, local women- and youth-led organization globally and at the regional level (support from LAC feminist and activist organizations).
  • Facilitate contact with Ministries of Gender (where they are in place).
  • Participate at regional and global convenings on Gender Equality.
  • Provide visibility to the Gender Equality and SRHR interlink through advocacy and media engagement.
  • Support advocacy efforts to advance the gender equality agenda in FP/SRHR programming at the country and regional levels and ensure the work is in alignment with FP2030 vision and measurement frameworks.
  • Collaborate with civil society and youth consultants, and other staff as needed to advance advocacy and partnerships work across the region.
  • Provide regular updates on the progress of advocacy and partnerships work in the region, including to FP2030 Senior Leadership; draft content for reports to funders, Senior Leadership, and key external stakeholders as needed.

Child Safeguarding

Children who come into contact with Save the Children as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of child abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm.

To be successful, you will bring/have:

Education & qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, Public Policy, International Development, Business Administration, Economics or related field, or equivalent standard of education.

Languages

  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Spanish required. Other languages (French and/ or Portuguese) desirable.

Knowledge and proven abilities

  • Fluency in oral and written Spanish and English.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience and success working on and addressing gender issues.
  • Strong understanding/experience with gender mainstreaming, gender integration, women’s rights, women empowerment, and/or family planning.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with advising and training staff of differing experience levels and seniority.
  • Experience in humanitarian and development contexts.
  • Experience in providing technical advice, capacity building and facilitation of training.
  • Documented experience from work in policy, thematic and/or knowledge development
  • Experience working with multi-stakeholder partnerships including donors, multi-lateral agencies, developing countries and civil society organizations.

Skills

  • Excellent organization skills, capable of delivering objectives independently.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong oral, written, editorial and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills with advanced knowledge of and proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural competencies.

Personal competence

  • Politically astute with a good understanding of the bigger picture, culturally sensitive and diplomatic.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated about FP2030’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Commitment to community and civil society engagement including the meaningful participation of marginalized communities.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Desirable

  • Experience from work with children’s rights, work with Save the Children or similar organizations, and/or work with the thematic areas for which the program is responsible.

Experience with migrant populations in the LAC region.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your salary expectations.

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications will have priority. Qualified candidates could be interviewed before de application closing date.

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