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‘A hands-on specialist with proven experience in gender programming in conflict settings’


As the Gender Specialist you implement the gender mainstreaming strategy and work on standard setting, design, operationalization and monitoring of interventions and programmes. Also you contribute to the sector knowledge and practice exchange and ensure gender related competency development and learning in War Child. You provide technical support to the organization, including Country Offices, Home Office (NL, Sweden) and/or War Child affiliates, in the Gender content area. Additionally, you support Managing Director of War Child Sweden in fundraising for Gender initiatives (20%).

You are based in Stockholm and a member of the Programme Quality Team. You report to the Programme Quality Manager in Amsterdam. NB: this is not an expatriate position, you will be offered a local labor contract in Sweden.

Your challenge

* Lead and support Gender programming and standard setting

* Coordinate operationalization of gender mainstreaming strategy and Gender quality framework and support its application by countries/HO departments

* Technical Quality assurance, incl. implementation of Gender mainstreaming strategy and support Gender sensitivity of the Care system

* Support the induction of War Child staff in Gender and ensure the essential technical learning elements are part of the organization’s learning map

* Representation of War Child Holland and horizontal collaboration with War Child teams, colleagues and global networks and bodies

* Support War Child Sweden team in identifying and developing potential partnership opportunities related to gender;

* Contribute to the design, planning, coordination and execution of events (workshops, seminars, consultation meetings, etc.) to engage relevant current and/or potential partners and donors.

Your profile

* Relevant academic degree

* At least 5 years’ experience in gender analysis and programming with at least 3 years of field experience in a (post) conflict setting

* Substantial experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of gender programmes

* Strong experience in SGBV

* Experience in developing, methods, tools, programs/interventions/learning paths

* Strong advisory skills, understanding of (learning/capacity strengthening) needs

* Good facilitation skills and intercultural sensitivity with excellent communication skills

* Strong project management skills

* Knowledge and understanding of children’s rights

* Fluent English and preferably good working knowledge of Spanish, French or Arabic

* Flexible and willing to travel

* Available 40 hours per week

* EU nationality or in possession of EU working permit.

The organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative,

integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before the 20th of January 2019. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter by using the following


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War Child

War Child  believes no child should be part of war. Ever.