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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
  • Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization. We were initially established in 1994 by the United Nations to develop innovative solutions to build peace. We have a proven and recognized approach to enable people to build lasting peace.
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    Gender & Social Inclusion Advisor


    • Provide leadership and technical guidance on Gender and Social Inclusion to the RESET project team.
    • Take lead on reviewing institutional gender strategy/policy to align it with RESET project realities, including incorporating trauma, conflict, and Somali cultural-sensitive lenses.
    • Work together with DMEL Advisor and partner organisations to design, design, monitor and report on Gender and Social Inclusion policies across all activities and practices of the project, including in defining indicators, setting targets for all indicators, and planning of all necessary data collection and analysis.
    • Contribute to collaborative, learning and adaptive approach throughout the entire project, (Interpeace and its local partners) including designing program learning plan, ensure that findings from all monitoring, assessment and survey activities are fed back into the programme and disseminated to stakeholders and partners for continuous program adjustments.
    • Lead in the promotion of Gender and Inclusion good practices and generating learnings, quality internal and external evidence, and practices within Interpeace Rwanda.
    • Take lead on capacity building initiatives for staff of RESET programme and its local partners on Gender and Inclusion, including development of training tools and methods.


    • A Master or bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Gender studies, conflict management, social sciences, or related fields);
    • 7-10 years of relevant working experience, of which at least 3 years should be at field level and 2 in managerial/advisory role.
    • Deep knowledge and demonstrated experience working on gender and conflict, women, peace and security and youth, peace and security. Experience in working with people with disabilities and minority groups is an added advantage.
    • Clear understanding of current issues and trends in Gender and
    • Demonstrable experience in programme design, planning and implementation at all levels, including advisory to data collection and baseline surveys from gender and inclusion perspectives.
    • Experience of project/programme management, including advisory to national level and community-based organizations in Kenya and/or Somalia.
    • Experience in designing and assessing programme indicators & measuring impact from gender and inclusion perspectives.
    • Analytical thinking and ability to plan strategically from an organizational perspective. Confident and articulate in systems thinking and working with theories of change
    • Experience working closely with governmental/local authorities and other (inter)national NGOs.
    • Ability to write clear and analytical reports on programme outcomes and impact.
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in written.
    • Fluent in English, Swahili and preferably Somali- both verbal and written.
    • A deep knowledge of Somali culture is an added advantage.


    • Demonstrates effectiveness and strong experience with short and long-term planning; financial, personnel and program management.
    • Proven ability to communicate, negotiate and work with high level executives and government officials.
    • Proven capacity to translate complex and technical information into clear advisory support that makes logical sense.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment successfully and to demonstrate gender responsive and non-discriminatory behavior and attitudes.
    • Excellent ability to interact with people respectfully and with tact
    • Strong writing and communications skills in English and French is required. Knowledge of local language is an advantage.

    Success factors

    • Identifies with and is committed to Interpeace’s core values and working principles
    • Commitment to inclusiveness
    • An innovative, critical thinker with extensive problem-solving skills
    • A strategic manager who is accountable, leads by example, mentors and empowers a team and works to create work-life balance.

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application to [email protected] on or before 30 September 2022, 23:59 pm, Nairobi time. Kindly note that the CVs will be reviewed on rolling basis, please apply early!

    “Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered. The application must include:

    • a complete curriculum vitae
    • a letter of interest
    • an acknowledgement letter, answering the following questions:

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