Technical Coordinator – Gender transformation -SIDA

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The Opportunity


The Technical Coordinator for Gender transformation will coordinate the implementation of all gender related and girls empowerment interventions as a cross cutting issue in the SIDA Civil Society Strengthening programme. While working in close collaboration with the strategic and technical partner on Gender in this program, (WORLEC), as well as the Senior Thematic Advisers (for Save the Children), the Technical Coordinator will play a leading role in coordinating planning and implementation of partner capacity strengthening initiatives at national and district levels in gender transformative programming, girls empowerment, male engagement while including skill set in gender analysis, gender audit, gender and inclusion and reporting.

The Coordinator will build on Save the Children’s gender related policies and guidelines as well as the existing national gender related laws and policies in ensuring effectiveness and efficiency in the implementation of the programme. He/she will be responsible for the effective and efficient planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting of the gender and social inclusion activities as well as the achievement of the expected outputs of the SIDA programme.

As a programme’s focal point on gender transformative programming, the Technical Coordinator will ensure an overall quality support is provided to all partners in this SIDA CSO program. He/she will be responsible for creating opportunities for joint planning of the programme’s interventions and participate in the designing of a holistic approach to support the implementation of gender and inclusion activities of the programme. He/she will also support with documentation and dissemination of the programme’s lessons learned, case studies and best practices regarding the implementation of gender and inclusion interventions. The incumbent will further be supporting partners to address negative social and gender norms that fuel gender inequalities and violence against girls and young women. He/she will also support in mainstreaming disability inclusion in programme’s activities in close coordination with partners.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in any one of the following fields: Social Sciences, Social Work, Community Development and; Gender and Development Studies.
  • Additional training on Gender transformative programming and Inclusion will be an added advantage.



  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant and progressive work experience in similar or related roles.
  • Demonstrable skills and knowledge in child rights, children most impacted by inequality and discrimination Conflict sensitivity, Gender equality, as well as mainstreaming gender in environment and climate change.
  • Strong expertise in gender-transformative programming and a good understanding of disability and inclusion.
  • Demonstrable skills with practical experience in using child participatory approaches in programming as well as mainstreaming interventions
  • Demonstrable skills in leveraging technical support from strategic partners to promote peer to peer technical support within an integrated program with several partners.
  • Practical skills in Gender analysis and gender mainstreaming
  • Knowledge and understanding of the national gender related legal and policy frameworks.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, a collaborative and flexible manner, creativity and willingness to innovate.
  • Proven oral and written presentation skills and ability to communicate to a number of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify potential problems before they occur. Proactive in preparation and uses initiative in response.
  • Computer skills, including internet, office applications, including Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills required.


  • Familiarity with SIDA Strengthening Civil Society Programme and donor regulations and policies, or experience with framework funding.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically as required.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours and work with incoming teams.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This position is open to nationals only.

The Organisation

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and 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.

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