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Care International-Somalia/South Sudan: Learning, Gender & Governance Advisor Job Vacancy

Job Ref: ALP/EX00147
CARE International and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty
and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing
access to resources and services, and improving governance.

CARE’s Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa is designed to develop, implement and disseminate models for community-based adaptation to climate change. The programme will be implemented in Ghana, Niger, Mozambique, and Kenya.
In each country, community-based adaptation demonstration projects will be implemented in vulnerable communities in partnership with local civil society and government institutions. The experience gained will be used to influence adaptation policies and programmes at national, regional and international levels through targeted advocacy.
The project will also seek to promote replication and scaling up of successful CBA models by governmental and non-governmental institutions engaged in planning and implementing adaptation initiatives.
We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Learning, Gender & Governance (LGG) Advisor
Job Summary

Reporting to the ALP Programme Coordinator, the LGG Advisor will be required to:
  • Provide leadership in institutionalising learning and networking within ALP programme approaches
  • Ensure gender and diversity capacity and mainstreaming in program activities
  • Establish mechanisms for sharing knowledge, learning and advocacy across programme and in the region
  • Lead the documentation and dissemination of learning to influence policies and programmes
  • Programme communication and representation
Key Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Planning and organizing abilities;
  • Flexible, adaptable, dynamic and culturally sensitive
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Integrity, commitment to service and respect for diversity;
Required skills and qualifications
  • University degree, and preferably an advanced degree, in a relevant discipline such as international/rural development or social science
  • At least eight years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of five years facilitating learning, advocacy or development practice.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of approaches to learning, gender and good governance
  • Strong practical experience with facilitating group reflective practices, including operational and action research, after action reviews, and participatory analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in developing publications for policy and practice
  • Positive experiences working with local and international partners and relationship-building
  • Knowledge of adaptation to climate change desirable
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, working knowledge of French, Kiswahili and/or Portuguese desirable
The incumbent will be based in Nairobi with travel to Ghana, Mozambique and Niger.
Closing date for applications is: 11th June 2010.
The shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 25th June for interviews which will take place in early July 2010.
Applications/CV with daytime telephone contacts and three referees should be sent to:
The Senior Human Resources Officer
CARE Somalia/South Sudan
P.O. Box 2039, 00202 Nairobi

Applicants sending their applications through email should clearly mark on the subject “Learning, Gender &
Governance Advisor JOB REF: ALP/EX00147”

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity and women candidates are
strongly encouraged to apply!

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