Purpose of the position
With expertise in gender and advocacy, the National Gender and Advocacy Coordinator coordinates, monitors and supports the implementation of gender and advocacy for the development and safeguarding of children. He/she identifies pressing rights issues for children at risk of losing parental care or those who have already lost it on the continent, sets advocacy objectives accordingly and carries out gender and advocacy activities. He/she also represents the organization in national or regional networks related to the advocacy objectives of the Member Association and liaises with key partner organizations on national, regional and/or continental level.
Duties & Responsibilities
- The Gender and Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for designing and implementing a gender and advocacy assessment throughout the organisation and among key implementing partners;
- Strengthening the capacity of SOS and it’s implementing partners to implement programme and organizational interventions in a gender sensitive manner;
- Designing tools and facilitate trainings to enable SOS to conduct their own routine monitoring and evaluation of programs with strong gender sensitivity;
- Coordinating implementation of all programs and activities as outlined in the framework project and the Advocacy strategy;
- Preparing and submitting project reports as required by the funding partners;
- Assisting SOS Zimbabwe in building understanding and capacity building of the programme team in regard to gender mainstreaming;
- Managing and coordinating overall gender objectives and initiatives on Child Rights, gender mainstreaming, promotion of girl child education and policy influencing at national level;
- Coordinating Gender Monitoring and evaluation and establish mechanisms to track implementation of initiatives;
- Facilitating gender education and awareness raising for staff and communities and other partners through the process of social change and promotion of justice during gender related workshops, seminars, trainings and exposure learning visits;
- Facilitate and coordinate gender mainstreaming and gender self-assessment in all stages in the SOS facilities/projects and organization cycles;
- Coordinating and facilitating mobilizations of community members in addressing relevant gender and advocacy issues from local to national level.
Qualifications and Experience
Gender and Advocacy Coordinator must have:
- A degree in Gender/Social work/Sociology/Community Health/Development Studies Degree;
- A minimum of five years’ experience in implementing community development or OVC Support programmes;
- Knowledge of Gender education and awareness raising, policy influencing and monitoring and community mobilization;
- Knowledge of different community cultures and ability to communicate clearly & audibly with diverse communities;
- Demonstrable commitment to working with children and youth & have knowledge in child rights;
- Proven strong communication, documentation and networking skills;
- Experience in psychosocial support, education, sport and income generation projects is an added advantage;
- Project planning and management skills;
- Monitoring and Evaluation skills;
- Holder of clean Class Four Drivers Licence;
- Fluent in English and at least one local language.
Please send a cover letter and CV, with three traceable referees who are previous supervisors, to the email address indicated below. The heading of your email should be written “National Gender and Advocacy Coordinator.” Applications and detailed CVs including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to: Resourcing.SOS@sos-zimbabwe.org
SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all eligible applicants to apply without any consideration to sex, cultural consideration, disability or creed.
Deadline: 18 September 2020