AVSI Foundation** is a global non-governmental organization with headquarters in Italy. Its mission is to support human development in developing countries according to the social teaching of the Catholic Church: recognizing the uniqueness of each person, who as such cannot be reduced to a number within an anonymous category such as “the poor, the sick, and the disabled”. Furthermore, every person and every community represent a resource, regardless of their vulnerability. This is why AVSI works to help people in becoming aware of their own value and dignity. AVSI is operating in South Sudan since 2005, implementing medium to long-term sustainable health, education, water & sanitation, food security and emergency relief programmes.

The organisation is now seeking to recruit suitable qualified South Sudanese nationals for the positions of

Gender advisor.

Duty Station: Juba;

Starting Date:Successful candidate should be ready to start work within 1 week from the date of confirmation of employment.

Job Description:

The Gender advisor will Advise and contribute to carrying out protection activities in post conflict South Sudan, by advising and assisting the project Officers and Managers in the vision, strategy, design, implementation and management of Gender based Violence (protection mainstreaming) into projects.

The Gender Advisor will be having frequent missions to the field of operations.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:**

Advise, and assist on issues of gender-based violence (GBV), awareness raising.
Assist the officers and project managers in developing, monitoring and documenting the protection specific concerns.
Identify the needed capacities and mechanisms for ensuring effective gender sensitive support.
Receive and assist survivors of GBV in accessing available services through information sharing (referral pathway).
Assist the project managers and officers with community relations and mobilization.
Develop and maintain positive working relations with a varied network of partners, including Government, development partners, NGOs, and media advocacies.
Participate in GBV/protection Sub-clusters meetings.
Support the organization in the promotion of meeting, trainings and events.

  • Participate and report about the meetings, trainings and events.
  • Prepare and set the materials for the activities of the projects.
  • Prepare bi-weekly and monthly reports on the on-going activities from the point of view of gender and protection.
  • Support the project managers in the writing of the quarterlies and final reports.
  • Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

The Gender Advisor position’s requirements:

  • University degree or studies in Law , social work and social administration or similar.
  • At least 2 years’ work experience in a management position in Gender and Protection issues, especially girls and women support and against GBV.
  • Perfect knowledge of English language.
  • Management capacity is an asset.
  • Previous cooperation with AVSI is an asset or added advantage.

How to Apply:

Applications should include updated nonrefundable Curriculum Vitae (CV), National ID and cover letter In the cover letter (of no more than one page in length) the candidate should briefly describe his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience.

The above documents can be delivered to AVSI Office in the Country:

  • AVSI Juba Office, Located at Juba Raha Camp (Juba Town)

Or send in soft copy to [email protected] OR [email protected]

CC: [email protected], [email protected] , only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


The position is open for internal and external applicants

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate must have a valid national ID

Due to the urgency of these roles, AVSI reserves the right to shortlist applications prior to the closing date .