Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist

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Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) Program

POSITION TITLE: Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist (GESI)

DURATION OF CONTRACT: One-year, renewable

LOCATION: Juba, with frequent travels to regional field offices

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) /Senior Technical Advisor (STA)

Project Background:

Under contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), DT Global South Sudan is implementing the five-year, Promoting Civic Engagement and Peace (PCEP) Activity in South Sudan. PCEP will build the foundation for a more stable and socially cohesive South Sudan that will enable local actors to build community cohesion to promote peace processes and peaceful co-existence; civil society actors to advocate for peace and reconciliation and participate in civic processes; provide trauma awareness services to communities; and access to media that is providing accurate, fair and thorough information to mitigate the impact of rumor and misinformation. PCEP will primarily program in Unity, Greater Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile, Greater Jonglei, and Eastern Equatoria regions, although geographic focus may shift.

Position Summary

Promoting gender, equity, and social inclusion is critical in achieving effective, sustainable, contextually relevant, and impactful PCEP programming and activities. The Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist is expected to lead the development of a gender sensitive and transformative culture within PCEP, as well as in PCEP’s programming. The GESI Specialist will develop effective GESI and youth methodologies, policies, and tools that will be integrated into all program activities and train the PCEP team in relevant tools and policies, paying special attention to marginalized groups, youth, and women. To achieve this, the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist will coordinate closely with the DCOP/STA, Senior Field Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director, Technical Advisors, and other program teams to ensure high quality programming reflecting the overall PCEP objectives and cross cutting themes of social inclusion priorities.

The GESI Specialist is expected to support and oversee the development and implementation of Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Assessments.

Duties and Responsibilities :

Support the design and implementation of Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Assessments that will inform gender, youth, and social cohesion strategy, methodology, and program activities, inclusive of strategies to reach marginalized populations

Lead the development and implementation of a cohesive gender sensitive and transformative culture within PCEP team and program activities

Draft effective GESI and youth methodologies, policies, tools, reviews, and audits that will inform programming in a way that ensures women, youth, and other under-represented groups are included in a meaningful way. Provide technical support and advice to PCEP staff on GESI and youth methodologies and tools

Design and develop gender checklists and assessment tools will be used in developing and implementing grant activities and when entering new communities

Advise on implementing gender sensitive and transformative monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting systems, processes, and indicators

Design and provide trainings to PCEP team members and partners

Prepare communications materials that highlight PCEP’s gender, youth, and social inclusion programming

Lead in drafting GESI sections for required progress reports, including quarterly and annual reports

Identify and draft success stories that focus on PCEP GESI and youth accomplishments


Bachelor’s degree in gender studies, international development, social science, social or public policy, or a related field of study. A combination of a post-secondary Diploma in a relevant field required and additional relevant professional experience may be considered.

Key Position Competencies and Experience:

A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience, with at least two in gender and social inclusion programming, similar experience in youth programming highly desired

Demonstrated knowledge of gender and social inclusion theory, analytical work, and trends in current programming and donor policy

Familiarity with donor polices, such as USAID’s gender and social inclusion policies

Demonstrated knowledge of gender (and youth preferred) in the South Sudanese context

Experience in providing in-person or remote trainings to staff or partners with differing exposure with gender and social inclusion issues

Familiarity in addressing issues related to Safeguarding and Gender-based Violence within the South Sudan context preferred

Experience in technical writing and drafting of MEL plans with lens on gender equality and social inclusion preferred

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work calmly under high stress and in a very fast paced environment

Ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of complex information so that it can be presented in a simple and easy to understand way

Effective written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills and good judgement

Be proactive, have strong prioritization skills, and versatility

Have integrity, empathy, and demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally

Possess demonstrated leadership skills, humility, and self-awareness

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both written and verbally in English, spoken Arabic and other local languages preferred

DT Global Core Competencies:

Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust, and commitment.

Communication: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.

Adaptability: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.

Customer/Client Focused: Anticipates, monitors, and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.

Diversity & Inclusion: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.

Professionalism: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity, and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.

Application Process:

To apply, please send your CV and Letter of Motivation as one single document to [email protected]. Your attachment must be less than 1 megabyte in size; your CV must include your full name, email, and phone number; and DO NOT submit any other recruitment documents at this time. In the email subject line, include the title AND location(s) of the position you are applying for, as advertised at the top of this job vacancy announcement. For example, if you are applying for the post of Procurement Officer in Wau, the subject line of your email submission will read “Procurement Officer – Wau”. If the at the top of this job vacancy announcement there are multiple locations listed and you would like to be considered for multiple locations, include all the locations in the subject line, for example “Procurement Officer -Wau, Juba, Bentui”. If you are applying for multiple positions/roles at DT Global, please submit separate emails for each position you are applying to. Please apply electronically, DT-Global will not be accepting paper copies at this time. Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted. The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 11, 2021 at 5:00PM, East Africa Time. Emailed CVs received after this time will be deleted.