Gender and Inclusion Specialist

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Posted on 18 Sep, 2022
Closing on 09 Oct, 2022

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Gender and Inclusion Specialist (Yemen) 
LINE MANAGER JOB TITLE: Chief of Party  
DEPARTMENT: Operations  
LOCATION: Aden, Yemen 
DIRECT REPORTS JOB TITLE(S): N/A
DATE: September 2022

ABOUT ARK:

ARK is a social enterprise, empowering local communities through the provision of agile and sustainable interventions to create greater stability, opportunity, and hope for the future.

We believe that strong, resilient communities are the foundation of local, national, regional and international development and stability – and ultimately a safer, peaceful and more prosperous world. At ARK, we have delivered research and programmatic interventions validating this approach in over twenty countries since 2008. As a social enterprise we work in partnership with communities, our donors, and other implementers to build local capacities, generate opportunity and bring about sustainable change.

Learn more about our impact here: https://www.ark.international/impact 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

ARK is looking for a Yemen-based Gender and Inclusion Specialist. The position will work on a Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) program seeking to strengthen community resilience to armed recruitment in Yemen. The programme will prioritize building community awareness, prevention and reintegration mechanisms, and reconciliation, positively engage children and youth, advance economic empowerment opportunities to limit the drivers of recruitment, and care for individuals’ psychological and emotional needs through psychosocial and mental health support, including specialized assistance and referral services for women and girls who experience high rates of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Yemen. 

The Gender and Inclusion Specialist will ensure that the program and related activities integrate gender considerations and mainstream vulnerable groups. The role will support the design and implementation of project activities that address the specific needs and issues faced by men, women, boys and girls. The role will support project management with recommendations for improving processes to achieve objectives, will contribute to the overall adaptive programming approach, and will play a key role in project work planning, learning and reporting.

More broadly, the position will also actively contribute to ARK’s Yemen gender and inclusion planning, research, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL), and business development activities. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to the design of program plans, activities, and outputs; 
  • Lead the roll-out of the program’s Gender Equality and Inclusion Plan; 
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party, Project Coordinator and departmental/technical leads in mainstreaming gender and inclusion; 
  • Participate in the training/capacity building of program staff and local partners;
  • Coordinate closely with the program’s MEAL staff to ensure that the development of MEAL plans, frameworks, Theories of Change (ToCs), indicators, data collection, data disaggregation, analysis and reporting are sensitive to gender and inclusion considerations; 
  • Track and analyse program progress and results relevant to gender and inclusion and provide recommendations for improvement;
  • Edit and review program outputs and deliverables produced by other members of the team; 
  • Review and synthesize relevant scholarly and specialist material from academic journals, policy institutes/think tanks and international organisations on the themes of gender and inclusion best practice in general and pertaining to Yemen in particular.  

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: 

Essential

  • Masters degree in the Social Sciences (Gender Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Social Work, Development, Conflict, Anthropology, Area Studies, or a related discipline);
  • Minimum 7 years of programmatic and research experience on gender and inclusion in Yemen; 
  • Knowledge and experience in using participatory and gender transformative development and influencing methods
  • Full professional proficiency in English and Arabic; 
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and accuracy;

Desirable 

  • Advanced computer literacy/skills
  • Experience utilising qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis;

MORE ABOUT OUR COMPANY:

We believe that strong, resilient communities are the foundation of local, national, regional and international development and stability – and ultimately a safer, peaceful and more prosperous world. At ARK, we have delivered research and programmatic interventions validating this approach in over twenty countries since 2008. As a social enterprise we work in partnership with communities, our donors, and other implementers to build local capacities, generate opportunity and bring about sustainable change.

Our People 
Our team covers a diverse range of professional backgrounds, from diplomacy, humanitarian, development and the military, to the UN, civil society groups, multilateral organisations, journalism and the private sector.

An ARK Person Is: 

Smart: We think deeply about things. We’re proud of our institutional knowledge and our grounding in rigorous research, which we use to make informed decisions.

Humble: Our work leaves little room for pride or arrogance. Our operating environment is constantly evolving, and we recognise our limitations. We believe in and rely on the education and experiences of others while remaining quick to read, invite feedback, and ask sensible questions.

Accountable: Each of us want ARK, its partners, and beneficiaries to succeed. This means taking initiative, assuming ownership when necessary and never giving up on our beneficiaries. We are committed and accountable, to both our donors and the communities we serve.

Collegiate: We know we are stronger together, and that every contribution counts. We trust each other and always support each other.

Outspoken: We tackle diverse challenges, and we always want to find the best solution to a problem. We aren’t afraid to share our opinions and we want to hear those of others too.

ARK Group is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. ARK Group does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We welcome all kinds of diversity. ARK Group places human dignity at the centre of its development and stabilisation work and is thus committed to the protection from sexual exploitation and abuse of children and adults. All ARK Group employees and related-personnel are expected to share this commitment, and only those who also uphold these values will be recruited as part of our team. This vacancy is therefore subject to a range of due diligence checks.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send a cover letter and CV to: hr@arkgroupdmcc.com with "Gender and Inclusion Specialist " in the subject line.

All applications will be reviewed. Due to the high volume of applications, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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