Impact & Gender Advisor

Practical Action
Location: Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2020-11-04 Deadline: 2020-11-17
  • Location : Nepal
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

About the role

The Impact and Learning team was created over the past year and aims to support Practical Action to both increase its impact as well as to gather evidence and learning about that impact. In particular the team will be supporting and building capacity of the field offices and projects to use the latest good practice to design new programmes, have clear process and impact monitoring, and have evaluations and reviews which help projects and countries listen, learn and adapt. Gender equity is key to see impact benefitting women as well as communities as a whole. Therefore, the role involves helping all Practical Action teams to understand gender transformation and apply our Gender Policy. It also involves ensuring that gender is strongly integrated into all aspects of programming.

The Impact and Gender Advisor will play two roles. As an Impact Advisor they will be responsible for engaging and building capacity of selected Regional and Country Offices, providing support through all aspects of the programming cycle. Although all the Impact Advisors in the team will include gender in their work, the second aspect of the role as global Gender Advisor, will involve taking the lead to run the Global Gender Group, run trainings on gender and promote cross-country learnings of how to embed gender transformation.

The Advisor will be part of the Impact and Learning team and report to the Head of that team. Critical to the success of the role will be the ability to be engage with a wide variety of staff across Practical Action at all levels as well as to provide practical capacity building to help staff apply good practice and learnings. Travel to Practical Action country programmes will be required in this role.

The role offers an amazing opportunity for someone interested in impact and programme quality as well as gender and someone who likes to work as part of a small team but with wide-reaching connections and impact.

About you

You are confident, well organised, enthusiastic and like working as part of a team.

You enjoy building relationships and communicating with a wide range of people, whether that is in writing or verbally. You are confident working with a range of different people, including staff and partners from different Practical Action country offices.

You will have strong experience and understanding of programme quality as well as gender and be skilled in building capacity in adaptive and creative ways. At times, you may also be required to represent Practical Action externally.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

This is a global role, and therefore for this role has the possibility of being based in any of the countries where Practical Action operates and has an employing entity. This role is however being advertised in the UK, Nepal and Kenya.

The potholder will be required to have the relevant Right to Work for the country which they are applying and the terms of conditions of employment will be in accordance with that country.

Remote working / home working is possible with this role.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.

Closing date for applications: 17th November 2020

Interview dates: 23rd – 27th November 2020

Please note that, should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

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Organization Summary

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.Practical Action is a registered charity in the UK and a company limited by guarantee, under the direction of a Board of Trustees. The senior management team, which has executive responsibilities, is called the Strategy Leadership Team (SLT) and it comprises the Chief Executive and twelve Directors, including seven Country and Regional Directors.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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