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CARE is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need. CARE, as an International Confederation of 13 member organizations is one of the world’s largest private humanitarian organizations working in more than 90 plus, countries committed to helping communities in the developing world achieve lasting victories over poverty.

Job Description:

  1. Summary of Key Functions

The primary role of the Gender Aadvisor (GA)  is to  support   CARE Afghanistan’ s program, projects, staff and partners to meet the challenges of advancing CARE’s gender expertise mainstreaming, especially in its Advocacy and external and internal communication.The GA will be actively involved in CAFG Advocacy strategy implementation and Communications strategy implementation. S/he will further support the integration of gender in relevant programs, program quality activities, and proposal development through technical expertise, and fill in gaps through capacity-building where relevant.

The incumbent plays vital role in building CAFG capacity to implement the impact of its long term programs and initiative s that address  women’s empowerment  and  gender equality.  The  position is also responsible  for  building skills and competencies of  CO project level gender  team  and as well as that of partners to better understand and  apply gender  and women empowerment approaches, tools and good practices.

2. Key Relations

This position will work under the Humanitarian Advocacy Advisor but in close collaboration with with the Programme Quality Department and the Communications Department (Senior Communications Advisor), as well as relevant programs within CAFG. The gender advisor will be required to represent CARE Afghanistan in external forums such as relavant NGOs meetings, donors meetings, clusters and sub)clusters, and other relevant forums. The GA is also expected to work closely with counterparts in CARE COs, with Cl members, CARE member partners and any consultants or regionally based technical staff.

3. Key Results Expected

  1. Gender Integration

– Provide technical expertise to develop strategies, including advocacy and communications products, that integrate gender equality, in line  with the CAFG Program Strategy Framework and Global CARE and National Priorities.

  • Identify gaps in terms of gender expertise in different CAFG programs and propose and lead capacity-building modules on selected topics
  • Contribute to the internal dissemination of gender equality policies and initiatives, good including good practices, lessons learned, wins, and other positive messaging among the staff
  • Contribute to gender integration in relevant programs, program quality programs, and proposals


2.Humanitarian Advocacy Support

  • Draft papers, key points, other related material related to CAFG Advocacy
  • Keep track of all developments related to the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, especially related to gender, and especially in Dari and Pashto (e.g. local medias)
  • Support the research conducted by conducting interviews, transcribing them, translating them, coding them, and participating n the analysis as needed
  • Identify Advocacy focal points at each provincial level and train them on gender mainstreaming, capacity-building, and collection of advocacy key points from the field
  • Support the Advocacy Advisor as needed


3. Communications Support

  • Support the development of communications content, including archiving, captioning, obtaining consent forms, etc.
  • Support CAFG online communications through the drafting of online messages
  • Support the internal communications of CAFG including identifying success stories and disseminating internally to all CAFG staff
  • Support the provincial communications focal points as needed

Support the Communication Advisor as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a field related to gender such as gender studies, law, political sciences, and other social disciplines
  • Required: at least 3 years of work experience in program/project implementation in gender or related
  • Required: proven experience in drafting advocacy/ reporting papers
  • Desirable: experience in communications, including online communications
  • Desirable: research experience, including conducting interviews and coding using Nvivo, Kobo, etc.

Languages: fluency in written and spoken English, Dari, and Pashto

Submission Guideline:

Please submit your completed CARE Standard Job application form (http://www.acbar.org/applicationform) to afgvacancies@care.org before the closing date, applications without Care Standard Job application form will be considered for shortlisting.
Applications after closing date will not be accepted.
Please Indicate the position title, Vacancy Number and Location in the Subject Line (Gender Advisor CARE-AF-0175 ) otherwise your application will not be considered.
Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with and call for Interview.
The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Security check, Bridger check & Reference check and be compliant and sign up to Care Afghanistan’s Code of Conduct, PSHA (Prevention from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse) and other Care Afghanistan policies prior to a final offer being made.
Qualified People with Physical Disabilities and Female candidate are highly encourage to apply.
CARE IS COMMITTED TO CHILD PROTECTION POLICY (Available at:  http://bit.ly/CAREAFG_Child_Protection_Policy)

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