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Senior Gender Equality Adviser, Africa At Center For Reproductive Rights – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience8 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldProject Management 

The Role:

  • The Senior Gender Equality Adviser for Africa will work under the supervision of the Associate Director of Advocacy and External Relations for Africa in close collaboration with other program staff to support and build the work of the program.
  • CRR’s approach to advocacy prioritizes placing the voices and experiences of women and adolescents, particularly those facing intersectional discrimination, at the center of all advocacy strategies. This requires that these women and adolescents are provided the training, resources, and opportunity to self-advocate and actively participate in advocacy interventions at the national, regional, and global levels. As such, this position is expected to leverage Universal and Regional Human Rights standards and mechanisms to promote SRHR and Gender Equality.
  • This position will work closely with other departments across the organization, including Global Advocacy, External Relations, Communications, Program Management Department, Pro Bono, regional program teams and others. The Senior Gender Equality Adviser will be key in strengthening and maintaining the AFRICA Program’s attention to gender perspectives, providing the necessary rationales and advice on approaches to support gender mainstreaming in all the regional program work. This requires a good understanding of the work of the Africa program team and all the partners.

This is a 2-year fixed-term role with the possibility of extension.
The position will be based in the Center’s Nairobi office and will involve travel across the region.
Primary Responsibilities:
The primary job responsibilities for the Senior Gender Equality Adviser for AFRICA include, but are not limited to:
Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Design and implement a comprehensive strategy for gender-responsive programming and implementation for the AFRICA region and ensure incorporation of gender considerations in all projects and programs.
  • Support embedding an intersectional gender lens in all project designs and implementation by the Africa program team and its partners.
  • Identify and map key stakeholders to advance the Center’s strategic work, including within Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Education, Justice, Health, Women’s rights groups, and feminist organizations.
  • Maintain contacts and institutionalize them.
  • Support the Center’s movement-building initiatives in each country of focus and regionally, including through implementing the Nakuru Strategy and convening ARRI.
  • Support the implementation of national court decisions and the recommendations from human rights mechanisms in the Center’s focus countries in Africa by centering a gender intersectional lense in all processes and initiatives towards implementation.

Technical Support and Training

  • Provide technical support and training to Center staff and implementing partner organizations on gender and SRHR.
  • Design, plan, and conduct technical briefings with African human rights mechanisms, including the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.
  • Provide technical assistance to policymakers and lawmakers on gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Policy Analysis, Knowledge creation, and Communication

  • Undertake research to document and catalyze action towards addressing the intersection of gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights violations in the Center’s countries of focus.
  • Review the Africa program documents and information products to ensure they integrate gender and properly reflect the needs, priorities, and circumstances of women, men, girls, and boys.
  • Work with Africa Program staff and Partner organizations to develop communication messages and materials to advance gender equality and gender-responsive program implementation.
  • Prepare internal and external updates and other written analyses and reports as needed.
  • Development of necessary methods and tools, such as guidelines and checklists, to ensure gender mainstreaming.


  • A degree in gender studies, international relations, social sciences, law, or similar social sciences is a plus.
  • At least 8 years of significant working experience in gender and Human Rights, advocacy, external relations, or similar fields.
  • Experience working on women’s rights and gender equality is required, as experience in sexual and reproductive rights and health would be greatly valued.
  • Working experience in the African region is required.
  • Working experience with international organizations, State officials, and/or international non-governmental organizations.
  • Experience analyzing legal and policy documents from a gender perspective.
  • Experience in conducting high-level training and technical assistance on gender and SRHR.
  • Experience in designing and conducting policy briefs and technical briefs is highly appreciated.
  • Experience in building the capacity of grassroots organizations on gender and SRHR is an added advantage.
  • Strong commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational and coordination skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and on complex projects.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At the Center, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
Behavioral Competencies:

  • Develop & Manage Self & Others: Takes ownership of individual growth in order to achieve full potential; recognizes the value of team members and helps them develop their full potential while also achieving set objectives.
  • Collaboration (People First): Works intra- and/or cross-departmentally to support the goals and overarching strategies of the Center and its strategic plan.
  • Feedback (Improve & Innovate): Actively engaged in feedback cycles: Gives and requests feedback to and from peers, supervisors, and direct reports about work products, behaviors, values, style, and approaches with a view on how this impacts self, other individuals, and teams.
  • Accountability: Follow through on each commitment made to individual contributors, teams, and partners and proactively inform others of any delays that occur along the way.

Work Competencies:

  • Project Management: Works effectively on project teams in order to achieve long-term project goal and objectives.
  • Problem Solve & Make Decisions: Identifies, analyzes and resolves existing and anticipated problems, using common sense to make timely decisions in order to reach the best solutions for the organization.
  • Internal/External Focus: Anticipates internal and external partner’s needs; assesses requirements and identifies new solutions that align with overall goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Communication & Influence: Communicates with and influences others to gain agreement and commitment to the strategic goals of the organization.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Center For Reproductive Rights on to apply

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