Regional Age, Gender and Inclusion Coordinator
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND
Location Nairobi
Job Field Administration / Secretarial
About the job

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Regional Director for East Africa & Great Lakes Regional Office, the Regional Inclusion Coordinator, with a focus on Age, Gender, Diversity and inclusion of beneficiaries will provide technical support on the mainstreaming of same into DRC’s programming and operations. This will involve providing support to the Regional Office and 9 country teams within the DRC EAGL region (Burundi, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda).


The position will be responsible for guiding country offices on application of the DRC AGDM Policy and its Organizational and Programmatic AGDM Minimum Standards, hereunder mainstreaming AGD within all our three programming platforms; emergency, solutions and root causes. This will include developing and adapting tools to support AGD analysis within the project management cycle; building staff capacity to apply tools; and promoting learning on AGDM within the region. Moreover, the position will also ensure that AGD is mainstreamed into the DRC EAGL institutional culture and operations, that there is tools and guidance to ensure better beneficiaries’ inclusion, and finally spearheading efforts to promote gender parity.


This will entail partnering with other technical coordinators and senior management at country and regional level, as well as maintaining regular communication with the global AGD focal point in DRC HQ and participating in the global DRC AGDM Advisory Group.



The inclusion Coordinator with the focus outlined above will:

Provide strategic advice on age, gender and diversity mainstreaming – with a view to also strengthen beneficiary voices into programming and operations to the Regional Office and Country Office Teams
Monitor implementation of Regional Age, Gender and Diversity Strategy and lead efforts by Country Office Teams to develop strategies, action plans and budgets
Conduct detailed age, gender and diversity analysis to guide DRC’s operations, institutional culture and programming within its platforms and corresponding sectors
Lead in mainstreaming age, gender and diversity in programme strategies and interventions in line with the DRC AGDM Programme Minimum Standards
Review Country Teams’ quarterly and annual reporting and ensure sufficient compliance with DRC AGDM Minimum Standards
Lead the design and implementation of studies, including developing research protocols and data collection tools, supervising data collection, facilitating focus group discussions, and analyzing sex-and age-disaggregated data from a broad range of sources for the identification age, gender and diversity issues
Conduct assessments to determine learning and capacity gaps and design training and capacity building tools for staff on age, gender and diversity
Lead initiatives to create enabling and safe work environments e.g. on sexual harassment, work life balance, in collaboration with relevant regional and country office staff in line with DRC organisational AGDM Minimum Standards
Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders in the age, gender and diversity sector and participate in relevant donor and coordination groups
Identify and advise on entry points for new initiatives for DRC EAGL to strengthen national and local understanding of age, gender and diversity issues in close consultation with the ESMT
In coordination with the global AGD focal point, contribute to and take lead in developing policy position papers / briefs and advocacy messaging on thematic age, gender and diversity issues to support the raising of DRC’s profile on AGD related to EAGL region and when appropriate beyond
In coordination with the global AGD focal point and the global AGDM Advisory Group, support formulation of guidelines, policies and best practices to be integrated into knowledge management efforts and communities of practice
Contribute to and ensure synergy with global DRC AGDM workstreams, through regular coordination with the global AGD focal point and participation in the global AGDM Advisory Group
Contribute to development and roll-out of DRC training material on AGDM and roll out within EAGL RO
About you

To be successful in this role we expect the following:

Experience and technical competencies:

At least 10 years’ proven experience in design, implementing and/or evaluating gender and human rights related programmes/projects
Masters’ degree in relevant social sciences with expertise in gender analysis and policy;
International development experience
Experience in working in fragile and conflict contexts
Proven experience with assessing and strengthening institutional, organizational and technical gender capacity

Experience with implementing gender, inclusion and diversity mainstreaming agendas across a variety of sectors,
Ability to work under pressure and with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
Excellent inter-personal and negotiation skills;
Strong links with international, regional and national networks on gender equality and women’s rights;
Experience in East Africa Region & Great Lakes region will be seen as an advantage
Highly experienced and skilled drafter;
Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and adaptability;
Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and French.
Experience working in insecure environments and willingness to travel within the region
Moreover, in this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
We offer

Duration: 1-year renewable subject to Performance and Funding.

Contract: Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Kenyan National Staff under Band NM. F.

Start Date: 15th April 2020

Duty Station: Nairobi with frequent travel within the East Africa and Great Lakes Region.

Reporting: This position reports to Deputy Regional Director.

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


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