Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Job Overview/Summary:

The Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Manager for the East Africa region will be responsible for supporting the GEDI director to ensure that country teams and the region are making steady progress towards global and regional GEDI targets.


Major Responsibilities:

Help to plan and convene meetings with GEDI focal points and Women@Work, with the goal of facilitating information sharing and exchange of best practice, as a way to actively promote and build a more equal, diverse and inclusive office culture and work environment.
Assist with GEDI-related communication effort (e.g., drafting blogs, emails, newsletters, videos) to raise awareness on critical GEDI issues within the region and to increase the visibility of GEDI work within the region and globally, in conjunction with the communications team.
In close collaboration with HR, provide orientation and on-the-job training to IRC staff on GEDI core concepts. Support contextual adaptation, design and roll-out of training tools, resources and information, education, and communication (IEC) materials to support country teams to raise awareness and meet training targets.
Maintain detailed, up-to-date records of all GEDI stakeholders, and attendance at trainings, discussions, forums.
Closely monitor and follow up with teams on regional and country-level GEDI workplans, to identify areas where support is needed, and work closely with teams to develop appropriate action steps
Assist with special regional initiatives, like the GEDI staff analysis, mentorship program,  GEDI & IT Open Hours, Policy and Facility review, with an emphasis on data collection and analysis, content production, training, scheduling, team coordination and support.

Required qualification and skill:

Bachelor’s degree in gender and/or women studies, social sciences, law, psychology, history, health, social work, humanities or other related discipline.
4 years professional experience in one or more of the following areas: gender mainstreaming, social justice research and activism, gender-based violence prevention and response, and protection.
Background in or extensive understanding of the humanitarian aid sector and familiarity with feminist principles, and their application within this context.
Exceptional organizational and admin management skills, with a proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple streams of portfolios with attention to detail to identify and address multifaceted business needs.
Proven experience as a facilitator/trainer on GEDI- related topics.
Ability to work independently and deliver on complex, sensitive initiatives in a face paced environment.
Ability to analyze  GEDI data, advise on trends for management interventions
Demonstrated experience and understanding of organizational change processes.
Good communication, report writing and presentation skills essential –in English and another language in the East Africa region
Knowledge of participatory approaches and feminist principles.
Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with local and remote team members at multiple levels within the organization.
Experience working collaboratively and advocating for the needs of staff and clients.
Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive situations diplomatically and in a confidential manner.
Ability to travel to IRC offices within the region to promote GEDI awareness through trainings and orientations.
Computer skills are required – MS Office package and Internet.
Flexible, culturally sensitive, open minded, with a desire to learn and evolve as a practitioner and person.


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