Gender Expert

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Location: Remotely-based

Position: Consultant

Reports To: Legal Director

About SJAC

Founded in 2012, The Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting meaningful justice for Syria that holds perpetrators accountable and addresses the grievances of victims, leading to lasting peace and respect for human rights.

Position Summary

Through a capacity-building project, SJAC supports four Syrian human rights organizations focused on documentation and advocacy. SJAC provides financial support as well as capacity building across a wide range of skills. Under the supervision of the SJAC Legal Director, the gender expert will provide support in the development of gender-responsive activities based on the project components and direct partners needs, composed of the following elements:

General Duties and Responsibilities

Inception report: A short inception report (max. 10 pages) highlighting the tools and appropriate methodology for primary data collection to develop the gender assessment. Conduct a gender needs assessment with each of the four sub-grantees (i.e. victim groups). A gender assessment document is the key output of this task. This document must include: a gender mainstreaming workplan for each of the victim groups. Specific recommendations for other areas of the project to enhance gender mainstreaming. Develop a gender strategy for each of the four victim groups. Based on the project mid-term evaluation and SJAC recommendations, it is expected that the gender assessment will include a need for creating a gender strategy for each organization. The output expected is four documents each representing a gender strategy for each of the victim groups. In addition to the meetings and interviews needed to develop this strategy, it is expected that the consultant will conduct a final briefing and presentation of the strategy for the victim group leadership. Develop a policy for Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) This is a single document that will be developed to serve as guidelines to be used for all victim groups. The document will be a unified template that can be tailored to the different victim groups unique systems. Conduct a training for victim group staff on the developed gender strategy and the PSEAH policy. Complete the training for each of the four victim groups on their specific gender strategy and the unified PSEAH policy. Skills and Experience

Postgraduate university degree or equivalent with relevant work experience in development studies, social sciences, gender studies or equivalent Strong writing and communication skills A minimum of five years’ experience in social development and gender analysis Professional fluency in written and spoken Arabic Specific experience and expertise on gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and women’s participation Knowledge and understanding as well as experience of working in the Syria/Middle Eastern context is essential Demonstrated experience in the use of qualitative research methods (FG, interviews etc.) Experience in projects, programs or research related to the human rights and justice sector (desirable) How to apply To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Gender Expert” to hiring@syriaaccountability.org, providing a cover letter, resume, and a complete proposal for completion of the work (including a time-frame, lump sum, as well as a daily rate, should additional work be required) by December 17, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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