EMPLOYER: British Red Cross
TITLE: Humanitarian Sexual and Gender Based Violence Adviser
LOCATION: UK Office, London
CONTRACT: 2 years fixed term
SALARY: GBP 42,000 (including Inner London Weighting)
The British Red Cross (BRC) helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. Once the crisis is over, we help them in their recovery and rehabilitation.
As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian network, the BRC is bound by, and committed to its fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Reporting to the Head of Region for the Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean region, the SGBV adviser will lead on BRC's SGBV-focussed work in contexts of protracted conflict, in line with the new strategic priorities of the International Directorate as well as collaborate with others to mainstream SGBV prevention across our work.
The successful candidate will work across all regions covered by our International work, namely MENA Med, Africa and Asia. The role will entail providing technical expertise to regional teams and leading on the delivery of SGBV-focussed projects and research pieces, which will require extensive travels. It will also entail contributing to the development of the SGBV portfolio, especially in the MENA Med region. The SGBV adviser will play a key role in guiding BRC's work as part of the Protracted Conflict focus area of the new International Strategy.
Key objectives within the overall purpose of the post will be:
1. Programmatic/operational advisory support (50%): provide hands-on technical support to existing programmes focussed on SGBV in protracted conflict settings (conducting assessments, reviews and evaluation, programme design etc), and capacity building of BRC and relevant partner National Societies' staff members (tool development, training facilitation etc)
2. Strategic guidance for the SGBV in Protracted Conflict priority area (15%): provide expert advice to guide BRC's strategic direction in relation to SGBV, monitor progress against the objectives of the International Strategy, and attend relevant coordination bodies of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.
3. Positioning and Fundraising for SGBV-focussed programmes, with a focus on protracted conflict contexts (15%): engage with the wider UK-based humanitarian sector around SGBV, contribute to the Movement's effort to position itself as a relevant actor on this topic, monitor fundraising opportunities and support regional team to develop funding proposals.
4. Policy, advocacy and research activities related to SGBV (10%): work closely with the Humanitarian Policy team to monitor developments in this sector and develop key messages, lead on research projects, etc
5. SGBV mainstreaming in humanitarian programmes and responses (10%): support the SGBV-related part of Diversity and Inclusion mainstreaming efforts across the International Directorate, ensure quality standards and minimum protection standards are met in BRC's emergency responses, support HR on issues related to PSEA
Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required and fluency in French is highly desirable. Further details and requirements for this position can be found.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Childcare vouchers
For further information about this role or if you are unable to apply online please contact stating reference REQ0000025QZ.
Please note that applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Successful candidates may be interviewed prior to the application deadline.
Applications close on Sunday 7th of July 2019, 23:59 pm (UK Time Zone).
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
We are committed to be an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis. You can read more about our commitment to diversity on our website.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).