The GESI specialist will drive Option’s work to reduce gendered barriers to healthcare and strengthen health systems to ensure equitable access to high-quality, respectful care. Objectives of the role include:
- The GESI specialist will provide high-quality technical support on GESI to Options’ programme teams and direct technical assistance for government, civil society, and donor clients
- A central element of the role will be to grow Options’ business offer on GESI programming, identifying strategic opportunities for future business growth, leveraging networks, and designing inclusive and transformative programmes.
- The GESI specialist will work closely with Options global staff, sharing expertise to build their knowledge, as well as creating opportunities for cross-programme learning for internal and external audiences. This will include supporting the Options’ Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) and GESI working groups
To succeed in this role, you will have:
- A relevant Master’s degree in social sciences, gender studies, development studies, public health or relevant field required.
Skills and attributes
- The position requires demonstrable skills in integrating GESI mainstreaming and transformative approaches across the programme cycle.
- Applicants will have the skills to facilitate co-creation workshops with a variety of partners, civil society representatives, and government stakeholders, and lead the design and integration of GESI approaches within prospective bids.
- The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills for a variety of audiences, including external audiences such as potential donors, partners, clients, and non-experts.
- Applicants will have the skills and expertise to conduct and support inclusive and intersectional approaches to monitoring, evaluation, and research methodologies, ideally with a focus on health in LMIC countries.
- This role requires working with a global team. Applicants should have the experience and soft skills to work sensitively and respectfully with people from diverse cultures.
- Applicants must be eligible to live and work in UK, Kenya or Nigeria.
- Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. Ability to work in French is desirable
- To apply, please fill in the form here
- Closing date for applications is: 14 December 2021
- Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).
- Options is an equal opportunities employer
- Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
- We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
- Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, Nigeria or Kenya