CARE International Rwanda


CARE International is seeking to recruit a “Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor” for its Isoko y’Ubuzima project.


CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE International aims to be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty.

Overview of the Role

Job Purpose Statement

The Gender equity and social inclusion Adviser will be the project technical lead for gender equity and social inclusion for a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project.

The position supports the building of systems, structures, capacity of staff and partners to put women’s rights at the heart of the project. The Gender equity and social inclusion Advisor ensures gender justice, gender equity, Diversity, and GBV mainstreaming and integration in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project. The Advisor will be responsible for the implementation of gender cross-cutting activities within the project activity plan and for advising project leadership.

The position is also responsible for, as directed by project leadership, external outreach, including advocacy on gender issues, policy support to external agencies (e.g. MIGEPROF, Ministries), promoting the project’s gender justice and GBV models and approaches. Attend technical working group meetings. The Advisor provides technical and methodological support to the project consortium members in relation to gender justice and gender equity and inclusion. S/he actively contributes to define strategies and knowledge products advancing the project’s gender work in Rwanda through research, partnership, alliance building and advocacy initiatives. S/he provides leadership in cross-learning and knowledge generation for thematic alignment in relation to project gender strategic priorities.  The position will be supervised by the Project Manager.

Requirements for the Role

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Gender, development studies, or another related field
  • Master’s degree or additional qualifications (added advantage)

Job related experience:

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in gender and GBV programming

Technical skills:

  • Demonstrated report writing skills
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills
  • Very high quality written work and language skills in English; ability to speak in French & Kinyarwanda
  • Deep knowledge and understanding in the following thematic areas:
  • Gender Based Violence
  • Gender justice
  • Ability to integrate and mainstream gender equity and social inclusion into program activities as a cross-cutting area, prior experience in WASH programming highly preferred
  • Demonstrate high level expertise in the psychology of influence and experience in participative approaches and women’s empowerment and leadership building
  • Ability to analyse policies, conduct situational research, and develop strategies to effect change
  • Track record of wise and responsive decision making; including ability to anticipate reputational risk and ensure that protective measures are in place
  • Ability to manage and nurture collaborative relationships at all levels; contribute effectively at senior management level both internally and externally

CARE seeks to improve the lives of the most marginalized, particularly women and girls. Our diversity is our strength. We are an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, diversity and Inclusion. CARE’s focus as an organization is to empower women and girls as we strongly believe that they are most affected by poverty. In line with our values, we highly encourage women to apply for this position.

Applications should be submitted by clicking the “apply” button below not later than September 23rd, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps.

*Disclaimer: CARE International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment.




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