Gender Equality and GBV Coordinator - Somalia Country Office (Open to Somali Nationals)

Under the general direction and guidance of the Gender Equality (GE) and Gender-based violence (GBV) Technical Specialist and Deputy Director of Programme Development and Quality, the Gender Equality (GE) and Gender-based violence (GBV) Coordinator will support gender equality and GBV mainstreaming across sectors; oversee the implementation of gender-related activities with the leading sector's program managers; conduct GE analyses and consultations; ensure SCI programs are mainstreaming, mitigating and responding to GBV; facilitate capacity building and trainings on gender equality and GBV response and mitigation; develop and agree on actions to address priority gaps on gender and GBV programming with the programs managers, and sectors' technical specialists.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: One (1) Year with possible extension

Location: Garowe / Mogadishu

Number of Positions: One (1) position

Qualifications and Experience

  • Humanitarian professional with a Bachelors' degree in gender, law, social work or relevant field, or equivalent qualification.


  • Significant professional experience of at least 4 years, including experience working at a management/implementation or technical level on gender, protection, and GBV mitigation mainstreaming for international NGOs;

  • Excellent understanding of equality, gender mainstreaming, women's economic empowerment, PSEA, and GBV Guidelines in humanitarian context;

  • Clear understanding of the intersection of gender and GBV with other thematic areas;

  • Strong commitment to capacity building of staff and partners with a willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches;

  • Ability to compile narrative sections and thematic budgets for proposals; ability to edit/write narrative reports with reference to financial reporting;

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language considerations;

  • Fluency in English, verbal and written, required;

  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.


  • Experience writing donor funding proposals for large institutional grants above US$1 million;

  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets;

  • Experience working and living in complex environments, ideally with professional experience in the East Africa, particularly Somalia/Somaliland;

  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies;

  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply in English saving your curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter as a single document, including details of your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.

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