Senior Technical Specialist - Women's Rights

33-39 Bowling Green Lane, Central London
£40,222 - £41,440 per annum
19 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

ActionAid are recruiting for a Senior Technical Specialist who is keen to utilise their strong Women's and Girl's rights programming knowledge to support us on our journey to end violence against women and girls and to change lives for good.


ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

ActionAid UK are currently recruiting for a Senior Technical Specialist who has strong field experience in developing, supporting, and evaluating the impact of programmes addressing the root causes and consequences of violence against women and girls, women’s economic injustice and women and girls’ unequal access to fundamental rights and freedoms such as education, sexual and reproductive health.

This role sits within the International Development Policy and Practice team, which is comprised of members supporting financial resource mobilisation, grant/contract management, programmatic innovation, research and learning towards this end.

We are keen to receive applications from those with an excellent knowledge of international development, which should include a strong understanding of power relations which shape relations between the global North and South.

The successful applicant will also have in-country experience in the global South of implementing Women’s Economic Rights and Empowerment programmes, which includes programmes to address women and girls' unpaid care work, women and girls’ livelihoods and the promotion of decent work and access to public services.

Ideally, applicants would have extensive in-country experience on VAWG prevention and response programming, life skills development and SRHR, in emergencies and development contexts; and in girls’ education.

To be successful in this role, you must have proven knowledge and experience of community mobilisation and social norm change methodologies, along with experience of monitoring and evaluating WER and VAW and AG programmes.

If you have this, mixed with experience of working with vulnerable population groups and community and traditional leaders, we are keen to receive your application.

Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including proven success in communicating in challenging and cross-cultural contexts.

They must also have a strong track record in a technical advisory role, with a proven ability to produce demonstrable results.

Experience of international development/humanitarian donors of strategic relevance to AAUK - including DFID, Comic relief, ECHO, BigLlottery, UN, START Network, DEC and the UN, will be an advantage.

Applicants must have the ability to travel overseas, often to insecure environments for short periods of time, several times a year.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing the 5th of August 2019

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working.  We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants. 

ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

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