Gender Equality & Social Inclusion Advisor

*this position is open only to Rwandan, Kenyan, or Malawian natives who would be able to work near any of the following WR field offices: Kigali, Nairobi, or Lilongwe

POSITION SUMMARY: As a member of a cross-sectoral programming advisory team, this role’s primary function is to support World Relief’s country offices in ensuring the integration of a Gender and Social Inclusion approach within WR programming. The position supports a wide ranging portfolio of private and publicly funded projects and programs in both humanitarian and development contexts. Primary responsibilities include: program advisory support to projects, development of global guidance and tools to streamline program implementation, capacity building of country office staff, program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and proposal development. This position is only open to candidates currently based and able to work in Kenya, Rwanda or Malawi.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide technical support to country offices in areas of gender & social inclusion assessments, program planning and design, gender analysis, gender sensitive monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, and quality assurance.
  • Monitor the progress of gender & social inclusion project activities in assigned portfolio and maintain regular contact with field staff by Skype, phone and e-mail to ensure country teams are well-oriented to monitoring and evaluation frameworks and technical reporting requirements.
  • Grow WR’s gender portfolio through the development of high quality concept notes and proposals by co-designing approaches with field teams, writing pertinent technical sections and developing appropriate theory of change, logframes and indicators.
  • Act as global technical lead for supporting implementation and continued growth of World Relief’s couple strengthening model Families for Life
  • Work closely with global gender focal point team in moving forward key organizational gender initiatives and equipping country level gender focal points.
  • Carry out field visits to country offices for training, program monitoring and evaluation, quality improvement and partner development and collaboration.
  • Prepare timely technical reports on project progress and evaluations for internal and external audiences, including donor reports.
  • Develop gender & social inclusion programming guidance and tools (including capacity building strategies, curricula, and M&E tools) in collaboration with other sectoral teams to help country office staff design and implement context-specific projects.
  • Stay abreast of current literature and innovations within the Gender & Social Inclusion field to incorporate into staff capacity building, new projects and scaling up of best practices.
  • Network and represent World Relief Gender & Social Inclusion work to partners, donors, governments and community leaders and address professional conferences and technical forums through abstracts, program presentations, publications, and advocacy.
  • Any other duties as requested by supervisor.


  • A relationship with Jesus Christ that serves as the primary motivator and guide in your professional career and clearly informs your perspective in understanding of issues related to the work of World Relief.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in integration of gender and social inclusion approaches in programming with specific experience in at least one of the following areas (Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Based Violence Prevention, Male Engagement, Social Norm Change, and Disability Inclusion) and willingness to deepen technical knowledge in other areas. Familiarity with specific FAO, USAID, and UNICEF requirements and standard tools for gender and social inclusion a plus.
  • Proven experience with engaging faith communities on gender.
  • Proven experience in program design and proposal development evidenced by successful grant awards.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation for gender programs utilizing quantitative and qualitative methodology, including development of indicators, log frames, assessment tools and surveys.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Strong facilitation skills and proven experience providing capacity building for adults, including developing and conducting training on GESI approaches and GESI integration.
  • Strong English writing and oral presentation skills demonstrated by experience with successful donor reports and abstract presentations.


  • Mature and personal Christian faith.
  • Desire to serve and empower the Church to impact vulnerable communities.
  • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief.
  • Must be able to establish strong relationships cross culturally.
  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Gender/Women’s Studies, Social Work, Public Health, Anthropology, or an advanced degree in a related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience working in international development in technical assistance type roles preferred with a minimum of 5 years practical experience working specifically in gender and social inclusion.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to program countries for up to 20% of time.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations
  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.


  • General office setting.
  • Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required.
  • Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.
  • Physical, emotional and intellectual demands
  • Equipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.
  • All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Travel Required

Yes. Travel Required in Percentage (%) – 20