Gender and Social Inclusion Officer - Link Community Development

Gender and Social Inclusion Officer - Link Community Development

Salary: Competitive 

Location: Dedza 

About the Organisation:

Link Community Development is a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished rural areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since their foundation in 1995 they have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models. Link guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children. Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, they influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and their interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts. 

Outline of Responsibilities:

You will play a key role toward the achievement of programme objectives by ensuring the effective integration of gender and social inclusion measures and considerations throughout programme design, planning, implementation and internal monitoring and learning. This will inform the intervention to make sure that it is reaching the most vulnerable, hard-to-reach, marginalised girls; understand their challenges; and address the various barriers to education.

Indicative Areas of Key Responsibilities:

  •  Work within the donor guidance and frameworks (using relevant terminology) for Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI). 
  • Support the delivery of training and capacity building as required to ensure TEAM members (Programme Managers and Officers, MEL Specialist, Team Leader, Programme Director and Project Coordinator) as well as the External Evaluation team, have a comprehensive understanding of the considerations and measures for gender and social inclusion integration in their work.
  • Support the development of training and capacity building as required to ensure all programme staff and implementing partners understand and uphold the ‘rights-based’ approach to disability.
  • Support planning and implementation of activities to ensure they are inclusive, particularly of girls with disabilities. 
  • Ensure that infrastructure and facilities meet minimum accessibility standards in line with donor requirements.
  • Support in the monitoring of project activities to ensure they are inclusive and support reflection and adaptation to improve inclusion as required. 
  • Work with Link Malawi’s MEL team to ensure the effective disaggregation of data on disability using the Washington Group Questions, and utilise this information to ensure project activities adequately address barriers to inclusion in education.
  • Uphold Link’s child protection and safeguarding standards, support training of partners on safeguarding, and facilitate the effective operation of reporting and whistleblowing processes.
  • Maintain relationships with project stakeholders and partners to ensure smooth project delivery.
  • Report any problems or need for improvement identified at CBE centres to the GESI Specialist, and help to implement solutions.
  • Participate in project monitoring and evaluation by maintaining accurate data.
  • Represent Link Community Development Malawi at external events and meetings as required.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings.
  • Any other relevant tasks as required by the Team Leader, Project Coordinator or Programme Director.
  • Manage best practices in inclusion for TEAM Girl Malawi Project.

How to Apply:

Head over to Link Community Development's website.

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