Associate Gender Integration Specialist

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California, United States
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01 May 2020
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Stanford University is seeking an Academic Program Professional 2, titled Associate Specialist, Gender Integration, to work under the general direction of faculty or other management to develop, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the assigned academic entity/program(s). Participate in entity/program strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.

Duration: 2020

Background:

The Global Center for Gender Equality (GCfGE) at Stanford University aims to redefine the approach to global health and development by creating a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural network of researchers, policy makers and practitioners to build on the evidence on what works to address gender inequalities, fill key gender data gaps and equip the next generations of global health and development leaders to tackle gender equality challenges. Our vision is to create opportunities for advancement of gender equality through gender transformative research, policy, leadership and programing that enable all people to achieve their full human potential.

Position Summary:

The Associate Gender Integration Specialist is a new position which will work closely with the Director of Gender Integration, and with the Senior Gender Integration Specialists to support technical assistance in gender integration delivered to partners. Principal duties of this role include supporting technical assistance in gender integration (e.g., knowledge management of TA delivery model in order to track progress and capture the impact of these efforts, onboarding of consultant bench, etc.); supporting design and delivery of training related to gender equality; supporting development of new tools to disseminate learnings and support partners in gender integration, and briefing team on cutting edge research and tools for gender integration.
The Associate Specialist must have experience working in gender integration teams in development or philanthropic organizations, and the desire to develop senior level expertise in gender integration. Strong candidates will have experience in participatory workshop facilitation and in-depth knowledge of development issues in the Global South.

Job Duties:

The following is an illustrative list of tasks that will be assigned to the Associate Specialist. The breakdown of duties will depend on the gender integration support requests received; it is not expected that the Associate Specialist will complete all of these activities concurrently.

Gender Integration Technical Assistance:

  • Establish a deep and evolving understanding of partners’ existing gender integration strategies and organizational structure in order to ensure technical assistance is in alignment with partner needs.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships and consistent communication with key partner staff.
  • Support delivery of sector-specific technical assistance to support partners in gender-intentional and/or gender transformative investment and program design and implementation.
  • Curate learning agendas across prioritized sectors, including collecting and analyzing relevant information and documenting lessons learned across sectors.
  • Support partners as needed for gender integration in convenings, expos, conferences, and other events.
  • Support production of quarterly reports on delivered technical assistance.

Capacity Building and Tool Development:

  • Support the design and delivery of face-to-face and virtual training on gender equality and integration, using participatory and adult-learning approaches.
  • Support the development of training books and other materials needed to implement the training model.
  • Track and evaluate training program participation, learnings, and outcomes across partners where it is implemented.
  • Systematize the tracking and implementation of capacity building support to develop a replicable model for use with additional partners.
  • Ensure that Center tools and capacity building training model represent a clear vision, consistent message and coherent approach to drive momentum in transformative gender equality.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to key documents, reports, and presentations on the Center Gender Integration team learnings for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  • Provide additional support as needed to the Director, Gender Integration and Executive Director.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of gender integration and mainstreaming strategies in a development context.
  • Ability to apply an intersectional lens to gender integration work.
  • Experience in program design and results-based management.
  • In-depth understanding of international development processes, actors and cultures.
  • Proven ability to work with large funders and development organizations to integrate gender into diverse bodies of work.
  • Significant experience in designing and facilitating interactive meetings, workshops, and trainings.
  • Strong understanding of, and personal commitment to, a rights-based approach to gender equality and international development. 
  • Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of tools, particularly Outlook, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint, as well as the ability to learn other software tools readily and implement them successfully.
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work amidst ambiguity and thrive in a start-up environment, with initiative and solutions orientation, and comfort to work with little oversight and with team members in various locations and time zones.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally to attend meetings with funders and partners as necessary.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree with 5+ years of experience in gender mainstreaming or integration.
  • Prior experience working with or liaising with large international development foundations or other funders.
  • Experience delivering trainings using participatory methods.
  • Effective relationship-building and collaboration skills with a diverse range of partners and donors, both in-person and virtually.
  • Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behavior with a diverse range of people.
  • Creative problem solver with rigorous approach and aptitude for managing details in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work in an additional language a plus.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

The Global Center for Gender Equality is committed to working in a multicultural environment where differences are valued and respected. People of color; LGBTIQ and gender non-conforming people; and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree with 5+ years of experience in gender mainstreaming or integration.
  • Prior experience working with or liaising with large international development foundations or other funders.
  • Experience delivering trainings using participatory methods.
  • Effective relationship-building and collaboration skills with a diverse range of partners and donors, both in-person and virtually.
  • Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behavior with a diverse range of people.
  • Creative problem solver with rigorous approach and aptitude for managing details in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work in an additional language a plus.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.
  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

  • For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Additional

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
  • May travel locally.
  • Occasional overnight travel.

Additional Information

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