GIZ, the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, provides services worldwide in the field of international technical cooperation. In Kenya, it has been active since 1964, and implements programs in a wide variety of areas, including sustainable economic development, green energy and climate, governance, agriculture, and refugees and forced migration. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party, but we also work closely with non-state actors and the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.
GIZ promotes gender equality and equity in its own organization as well as in its projects. At the same time – following the do-no-harm principle – GIZ aims at avoiding negative side effects and impacts resulting from the implementation of projects.
The Gender and Do-No-Harm Advisor is part of the Portfolio Management Team in the Country
Office of GIZ Kenya. The Advisor is responsible for;
GIZ Kenya is looking for a professional who is enthusiastic about Gender and the Do-no-harm principle, who can motivate and inspire others for these topics, but who can also be pragmatic in her/his approach.
The Gender and Do-No-Harm Advisor;
- Advises GIZ Clusters and Programs how to further improve gender transformative approaches and application of the do-no-harm principle in planning and implementing.
projects and activities.
- Advises clusters, programs and projects on monitoring and reviewing progress on Gender relevant matters and provides insights into possible improvements/adjustments.
- Cooperates very closely with the Gender Focal Persons at cluster and project level.
- Builds capacity of Gender Focal Persons of clusters and projects, of project managers,
HR units, management teams, and staff of GIZ Kenya in general
- Participates in the induction of new GIZ staff regarding gender and the do-no-harm principle.
- Networks internally with Gender focal points at GIZ HQ, maintains relevant national and international networks on gender and the do-no-harm principle, and disseminates information on new developments, best practices and innovative approaches to management and projects.
- Advises GIZ senior country office managers, program managers and HR managers on internal mainstreaming of gender equality.
- Manages the biannual update of the GIZ Kenya Country Gender Analysis
- Contributes to peace and conflict as well as do-no-harm analyses on project and country level.
Required qualifications, competences and experience.
- Master’s degree in political science, sociology, laws, gender studies, peace and conflict or any other relevant field
- Proven relevant working experiences in comparable positions.
- Professional working knowledge of ICT tools (i.e., MS 365 applications)
- Fluent written and oral knowledge of English
- At least five years’ professional experience in a comparable position.
Other knowledge, additional competences
- Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.
- Ability to work independently as well as cooperate with others in a team.
- Ability to provide high quality results.
- High level of confidentiality and reliability
- German language skills are considered an additional value.
01 May 2023 – 31 December 2023; (With a Possibility of extension)
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Vacancy Reference Number: GIZ/CO/09/03/2023
GIZ is an equal opportunity employer. All interested Candidates are required to indicate their salary expectations in the motivational letter.