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Arij – Gender Consultant

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing

In collaboration with the Project manager of a specific project, the Gender consultant will contribute to all aspects of a project.
The primary task of the Gender consultant will be to ensure the strategic direction of activities, coordinate the operational activities and monitor outputs in this area.

Specific duties:

  • Moderate and lead gender trainings: webinars, long term and one-to-one; in collaboration with the trainers and project manager.
  • Conduct a training needs assessment of the targeted audience: the Arab  journalistic  community.
  • Advice project manager and team on programming and project messaging, with the aim of reflecting the vision of the project.
  • Review project documents to ensure proper use of gender sensitive language.
  • Help the project team in producing a template for bimonthly gender briefs.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling ARIJ’s values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the project.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly and without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge and expertise in gender mainstreaming practices.
  • The candidate should have significant experience in providing practical advice to policy makers and civil society, and the donor community; and know how to contribute to building capacity for journalists.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships, and good working knowledge of information and computer technology.
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner.
  • Demonstrates strong intellectual and operational capacity in providing and coordinating advisory services to stakeholders and partners,
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities. Demonstrated ability to multitask under pressure and to meet strict deadlines often under hardship conditions.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Gender Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Social  Welfare,  Development  Studies  or  a  related field,  with  a  focus  on  International Development, Gender  or Human Rights


  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Gender and Education and/or Training.
  • Diversified and progressively responsible professional experience in Gender and Human Rights or International Development, specifically related to the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.


  • Fluency in written and spoken of English and Arabic

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