Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Coordinator – Women in Leadership Program will provide technical advice, assistance, and capacity building primarily under the HRSD work program, with a particular focus on implementing and managing the SPC Women in Leadership program and providing inputs as required in relation to SPC institutional strengthening and people-centred approach. This role will function under a matrix arrangement, based within the HRSD Division with dual reporting to the Executive Office (Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women) and Director – Human Rights and Social Development Division.
The key responsibilities of the role include
- Manage the implementation and reporting of the Women in Leadership program;
- Provide technical assistance and advice to guide the delivery of the Women in Leadership program;
- Co-lead stakeholder engagement and facilitate strategic program communications.
Key selection criteria
Qualifications and requirements
- Master’s degree in a relevant field such as development, human rights, law, gender or international relations.
Knowledge and experience
- At least 10 years of development experience working in gender equality and social inclusion and/or human rights, with at least 7 years working in the Pacific region;
- At least 7 years of program management experience in development projects specifically in the areas of women in leadership, gender equality and social inclusion or human rights;
- Applied knowledge of national, regional, and international human rights, gender and social inclusion frameworks and development challenges in the Pacific;
- Experience in donor engagement and relationship management.
- Sound and applied knowledge of work planning, results-based management, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting;
- Financial management skills, including budgeting and financial control;
- Excellent capacity building skills with demonstrated experience in training, coaching, and facilitating;
- Complex multisector coordination, planning and design skills;
- Excellent analytical, organizational and negotiation skills, and abilities to work effectively in a matrix team structure;
- Critical analysis and innovative thinking skills;
- Presentation, communication, reporting writing and facilitation skills;
- Networking and stakeholder engagement skills.
- Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
- Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment;
- Experience in working with multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural teams;
- Awareness of the cultural, political and religious sensitivities across the Pacific region.
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