Coordinator – Women in Leadership Program

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Position description

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.

Essential skills

  • 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.

Language 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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