Somalia: Gender Adviser

By CTG Organization: CTG
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 25 Oct 2018


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  • IOM supports the Federal Govt. of Somalia in its efforts to assist with the rehabilitation & reintegration of vulnerable youth under the National Program on the Treatment & Handling of Disengaged Combatants. Assistance is focused toward capacity building initiatives for Govt. Ministries, the establishment of Transition Centres & programming to assist with rehabilitation & reintegration. As part of the support provided in Transition Centres across two states in Somalia, beneficiaries receive regular psychosocial counselling, skills building, case management & support with reaching out & reconciling with family & community members.
  • IOM DDR program currently supports two the Transition Centres that serve male beneficiaries only. IOM & DRP are in the process of establishing Transition Centres for female beneficiaries & their dependents. To ensure a gender sensitive approach that addresses the unique needs of women & children, IOM is recruiting a Gender Adviser to support the establishment of the rehabilitation & reintegration program of female beneficiaries & their dependents in the Transition Centres.


Role objective:

The Gender Adviser will report to the DDR Program Manager & closely coordinate with IOM, Transition Center staff & Govt. counterparts from the Defector Rehabilitation Program (DRP) in performing his/her duties:

Assessing needs & current gaps:

  • The Gender Adviser will build on the preliminary needs assessment conducted by IOM & DRP & identify needs of female defectors & their children in Kismayo & Baidoa, local resources available to meet these needs & gaps in support. This will include consultations with beneficiaries, relevant Govt. counterparts, UN & NGOs stakeholders & local civil society groups.

Work with the IOM & DRP team to design the rehabilitation & reintegration program for female beneficiaries & their dependents:

  • The Gender Adviser will consult beneficiaries, relevant UN, Govt., NGO & civil society stakeholders, as well as diverse service providers to women & children to develop a gender sensitive approach to the rehabilitation & reintegration of female beneficiaries & their children. This will include incorporating the unique needs of women & children affected by conflict & violent extremism in service provision at the Transition Center.

  • The program design will also incorporate provision of support during the reintegration stage of the program through a community-based approach. The Gender Adviser will develop linkages with community-based groups, local leaders & officials in order to establish a support base for the beneficiaries when they return to their communities. Networks will also be built with local service providers to establish referral mechanism for the beneficiaries to meet their diverse needs (i.e. medical services, psycho social support, protection & legal aid, employment support, etc.).

Support the operationalization of the Rehabilitation & Reintegration Program for female beneficiaries & their dependents:

Following the design of the Rehabilitation & Reintegration Program for female beneficiaries & their dependents, the Gender Adviser will support operationalising the program. This will include:

  • Developing staff & service provider organogram’s for the Female Transition Centers.

  • Developing Terms of Reference for the Female Transition Center staff & service providers.

  • Coordinating the IOM Somalia support staff (i.e. Procurement, HR, Finance) in the process of on boarding staff & service providers.

  • Supporting the Center Manager with the implementation of services.

  • Provide oversight & management support during the implementation of the Rehabilitation & Reintegration Program for female beneficiaries & their children.

Building capacity on gender responsive programming:

The Gender Adviser will implement a series of training’s to build the capacity of IOM & DRP staff on basic concepts of gender & gender responsive programming, including:

  • Developing & conducting workshop on gender mainstreaming & gender responsiveness.

  • Developing & conduct a series of workshops on gender responsive and programming.

Project reporting:

· This role reports to the DDR Program Manager.

Team management:

· This role does not have team management responsibility.



§ Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Conflict/Security & Peace Studies, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or a related field. and/or Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, Conflict/Security & Peace Studies, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or a related field..

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 7 years of demonstrable relevant Gender Programmes experience and/or minimum of 7 years of demonstrable relevant Migration experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 2 years of experience in Africa (essential).


§ Fluency in English (essential) , Somali (essential) and Maay (desirable).

Key competencies:


· Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Conflict/Security & Peace Studies, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or a related field.


· A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of women, peace & security, including with experience in a post conflict/peace building context, & with at least 5 years of experience working directly on DDR &/or prevention & countering of violent extremism (P/CVE) processes.

· Expert knowledge of good practices in training for gender responsive peace building & DDR specifically.

· Experience coordinating & building consensus among a diverse group of actors.

· Experience working with national govt.s.

· Experience in organizing & carrying out training workshops.


· Fluency in English, Somali & Maay (desirable).


· Accountability: Takes responsibility for action & manages constructive criticism.

· Client Orientation: Maintains high customer service standards at all times.

· Performance Management: Identifies ways & implements actions to improve performance of self & others.

· Professionalism: Displays mastery of the profession & conducts oneself in a professional manner at all times.

· Teamwork: Contributes to a collegial team environment.

Other relevant information:

· To be advised.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link:

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