Gender Equality and Gender Based Violence (GBV) Technical Specialist


Gender Equality and Gender Based Violence (GBV) Technical Specialist

Working closely with a team of technical advisors and program officers/managers within the program operations team, this position will lead on the design and implementation of gender-sensitive, GBV, anti-child marriage, and gender-transformative development and humanitarian projects in order to ensure the successful delivery of quality programs that respond to the specific needs of girls, boys, men and women.

The Gender Equality and GBV Technical Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that the Save the Children in Mozambique (SCIMOZ) strategic objective that all programmes are gender sensitive and 50% are gender transformative and the Gender Equality Policy has been fully implemented.

S/he will lead fundraising for gender sensitive, GBV, anti-child marriage, and gender transformative programming, in coordination with the Business Development Manager, including donor engagement to mobilize resources to support planned gender interventions in the current CSP and will contribute for design of the 2022-2024 SCIMOZ CSP.

S/he will support the integration of a gender equality lens in Save the Children’s advocacy and campaign efforts, work with the Business Development team to develop gender transformative programs for donors. S/he will lead capacity strengthening efforts on gender equality, report on program learnings and innovation on gender transformative approaches. Furthermore, S/he will support the Senior Leadership Team in advancing gender equality efforts in our organisational culture.

The post holder will work with all sectors of the organisation to prevent, mitigate and respond to GBV across the programmes and thematic sectors. In addition, will regularly consult women, girls, men and boys to identify targeted gender equality and GBV interventions and support existing sectors to protect and empower girls.


In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Degree in Gender and Women’s Studies, International Development/Relations or related field, or equivalent training/experience;
  • At least 5 years work experience implementing, managing, and/or providing technical assistance to programs in developing countries, in development and humanitarian context, with a focus on gender equality and GBV; focus on child and youth programming desirable;
  • Proven experience with gender-transformative child rights programming;
  • Excellent understanding of the Mozambique gender equality and women’s rights context, particularly issues related to gender equality, GBV, child marriage. This could include Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Livelihoods, Maternal, Newborn and Child Heath, and/or Education, Child protection.
  • Experience of writing successful donor funding proposals for large institutional grants in excess of US$1 million.
  • Proven representation and advocacy skills;
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
  • Commitment to and understanding of gender equality, child rights, child participation, GBV Guiding Principles, the aims and principles of SC, and humanitarian standards such as the IASC GBV Guidelines;
  • Demonstrated thought leadership expertise such as contributions to academic journals, books, articles; speaking engagements, workshop facilitation, leading conference presentations and panels is an asset.
  • Is a strategic big picture thinker, with the ability to engage at detailed project level 
  • Project and programme development skills, including understanding of theory of change and results based management.
  • Strong report writing skills and ability to compile narrative sections for proposals and donor reports.
  • Ability to synthesize and develop high-quality knowledge products from diverse data sources including programmatic materials and tools;
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong working relationships across cultural and organizational boundaries with internal and external stakeholders, and managing through influence;
  • Strong and demonstrated capacity strengthening skills
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English (orally and written)
  • Comfortable working independently with little supervision, as well as with receiving and accounting for direction and engaging as part of a dynamic team


Contract duration: Until end December 2021, with possibilities of extension subject to funding


Location: Maputo, Mozambique


The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.



Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents





A SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNACIONAL (SCI), uma organização humanitária sem fins lucrativos com seu enfoque virado ao bem-estar da criança, está a recrutar candidatos para a vaga abaixo mencionada:

  1. Especialista Técnico em Igualdade de Gênero e Violência Baseada em Gênero - MPT- SC 002/21 – Maputo

O(A) Especialista Técnico (a) em Igualdade de Gênero e Violência Baseada em Gênero, irá liderar a concepção e implementação de projectos humanitários e de desenvolvimento de transformação de gênero com enfoque em perspectiva de gênero, VBG, anti-casamento infantil afim de garantir a entrega bem-sucedida de programas de qualidade que atendam às necessidades específicas de meninas, meninos, homens e mulheres.


  • Licenciatura em Estudos de Gênero e Mulheres, Desenvolvimento / Relações Internacionais, experiência ou treinamento equivalente ou áreas afins.


  • Mínimo de 5 anos de experiência de trabalho na implementação, gestão e / ou prestação de assistência técnica a programas em países em desenvolvimento com enfoque na igualdade de género e VBG, com enfoque a programas infantil e juvenil;
  • Experiência comprovada com programas de direitos da criança que transformam o gênero;
  • Excelente compreensão do contexto da igualdade de gênero em Moçambique e dos direitos da mulher, particularmente questões relacionadas à igualdade de gênero, VBG, casamento infantil, podendo incluir saúde e direitos sexuais e reprodutivos, meios de subsistência, saúde materna, neonatal e infantil, e / ou educação, protecção infantil.;
  • Experiência em redação de propostas bem-sucedidas de financiamento de doadores para grandes doações institucionais superiores a US $ 1 milhão de dólares;
  • Habilidades comprovadas de representação e defesa de direitos;
  • Forte compromisso com a capacitação de funcionários e parceiros nacionais com vontade de adoptar abordagens participativas e consultivas;
  • Compromisso e compreensão da igualdade de gênero, direitos da criança, participação infantil, Princípios Orientadores da VBG, os objetivos e princípios da CS e padrões humanitários, como a Carta Esfera e as Diretrizes da VBG da IASC;
  • Experiência comprovada em liderança inovadora, como contribuições periódicas em artigos científicos, livros e artigos; palestras, facilitação de workshops, apresentações de conferências e painéis são uma vantagem;
  •  Fluência em Português e Inglês (escrito e falado).


  • Experiência de trabalho como Conselheiro de Igualdade de Gênero em contextos humanitários é desejável;
  • Compromisso e compreensão dos objetivos, valores e princípios da Save the Children, incluindo as abordagens baseadas nos direitos da Criança, Política de Salvaguarda da Criança, Assédio Sexual e Código de Conduta.


Os (As) candidatos(as) interessados(as) deverão submeter o Certificado de Habilitações, BI, CV, e a carta de motivação em português e Inglês até ao dia 29 de Abril 2021.  Atráves do seguinte link :

Somos um empregador de oportunidades iguais, encorajamos a candidatura de mulheres e de pessoas com deficiência. A Save the Children compromete-se a garantir que todos os seus funcionários e programas sejam absolutamente seguros para as crianças.

Aplicamos procedimentos rigorosos para garantir que somente os candidatos adequados para trabalhar com crianças tenham permissão para se juntar à nossa organização e todos os candidatos serão, portanto, sujeitos a este escrutínio.




NB: Somente os candidatos seleccionados serão contactados


Job description:

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Date advertised: 18 Jan 2021

Closing date: 13 May 2021 - 22:59 CAT

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Department: Programme, Development and Quality

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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