Gender Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Danish Refugee Council

Position Title: Gender Officer 

The position holder will lead and be responsible to provide strategic direction and technical assistance on the integration and mainstreaming gender across urban projects. S/he will also work to improve the efficacy and efficiency of DRC gender programming work to increase protection and enhanced inclusion for people affected by conflict and displacement in urban areas and their host communities in the spirit of contributing to social cohesion between the two communities.

The Gender Officer will directly and closely work with Project Managers who will technically supervise his/her tasks, provide feedback and ensure the excellent delivery of donor contractual obligations as well as to meet the expectations of relevant project stakeholders while keeping the Area Manager abreast of the cross-cutting support being provided to the area level projects. S/he will also work with the project staff and colleagues in a consultative and collaborative approach to foster good working relationships in an effort to ensure that interventions are sensitive to these dynamics on the ground.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • on the technical development and implementation of all urban projects gender programming components in collaboration with respective managers, teams and partners.
  • Identify, establish and foster strong partnerships involved in the refugee and host community gender programme work and aligned to DRC’s urban projects/work to enable greater programmatic impact on gender integration and mainstreaming.
  • Monitor and report on the project related gender issues in the DRC urban area program and present solutions and way forward to address such issues to the project managers.
  • Provide technical support to and identify joint opportunities with the advocacy and communication officer on the development of relevant gender advocacy and communication/information to address gender issues.
  • Document and promote good practices and lessons learned, contributing to a collection of replicable good practices for gender equality programming to influence the wider actors working in the urban refugees.
  • Training and capacity building support for project staff and communities on gender issues.
  • Collaborate with the MEAL team to design and implement gender sensitive data collection tools, support the collection and analysis of sex- and age- disaggregated data, quantitative and qualitative, as well as streamlining the needs assessment, collection and analysis so that it can be more effective in meeting project needs.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders, including urban refugee and host community members and leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, and other DRC team members to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination on response activities.
  • Support in fundraising efforts by contributing in concept notes and proposal in gender framework designs including budgetary requirements elements.
  • Support Project Managers in representation when required to do so, budget management and donor reporting aligned to gender component deliverables

How to apply

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Please remember to upload both a letter of application and your CV and do not attach any written recommendations.

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 18th May, 2023

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

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