Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor

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PLEASE NOTE:   We cannot accept applications from those without FULL AND CURRENT permission to work in ROI.   Christian Aid Ireland is not a visa sponsoring body.    The role is based in Dublin but hybrid working may be arranged at the discretion of the line manager. 

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

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About the role

Christian Aid Ireland is seeking an experienced Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor. The role supports the delivery of Christian Aid Ireland's Programme Strategy, with a focus on providing technical leadership and enhancing the capacity of Christian Aid and partners to work on issues relating to gender and social inclusion and gender-based violence (GBV). The role will also contribute to providing direction and technical input to embed Christian Aid's approach to inclusive programming, gender transformative approaches and gender-based violence work at organisational level.

About you


  • Graduate or equivalent in international development, gender studies, human rights or other relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience of working on gender, and preferably GBV, in international development, including programme development, support, monitoring and reporting.
  • Familiarity with current thinking and debates on gender and GBV in international humanitarian, development and peacebuilding work.
  • Demonstrable ability to apply gender/ social exclusion analysis to programme design and management.
  • Experience of working with institutional donor funding, including contributing to reporting.
  • Excellent coaching and facilitation skills, with ability to promote critical thinking and reflection.
  • Experience of providing training and technical support to country teams and preferably national and local partner organisations.
  • Proven capacity to work across cultures in an inclusive and sensitive manner.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including ability to communicate effectively across cultures and when working remotely.


  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience of working on international humanitarian, development or peacebuilding programmes in country programmes.
  • Experience of partnership approach in international programme work.
  • Experience of developing and supporting research initiatives, including working with academic institutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish, French or Arabic.
  • Experience of managing consultants.
  • Experience of managing budgets and knowledge of financial control mechanisms.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

  1. Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action
  2. Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence
  3. Please give us an example of when you shared your knowledge and skills to help other be more effective in their role

Further information

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams. To discuss this role in greater detail, please contact  Ciara Loughney via cloughney@christian-aid.org  

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian - Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

We participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

This role requires applicants to have the right to live and work in the country where this position is based and undertake the role that you have been offered. If you are successful and we make you an offer for the role, we will be required to conduct a right to work check on your immigration status in the UK. We will contact you regarding the documentation you will need to provide to evidence this.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and pension contribution plus flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.


Quick check

  • Salary (full time):
    €53,032 - €55,391
  • Type of contract:
  • Contracted hours:
  • Location:
    Belfast, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • Closing date:
    28 July 2024
  • Interview date:
    8 August 2024
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