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Global Lead - Gender and Inequality

  • Type of contract:
    Permanent
  • Contracted hours:
    35
  • Location:
    Various
  • Closing date:
    25 April 2018

About us

Christian Aid has a vision: a world free from poverty. To do that we are committed to exposing the scandal of poverty, helping in practical ways to root it out from the world, and to challenging and changing the systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.

This role will be based in one of Christian Aid’s offices in Latin America and the Caribbean, but will have a global remit to work on issues and agendas impacting across the global south.

 About the role

With a focus on the leave-no-one behind agenda, this post will lead a global team of experts at Christian Aid working towards reducing gender-based and identity-based discrimination and violence across the global south. The team aims to influence policy, resourcing and social norms at global, regional and domestic level to remove the underlying causes of inequality.

Christian Aid works alongside faith leaders to increase the implementation of national policies which eliminate gender-based and identity-based discrimination and violence. ​Our aim is to build movements calling for governments to have progressively increased domestic resources to combat gender and intersecting inequalities (race, ethnicity, region, sexual diversity).

The role will provide clarity of leadership on gender and inequality policy and advocacy at Christian Aid; ensuring strategic direction for policy and advocacy on these issues; and for managing the overall portfolio of projects to deliver successful outcomes for the reduction of poverty and inequality.

The Global Lead will be part of Christian Aid’s pool of policy expertise, acting as external spokesperson and feeding in to strategic decision-making processes for the Policy and Advocacy Department and for the wider organization. The role will line manage key staff working on delivering impact on gender and inequality in different parts of the global south.

Please upload your CV and a 500 word statement in English on why you think you are suited to the post by the 25th April.

Further information

The salary for this post will be set at a competitive local rate for the country where the post holder is located. For further details of this please contact Carlos Rivas Angulo CRivas@christian-aid.org .

We will consider applications from people legally able to work from a country in Latin America and the Caribbean where Christian Aid has an office (specifically Sao Paulo, Bogotá, la Paz, Managua, Port au Prince)

The candidate must be proficient in and English, and preferably also Spanish, Portuguese or French.

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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