CARE is Looking for Gender Advisor (Ref: Gender Advisor)

CARE International Gaziantep
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Job Summary


CARE International entered the Syrian Crises in 2013 and at that time, the organization operated through the North West Hub, supported by the CARE Turkey Office and a handful of implementing partners. Since then, the humanitarian and access context has changed. Care in Turkey North West operations now has eight active partners supporting the cross-border humanitarian effort; one of which is women-led.   There is a possibility that humanitarian and protection-focused programming will be reduced or phased out from opposition-controlled areas inside Syria to early recovery and stabilization alternatives under GoS controlled areas in the longer term. In recognition of the differential impact the crisis has on women, men, girls, and boys, CARE have highlighted the continued need for gender mainstreaming, integration and protection programming as key strategic components of CARE’s emergency and recovery interventions.

The role of the gender Advisor

This position will play a leading role in rekindling, energizing and fast-tracking the integration of gender and protection in programming and partnerships, particularly as the cross-border program continues to rapidly expand in North West of Syria.

This position will ensure alignment of these strategies and actions to CARE Gender Frameworks and Policy Commitments: Whole of Syria gender and protection strategy, CARE International Gender policy, CARE MENA Social and Gender Justice Framework 2015 – 2030, CARE Gender Equality Frameworks and Gender Equality and Women’s Voice Guidance Note.  CARE’s humanitarian work is guided by the CARE Program Strategy Humanitarian and Emergency Strategy, that strongly reinforces the focus on gender equality in humanitarian preparedness and response. The goal of the Humanitarian Strategy is to: be a leading humanitarian agency known for our particular expertise to consistently reach and empower women and girls affected by humanitarian crises. Protection mainstreaming and standalone activities will be led by the Protection Unit and further guided by the IASC Guidelines on Gender-based Violence (GBV) Interventions in Humanitarian Settings and the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. 

The Gender Advisor will be the primary focal point for ensuring that gender equality objectives are mainstreamed across all operations and that relevant capacity is developed to enable gender-sensitive programming and good practices. S/he will be responsible for contextualizing and subsequently guiding the implementation of the Whole of Syria Gender and Protection Strategy (2018) for CARE in Turkey, specifically targeting the North West Syria region.  This position benefits from line management supervision of the Program Quality Manager based in Gaziantep and additional technical support from both Turkey based and Whole of Syria gender and protection advisers. 

CARE  is planning to contract a gender expert to plan for, conduct and report on the findings of the Gender Analysis in relation to the North West Syria cross-border operating context. This position will oversee the completion of the Gender Analysis and play a pivotal role in ensuring recommendations arising from the Gender Analysis are effectively communicated, understood and implemented by key staff and partners. 

Organization-Wide Support

This position will support CARE in Turkey North West Syria senior management team and related operations, ensuring that organizational policies, structures, plans, and procedures are aligned to meet Gender and Protection strategic objectives.

Program Support

This position will support CARE in Turkey take a gender-sensitive approach to its operations in humanitarian response. This will include  working with a) grants/sub-grants and Partnership Manager on the selection and assessment and capacity support to partners in line with sub-grant agreements, b) procurement teams to ensure vendors and contractors employ do no harm principles, adhere to CARE PSEA policy, gender-sensitive approaches contextualized for the North West of Syria  and other related protection protocols and, c) finance teams to ensure gender-informed budgeting for program activities and support costs.


Program and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability/Learning

This position will support CARE in Turkey teams take a gender-sensitive approach in its humanitarian response and multi-sector approach inside North West Syria.  The scope of work includes taking stock of what needs to be done to more fully apply CARE’s Women’s Empowerment Framework (WEF) throughout the programming cycle (i.e. from the analysis, design, and implementation, to monitoring and reviewing, evaluation and reporting).  This scope of work involves guiding key staff and their joint planning/decision making efforts with partners so that gender and disability differences are captured, analyzed and better understood. CARE and implementing partners require timely and reasonably reliable data to understand the extent to which males and females access and benefit from the goods, services, and support provided from multiple donors supported grants. The integration of gender and protection is a direct reflection of the quality and effectiveness of CARE’s planning, programming, and decision-making capacity.  While program sectors and MEAL teams have initiated gender and protection mainstreaming, team ownership of delineated responsibilities remains a work-in-progress.


Partner Support

S/he will work directly with partners to develop their performance in gender integration in practical and realistic ways. There is a need to prioritize the integration of gender and disability activities across WASH, Shelter, Rapid Response, Protection, and Food Security and Livelihoods. GiE and disability integration is equally required for teams supporting data management at HQ and field level with finance teams so they understand the cost of delivering humanitarian services to females, people with disability and vulnerable males. Partner field-based volunteers/staff could also benefit from a better understanding of how to prepare for and manage service delivery and provide support with the understanding that males and females (IDPs and host community members) experience the impact of the humanitarian crises in different ways. S/he will monitor the effects of implementing the gender and protection action plan as it relates to the implementing partners.

Advocacy and Research: This will involve communication and positioning of Gender and Disability both internally within CARE in Turkey and externally through supporting research, the dissemination of learning and good practice, and the development of key messages among partners and networks. The Gender Advisor will be expected to support the development and implementation of any advocacy and communications work that may arise.

Job Responsibilities

Job Responsibility #1

Organization-Wide Support (Level of Effort 20% reducing to 15%)

Gender and Protection Strategy (2018)

  1. Establish a clear understanding of CARE International policies, framework and guidelines relating to gender and disabilities in emergencies; enabling the application of these protocols in practical and realistic ways in the remote management operating context of North West of Syria.
  2. Contextualize the Whole of Syria Gender and Protection Strategy so it is relevant and applicable for operations in North West Syria.

Job Responsibility #2

Gender and Disability in Emergencies Analysis

  1. Oversee the contracting and completion of the multi-sector and multi-partner Gender and Disability Analysis. This Analysis will be in the context of the protracted emergency in North West Syria.



Annual Action Plan

  1. Use the Gender and Age Marker template and support program and program support teams to self-assess the current status and performance of gender integration and mainstreaming. The self-assessment should include CARE’s performance in enabling partners to use the Gender and Age Marker for themselves.
  2. Annual Gender and Protection Action Plan. Guide the Area Director and Heads of Departments to align GiE with CARE in Turkey North West Syria cross-border operations so that an organization-wide GiE approach shapes the direction, focus, and relevance of the 2019-2020 Annual Gender and Protection Action Plan.
  3. Prepare supporting information or evidence concerning the use of gender-sensitivity in practice, prioritizing Programs, MEAL Unit, Partnerships, Security, Procurement and Finance departments. This guiding information should enable senior management to make timely decisions regarding the oversight of the CARE in Turkey North West Syria cross-border operations.
  4. Produce a Gender in Brief and ensure its periodic update in preparation for subsequent research, project designs and proposal development processes.
  5. Track and report on the rate of progress made by CARE in Turkey regarding the integration and mainstreaming of gender, disability and protection in emergencies in North West Syria.


Job Responsibility #3

Support to Programs (Level of Effort 20%)

Sector Specific Gender Action Plans (GAPs).

  1. Gender Sensitive Self-Assessment Checklist. Collaboratively use the Gender Sensitive Self- Assessment Checklist with CARE sector teams, MEAL and key program support teams. Score and keep track of the progress in meeting agreed performance benchmarks/targets.
  2. Gender Action Plans (GAPs). Prepare for, coordinate and conduct GAP exercises/joint sessions and mid-term reviews using a learning-by-doing method to aid partner focal points and CARE project managers to implement GAPs in alignment with the project cycle.

Job Responsibility #4

Partner Capacity development (Level of Effort 20%)


  1. Take an active role in the Partnership Decision Management Committee for new and existing partners, contribute to partner selection processes and conduct organizational capacity assessments for the thematic/technical component of gender, protection, and disability. 
  2. Be the technical lead for the Gender and Protection component of the Partner ‘kick off’ meetings
  3. Track changes in partner performance as it’s linked to gender-sensitive organizational development plans (OCD) for each active partner.
  4. Give feedback to both partners and program teams (e.g. red flags and examples of good practice at HQ and at the field level where the interaction between front-line workers and direct beneficiaries is crucial to the delivery of gender equitable services and support).
  5. Track the progress of, and changes in partner performance with regard to gender, disability, and protection mainstreaming.



Gender and Protection in Emergencies, Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (Level of Effort 20%)

  1. Ensure that gender and protection outputs are included in the theory of change and, project log frames, with sufficient resources and budgets to monitor and report information/data.
  2. Work closely with MEAL staff (CARE and partner) to ensure the data collection, analysis and reporting of sex and disability disaggregated data (e.g. SADD) is well planned for, reasonably reliable and variances are explained. 
  3. Offer technical advice to MEAL teams so key monitoring forms and procedures are gender sensitive and  ‘fit for purpose’. This means the suitability of tools and instruments to collect the required level of SAAD and protection information to allow sufficient analysis of doing no harm. This responsibility does not require a monitoring Advisor but an Advisor who is able to communicate existing gaps between different beneficiary groups and their access/benefits related to gender, age, vulnerabilities, and disability and location.
  4. Collaborate with the MEAL Manager and Program Quality Manager to periodically review the verification tools, accountability procedures and workstreams within MEAL Unit (i.e. monitoring consultants, third-party monitors, and partner MEAL focal points).
  5. Adapt gender sensitive/ integration methods and design approaches to better engage men into CARE in Turkey North West Syria cross-border programs. Male engagement work aims to support the activities that increase a) the safety of females and people with disabilities receiving goods and services from CARE b) the sustainability of gender integration in target locations.
  6. Deliver and orientation for CARE Monitoring consultants and protection monitoring consultants on key gender and protection mainstreaming



Program Support (Level of Effort 10%)

  1. Advise Grants and Sub-Grants Teams on the use of gender-equitable budgeting.  Teams should be able to adequately cost the function of supporting females, children and people with vulnerabilities and disabilities to access and benefit from project activities in both protected and less secure/safe project locations.
  2. Advise procurement teams on the implications of gender implications to contract management, vendors and procuring gender-sensitive services and support inside Syria during a protracted and acute phase of the emergency.




Coordination, advocacy, and learning (Level of Effort 5-10%)

  1. Collaborate with WoS Gender Integration Adviser, the CARE Syria Advocacy focal point and the Communications Manager to contribute to CARE Syria/regional CARE advocacy and communication efforts. 
  2. Cooperate/coordinate with relevant CARE networks and external stakeholders and networks
  3. Lead the approach for capturing lesson and sharing best practices from gender and where feasible, support the Protection Unit to capture and embed protection –related lessons and good practices

Coordinate with the Protection Program Manager to prioritize participation of relevant forums/clusters regarding North Syria Protection and Gender work.





  • A bachelor’s degree will be accepted if the candidate can demonstrate sufficient experience in gender and protection programming in development or conflict settings.


Skills, knowledge, and experience


  1. Four solid years of experience demonstrated knowledge and skills in gender mainstreaming, and integration, ideally in the humanitarian context
  2. Strong capacity development of humanitarian field staff and partners on gender and protection concepts and practice.
  3. Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English.
  4. Proven leadership and people management skills including the ability to motivate team members to achieve common objectives and targets.  
  5. Demonstrated ability in building strong mutually beneficial relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  6. Proven skills and experience in training, coaching and mentoring
  7. Fluency in English is essential. Arabic and Turkish language are desired.
  8. Commitment to CARE Core value and principles




  1. Six years of experience in a not-for-profit organization with experience in complex emergency environments
  2. Use of gender analysis tools and methods
  3. Past experience in monitoring changes in practice and performance of gender equity or gender mainstreaming



  1. Excellent communication and writing skills
  2. Strong networking capability
  3. Ability to organize and facilitate training sessions
  4. Ability to develop capacity building frameworks and work plans

Child Protection Policy

Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

 CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.


Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.


Interested candidates, please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to email

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Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.

 “Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer**


CARE International

CARE International in Turkey (CARE), together with its partners, is providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Syrian crisis, both in Syria and Turkey. CARE began projects responding to the needs of Syrian refugees in southern Turkey in October 2014.
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