Description : Partnerships and Development
Duration of the mission : 2 years renewable
Headquartered in Dakar, Senegal, Speak Up Africa is a Policy and Advocacy Action Tank dedicated to catalyzing leadership, enabling policy change, and increasing awareness for sustainable development in Africa. Through our platforms and relationships and with the help of our partners, we ensure that policy makers meet implementers, that solutions are showcased and that every sector contributes critically to the dialogue and strives to form the blueprints for concrete action for sustainable development – from individual citizens and civil society groups to global donors and business leaders.
Since 2022, Speak Up Africa hosts the Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit, a movement launched to accelerate progress in family planning in nine Francophone countries in West Africa.
As a women-led organization, gender equality is in our DNA. Unless women and girls in all their diversity can meaningfully hold leadership positions, make decisions, and allocate resources, our continent will never fully thrive. We support the inclusion of women and girls on public platforms and as leaders and encourage them to significantly participate in decision-making spaces.
Through this recruitment, Speak Up Africa aims to pursue its institutional commitment to gender equality by ensuring that we establish gender mainstreaming approaches and resourcing and further strengthen capacity for gender integrated programming of our partners.
The Gender Expert will provide strategic leadership and oversight for gender mainstreaming efforts and interventions at Speak Up Africa. This will involve building a strong organizational infrastructure to facilitate effective gender mainstreaming both institutionally and across programs and projects.
Commitment to Gender Equality and Safeguarding
Speak Up Africa has a Zero Tolerance approach to all forms of harm and abuse. Speak Up Africa is committed to taking appropriate action against human rights violations and exploitation in all its forms. The welfare and safety of all stakeholders is prioritized in all actions and decisions of Speak Up Africa. Appropriate policies and procedures are in place to ensure this. Only those who share our values and are committed to our Safeguarding Policy shall be considered for recruitment.
Speak Up Africa also promotes efforts on gender equality in line with its strategic directions and institutional values, which are themselves organized around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We encourage our institutional and business partners to commit to the achievement of SDG 5 in line with our institutional strategy.
Agenda-setting and programming:
Please send your applications to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, including a cover letter, your CV and 3 references.
The closing date for applications is February 18, 2024. Kindly specify the title of the position in the email subject line.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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