Stanford University is seeking an Academic Program Professional 3 to work under broad direction of faculty or management to identify opportunities, develop strategy, and lead, implement, and administer large academic programs. Serve as expert advisor to faculty and staff and have a large role in program/entity strategy development, long-range planning, and partnership development.
Title: Specialist and/or Senior Specialist, Gender Integration
This recruitment is for up to two (2) full-time (100% FTE) positions.
The Global Center for Gender Equality (GCfGE) at Stanford University aims to redefine the approach to global health and development by creating a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural network of researchers, policy makers and practitioners to build on the evidence on what works to address gender inequalities, fill key gender data gaps and equip the next generations of global health and development leaders to tackle gender equality challenges. Our vision is to create opportunities for advancement of gender equality through gender transformative research, policy, leadership and programing that enable all people to achieve their full human potential.
The Senior Specialist, Gender Integration is a new position which will work closely with the Director of Gender Integration to provide targeted expertise to partners to integrate a gender lens into programming across multiple sectors. In its outset, this position will provide technical assistance to a large international foundation to build gender considerations and gender equality outcomes into investments. Principal duties of this role include providing technical assistance in gender integration (e.g., gender analysis, development of gender action plans, design of results frameworks, etc.); designing, facilitating, and delivering training related to gender equality; and, developing new tools to disseminate learnings and support partners in gender integration. The Senior Specialist will contribute to the documentation of support provided in order to track progress and capture the impact of these efforts. Priority activities for the Senior Specialist will depend on gender integration support requests from partners.
The Senior Specialist must have deep expertise integrating a gender lens in the design, implementation, and analysis of international development programs. The Senior Specialist should have prior experience in one of the initial priority sectors—Agricultural Development, Financial Inclusion, and/or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WSH)—and be willing to take on additional sectors as needed. Strong candidates will have expertise in participatory adult learning methodologies and feminist pedagogies, as well as programming experience in the Global South.
The following is an illustrative list of support the Senior Specialist will be asked to provide to partners. The breakdown of duties will depend on the gender integration support requests received; it is not expected that the Senior Specialist will complete all of these activities concurrently.
Gender Integration Technical Assistance:
Establish a deep and evolving understanding of partners’ existing gender integration strategies and organizational structure in order to ensure technical assistance is in alignment with partner needs.
Provide wrap-around technical support to strategic investments that have been identified as exemplars for gender integration.
Provide informed, high quality, sector-specific technical assistance, including gender analysis and development of gender action plans, to support partners in gender-intentional and/or gender transformative investment and program design and implementation.
Assist partner teams to develop sector-specific M&E plans that can effectively capture progress or setbacks against gender equality goals. Provide support during investment and/or program evaluation phase to ensure learning from gender integration is included effectively.
Identify and advise on entry points for gender integration within additional investments, programs, and/or sector areas.
Establish and maintain strong relationships and consistent communication with key partner staff.
Contribute to internal tracking systems to track technical assistance delivery in order to systematize the Center’s approach to gender integration support.
Dynamically adapt technical assistance delivery strategies based on partner feedback.
Design face-to-face and virtual training that uses participatory, appreciative, and adult-learning approaches related to gender equality and female empowerment.
Facilitate face-to-face and virtual workshops for a variety of clients.
Provide one-on-one coaching support as needed to partner staff, and/or onboard new employees to gender integration approaches as needed.
Develop generic versions of partner-specific training modules and tools to be used by additional philanthropic and development organizations.
Contribute to key documents, reports, and presentations on the gender integration learnings for a variety of purposes and audiences.
Support the development of journal articles, blogs, and other communications to disseminate learnings.
Deliver presentations at conferences, events, and high-level meetings.
Manage relationships with consultants and ensure delivery of high-quality outputs.
Conduct site visits and field work internationally and domestically.
Ensure that all gender integration support products and training models represent a clear vision, consistent message and coherent approach to drive momentum in transformative gender equality.
Provide additional support as needed to the Director of Gender Integration and Executive Director of the Global Center for Gender Equality.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Deep expertise in gender analysis, integration and mainstreaming strategies in a development context.
Proven ability to work with large funders and development organizations to apply an intersectional lens to gender integration across diverse bodies of work.
Experience with gender program monitoring and evaluation, including the design of tracking systems, development of indicators, and mechanisms to capture gender-sensitive and gender-transformative data.
In-depth understanding of international development processes, actors and cultures.
Expertise in participatory, feminist adult learning training theory and practice.
Significant experience in designing and facilitating interactive meetings, workshops, and trainings.
Strong understanding of, and personal commitment to, a rights-based approach to gender equality and international development.
Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Ability to work amidst ambiguity and thrive in a start-up mode, with initiative and comfort to work with little oversight and with team members in various locations.
Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally to attend meetings and conduct site visits at least 25% of the time.
Advanced degree with 10+ years (Specialist) or 15+ years (Senior Specialist) of experience in gender integration or mainstreaming, with at least some of it serving in a location in the Global South.
Experience working in at least one priority sector: Agricultural Development, Financial Inclusion, and/or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WSH).
Proven effectiveness/track record working with or liaising with large international development foundations or other funders.
Effective relationship-building and collaboration skills with a diverse range of partners and donors, both in-person and virtually.
Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behavior with a diverse range of people.
Creative problem solver with rigorous approach and aptitude for managing details in fast-paced environment.
Ability to work in an additional language a plus.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
The Global Center for Gender Equality is committed to working in a multicultural environment where differences are valued and respected. People of color; LGBTIQ and gender non-conforming people; and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Stanford University
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
- Advanced degree with 10+ (Specialist) or 15+ years (Senior Specialist) of experience in gender integration or mainstreaming, with at least some of it serving in a location in the Global South.
- Experience working in at least one priority sector: Agricultural Development, Financial Inclusion, and/or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WSH).
- Proven effectiveness/track record working with or liaising with large international development foundations or other funders.
- Effective relationship-building and collaboration skills with a diverse range of partners and donors, both in-person and virtually.
- Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behavior with a diverse range of people.
- Creative problem solver with rigorous approach and aptitude for managing details in fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work in an additional language a plus.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Advanced degree and five or more years of relevant experience in area of specialization or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans. Experience developing program partnerships and funding sources.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.
- Advanced oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
- Ability to oversee and direct staff.
- Ability to manage budgets and develop financial plans.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
- Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
- Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weight up to 40 pounds.
- Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weight > 40 pounds.
- Ability to use voice to present information/communication with others.
- On-campus mobility.
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
- May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
- May travel locally.
- Occasional overnight travel.
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