Senior Gender Program Advisor

Fred Hollows Foundation, Sydney or Melbourne, Australia

Skill RequiredHR and Admin Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st October, 2016

Job Description

Come and join our international development organisation where we are
ensuring that the vision of Fred Hollows lives on. We are working to
eradicate avoidable blindness by 2020, and with females comprising 64%
of the world’s blind, The Fred Hollows Foundation considers that gender
equity is essential to achieving a world in which no-one is needlessly
blind. The Foundation seeks to close the gap in rates of avoidable
blindness between men and women, by becoming a leader in delivering
evidence based programs, policy, and advocacy, to achieve gender
mainstreaming in eye health.

The Senior Gender Programs Advisor will provide leadership in
Programs and across The Foundation to achieve this vision, through
strategic leadership, communication and collaboration, technical support
and guidance, advocacy and partnerships, capacity building and

To be successful in this role you will be degree qualified in
Development, Gender, Public Health, Social Sciences, Women’s Studies, or
another relevant area. You will possess specialised knowledge in gender
issues and women’s rights in the international development field. This
will include experience in conducting participatory gender analyses and
assessments; designing, delivering and supporting gender mainstreaming
approaches and targeted interventions that support women’s rights,
particularly in relation to equal access to health services.

Additionally, you will have extensive experience in developing and
delivering gender policy, strategy, research, and capacity building in
the international context. Strong collaborative and leadership skills,
along with advanced interpersonal, facilitation, negotiation and
presentation skills are essential in this position, as are written
communication skills - including program design documents, donor
proposals, reports and publications.

Domestic and international travel up to a third of the time is required.

How to apply:

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have permanent residency in Australia.

For a detailed Job description and for information on how to apply please visit our website

Alternatively, If you would like further information please contact
our Recruitment Specialist Victoria Cawley or Nicole Cunningham on 02
87411962 or via email at

Applications close: 31st October, 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of
children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The
Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other
screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe


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