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Offer: Gender Thematic Manager, ACORD, Nairobi, Kenya

Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development (ACORD). Nairobi, Kenya.


The Gender Thematic Manager is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the gender thematic programs in line with the overall ACORD Strategic Plan, the Pan-African programme, and Gender thematic strategies and Programming guidelines:

Provide technical and methodological support to ACORD's country and area programmes across Africa in relation to gender work;
Actively contribute to define strategies advancing gender work at Pan-African level through research, partnership, alliance building and advocacy initiatives;
Provide leadership in cross-learning and knowledge generation for thematic alignment in relation to ACORD's gender strategic priorities across the organisation.


Specific responsibilities include strategy and planning, technical and methodological support on gender theme, contribution to the delivery of the Pan African Progreamme, specific gender research and advocacy work, fundraising and donor reporting, documentation of best practices and learning, monitoring and reporting, supervision and collaboration.

Qualification and Experience:


Masters in Social Sciences or Sustainable Development, Gender or similar field


Five (5) years working experience in gender work with an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) at Management level;
Strong experience in strategic planning and policy formulation;
Strong experience in lobbying and media work;
Experience in popular mobilisation and policy advocacy at international level;
Experience in alliance and partnership building;
Bilingual: English-French spoken and written is an essential requirement for the position;

Technical expertise:

High level of conceptual, strategic thinking;
Communicating with impact with various stakeholders;
Excellent Communication (written and oral) and Public Relations skills;
Very good understanding of gender issues at the level of Policy influence in the Pan-African scene;
Highly conversant with Civil Society and Social Movement approaches on gender work at Pan-African level;
Good organisational, research, negotiation and analytical capabilities;
Ability to identify, obtain and analyze information from a variety of sources;

To Apply:
Please apply to:

Human Resources & Organisational Development Manager
ACORD Nairobi, ACK Garden House,
P. O. Box 61216, 00200,

Tel: +254 20 2721172, 2721185/86

Application closes: 18 April 2012.

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