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Gender and Inclusion Advisor

Gender and Inclusion Advisor

Closing date: 27th November 2023

Salary: £43,000 – £45,000 dependent on experience

Location: Hybrid between our office in NW2 and working from home

Contract: Permanent

World Jewish Relief provides life-saving and life-changing action to people in crisis around the world. We work with our trusted local partners to help people survive the consequences of conflict and disaster, to thrive and rebuild their lives. We deliver programmes using our expertise, with urgency to achieve maximum and sustainable impact for those within and beyond our community.

This is an exciting opportunity to spearhead a new role to advance World Jewish Relief’s gender equality and inclusion commitments across its humanitarian, development, and UK refugee work. Building on an external review carried out in 2023, the post holder will be expected to utilise their in-depth contextual understanding, technical and practical expertise, and relationship building skills to build the foundational knowledge and capacity of staff and local partners, with the overall goal to better integrate gender and inclusion into all aspects of our programming.

You will be responsible for:

  • Designing and implementing internal training across different World Jewish Relief teams, as well as to our local partner organisations who implement programmes. This includes promoting a better understanding of gender, inclusion and protection; and responding to country programming support needs.
  • Strengthening World Jewish Relief’s engagement with networks in the aid sector that focus on gender, age, disability and other intersecting inequalities.
  • Leading strategy development and the design and implementation of gender sensitive monitoring and evaluation systems with World Jewish Relief partner organisations.
  • Creating and building on existing tools to help assess gender and inclusion across our programmes, collaborate as needed with local partners for contextual adaptation of tools and learning materials.
  • Reviewing project proposals and providing technical insight to ensure all new programming is in line with World Jewish Relief’s programme strategy and Gender Equality Policy, and informed by best practice from the wider international development and humanitarian aid sector.

You should have:

  • Extensive knowledge of inclusive programming within international development and humanitarian programmes.
  • Excellent understanding of best practice in programmes to support women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality, particularly in relation to livelihoods, emergency response and with refugee women in the UK.
  • Knowledge of relevant international norms and standards relating to Gender and Inclusion (Humanitarian Inclusion Standards) and Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), Disability Inclusion Summit commitments.
  • Excellent understanding of intersectional gender and power analyses in the design and delivery of programmes as well as how to measure changes in gender norms, attitudes and behaviours.
  • Experience of gender mainstreaming at an organisational level, including developing strategies to promote gender equality in organisational policy and procedures, and providing strategic advice to senior management on strengthening programme quality and building organisational profile in relation to women’s empowerment.
  • Proven ability in designing and delivering gender and inclusion capacity strengthening and training, preferably in a global non-profit organization.
  • Significant experience of providing technical input into the design and delivery of international development and emergency programmes across a range of sectoral areas (e.g. livelihoods; SRHR; food security; WASH; Health; shelter; cash), focusing on inclusion, protection, and safeguarding.
  • Proven experience of developing and monitoring programmes to support gender equality and inclusion in a fast-paced development organisation.
  • Proven experience of mainstreaming of gender or other marginalised groups such as people with disabilities, older people, ethnic minorities


We offer a range of benefits including:

  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays and Jewish holidays. After 5 years’ service holiday entitlement increases to 25 days.
  • Pension scheme – we contribute 5% to the World Jewish Relief pension scheme.
  • Life Insurance – up to 3 times salary to nominated beneficiaries.
  • Health Cash Plan – cash back to cover the costs of dental treatment, optical care, specialist consultations and a range of complementary therapies.
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free, confidential advice or support with any personal or work. related concerns or free counselling if needed.
  • Season ticket / travel to work loan.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • On Friday the office closes at 3pm.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

World Jewish Relief promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We invite and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates of different ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and of faith or none that meet the criteria set out for this role. You don’t need to be Jewish to work for us, but you must share our desire to assist those who need help based on their vulnerability, not their identity, recognising the dignity and potential of all people.

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