WUSC (World University Service of Canada)

Gender Equality Manager

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Job Overview


World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC) have been jointly awarded a grant from Global Affairs Canada to implement the project “Bolstering Reconstruction in Iraq Through Development, Growth and Employment” (BRIDGE).

The Project’s goal is to improve the employment status of male and female youth and women in selected sectors and governorates of Iraq. The two key outcome results of the Project are Improved delivery of gender-responsive and market-relevant Vocational Training; and Improved employability of targeted female and male youth and women. BRIDGE will address the need for short-term stabilization of Iraq by helping beneficiaries integrate the labor market. It will also support the ongoing reform of the Vocational Education and Training Sector.

Nature and Scope:

The Gender Equality Manager will play a crucial role in refining and implementing BRIDGE Gender Equality (GE) Strategy. The Gender Equality Manager will work as a technical resource for integrating gender equality into the project. The Gender Equality Manager will develop tools, resources and conduct training and coaching to the project staff and partner institutions to enable them to contribute to the project’s gender equality and empowerment goals.

Key areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead efforts to ensure a high level of project engagement and partner performance in support of Gender Equality in the vocational training sector in Iraq.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key counterparts at MOLSA, Governorates, and the VTCs including the management of all capacity-building activities (for partner management and key staff) and to ensure the effective integration of gender equality into partner operations.
  • Support the effective reporting of gender activity and impact by partners including the identification of success stories, and the sharing of experiences and lessons as the project expands.
  • support actions by partners to ensure the sustainable delivery of gender services at their institutions and more broadly throughout the network of project partners and the sector as a whole.
  • Develop or revise the BRIDGE Gender Equality strategy, plan, and activities and track implementation.
  • Monitor and support the work of other team members supporting Gender Equality including providing training and coaching, setting performance expectations, and receiving and responding to regular activity reports.
  • Work closely with the project’s Cohort Coordinator to ensure that the revised curricula and new curricula developed are gender-sensitive as per instructions provided and methodology suggested by the TVET-Gender Expert.
  • Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer to ensure that the monitoring and evaluation system is established to ensure that GE results are captured and reported to relevant stakeholders.
  • Create GE resources and tools (i.e. tip sheets) that assist staff in effectively prioritizing and integrating GE in their work.
  • Facilitate the use of GE data to promote evidence-based learning, reflection, and decision-making within the project.
  • Contribute to the development of the annual work plans, annual reports, and project social media, and ensure GE results and lessons learned are captured and documented.
  • Liaise with Ottawa-based WUSC Gender Equality and Empowerment Advisor to share best practices, tools, and reports and provide any specific information she may need.
  • Participate in GE-related working groups and maintain close working relationships with counterparts in other relevant international NGOs in Iraq.
  • Participate in GE-related working groups and maintain close working relationships with counterparts in other relevant international NGOs in Iraq.


Qualifications and Competencies

  • BA/BSc in social science sciences with some training in Gender Equality in international development required. MA/MSc is preferred;
  • A minimum of three to five years of active GE work experience in development programming required;
  • Some technical experience in BRIDGE’s areas of activities: inclusive education, women’s economic empowerment;
  • Knowledge of accountability, protection, women’s rights frameworks, and best practices;
  • Strong analytical and research skills;
  • Excellent capacity building skills, with demonstrated experience in effective training, coaching, and facilitation;
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and marketing skills
  • Excellent knowledge of oral and written English
  • Willingness to travel to participating governorates

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