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Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at International
Rescue Committee (IRC), 2021



Gender Equality Diversity & Inclusion Regional Director – Great Lakes
5 Locations Available | req23115
Job available in these locations:

  • Bangui, Central African Republic
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Goma, NORD-KIVU, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
  • Bujumbura, Burundi

Requisition ID: req23115
Job Title: Gender Equality Diversity & Inclusion Regional Director – Great Lakes
Sector: Gender
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Yes



Job Description
the Gender Equality Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Regional Director,
you will lead transformational activities and inspire change across the
region by challenging existing practices, creating space for bottom-up
learning and influence. Taking learning from countries and regions to
advise global GEDI policies and practice, you will build and implement –
taking a wide consultative approach – a regional GEDI action plan by
contextualizing IRC’s Global GEDI action plan and aligning it to IRC’s
intersectional feminist aspirations, the global DEI strategy and by
building on previous work including the Gender Action Plan.

The GEDI Director role includes:
Developing and leading activities to strengthen inclusion and belonging
of underrepresented and marginalized staff in the region by bring to
bear global resources and devising localized GEDI resources. This
includes supporting country-level Employee Resource Groups (i.e. W@W) ,
regional GEDI Working Groups, and/or regional GEDI-related communities
of practice.
2. Collaborating with regional and country leadership to
increase representation of underrepresented groups among staff,
especially at the leadership level (Band 6 and more senior).
Working with relevant Technical Advisers to support transformative
programming and client-responsiveness as it relates to GEDI.

position will be responsible for supporting regional and country teams
in implementing the IRC GEDI action plan, guiding regional colleagues
and country offices in applying principles of GEDI in all operational
policies and practices. The GEDI Regional Director will work with
Regional HR Director to help country staff set and achieve substantial
and targeted goals for more equitable internal practices. The position
will be responsible for designing and implementing GEDI training and
leading office-wide initiatives to spark internal culture change and a
universal understanding of equal practices for the workplace. They will
also support Technical Advisers (TAs) to adapt or develop tools to
support analysis and program design for country offices and support
staff in applying these methods in their work.



Major Responsibilities
1. Develop Regional GEDI action plans
Measure: the region has a clear contextualized plan and corresponding
budget for GEDI activities with buy-in from relevant collaborators.
GEDI Regional Director is responsible for contextualizing the global
GEDI Action plan in consultation with regional and country leadership. They will be:
• Working with country and regional collaborators to identify regional GEDI priorities including:

Country and regional representational and inclusion gaps for the region
and developing timely goals and targets to address them.
• Country and regional foundational policies, capacity and infrastructure to strengthen inclusion and belonging in the region.

Country and regional programmatic direction to strengthen
transformative programming and client responsiveness from a GEDI
• Bring together identified priorities in a regional
action plan in consultation with relevant stakeholders and considering
how best to support SAP-IP commitments in the region.
• Developing
and implementing a monitoring and evaluation/accountability framework to
measure progress against targets set out in the regional action plan.

In consultation with regional and global collaborators, developing and
managing the regional GEDI Action Plan budget, drawing on global,
regional and GEDI funds earmarked for regional activities.
• Driving the implementation of the regional GEDI Action Plan in collaboration with regional and country-level collaborators.

2. Team Leadership and Staff Engagement

The GEDI Regional Director is responsible for:

Mobilize and resource Employee Resource Groups (ERGs, including W@W)
and community of practice (CoPs, including GEDI Champions and GEDI
working groups) as agents of change in the cultural transformation
required for an inclusive, enabling work environment.
• Lead the CoP and provide technical direction to increase their influence and impact
• Work with ERGs to strengthen their role and their representation in the Global GEDI Council.
• Develop and support the implementation of country-level action plans with ERGs and CoPs
• Allocate resources to operationalize country/regional level activities led by ERGs and/or CoPs
• Hire and lead GEDI-focused consultancies as and when needed.
• Engage with their peers to coordinate and share learning across the 6 CRRD Regional GEDI Working Groups

3. Technical Guidance to Leadership
The GEDI Regional Director is responsible for thought leadership and providing direction on GEDI matters by:
• Participation on regional SMT.
• Serving as a resource, thought partner, and assessor of GEDI progress in the region.
• Build consensus and support for changes needed to strengthen GEDI in operations and programs.
• Advise on GEDI integration into country-level strategy frameworks including SAP and SAP IPs.

Advise on GEDI Integration into regional and at times (based on
coordination with regional leadership and TAs) country-level program
development and implementation using IRC program quality frameworks.

Work with global and regional Technical Advisers (TAs) to ensure GEDI
integration into programmatic guidance, tools, and program development
• Lead programmatic GEDI analyses where and when
needed to feed into improved program delivery to marginalized
communities, working closely with TAs.
• Work with regional and
–where need- country Human Resource, S&S, Safeguarding partners to
address context-specific GEDI gaps and challenges.
• Serve as a hub
of GEDI knowledge for the regional and country teams to provide
technical knowledge and expertise, to monitor new practices, and
document the results.
• Integrate GEDI priority in IRC Advocacy and external communication effort as relevant

Key Working Relationships:
Direct Reporting: Chief GEDI officer and RVP
Reporting: Partnership and Consultation: Regional HR Director, Regional
Safety and Security Director, Regional Deputy Director, Sectoral and
other Technical Advisors including Women’s Protection and Empowerment.
Depending on need determined by the region, work with Country level
senior management teams including Country Director, Deputy Director
Programs and Deputy Director Operations and Safeguarding.
IRC Organizational Partners, Donors, and IASC Cluster Groups, Feminist
network. D&I focused organizations, Human Rights Groups, LGBTQI+
Groups, etc.

Job Requirements
Graduate degree or years in additional work experience

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Work Experience: 6+ years of related experience that includes:

Direct experience leading and influencing organizational partners to
embrace and adopt intersectional diversity, equality, and inclusion
processes as core to all programs and activities.
• Experience leading and supporting change management to embed an inclusive work culture.
• At least 2 years in the humanitarian and/or international development sector.
• At least 2 years of experience in one or more countries in the assigned region.

Experience in crafting and implementing regional and sub regional
strategies according to organizational priorities, taking into account a
variety of country contexts.
• Experience building communities of practice.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

Deep commitment to and knowledge of strategies to advance diversity,
equality, and inclusion; proven experience in incorporating feminist and
gender perspectives and ensuring equal participation in the workplace.

Demonstrable understanding of how power dynamics affect organizations
and the ability to amplify the voices of individuals from
under-represented groups.
• Knowledge of and ability to speak
fluently about existing and needed evidence about how to achieve
meaningful change for women and girls and other historically
under-represented groups in development and humanitarian contexts.
• Ability to engage, inspire to action, and influence people outside of direct reporting lines.
• Strong, concise, and compelling written communication skills and excellent public speaking skills

Receptive and collaborative approach that contributes to a positive
team environment; builds and maintains strong relationships with people
from all backgrounds, genders, cultures, and viewpoints.
• Ability to
support the implementation of a cross-cutting strategy while actively
incorporating enterprise priorities and appropriate direction and
feedback from colleagues.
• Ability to work effectively and with impact through matrixed relationships.
• Understands the importance of operating with a regional mentality and models cultural sensitivity.

Language Skills:
• Excellent spoken and written English
• Proficiency in at least one other language spoken in the region (French, Swahili, etc.)

Working Environment

Combination of standard office working environment and working remotely
(i.e., telecommuting). Applicants must have a home or alternate
workspace they can effectively complete their work from during regularly
scheduled work hours.
• Some travel as needed up to 50%
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