Regional Senior Gender Equality Officer, Asia

  • Contract
  • Singapore
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

The Opportunity

Gender equality is a basic right for all people, including children. Save the Children believes that it is critical to directly address gender-based discrimination and promote gender equality in order to ensure no harm comes to children, and to advance our vision for a world where every child attains their equal right to survival, protection, development and participation. A focus on gender equality is essential to close inequality gaps and ensure that we reach every last child, including those who are most impacted by inequality and discrimination.

The Regional Senior Officer, Gender Equality will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical and practical expertise, and relationship building skills to support our strategic ambition for advancing gender equality in Asia-Pacific Region. Working in close collaboration with and reporting to the Regional Technical Advisor – Gender Equality, the role will provide support, coordination and leadership for the technical design and implementation of high-quality programmes that advance gender equality and ensure that children, girls and boys can equitably access, participate within, benefit from and act as decision makers for both emergency and development programming. The role supports regional advocacy and influencing, as well as fostering strategic partnerships for new business development. The post-holder will apply their technical knowledge and skills to ensure our work is grounded on intersectional gender and power analysis and will support the design and implementation of gender transformative monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while coordinating and sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners. The role may collaborate with operations colleagues and with partners, especially women’s/girls’ rights and gender equality-focused organizations, fostering the building of ownership and agency of local organisations. It will support the design/adaptation and delivery of gender transformative content for capacity building and system strengthening. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Gender Equality Technical Adviser and Disability Inclusion Focal Point, Asia-Pacific, the Regional Senior Officer, Gender Equality has the following responsibilities:

Ensuring Programme Quality and Impact:

  • Provide programme management support to the Asia SIDA CSO Programme including development and follow up on action plans, contribute to documentation and learning of the programme etc
  • Provide technical support for planning, design and proposal writing during new programme development, to ensure that we design and deliver high quality, holistic gender-transformative and gender-equality focused programmes, building on global best practice. Ensure that broader intersecting social justice, disability and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation.
  • Support the Regional Gender Equality Adviser and selected Save the Children country offices in Asia-Pacific explore new funding opportunities on gender equality and social justice integrated with other thematic areas from private and institutional donors.
  • Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports, prioritizing and embedding gender equality across framing and content, working closely with awards, programme implementation and communications colleagues as needed.

Thought Leadership:

  • Support the Regional Gender Equality Technical Adviser facilitate the Asia Pacific Gender Equality Community of Practice and manage the administration of the COP. This will include setting up a calendar of roles, agenda setting in discussion with the community, updating and populating the COP online folder with resources etc.
  • Support the development of the Gender Equality Action Plan for the Regional Office grounded on Save the Children’s Gender Equality Self-Assessment and other tools.
  • Support and/or lead the facilitation of capacity building and sharing with colleagues and partners in key technical approaches related to advancing gender equality and social justice, via developing and facilitating high quality training via workshops, webinars, etc.
  • Support in building capacity on gender equality and gender-based violence among humanitarian teams involved in different sectors.

Learning Capture and Knowledge Dissemination:

  • Contribute to the development, dissemination, monitoring and evaluation of innovative program quality tools and resources focused on advancing gender equality.
  • Conduct analysis – on a quarterly basis – of Gender Equality key performance indicators.
  • Contribute towards the creation of an organisational learning culture that promotes the use of disaggregated data, evidence and analysis (including gender and power analysis) and understands its link to quality and accountable programming.
  • Distil learnings and evidence generated into succinct and compelling programmatic guidance for internal and external consumption. Contribute to organisational learning on gender equality, ensuring that learning from our programmes is shared.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform other and relevant responsibilities assigned by the Regional Gender Equality Technical Adviser
  • Provide targeted support to the Regional PQEI Director for meetings and events

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

Closing Date for Application: 27 March 2023

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply

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Deadline: 27 Mar 2023