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Senior Gender Specialist

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Washington, DC, USA

Organization: Solidarity Center

The Senior Gender Specialist, under the supervision of the Co-Director of the Equality and Inclusion Department, will coordinate with Solidarity Center staff and union partners around the globe supporting strategies to achieve ratification of C190 by governments including cross-movement building and sustainable coalition building among unions and allied community-based feminist, women’s rights and human rights organizations as a part of the campaign to ratify C190.

The Senior Gender Specialist will interact with national, regional, and global union and workers’ rights leaders and their feminist non-governmental organizational allies to forge advocacy strategies and to advocate independently and persuasively to end gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work. This individual will be responsible for monitoring implementation of the global campaign to ratify C190 and will report to the Co-Director of the Equality and Inclusion Department on compliance with workplans that they develop.

The Senior Gender Specialist monitors these workplans to advise on their meeting of budget targets as well as on programmatic results. They may from time-to-time be asked to develop and implement model or pilot projects, or to provide implementation assistance on a short-term basis. They must have working knowledge of and experience in US government regulations and procedures related to the funding and management of grants. They must produce well-written, timely grant and program reports and evaluations.

Key Qualifications:

  • At least 8 years of experience leading and implementing workers’ rights and/or union campaigns.
  • At least 5 years of experience advocating for gender equality in the workplace including to end forms of gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace preferably with unions or other workers’ rights organizations.
  • A demonstrated understanding of gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work including root causes, impacts, and effective interventions.
  • Knowledge of C190 and R206, adopted by the ILO in June 2019.
  • Extensive experience working with diverse labor partners and other social justice organizations coordinating labor, worker rights or other issue campaigns.

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluency in a foreign language and a proven ability to function across cultures.

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