Gender and Resilience Advisor, Fiji

  • CARE International
  • Live and Learn Fiji, Imthurn Road, Suva, Fiji
  • Dec 02, 2019
Full time Community Services & Development

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

Join Live and Learn Fiji and CARE International and support a partnership that empowers women, their families and communities across Fiji and the Pacific to be resilient in the face of climate change and disasters

CARE International in partnership with Live & Learn Fiji is looking for a highly motivated person from Fiji or the Pacific region to join our team in Suva. As the Gender and Resilience Advisor, you will be an expert on gender equality and have the right technical and people skills to be able to support our partners in their aspirations to deliver gender transformative humanitarian and development programs. You will understand the disaster and climate change context facing the Pacific and be able to help partners understand the gender issues at play in times of crisis. You will have excellent communication and representation skills, as you will be representing CARE, with L&L Fiji, with national and regional stakeholders. You will have a strong commitment to building and maintaining exciting, productive and respectful partnerships with a diverse range of organisations. You will be a strong manager who is organised and self driven.  Selection criteria include:

  • Post graduate qualifications in international development, gender or other relevant field and/or other relevant qualifications combined with at least 6 years of professional experience;
  • Technical knowledge and experience in the implementation of transformative gender approaches, including gender and resilience, women’s voice and leadership, economic empowerment and violence prevention and humanitarian protection;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing strategic regional relationships with donors and stakeholders, including coordination and sharing of information and best practice;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading training, capacity building and skills-transfer on gender equality to local organisations in a range of contexts and sectors and a track record of nurturing trusting, respectful partnerships;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken) in English language, including report writing; knowledge of Fijian and/or Fiji Hindi is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and to organise and manage workloads to meet deadlines; 
  • An adaptable approach with a demonstrated ability to respond effectively and quickly to challenges, to work effectively in a small, diverse and geographically dispersed team environment with minimal supervision; 
  • Knowledge of the development issues and actors in the Pacific;
  • Experience in program design, development and implementation is desirable; and
  • Willingness to travel in Fiji and the Pacific region (up to 8 weeks per year).

In return, you will be a valued member of our regional team and our global network of gender experts. We will support you to continue to develop and grow your technical skills and you will have the opportunity to gain valuable regional experience working together with partners in Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa. A competitive salary package will be provided. For more information on this exciting role, please contact

Completed applications should be sent via email to or delivered by hand address to the Live & Learn office addressed to Doris Susau, Live & Learn Country Manager, Imthurn Road, Suva. 

Applications should be submitted by 5pm, Suva time on Wednesday 18th December.

Job Functions

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