Women’s Protection Advisor

DIRECTORATE/CLUSTER: Programmes & Global Engagement, International Humanitarian Action and Resilience Team

Position: Women’s Protection Advisor   

Duration: Fixed Term Contract – 2 Years 

Location: Global Secretariat Hub Office (London, Johannesburg or Nairobi) or ActionAid Country Office

AAI Grade: D / Local terms and conditions of employment will apply
At ActionAid International (AAI), we help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for families, for communities, and for whole societies. Join ActionAid International as the Women’s Protection Advisor and you will be part of a global team helping people to use their own power to fight poverty and injustice.


With a special focus on Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, we want you to provide technical advice on women’s protection to staff and partners across the Federation with an emphasis on humanitarian responses and protracted crises. You will operate globally and support countries to embed women led community based protection approaches with a feminist perspective to enhance programme quality. You will forge strong links and networks with relevant organisations to continue developing our expertise and position in this area of work to bring our perspectives to key debates. You will also be heavily involved in working collaboratively with ActionAid Australia and ActionAid UK to progress our global protection work, build evidence of good practice, share learning and support training programmes to enhance the expertise of our people.

To succeed you will have demonstrable experience of working in humanitarian contexts on women’s protection. You will have been involved in working at regional or international level on policy/advocacy issues and have gained good knowledge of global protection frameworks and approaches plus the humanitarian architecture and conflict sensitive programming. 

If you are committed to women’s leadership and are a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills and looking for the opportunity to travel please visit our website http://www.actionaid.org/jobs for further information. 

Application Procedures

If you have the right skills and experience please send your CV and motivation letter by 26 November 2017 to hrworkspace@actionaid.org. Interviews are likely to be held on 6 or 7 December 2017. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in one of the Hub Offices. 

Please note we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

ActionAid is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

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