• Long Term Adviser position, AUD$12,000 to $AUD12,600 per month inclusive of superannuation, depending on experience level.
• Full-time, 2-year fixed term contract with the possibility of up to 2-year extension
• Provide technical advisory support on GEDSI and oversee the implementation of the GEDSI and First Nations engagement strategy of the Partnerships for a Healthy Region Initiative.
About the program
Managed by Abt Associates, the Specialist Health Service (SHS) provides strategic input on health to the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The SHS is the primary source from which DFAT accesses health and development expertise and advisory services to improve the quality of health programming across DFAT’s global and regional health portfolio, through enabling access to responsive technical advice and support.
About the Opportunity
The Senior Adviser GEDSI, will provide technical advisory support and support in-house capability on GEDSI primarily to DFAT’s Global Health Division. The GEDSI advisor will oversee the implementation of the GEDSI and First Nations engagement strategy of the Partnerships for a Healthy Region Initiative.
The Senior Adviser GEDSI will:
• Provide technical advice, analytical support and capacity building on gender equality, disability and social inclusion to the Global Health Division with a focus on Partnerships for a Healthy Region initiative
• Support multilateral engagement and coordination functions of GHD as they relate to GEDSI
• As capacity allows, provide technical advice and analytical support where required to health programs in DFAT outside of GHD
• Build effective working relationships with relevant areas across DFAT
• Monitor and report on GEDSI developments in the Indo-Pacific
• Other duties and tasks as directed by GHD
We are seeking an individual who will bring:
• At least seven years’ experience in gender equality, disability and social inclusion, ideally in an international development context
• Relevant tertiary qualifications or relevant field experience in international development, gender studies, disability or social inclusion
• Ability to inspire, encourage and coach DFAT officers to achieve high performance and quality results in areas of GEDSI
• Highly developed strategy, analytical, written and oral communication skills
• Emotional intelligence with the ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of an organisation in a participatory way
• Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively in a team context
• Ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
• Knowledge of, and experience implementing DFAT’s gender equality, disability and social inclusion policies and procedures
• Health and/or health security technical awareness
• Knowledge of foreign policy and development issues in the Indo-Pacific
Applicants must be Australian citizens as the position will require a security clearance.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement for a position. At Abt Associates we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every role requirement, we encourage you to apply in any case. You may be just the right candidate for this or for other roles.
How to Apply
Please submit your application online;; attach your cover letter and CV as a single document, addressing how you meet the requirements of this role.
Email us at [email protected] for any queries about the position and/or the recruitment process.
We welcome and thank all applications, however, due to the anticipated volume of submissions, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 April 2023 – midnight (Canberra time)
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader with a proven track record in complex program implementation in the international development sector. We offer bold solutions and technical excellence in Health, Economic Growth, Governance, Research & Evaluation, Environment & Energy, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion. Working with our many partners, we have driven measurable social impact for more than 55 years, to achieve our mission of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. We operate in remote and challenging environments and employ more than 3,700 staff in over 50 countries. For more information about us and what we do, visit our website at www.abtassociates.com
Abt Associates values individuality and celebrates difference with a strong commitment to diversity, equality, racial equity, gender, and disability inclusion. We strongly encourage people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. We offer flexible work arrangements and a culturally safe environment for staff members from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
We are deeply committed to safeguarding, to protect and prevent harm and abuse to individuals we work for and who work for us. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. We will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, child abuse, sexual abuse or exploitation in any form, and expect everyone to be treated with respect and dignity.