Support Unit for Gender Equality (SURGE)
The Support Unit for Gender Equality (SURGE) provides responsive technical assistance to DFAT on a range of gender equality issues relevant to its international development program. SURGE aims to improve the outcomes of Australia’s international development program on gender equality by having a panel of gender equality advisers who provide DFAT with high quality technical assistance.
SURGE is funded by the Australian Government and is managed by DT Global (formally known as Cardno International Development). For more information, please contact SURGE Program Coordinator [email protected]
Quality and Technical Assurance Group (QTAG)
The Quality and Technical Assurance Group (QTAG) provides independent strategic, technical advisory, review, evaluation, and quality assurance services to support the Pacific Women Lead (PWL) program delivery. This entails mobilising appropriate expertise to DFAT, SPC and Pacific Posts in strategic support, technical advice, reviews, project designs, performance management and evaluations. This could include enlisting Gender Advisers to provide quality, targeted technical support to programs, or gender equality and development training to strengthen capacity of personnel.
Applicants of the SURGE panel who are also interested in applying to join QTAG should indicate so in their cover letter of this application. For more information, please contact QTAG Coordinator [email protected]
SURGE is looking to expand its current panel of gender equality experts by sourcing advisers who will provide high quality technical and strategic gender equality advice for international development program activities and plans at the regional or country level and demonstrate a range of skills and experience that can be matched to a variety of tasks. Panel members will have access to a range of opportunities that will arise based on DFAT demand. Gender practitioners and specialists with lived experience in the South Pacific or South East Asia are encouraged to apply.
The SURGE Gender Panel consists of gender equality professionals in the areas of economics, infrastructure and services, private sector and trade, governance and policy, education and scholarships, climate change and the environment, humanitarian, fragile and conflict affected situations, social protection and inclusion, gender based violence, health, water, monitoring and evaluation, program design and program implementation. Experience in the Asia Pacific region is desirable.
The Gender Equality Panel Member’s roles and responsibilities will be specified in each tasking note. The type of tasks and services requested will include, but are not limited to:
> Providing strategic in-depth advice, in line with international good practices, to DFAT staff, partner governments and implementing partners.
> Developing and implementing gender equality and social inclusive frameworks to support DFAT staff, implementing partners or other stakeholders.
> Using gender analysis tools to analyse information and inform decision-making and planning by DFAT staff, implementing partners or other stakeholders.
>Supporting gender responsive programming to achieving DFAT’s outcomes.
> Supporting policy development, implementation and review across DFAT’s outcomes.
> Undertaking research, including gender assessments and stocktakes, in specific country contexts or toward DFAT’s outcomes.
> Working in close collaboration with SURGE and DFAT staff to develop and implement strategies that ensure information and lessons are shared appropriately and an evidence base is built.
> Contributing to collaboration and capacity building, with a view to building gender expertise globally.
> Delivering rapid turn-around of tasks across a range of technical topics within the sectoral area/s of specialisation.
For the full list of roles and responsibilities, as well as the key selection criteria, please copy and paste this link to access the full Terms of Reference: https://bit.ly/3XwmHgI
Successful panel members will be engaged through a Deed of Standing Offer and tasked quickly through a Services Order when specific consultancy opportunities arise that meet members’ availability, interest, skills and experience. Tasks may be undertaken either individually or as part of team.
HOW TO APPLY
We welcome your interest in becoming a SURGE Panel Member. Click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application online. Applications must include the following:
> Your CV, and
> A cover letter noting your daily rate, names of two referees, a written sample of work. Please also indicate in your cover letter if you are also interested in applying for QTAG.
We encourage the applications of specialists from across the Asia Pacific – we value your lived experience and would love to hear from you.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 6 February 2023, 11:59pm Melbourne time.
SURGE Briefing Sessions
Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the following briefing sessions, to ask any questions they have about SURGE, the recruitment and their application.
Monday 30th January 9am Melbourne time https://bit.ly/3GTYZnE
Wednesday 1st February 4pm Melbourne time https://bit.ly/3Hn6SDp
Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of applicants expected, kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
About DT Global
Cardno International Development is now part of DT Global – an international development organisation of 2,500 people working in over 100 countries to support initiatives funded by DFAT, MFAT, USAID, FCDO, EU, and others. DT Global is driven by a fundamental commitment to working in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to support innovative solutions that transform lives beyond expectations.
DT Global is Doing Development Differently. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas and expand on donor priorities to improve as many lives as possible.
DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply.