Regional Gender-based Violence Advisor LAC



The Opportunity

Located in Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Perú, Colombia or Guatemala.

The Regional GBV Advisor will be responsible for strengthening Save the Children´s gender-based violence work in the LAC region in both humanitarian and development contexts. The post will support SC country offices, humanitarian response operations, partners, and the regional office to effectively address gender-based violence.


Provide technical advice to mainstream gender and GBV considerations in SC’s humanitarian response and development programs

  • Provide support in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian and development programs in relation to preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV).
  • Provide support in integrating GBV prevention and response into existing mechanisms, procedures and programming.
  • Contribute to strengthening the capacity of Save the Children and its partner organizations through training, capacity building and practical advisory support on GBV in humanitarian and development contexts.
  • Review all internal humanitarian response strategies, sectoral plans, emergency preparedness and contingency plans ensuring integration of gender, GBV and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) considerations are identified and addressed;
  • Train and mentor Save the Children staff and partners on the Gender Equality Marker (and Humanitarian GEM where appropriate), and the IASC GBV Guidelines.

Design targeted actions on GBV and SEA

  • Lead the development and revision of practical tools and guidance to prevent and respond to GBV.
  • Develop knowledge products that document best practices and innovation in responding to and preventing GBV.
  • Contribute to regional funding development for GBV programming and support country offices to develop effective funding proposals addressing or incorporating GBV.
  • Support evaluation, evidence and learning initiatives related to GBV in the region.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the LAC regional Civil Society Strengthening Program Gender Advisor to strengthen gender and GBV work in the region.

Engage in advocacy, coordination and partnership related to GBV and SEA

  • Represent SC at regional coordination mechanisms on GBV and protection and on relevant SC global teams and communities of practice.
  • Support evaluation, evidence and learning initiatives related to GBV in the region.
  • Support the identification and development of strategic partnerships with women’s rights, gender equality and GBV local organisations;
  • Advocate for gender-sensitive humanitarian response design and implementation;
  • Support communications and advocacy teams to promote relevant advocacy messages on gender and GBV to ensure our communications are gender-sensitive and promote gender equality.

The post holder will be part of the regional Programme Development and Quality Team and provide advice and support to current emergency operations in the region, as well as regional and country programme development and implementation. The position will contribute to the current regional strategic priorities of Migration, Violence and Adolescence.

In addition, this position will provide support to the regional office and the country offices in the region to support their compliance with the Save the Children Gender Equality Marker (GEM) and Humanitarian GEM, and foster learning and knowledge sharing across the region.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Fluency in oral and written Spanish and English.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience and success working on preventing and addressing GBV.
  • Experience developing programs to prevent and address GBV in complex environments.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with advising and training staff of differing experience levels and seniority
  • Experience in humanitarian and development contexts
  • Experience in providing technical advice, capacity building and facilitation of training
  • Documented experience from work in policy, thematic and/or knowledge development

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.


The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.