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Gender and Protection Officer (Mt Hagen Based)

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Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Non Government Organisations (NGOs)


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Gender and Protection Officer (Mt Hagen Based)

CARE International in PNG is recruiting a Gender and Protection Officer for its WASH Project.

The water, sanitation and hygiene project (WASH) aim to improve access to WASH services in up to 50 schools, 9 health care facilities and 200 communities in Hagen Central by helping them achieve open defecation-free status and improving hygiene practices and services.

The Gender and Protection officer is responsible for implementation of gender, protection and social inclusion initiatives and support to enhance the capacity of WASH project staff to mainstream crosscutting issues across WASH project implementation, monitoring and evaluation. This position will contribute to the development and application of gender, protection and inclusion principles and best practices to promote women’s empowerment and gender equity and diversity across the WASH project. This work will require considerable travel to rural, remote project sites. The Gender and Protection officer has no direct reports.This position is based in Mt Hagen, but may require travel to rural, remote project sites.


  • Minimum technical diploma and/or vocational training in Community Development, Gender Studies, or other related fields and/or minimum 3 years relevant work experience in MEL activities preferably with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) and/or private company;
  • Experience working in Highlands of Papua New Guinea;
  • Proven skills and experience in facilitating training and capacity-building, including an understanding of adult learning principles;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the different roles of women and men in their communities and the impact of these on development;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, in Tok Pisin (fluent) and English;
  • Demonstrated experience in following standard policies, procedures and processes and ensure the implementation of basic standard transactions including the management and acquittal of a cash advance
  • Physically fit and able to travel and work in remote locations;
  • Ability to work and operate with minimum supervision;
  • Be available to travel/work on weekends and outside normal working hours; and

Intermediate knowledge in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Outlook etc) and numeric skills

For more information, request a copy of the full Position Description and Terms of Reference via the below details or phone: 532 2740 or mobile 7196 8447

To apply, address the selection criteria in a letter of application and also include a Resume (CV) with 3 referees and supporting documents via email: or mail to:

P.O Box 1157, Goroka, 441 Eastern Highlands Province.

The closing date for this position is Friday 26th July 2019

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

CARE PNG is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women to apply.

CARE PNG is committed to safeguarding children and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

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P.O Box 1157, Goroka, 441 Eastern Highlands Province.

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