PGIE Delegate

Type of Contract: 12-months

Location:   Bamako, Mali

Salary range:  $51,028 – $54,663


An iconic brand and one of the most inspirational non-profit organizations on this planet – The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), is seeking a PGIE Delegate to support the implementation of a project to improve adolescent health in Mali (Projet de s anté des adolescentes au Mali – SAM).


You want to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian network? You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization that makes a huge difference in the lives of Canadians here at home and abroad. What are you waiting for?


At the Canadian Red Cross, we help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience. We are committed to having an accessible, diverse, and inclusive work environment where people with all abilities, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations can reach their full potential. All qualified persons, particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, women, veterans, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace are encouraged to apply.


Reporting to the Mali CRC Country Representative (with technical line to the PGIE advisers in Ottawa), the delegate will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the project’s PGIE and adolescent health activities at the community and district levels in the project areas in Mali.


As a PGIE Delegate you will:

  • Plan and coordinate the project’s PGIE activities in collaboration with the Mali Red Cross (CRM) and under the supervision of the CRC Country Representative.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of Protection, Gender equality, social inclusion and community engagement and accountability (PGIE) in all project activities.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the Mali Red Cross (CRM) staff and local project team in planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting on PGIE related to the project activities and budgets.
  • Promote adherence to IFRC Minimum standards for PGI
  • Provide mentorship and support on PGIE to the CRM Gender and Diversity focal point in planning and implementation of project activities.
  • Prepare and conduct orientations and trainings on PGIE for CRM and local project team; mentor the team in delivering training to volunteers and community health workers.
  • Support the participatory development of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials for Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) for the Mali Red Cross.
  • Support project reporting to highlight PGIE results and challenges.
  • Share lessons learned, success and challenges with CRM, local project team and other national stakeholders.
  • Participate and provide input into national fora and workshops on PGIE, PSEA or other gender equality issues


We’re looking for:

Education and Experience

  • University Degree in the field of women’s studies, gender and development, social sciences, public health or other related studies.
  • Five years of relevant professional experience in two or more in the thematic areas of Protection, Child Protection (including SGBV), Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Accountability (CEA), Education, Women’s Economic Empowerment.
  • 3 years of project implementation experience.
  • 2 years of experience providing technical support, mentorship and training in two or more of the thematic areas of Protection (including SGBV), Child Protection, Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA), Education, Women’s Economic Empowerment.
  • Experience working for a humanitarian organization or development NGO in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience in program planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation (PMER).
  • Experience in partnership development and relationship building with local partners.
  • Experience working in protection in conflict-related and/or fragile contexts, an asset.
  • Experience in the development of educational resources, training curricula and policies, an asset.
  • Prior work experience in Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, an asset.


Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Demonstrated knowledge of two or more of thematic areas of Protection, Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Accountability (CEA), Education, Women’s Economic Empowerment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing for different audiences, adapting style to fit the situation.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate information, and collect and/or monitor sex, age and disability disaggregated data.
  • Ability to engage with diverse groups and individuals and seek their meaningful participation.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, handle multiple demands simultaneously, and work under pressure and work remotely.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work both independently, with minimal supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Negotiating and influencing skills and ability to work effectively with both international and local counterparts.
  • Good knowledge of the West Africa region, and the PGIE contexts and challenges within different communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Result-based management (RBM) tools and of the Government of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), an asset.
  • Fluent in French (speaking, reading, writing) and functional in English.

The Canadian Red Cross is an organization guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.



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