Gender Officer

Job Title: Gender Officer

Organization: Action Against Hunger Canada / Action contre la Faim Canada

Report To: (Interim) Head of International Gender Unit

Location: Toronto, Canada (a fully remote role in Canada may be considered)

Job Type: Full-Time, 8-month contract with a possibility of extension.

Start Date: May 2023

Work Hours: 37.5 hours work week

Salary: CAD 45K – 50K


Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. Our mission is to save the lives of severely malnourished children while helping communities become self-sufficient. Recognized as a world leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger has pursued its vision of a world without hunger for almost four decades, combating hunger in emergencies of conflict, natural disasters, and chronic food insecurity. With more than 8,000 staff in nearly 50 countries, our programs in nutrition, food security, livelihoods, water, sanitation, and hygiene, reach more than 20 million people each year.


With an annual Budget of $35million and staff strength of nearly 40 people, Action Against Hunger Canada (est. in 2006) works tirelessly in the fight against hunger globally through our specialized nutrition technical programs that build the knowledge and skills of nutrition and public health professionals worldwide for the detection, treatment, and prevention of malnutrition. We are a leading recipient of funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and advocate for changes to policy and practice in support of better nutrition and increased food security. Our collaborative programmatic model brings together communities, civil society, government, and the international assistance community to work jointly on fundamental public health issues that contribute to hunger in this world.

Our leading-edge programs have been built on the foundations of technical excellence, rigor, and innovative practice over many years. We are experts in nutrition information systems, emergency nutrition and gender equality. Action Against Hunger Canada plays a hosting role to two significant global programs (SMART and the Global Nutrition Cluster Technical Alliance’s Support Team) that provide guidance, tools and training in the areas of nutrition data collection and analysis and best practices for emergency nutrition service delivery for hundreds of Governments, civil society organizations and international organizations worldwide. Our programs support the capacity of public health professionals who deliver lifesaving and long-term initiatives in communities globally. We also work towards sustainable transformative health system strengthening in all our efforts to ensure a long-lasting impact together with our partners, including members of the Humanitarian Coalition. As a member of the Action Against Hunger International Network, we also provide a range of technical support for the mainstreaming of gender equality across our programs and operations worldwide. Our commitments towards a gender transformative approach are integrated in our core health programming and our technical support to our International Network.

To learn more about Action Against Hunger, visit our website at


The Gender Officer is responsible for co-facilitating gender equality workshops, supporting capacity-building initiatives, communications and marketing of gender technical services as well as for engaging, motivating, and mobilizing the Action Against Hunger’s International Network’s Gender Task Force.


Technical Support

  • Co-facilitate training and workshops related to Gender Equality and Gender Based Violence risk mitigation for the Action Against Hunger International Network.
  • Support in data management and visualization of Action Against Hunger’s Gender Minimum Standards (GMS).
  • Organize webinars, learning sessions, and other online events.
  • Coordinate the administration of the International Gender Unit technical services (i.e., discussions on technical services with country offices, developing Terms of Reference, drafting contracts, etc.).
  • Ensure the administration of an annual learning calendar (i.e., participant registration, management, engagement, pre and post-training tests and evaluations).
  • Support Gender Advisors in the development and delivery of new training curricula as required.

Internal and External Coordination

  • Update and maintain the Action Against Hunger’s Gender SharePoint portal by uploading new learnings, technical guidance documents, and other gender-related materials.
  • Coordinate meetings with the Gender and Protection Advisors group as required.

Business Development

  • Support in the maintenance of a roster of consultants.
  • Coordinate proposal writing processes with the International Gender Unit (IGU) and other technical resources of the organization’s International Network.


  • Attend planning sessions, team meetings, and annual performance reviews as required.
  • Pro-active exchange and collaboration with Action Against Hunger Canada staff and the International Network.
  • Ensure an ongoing process of personal and professional development and learning.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline related to social sciences, development, nutrition, or gender studies and/or equivalent experience gained.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar position preferably with an international not-for-profit organization.
  • Experience writing project proposals and logic models.
  • Previous experience working internationally within a humanitarian or development program.


  • Bilingual in French and English (knowledge of Spanish would be considered an asset).
  • Demonstrated commitment to Gender Equality and Gender Based Violence risk mitigation/protection.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of gender issues in emergency and development contexts.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key monitoring, evaluation, and learning tools and methodologies.
  • Solid understanding and commitment to humanitarian principles.
  • Ability to apply Results Based Management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including demonstration of cultural awareness, diplomacy, and tact.
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines and multitask.
  • Positive attitude, proactive and creative character.
  • High level of self-awareness and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Applications.


  • Office setting or work from home.
  • Required to be seated whilst completing computer and desk-based tasks for long periods.
  • May be required to work irregular business hours, particularly in times of crises and emergencies.

Action Against Hunger Canada is committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from BIPOC, the LGBTQ2S+ community, persons with disabilities, and other equity-deserving groups. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify our human resources representative of any accommodation or special measures that you may require.

Action Against Hunger Canada is committed to promoting the well-being of people around the world and focuses its efforts on saving lives through the elimination of hunger. To that end, we uphold the principles of Independence, Neutrality, Non-discrimination, Free and Direct Access to assistance, Professionalism, and Transparency in all our operations. We have ZERO TOLERANCE towards any behavior violating our Code of Conduct, including workplace violence, harassment, sexual harassment, any form of exploitation or abuse, corruption, fraud, and any behavior lacking integrity.

Action Against Hunger Canada is committed to safeguarding children and adults in the communities where we work. Our safeguarding commitment is to ensure that children and adults are protected from both deliberate and unintentional harm or abuse caused by Action Against Hunger staff, including the Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

In an effort to safeguard children and adults in communities that we work with, our offers of employment and volunteering are conditional on successfully clearing background checks that may include, but are not limited to, criminal record, vulnerable sector, and employment reference checks.



  • Vacation: 1-2 years: 3 weeks, 2-4 years: 4 weeks, 5+ years: 5 weeks
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (after 3 months of employment)
  • Retirement Savings Plan (after 1 year of employment)
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Paid time off (Personal and Sick Days)

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please apply online by May 14, 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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May 14, 2023


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