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French speaking Gender Officer to Chad


  • Organization: MSB - Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap
  • Location: N'Djamena
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Translations and Languages
  • Closing Date: Closed

French speaking Gender Officer to Chad


The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) recruits committed and skilled experts for our humanitarian, resilience and peace support operations worldwide on a daily basis. MSB has a long-standing and well established experience of supporting partners in the UN and the EU in their response to crisis, conflicts or other disasters.

MSB is currently looking to recruit a French speaking Gender Officer for deployment with WFP to N’Djamena, Chad. The duration of the mission is 12 months. The expected start of the deployment is February 2024.
With about 1 million refugees, of which 450 000 fled Sudan to Chad since April 2023, Chad is one of the African countries hosting the highest number of refugees. In addition and as a result of the Lake Chad crisis, more than 250,000 IDPs are living in difficult conditions and the security situation remains volatile.

The pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment is central to WFP’s mission of saving lives and changing lives and supporting countries in their quest to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. WFP's ability in Chad to achieve its strategic objectives as defined in its Country Strategic Plan for 2021-2024 (CSP) depends on its ability to provide food and nutrition assistance as well as to build individual and institutional capacity to meet the diverse needs and priorities of the women, men, girls and boys it serves.

Employed by the MSB on an international mission you will receive a comprehensive allowances and benefits package, ranging from free home leave travel to access to psychosocial support.

Introduction swedish

MSB arbetar dagligen med att kompetensförsörja insatser runt om i världen. Vi har stor erfarenhet av att samarbeta och stärka andra organisationer som exempelvis FN och EU i katastrof- och konfliktsituationer.

MSB söker för närvarande en fransktalande jämställdhetsrådgivare till en insats med WFP i N’Djamena, Chad. Insatsen är på 12 månader. Planerad start är i januari 2024.

Strävan efter jämställdhet och kvinnors egenmakt är centralt för WFP:s uppdrag att rädda liv och förändra liv och stödja länder i deras strävan att uppnå målen för hållbar utveckling. WFP har förbundit sig att ta itu med ojämlikhet mellan könen för att möta kvinnors, mäns, flickors och pojkars specifika behov av livsmedelsförsörjning och näring.

Tchad är ett av de afrikanska länder som tagit emot ett högt antal flyktingar. Tchad har tagit emot cirka en miljon flyktingar, varav 450 000 flydde från Sudan till Tchad sedan april 2023. Med Tchadsjökrisen lever mer än 250 000 flyktingar under svåra förhållanden och säkerhetsläget förblir osäkert.

Vi värderar vår insatspersonals välbefinnande högt och du kommer att ha tillgång till stödfunktioner inom hälsa och säkerhet från MSB dygnet runt när du är på insats.


• Empowerment programme and facilitating their financial inclusion
• Establish a peer learning platform for Sahel COs to share experience and learnings on gender mainstreaming;
• Document and disseminate good practices on women and girls empowerment as well as men and community engagement.
• Provide contributions to reports, publications and other information products, including liaising with WFP country offices and HQ entities.
• Identify synergies with relevant partners with Gender Expertise

Critical deliverables

The expected impact of the mission is to support WFP Chad CO’s shift from a gender mainstreaming to a gender transformative programming approach. With the new CSP being approved, this will contribute to strengthening gender equality and women’s empowerment not only in programs, but in all aspects of WFP operations and processes. It will trigger gender equality mindshift and knowledge acquisition within WFP workforce and partners.

These major outcomes could be achieved by the MSB expert by:

• Conducting a baseline assessment/gender analysis. The results of this baseline assessment will be used to develop the gender action plan
• Development of training material and briefs for capacity building of partners and WFP personnel
• Pilot approaches to support women’s empowerment and financial inclusion
• Improved engagement with interagency gender networks and structures


• At least 7 years of progressively responsible relevant professional and practical experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment programming / operations
• Gender-related knowledge and skills, including knowledge of current thinking and development in the field of gender equality in humanitarian and development contexts.
• Experience in training, awareness, capacity building, on site or remotely
• Solid analytical skills, including gender analysis.

Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, gender, international development, international relations, human rights, political science, or another related field.
Fluency in English and French is essential, both spoken and written
Other requirements
We are looking for persons with a strong commitment towards humanitarian relief and disaster operations. It is of utmost priority that you understand, respect and act in the spirit of the mandate and core values of the MSB.

You must undergo a pre-employment medical examination, with verified results, by a licensed Physician before being contracted by MSB..

You must inform your regular employer of your potential assignment with the MSB.

MSB operations are based on the needs of populations affected by crisis, and human equality. Through my behavior and work as MSB field staff, I actively strive to prevent discrimination and harassment based on sex, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, political opinion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.


• You must be able to interact with sensitivity and display respect for diversity and gender in multi-cultural environments.

• A capacity for working under pressure is essential, as work is often performed under difficult and demanding conditions, where the focus frequently shifts due to changes in priority.

• You must possess a high level of professional and personal maturity together with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, managers and external partners, such as UN organizations, NGOs, recipient governments and host populations.

•You are expected to have excellent analytical and communicative skills, show initiative and take both a hands-on and an analytical approach to tasks and problems.

Contractual conditions

Working with the MSB on international operations means that you are temporarily employed by the MSB. The MSB pays a monthly salary of 58 500 SEK during the mission and you may also receive a salary supplement if you have experience from working in an international organization with duties very similar to those of this position. The MSB will also pay an additional expenses allowances during the time you are working in the mission country. MSB pays for accommodation of appropriate standard and return travel, plus one home leave travel during the contract period. You will also receive a benefits package, ranging from access to psychosocial support, counselling from medical coordinators and insurances during the mission.

Due to potential covid-19 regulations from partnerorganisations and host countries, we sometimes cannot offer this position to unvaccinated or people over the age of 60.

Please write from what date you are available.

How to apply:
If you wish to apply to this position you first need to create an account on MyPages. Please note; the information that you provide on MyPages will form the basis for your CV. When you have created you account and registered your CV-details on MyPages you submit your application by clicking on the "Apply" button in the add, and the follow the specified steps. If you already have an account on Mypages you can go directly to Apply-botton. If you find any trouble with MyPages, please contact our mypagess support;

It is your responsibility as an applicant to document your skills in a way that allows an objective and qualitative assessment. As a government agency we are subject to the principle of public access to official records. This means that if someone requests copies of application documents, we are obliged to disclose them.

Please note that your application need to be in English.

The MSB will process the applications on an ongoing basis during the application period, which means that we wish you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Welcome with your application!

Application deadline

Point of contact

Nina Salenius

This vacancy is now closed.
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