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Civil Society and Gender Advisor, Mongolia

Mongolia (Mongolia)

  • Organization: IDLO - International Development Law Organization
  • Location: Mongolia (Mongolia)
  • Grade: Band A - Core Competency - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Legal - International Law
    • Gender-based violence
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-11

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IDLO in Mongolia

IDLO Mongolia is currently implementing a 3-year project with funding from Global Affairs Canada to strengthen the response to GBV in Mongolia. This project seeks to increase access to justice for victims by increasing understanding of application of the law through research, building the capacity of civil society and the justice sector to implement the law using a victim-centered approach, and raising public legal awareness.

A Civil Society and Gender Advisor is currently being recruited to provide technical expertise, support, and guidance to the project implementation team.


The Department of Programs is the central management and coordinating function for program delivery and capacity development.  It is responsible for the implementation of IDLO’s global program portfolio for field and non-field locations in line with organizational strategy.

Under the direct supervision of the IDLO Mongolia Country Manager, the Civil Society and Gender Advisor will provide technical expertise, support, and guidance to the project implementation team. The incumbent will be responsible for working in close collaboration with the Field Program Manager to supervise the project research components, oversee the development of training and legal awareness materials and programming to ensure incorporation of a victim-centered approach, and perform project implementation and administration duties as appropriate.


  • Provide technical expertise on civil society and gender to the project team that incorporates best practices and recent research on GBV, DV, and application of a victim-centered approach.
  • Guide, oversee, and supervise implementation of the project research components in close collaboration with the Field Program Manager and the international research consultants.
  • Provide technical input and supervise the development of training materials for justice sector providers that incorporates a victim-centered approach.
  • Identify and build relationships with organizations working on DV and GBV in Ulaanbaatar and the regions (aimags) to support the Civil Society Forum.
  • Support the Field Program Manager in maintaining solid relationships with partners through regular meetings and reporting to address needs and coordinate shared interests.
  • Supervise and coordinate training for legal aid providers (including civil society, members of the bar association and university law clinic students) on providing victim-centered advice and assistance to survivors of GBV and DV.
  • Substantially contribute to the development of the public legal awareness campaign to ensure that materials and programming reflect a victim-centered and gender-sensitive approach.
  • Provide advice and support to the project team in the organization of events, activities, workshops, and trainings to ensure that best practices and recent research related to combatting GBV and DV are incorporated.
  • Contribute to the development of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the strengthened coordination and referral among CSOs and legal aid providers.
  • Provide significant support to the Field Program Manager to develop the annual work plan and budget.
  • Provide significant support to the Field Program Manager to prepare the annual project report.
  • Perform project implementation and administration duties as appropriate.
  • Contribute to other IDLO projects and project opportunities in the country with civil society and gender components.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Education and Work experience

  • A university degree in law is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience prosecuting cases of GBV, representing victims of GBV, and/or working for government or civil society to combat GBV through policy initiatives or direct advocacy.
  • Experience working on GBV with international organisations or large national organisations in the justice, law and order sector (JLOS) in Mongolia or other countries in the Central Asia and/or Eastern Europe region will be a significant advantage.


  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Specific knowledge, skills and competencies

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of gender, gender-based violence, domestic violence, and application of a victim-centered approach.
  • Experience working with civil society.
  • Familiarity with standard program and data management methodologies, tools, and processes as well as results-based management and monitoring and evaluation principles.
  • Works well with others in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Proven ability to see through tasks and deliver results.
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Terms and Conditions

For this international professional position, IDLO shall offer the selected candidate an Affiliate contract of 12 months, with possibility of extension subject to performance and availability of funding.

IDLO will also offer a monthly salary of USD $4,500.00 for position and a benefit package including, comprehensive leave entitlements, Provident Fund and subsidized health insurance coverage comprising life insurance, medical and dental to the employee and eligible dependents.

Applications will be screened on regular basis; a qualified applicant might be recruited before the deadline. In the interest of making most effective use of resources, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.

Applicants are required to submit the updated CV and a cover letter as part of their application.

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.







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