Women and Girls Empowerment Coordinator - CARE International

Vacancy Notice:      Women and Girls Empowerment Coordinator


This new multi-year Women and Girls Empowerment (WGE) Program will support the work, ambition and ideas of Vanuatu people, communities and organisations in their efforts to change gender beliefs and practices that are preventing girls and women from feeling safe, valued and respected.

The Women and Girls Empowerment Coordinator should be someone with absolute committed and enthusiasm to work with others in support of gender equity and women’s and girl’s empowerment. They must be able to build positive relationships with groups, Government, NGOs and other agencies/groups involved in this sector of Women’s Affairs in Vanuatu. They must also be willing to work with organisations and groups to look at innovative ways to reach out an inspire youth to be more aware and active on issues of gender equity, violence against women and reproductive health.

The Coordinator will provide overall coordination for the Women and Girls Empowerment Program which works at the National level and in Tafea Province. This position will ensure that the program is implemented in partnership with government,  NGOs , development agencies and communities. Ensuring at all times that the program is contextually appropriate for Vanuatu and is meeting the aspirations of girls, women, youth and men to address these issues in their community. The program hopes to contribute and support the work of others in areas such as ( but not limited to) :

  • Supporting the aspirations of Vanuatu Women’s movements (Government and civil society) and the network of gender activists in order to maximise their collective contributions to create change in the lives of Vanuatu Women and Girls.
  • Deepening women’s and girls’ resilience in rural communities through economic and social empowerment and leadership opportunities.
  • Contribute to the prevention and reduction of the occurrence of Gender based violence, particularly against young women
  • Support the ideas and collectivism of youth gender champions (Girls and Boys) in their efforts to more rapidly promote gender and women’s empowerment changes within youth and society.


Applications for the position close at 5pm on Tuesday the 4th February 2014. A more detailed job description is available by request. Please direct all enquires and the submissions of applications to  Katimal.Kaun@careint.org or by post to CARE International in Vanuatu, PO Box 1129, Port Vila. Please note this position is only for Vanuatu Citizens..