The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor is a Geneva-based nonprofit, nongovernmental organisation with regional offices and representatives across the MENA region and in Europe. Through our projects and in-depth reports, we seek to both empower individuals disenfranchised by violence and discrimination and prod the international community to take tangible steps to put an end to human rights violations. While doing so, we operate as a complement to and partner with other human rights organisations.

In 2017, Euro-Med Monitor initiated a project to strengthen local NGOs’ sensitivity to women’s needs and rights, while also engaging marginalized women directly in project planning and implementation. Thus, we are seeking applications for a gender-equality consultant for the first Women’s Leadership Incubator (WLI) in the Gaza Strip. Through the WLI, we will train participating NGO staff and teams of women from their communities in leadership and advocacy skills, as well as facilitate their work to identify and implement projects to empower others in their broader neighborhood. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate the development of grassroots women leaders across the Gaza Strip who will advocate for others to achieve greater empowerment and gender equality for the benefit of all.

Euro-Med Monitor is therefore looking to recruit a women's rights and gender specialist (consultant), to work as part of the project team in the Palestinian territories - Gaza Strip.

Job Title: Women’s rights and gender equality specialist (consultant)   

Project: Women’s Leadership Incubator

Type of Contract:  Annualized hours


Specific duties and responsibilities:

The women’s rights and gender equality specialist is expected to:

  •          Supervise the selection of participating NGOs and women peer leaders in each community.
  •          Consult with participating NGOs on gender-equity and empowerment practices in their workplaces and communities.
  •          Train participants at the Women’s Leadership Incubator Summit on skills related to advocacy for women’s rights and gender equality.
  •          Provide direct guidance to local NGOs and women teams during project creation and implementation stages.
  •          Design and supervise data collection used for planning and evaluation of project impact.


Selection Criteria:

·         Minimum five years of experience in a university or NGO setting focused on promoting women’s empowerment/rights.

  •          Demonstrated experience in outreach to marginalized women.
  •          Demonstrated knowledge of program-evaluation methods.
  •          Documented experience as a public speaker or instructor, with positive reviews.
  •          Bachelor’s degree and preferably a master’s degree in gender studies, development or any related field.
  •          Excellent interpersonal skills.
  •          Ability and willingness to travel within all areas of the Gaza Strip, work under pressure and juggle multiple activities.



Email your application no later than 21 March to [email protected]. The application should include a letter of motivation and CV.

Please note that due to the nature of the work only female applicants will be considered.