Roles and Approaches
Under the direct supervision of the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) and in close collaboration with the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and key stakeholders, including national actors, the Senior Gender Adviser (SGA) works with humanitarian partners, Inter-Cluster Coordination mechanisms and other inter-agency forums to enhance accountability and strengthen the framework and skill sets required to sustainably place gender at the centre of humanitarian operations.
The work of GenCap is guided by the IASC Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in Humanitarian Action (2017) and the IASC Gender Handbook (2018).
GenCap also promotes the IASC Gender with Age Marker (GAM), which enhances gender equality programming by improving gender analysis to show how needs, capacities and vulnerabilities of women, girls, men and boys are considered throughout the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC).
The inter-agency approach, which pools senior level expertise and strategic support, is recognized as the project’s added value and comparative advantage. As an independent resource to the whole of operations, SGAs help to identify practical solutions to complex gender issues.