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Technical Specialist (Gender-Based Violence)

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​This is a mid-level role in a leading international consultancy and research organisation in the field of social development. As a Technical Specialist, you will have the opportunity to work within the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) portfolio, with the potential to work in other thematic areas on gender and social inclusion.​

We are seeking candidates who will thrive in a smaller, specialist consultancy organisation in the international development sector. Please read the Job description to learn more about the company, team and role, and the kind of applicants we are looking for.

Please click here for a full description of the role's responsibilities, duties, and person specification.

To apply

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please refer to the Person Specification and submit your tailored CV and cover letter. The deadline for applying is 21st July 2024. Due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to respond to shortlisted candidates.

​As this is a UK-based role, please confirm your eligibility to reside and work in the UK as part of your cover letter.

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​​Our Selection Process

Social Development Direct’s organisational vision is a just and equal world founded on gender equality and social inclusion. Our mission is to provide excellence in social development to support policies, laws, social norms and institutions that advance social, economic and political justice for all. We are committed to creating a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace and welcome people from minority backgrounds to apply.

The selection process for this recruitment will include a pre-screening call with a member of our HR team, a timed assessment and a competency-based interview with Tina Musuya (Head of Gender-Based Violence Portfolio) and Erika Fraser (Associate Director, Technical Team).  Assessments are scheduled for week commencing 29th July 2024 and Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 12th August 2024 and will be conducted remotely through Microsoft Teams.

For those who are invited to interview, we may process information about whether or not applicants have a disability or impairment so we can make adjustments during the recruitment process and implement the Disability Confident scheme. Our HR team will ask you to confirm that you have read our privacy notice and consent to providing this information before doing so. Our full privacy notice can be read on our careers page here: Privacy Notice for applicants | Social Development Direct (

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