• Full Time
  • Kenya
  • Oct 2, 2022

Website Concern Worldwide

Workplace Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser (1648)

Job Title:                           Workplace Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser

Reports to:                       Head of Workplace Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (based in Dublin, Ireland)

Liaises with: 

        • Managers and staff across the organisation
        • Equality Advisers across the organisation
        • Other members of the HR team
        • External consultants
        • Other organisations in and outside the development and humanitarian sector

Job location:                    The successful candidate will be based in Nairobi, Kenya (candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the                                              time of application) and will be required to travel to other countries where Concern operates up to 10% of the year.

Contract:                          2 Year Fixed Term Kenyan National Staff Contract

Grade:                              Coordinator Level (Grade 9)

Job Purpose:                    With a global remit, working as part of the global HR Directorate, the Workplace Equality Diversity and Inclusion Adviser is responsible for implementing some of the key actions around training and communication in Concern’s Workplace Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.  Sensitive to the cultural diversity of Concern’s contexts, the job holder will work with stakeholders across the organisation in progressing Concern’s ambition for workplace equality, diversity and inclusion.

Key Responsibilities:     

  • In consultation and co-operation with relevant Concern colleagues:
  • Design, develop and deliver workplace equality, diversity and inclusion training modules and inputs for Concern staff – both on-line and in person.
  • Design and develop short training modules for other Concern colleagues to deliver with their teams in order to reinforce learning, and for staff who are unable to participate in on-line learning.
  • Design and develop resources and materials to communicate Concern’s workplace, equality, diversity and inclusion values, and to promote discussion and learning in team meetings.

This will involve engaging and working with external contractors.

  • Be responsible for the internal communication and promotion of Concern’s workplace, equality, diversity and inclusion values; good practice from across the organisation; and relevant resources.  This will include setting up and managing an on-line space for workplace equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Organise and facilitate consultation workshops with staff on particular topics, as required.
  • Provide administrative and facilitation support to staff resource groups and networks focused on workplace equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Organise whole organisation events and actions to highlight and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion such as for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
  • Raise any issues or suggestions regarding workplace equality, diversity, and inclusion learned when delivering staff training sessions etc with appropriate staff/in appropriate fora, in order to promote improvement.
  • Identify and promote external training programmes, webinars and resources with a view to enhancing employee understanding and practice in the area of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Identify external trends and recognise best practice to increase diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst Concern’s workforce.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures relevant to workplace equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Build and develop good sustainable relationships with all stakeholders, working collaboratively with them to achieve common goals.
  • Accept, advance and pursue any new objectives or responsibilities assigned by the Head of Workplace Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Skills and Experience Required:


  • A proven commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • A degree/masters and 7+ years’ experience working on the promotion of equality.
  • Excellent analysis of power, and understanding of the issues which people from the range of groups which experience inequality and marginalisation face.
  • Experience of group facilitation and developing and delivering training.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and social media skills.
  • Ability to research and design awareness raising materials.
  • Ability to work with a range of stakeholders collaboratively, in a conscientious and inclusive way.
  • Ability to deal with difficult and challenging conversations.
  • Solution focused with the ability to question and think creatively.
  • Good Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills.
  • Experience working with Concern or another non-governmental organisation.
  • Empathy and understanding of Concern’s values and goals.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


  • Fluency in written and spoken French.

To apply:  Please submit your CV and cover letter through our website at https://jobs.concern.net, by the closing date.

Concern Worldwide encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, ethnicity and origin, disability, political beliefs, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status to apply to become a part of the organisation.  Concern is against all forms of discrimination and unequal power relations, and is committed to promoting equality.

Please inform us in your cover letter if you require any assistance or accommodation in applying for this role.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year.  Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List).

Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund be provided directly to them – so that they can perform their own counter terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern be allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes.

For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit www.concern.net/about/privacy

Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.


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  • Job Title:
    Workplace Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    2 October 2022

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