Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Position: National Gender Specialist
Organizational Unit: FANEP
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Nepal-Kathmandu
Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Post Number: N/A
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
The project “Building a Resilient Churia Region in Nepal” (BRCRN) was approved by the 24th meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in November 2019, and is Nepal’s first full-size GCF project. FAO, as the nominated Accredited Entity (AE) for the project, is responsible to the GCF for implementation of the project and is also co-Executing Entity (EE) with the Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoFE) of the Government of Nepal (GoN). The BRCRN project will be implemented in 26 critical river systems in the southeast region of Nepal, covering parts of Provinces 1, 2 and 3, linking the Churia hills and upper Terai, and aims to promote widespread adoption of climate-resilient land use practices, confront the challenges of deforestation and forest degradation, better maintain the forest ecosystem in the Churia hills, and build resilience to climate-induced hazards.
In its capacity as co-EE, FAO will provide intensive technical support during the project to develop the detailed plans for project investment over years 3-7, to develop capacity among relevant national, provincial and local institutions for project implementation, to ensure quality control of the technical services provided through project implementing partners, and to provide technical advice to the project management team. A Gender Expert is sought to provide technical support on gender and social inclusion to the BRCRN project, as part of the combined FAO/MoFE Project Management Unit (PMU).
The National Gender Specialist will be responsible for implementation of the Gender Action Plan (GAP) and for development of approaches, guidelines and tools for mainstreaming of the GAP throughout the project implementation period.
The incumbent will work under the overall operational supervision FAO Representative and in close consultation with the Assistant FAO Representative (Program, and direct supervision of the BRCRN FAO-TA Team Manager, in close cooperation with the BRCRN National Project Director (NPD) under MoFE, with guidance of the REDD+/NFM focal point and senior forestry officer in RAP, and in coordination with the wider REDD+NFM cluster team in NFO HQ and in the Asia Pacific region the National Gender Specialist will undertake the assigned activities/task.
• Develop approaches, guidelines and tools in the project for mainstreaming GAP throughout project implementation
• Capacity building on gender mainstreaming for project personnel and partners: PMU, PPMU, TA component staff and stakeholders involved in the project activities
• Integration of gender policy in project implementation, develop communication materials, disseminate good practices and learning
• Monitoring and reporting against GAP
Tasks and responsibilities
The National Gender Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks:
Task 1: Develop approaches, guidelines and tools in the project for mainstreaming GAP throughout project implementation
• With reference to FAO internal guidance on gender mainstreaming, and national policy of Nepal government, develop targeted approaches for screening project periodic work plans, activities and contracts, for opportunities to improve gender balance and risks of asymmetric gender-related impacts, and incorporating remedial measures as necessary.
• Integrate gender issues into Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWPB), ensure implementation of all activities are in line with the GAP
• Review and update GAP, and associated gender-related approaches and tools, based on continuous review and adaptive management.
Task 2: Capacity building on gender mainstreaming for project personnel and partners: PMU, PPMU, TA component staff and stakeholders involved in the project activities
• Develop training materials, provide training and onsite coaching on gender to PMU, PPMU and TA component staff
• Support in capacity building on gender to stakeholders and partners involved in delivering project activities
• Build awareness on gender policy/guidelines/tools with stakeholders at national and province level.
Task 3: Integration of gender policy in project implementation, develop communication materials, disseminate good practices and learning
• Prepare communication materials related to gender and disseminate using eco-clubs, farmer’s field schools and other channels as appropriate
• Coordinate with similar projects, programmes of development partners and stakeholders at national and provincial levels to promote coordinated learning and approaches to good practices in gender mainstreaming
• General backstopping and technical advisory support to MoFE/PMU Officers with responsibility for gender mainstreaming
• Mobilize Eco-clubs and Farmer Field School (FFS) for awareness on gender mainstreaming at community level
Task 4: Monitoring and reporting against GAP
• Develop data management and reporting framework for the GAP and integrate with project database system
• Monitor regularly the activities implemented focusing on compliance with GAP, prepare report, including recommendations for remedial actions as necessary, for sharing with project management bodies and inclusion in regular reporting to GCF as appropriate
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• National of Nepal
• Advanced University (Master) degree in Sociology/Gender Studies/Rural development;
• Minimum 7 years of work experience in advisory and technical service delivery on social safeguards, risk assessment and gender mainstreaming.
• Working knowledge of English and Nepali
• Candidate should have knowledge of computer skills in English and Nepali (MS Office package: word, excel and power point)
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Knowledge of gender issues of relevance to Climate Change and Watershed Management projects
• Proven ability to work with government of Nepal institutions
• Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural environment
• Proficiency in both spoken and written English;
• Strong inter-personal skills and excellent oral communication skills.
• Advanced university degree;
• Relevant Work experience;
• Language skills;
• Extent of relevant technical experience in the related areas
• Ability to manage and work with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
• Good working knowledge of English (Written and Spoken)
• Experience with similar internationally funded development projects will be an added advantage
Last date to apply: 10th October, 2020
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