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Gender and Social Sector Specialist

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
17 August, 2006
Last Date to apply:
03 September, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4

At least 7 years experience in the design and implementation of community based projects which have women as a key target group. At least 5 years practical experience in community mobilization and gender mainstreaming.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills.
Familiarity with local languages and customs and tradition will be an advantage.


The Gender and Social Sector Specialist will work closely with local communities, line departments and NGOs and will spend 50% of his/her time in the field.  Under the overall direction of National Programme Director and direct supervision of the National Programme Coordinator, the Gender and Social Sector Specialist will have the following scope of work:

Formulate community mobilization and GAD strategies for involvement of women in the project activities and local development management.

Facilitate training for programme staff, GoB counterparts, and members of the communities in areas related to social mobilization and gender development.

Identify gender issues that arise from the appraisal and subsequent development proposals and make modifications in cooperation with other specialists and GoB counterparts.

Prepare / propose interventions in communities to overcome gender imbalances or biases and ensure all other development interventions / packages are free of gender imbalances.

Provide guidance and advice to ensure that solutions are beneficial to men and women alike and suitable for both.

Assist in the organization of the participatory appraisal of village communities and preparation of rolling work plan.

Assist in the selection and training of social mobilizers.

Conduct advocacy with the GoB for initiatives in areas of concern highlighted in National Plan of Action for Women and CEDAW.

Plan intervention consistent with the GoP Gender Policy 2002 – Women Empowerment for Equality.

Supervise / oversee the work of Community Development Specialists vis a vis formation and functioning of community organizations.

Document outcome/impact of Programme interventions.

Undertake any other relevant duties as may be assigned by National Programme Coordinator / UNDP

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeMasters in social sciences.