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Gender and Social Sector Specialist (NEX-SC)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
17 March, 2007
Last Date to apply:
30 March, 2007
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



Bio Saline II (October 2006 – September 2010) aims at developing community driven sustainable farming systems for the rehabilitation of waterlogged and salt affected lands to improve livelihoods in three districts of Punjab namely Hafizabad, Jhang and Sargodha.

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 Project Director and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Gender and Social Sector Specialist will have the following scope of work:

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, GoPb 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 GoPb 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 GoPb 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.

 1Supervise / 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 Project Manager / UNDP

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMASTER'S DEGREEMasters DegreeMasters Degree preferably in Social Sciences

Must Title Level Description
YesSkills Excellent  He/She must have strong cross-cultural communication, problem-solving skills and results orientation and sensitivity to gender issues. Must have ability to work under pressure, solid computer skills in relevant software packages (MS office), and should be able to work in multi-cultural environment. The candidate must have good writing and speaking English skills