The Gender Based Governance Systems project builds upon the lessons learnt from the Women’s Political School (WPS) and the Gender Mainstreaming through Planning and Development (GMP&D) projects of UNDP’s Gender Support Programme (GSP). WPS focused on women councilors capacity enhancement and was intended to institutionalize gender based governance through appropriate capacity enhancement of women councilors and relevant training institutions. The implementation experience of these two projects points to the necessity of putting in place an innovative implementation mechanism, benefiting from the previous experience of working with reform champions.
Gender Based Governance Systems is designed as a sustainable, long-term initiative to institutionalize the process of enabling and empowering local representatives particularly women to raise their issues and concerns in policy agenda. The major contribution of this project will be capacity building of a myriad of stakeholders which include government officers, local government representatives, parliamentarians and provincial assembly representatives. The strengthening of institutional capacities of relevant training organizations, institutes and governmental departments will be considered vital for the sustainability of the capacity-building process beyond the period of the project. This will be done through; representation of the concerned organizations, institutes and departments in the Project Advisory Board and Project Review Boards; involving them in the development of the curriculum; engaging their faculty/staff in delivery of the training; utilizing their premises and facilities; sharing of information and materials; and provision of training to their faculty/staff who will deliver the trainings to the stakeholders. The programme from the initiation stage will house itself in the relevant training institutes to ensure that there is increased capacity within training institutions; including local government training academies, National School of Public Policy and other government training institutions, organizations like civil society and academic institutions; and government departments to devise and deliver quality trainings to public representatives and officials. GBG also supports government on forthcoming population census which may include capacity building of public servants, especially for the prospective enumerators.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The tasks and responsibilities of the Gender Specialist would include:
§ Monitor the content of training manuals as well as the curricula of training institutions to foster the effective integration of gender issues.
§ Provide assistance in the formulation of training plans and capacity building exercises.
§ Promote the development of qualitative and gender sensitive indicators of inputs, outputs and outcomes for programme design and for monitoring and evaluation.
§ Liaise with Government counterparts, donors and stakeholders as project focal person for gender issues.
§ Support knowledge management activities and the documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learnt.
§ Assist in the integration of gender issues in working papers, policy documents and other relevant publications.
§ Assist the PMU team in the timely preparation and submission of reports to UNDP/donors, etc.
§ Support the Planning and Development Division in the integration of gender into its PME systems and processes.
§ Undertake field visits to monitor the implementation of activities as required.
§ Coordinate with the MoWD GBG team on gender mainstreaming efforts.
§ Perform any other duties as required for achieving project objectives.