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Gender & Social Sector Specialist (NIM-SC)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
UNDP/ Area Development Programme Balochistan
Posted On:
05 December, 2009
Last Date to apply:
19 December, 2009
Experience in years
2 to 4

•At least 7-10 years experience (for Masters Degree holders) and 6 years (Ph. D) in the design and Implementation of community based projects which have women as a key target group.
•At least 5 yeas practical experience in community mobilization and gender mainstreaming
•Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
•Proficient in MS. Word & MS. Excel.
•Familiarity with local languages and custom and traditions will be an advantage.


Duties and responsibilities:

The Gender & Social Sector Specialist will closely work 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 shall:

  •   Formulate Community mobilization and GAD strategies for involvement of women in the project activities and local development management.
  • Facilitate training to 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 modifications in cooperation with specialists and GoB counter parts.
  • Prepare/ propose interventions in communities to overcome gender imbalances of 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 rolling work plan.
  • Assist in the selection and training of social mobilizers.
  • Based on the field work, advocate with GoB to incorporate gender concerns in their plans/programmes.
  • Plan intervention consistent with the GoP Gender Policy 200- 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 and other relevant duties as may be assigned by National Programme Coordinator /UNDP. 




Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMA/M.ScMasters DegreeMA/M.Sc/PhD in Social Sciences