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Gender & Social Sector Specialist (NIM-NC)

Job Category:
Poverty Reduction
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP/ Area Development Programme Balochistan.
City/Location:
Quetta
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
15 March, 2011
Last Date to apply:
29 March, 2011
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

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. Special requirements of the position are as follows,
- At least 7 years experience (for Masters Degree holders) and 5 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 and computer skills.
- Familiarity with local languages and custom and traditions will be an advantage.

Description:
 

Under the overall direction of National Programme Director and direct supervision of the National Programme Manager, 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.
  • Conduct advocacy with the GoB for initiatives in the areas of concern highlighted in national Plan of Action for women and CEDAW.
  • 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.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Masters Degree (preferably Ph. D)Masters Degree Ph.D /Master in Social Sciences