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Gender and Social Protection Specialist, Harare

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 180860 Gender and Social Protection Specialist Job Posting : 07/Aug/2018 Closure Date : 21/Aug/2018, 11:59:00 PM Organizational Unit : FAO ZIMBABWE Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel) Grade Level : N/A Primary Location : Zimbabwe-Harare Duration : 12 months renewable Post Number : N/A CCOG Code : N/A IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on your personal device's date and time settings. FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization Organizational Setting The Government of the United Kingdom through the Department for International Development (DFID) is supporting the Zimbabwe Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP), which aims to contribute to poverty reduction through increased incomes for a minimum number of 200,000 beneficiaries' households from 2014 to 2020. The programme is being implemented in four provinces covering ten districts as follows: Mutasa, Mutare, and Makoni in Manicaland province; Guruve, Bindura and Mt Darwin in Mashonaland Central province; and Kwekwe, Gokwe North, Gokwe South and Shurugwi in Midlands province and two additional districts reached with biofortification component only; Mazowe and Zvimba in Mashonaland Central and West provinces. The programme is being implemented by a multiple of partners and the components in the extension phase are structured around the following with gender mainstreaming cutting across on all components; Extension and Nutrition (EN) Rural Finance (RF) Policy Support (PS) Biofortification (BF) Market Development (MD) Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MEAL) Reporting Lines Working under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative for Zimbabwe, the direct supervision of the LFSP-APN Chief Technical Advisor and in close collaboration with Nutrition and Food Safety Officer, relevant FAO staff, donors, implementing partners, government and other LFSP components, the incumbent will be responsible for identifying key gender issues within each component of the LFSP and develop mechanisms to address these. Technical Focus The technical areas/profiles covered will be as follows: Gender and development Agricultural value chain development Capacity building Tasks and responsibilities Lead the roll out and standardisation of the Gender Action Learning Systems ( GALS) methodology across the LFSP clusters Support partners in gender mainstreaming in response to emerging needs as identified in the LSFP theory of change. Provide overall guidance to IPs in gender mainstreaming reviewing the action plan and monitoring plan. Capacity building for staff and key programme stakeholders and review of training materials and ensure they have mainstreamed gender. Provide technical support in the LFPS thematic interventions and ensure all of these have mainstreamed gender. Participate in the analysis of data to ensure that all information is gender disaggregated, and collection of data that enables programme to measure women's empowerment Play an active role in efforts to enhance group formation and dynamics to empower small-scale farmers, particularly of women and youth to effectively link and engage with financial and commercial markets and value chains. Serve as the project focal point for gender mainstreaming, women's empowerment and youth issues, identify and follow-up on opportunities to address specific issues to enhance women's and youth contributions to food and nutrition security and income generation. Provide technical advice and monitor how partners are addressing disability issues in the programme planning and implementation. Support gender dialogue at the district level, and relevant technical networks, policy and related processes at the national level. Contribute to project work planning, monitoring and evaluation, assessing results, communication and visibility. Perform other related duties, including the direct implementation of some technical activities, as required. CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements Advanced university degree in agricultural economics, farming systems, social sciences or related field. At least 10 years of relevant field experience supporting smallholder farming systems, groups, women, youth and other disadvantaged groups mainstreaming in development programmes. Working knowledge of English Being nationals of Zimbabwe FAO Core Competencies Results Focus Teamwork Communication Building Effective Relationships Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement Selection Criteria Previous work on gender issues. Knowledge of gender issues and approaches in agricultural value chains, food security and livelihoods particularly GALS Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing). Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications. Candidates with acceptable language certificate/s should upload them when submitting their application. 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