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International Assistance Gender Equality and Program Support Advisor-Somalia

International Assistance Gender Equality and Program Support Advisor-Somalia The World University Service of Canada’s Field Support Services Project (WUSC FSSP) is a project established to provide technical, administrative and logistical support services towards the implementation of Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) development programming in Kenya. In line with Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is looking for expertise to strengthen its approach to gender equality and its development assistance operations in Somalia. The projects in Somalia are high-risk, complex and the delivery environment is challenging. However, the work is critically important to delivering Canada’s development objectives. GAC’s development assistance program in Somalia is overseen by personnel based in the Canadian High Commission (CHC) in Nairobi. Canada’s Field Support Services Project (FSSP), located in Nairobi’s Westlands area, houses a team of multi sectoral consultants that have the mandate to support Canada’s international development team for programming in Kenya and Somalia. The successful candidate will report to the FSSP office in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia. Scope of Services The Specialist will have the primary responsibility of providing field level advice and expertise on technical and policy matters relating to gender equality, which may impact GAC’s programming in Somalia. The Specialist will also contribute to GAC’s efforts to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships, facilitate communications and coordinate activities as directed by GAC. The Specialist will be involved in all stages of GAC’s program, including research, planning, design, monitoring and management. (S)he will, at the request and direction of the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, engage with Somali stakeholders to advance development objectives. 1. Specific Responsibilities A. Provide gender equality advice and expertise a) Engage in analysis of gender equality issues in Somalia and highlight implications to GAC programming; b) Provide gender equality analyses, summaries, briefs and reports to facilitate timely GAC interventions in the that are consistent with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS) and other development partner’s policies; c) At the request of GAC, engage in technical level dialogue with the line ministries within FGS, FMS and other development partners on gender equality issues; d) At the request of GAC, provide input for coordination groups and other relevant meetings and provide timely and accurate reports; e) Work with other development partners to establish and strengthen donor and government coordination groups. B. Program and project planning & design ** a) Contribute strategically and provide technical advice for the development or review of GAC’s program in Somalia; b) Assist GAC in identifying existing baseline data and information gaps towards the development and design of projects; c) Provide GAC with policy and technical expertise towards the design of projects; d) Review proposals received by GAC and provide the required gender equality inputs. C. Program & project monitoring & reporting ** a) Track gender equality results and report regularly on GAC’s investments; b) In coordination with the GAC officers, liaise regularly with implementing agencies to monitor project progress on gender equality results and report to GAC; c) When requested by GAC and security conditions allow, carry out field visits to project sites to monitor and report on progress towards expected results. D. Liaison and logistical support responsibilities a) Establish and maintain contact with key stakeholders (government, international organizations and civil society) relevant to Canada’s international assistance; b) Support Canada’s participation in the Somali donor-government aid architecture; Provide strategic advice, develop agendas, engage and mobilize donor and government partners to advance development objectives; c) Provide support for organizing other meetings, events and associated logistical requirements for the Canadian embassy; d) Perform other related duties as may arise. 2. Reporting a) The position will report directly to the manager of the Field Support Services Project based in Nairobi, which has responsibility for the administration of the contract; b) Day to day management of deliverables and performance will be coordinated by the Head of Cooperation or her/his delegate, based at the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, including approval of work plans, service requisitions and deliverables, authorization of travel, evaluation of the quality of services and deliverables against work plans and performance indicators, etc. 3. Work Plan and Deliverables The specialist will produce quarterly work plans, which will detail the deliverables expected for that period. The work plan will be based on needs identified by Global Affairs Canada and the specialist’s recommended priorities which will require approval by Global Affairs Canada. The work plan must be submitted to Head of Cooperation or her/his delegate for approval. The work plan will be reviewed and updated monthly, taking into account changing priorities in the Global Affairs Canada program and/or the countries’ context. 4. Estimated Level of Effort and Duration This assignment is a part-time position from 1st October 2020 and 30th September 2021. The Specialist is expected to work, initially, for an average of Fifteen (15) days per month (level of effort), with the possibility of increase when activities in Somalia pickup and upon mutual agreement between WUSC FSSP and the Specialist. 5. Mandatory Qualifications a) A Master’s degree in international development/relations, economics, politics, gender studies or related field, or equivalent training; b) 10 years’ work experience implementing, managing, and/or providing assistance to transformative and gender sensitive programs in fragile and conflict-affected situations; c) Good gender equality network (in government, UN and civil society) in Somalia d) Experience and knowledge in planning, design, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs; e) Diversified experience with government or semi-autonomous government agencies; donor agencies; NGOs; and/or private sector consulting; f) Good understanding of the Somalia social, political and economic contexts; g) Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali languages. h) Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a multi-sectoral team. i) Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel & Power Point; 6. Competencies and Skills a) Strategic thinker; identifies opportunities and obstacles for program objectives, and proposes a way forward; b) Strong organizational skills; c) Takes initiative and works well independently, as well as within a dynamic team; d) Is collaborative – builds and maintains effective, respectful relationships with colleagues and external partners. Note: This statement of work is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. How to apply Candidates interested in this assignment are encouraged to email a succinct cover letter (not more than 400 words) outlining the candidate’s relevant experience and skills, and a CV of not more than 4 pages that clearly aligns with each of the position’s mandatory requirements by close of business on the 21st August 2020 with subject heading “IA Gender Equality & Programme Support Advisor” to: fsspkesa.recruitment@wusc.ca**. Candidates are also required to provide their expected consolidated daily fee rate in Canadian Dollar (CAD$) for undertaking this assignment. Further, candidates are required to provide names and contact details of three (3) most recent referees. Use this link to access the detailed Statement of Services: https://ift.tt/33w04QA Only candidates that meet the position requirements will be contacted

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