Regional Gender Advisor

World Food Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th January, 2021


Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

The Regional Gender Advisor (RGA) will lead efforts to ensure that WFP’s partnerships, programmes and activities in Eastern Africa promote and facilitate greater food and nutrition security, using gender-sensitive and gender-transformative approaches. The RGA serves as a resource person for the ten  other gender specialists in the region, and provides strategic advice and operational support to leadership teams in the country offices. The RGA participates in regional and international fora to represent WFP where the nexus of gender and food and nutrition security is discussed. Finally, the RGA will provide advice to the Food Systems team lead to identify the opportunities to improve gender equality and enhance women’s empowerment in the areas of climate resilience and livelihoods. The position reports directly to the head of WFP’s Climate, Resilience and Food Systems team.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

What you will do:

  • Advise the regional bureau and country offices on the implementation of the corporate Gender policy to mainstream gender into WFP Operations at the regional level and in Country Offices;
  • Support robust mainstreaming of gender into WFP programming and operations, including systematic gender analysis, and provide policy advice on specific gender issues that impact on WFP operations;
  • Work with senior management in the regional bureau and country offices on the implementation of the corporate Gender policy to mainstream gender into WFP Operations at the regional level and in Country Offices;
  • Support robust mainstreaming of gender into WFP programming and operations, including systematic gender analysis, and provide policy advice on specific gender issues that impact on WFP operations;
  • Work with senior management in Advise the regional bureau and country offices on the implementation of the corporate Gender policy to mainstream gender into WFP Operations at the regional level and in Country Offices;
  • Support robust mainstreaming of gender into WFP programming and operations, including systematic gender analysis, and provide policy advice on specific gender issues that impact on WFP operations;
  • Work with senior management in the RB and the COs to ensure strong institutional commitment and leadership (through active and visible champions) for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) programme and process objectives;
  • Undertake a baseline assessment of GEWE in the region and in WFP operations;

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

What you will do:

  • Manage the effective application of the Gender and Age Marker and ensure that staff are equipped to sustainably mainstreamed gender equality objectives/goals in all WFP strategies, projects and programmes;
  • Support the establishment, coordinate the work and strengthen the capacity including on gender analysis of the Regional Bureau Gender Results Team and the regional Gender Results Network;
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships on gender and support mobilization of resources required to implement the WFP gender policy and gender regional strategy effectively;
  • Develop and implement gender training across the region including on gender, gender analysis, Gender Based Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and other related subjects;
  • Strengthen WFP workforce and partners’ gender awareness and gender analysis capacities and improve their ability for gender mainstreaming in project design and throughout the programming cycle.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Solid analytical, writing skills, and communication skills (including developing advocacy messages)
  • Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation
  • Knowledge of UN system policies and functions of gender-mandated agencies
  • Flexibility to travel on short notice and in challenging and difficult environments.
  • Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and training: Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, gender, international development, development economics or another related field like international relations, human rights, political science, or humanitarian studies

Work Experience:  At least 10 years of solid, responsible and relevant work experience in the gender field and dealing with human rights and/or gender-based violence

  • Proven experience with gender-responsive programming, the rights-based approach rights and/or gender- based violence highly desired.
  • In-depth knowledge of gender in humanitarian and development settings, gender-based violence, humanitarian policy issues, and its linkage with food security and nutrition is a plus.

 

Language: Fluency in both oral and written English. Intermediate knowledge of other UN language would be an advantage.

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