GENDER SPECIALIST - ENTERPRIZE PROGRAM
Purpose of Position:
To provide strategic guidance and technical programmatic direction to the UNFAO funded - Ensuring Nutrition, Transforming and Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe (ENTERPRIZE) Consortium for gender related programming focusing on gender equity integration within the project; and contributing towards the achievement of project goals and objectives.
1.Gender strategy development and leadership-Leads the conduct of the Gender Analysis in the project areas and development of ENTERPRIZE gender equality and women empowerment strategy;Develops gender action plans to be used by each Partner and technical area to integrate gender in all activities throughout the Consortium.
2.Gender integration support - Develops project framework for gender equality programming to ensure approved donor gender results are achieved. Advises and supports the Consortium team and partners to implement the gender strategy.
3.Training and capacity development:Supports capacity development in gender and development for Consortium partners, staff and stakeholders; Integrates gender in all ENTERPRIZE training manuals and materials;
4.Stakeholder coordination networking and advocacy- Collaborates with key stakeholders. Participates in gender coordination platforms at national level and geographic areas of operation;Develop targeted communication products on key gender and social inclusion issues to communicate the project’s advocacy issues clearly to the community, government, and other key stakeholders.
5.Monitoring and evaluation- Inputs into the development of Performance Monitoring framework (PMF), performance monitoring plan (PMP) and tools that enable ENTERPRIZE to collect the desired gender outcome data.
6.Evidence and knowledge management-Facilitates cross-learning visits amongst partners and stakeholders on implementation of gender equality strategies
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Social Sciences, including Gender studies or related fields.
Commitment to and understanding of child-focused transformational development in Africa.
Has ability to lead strategic planning skills and managerial competency with experience in results based management and results oriented approach to project and programme implementation.
Ability to apply gender and development theory to the specific regional context and to identify creative, practical approaches to overcome gender-related challenges.
Expertise in the agriculture based livelihood is an added advantage.
At least 3 years’ experience in gender and development.