Senior Gender Advisor, Niger
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
World Vision seeks a Senior Gender Advisor for the proposed USAID/Food For Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Niger.
The Senior Gender Advisor will lead gender integration throughout the entire award period as FFP considers attention to gender integration key to realizing intended outcomes. The Gender Advisor should have an in-depth understanding of gender, age, and other socio-cultural factors in the context of food security programming; a demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources.
S/he also provides technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on gender specific issues.
Serving as a subject matter expert in the area of gender issues.
Providing research and programmatic recommendations to sub grantees in the design and methodologies on the analysis of data to inform and for measuring success in overall gender interventions.
Providing ongoing technical support for the development, implementation and evaluation of gender-related activities.
Recommending appropriate approaches and best practices for gender programs.
Actively participate in interagency technical working group for Gender.
Reviewing the technical quality of the project by conducting site visits to project locations and providing technical assistance on program implementation, monitoring progress and evaluating performance, reviewing and analyzing results, and recommending changes in implementation.
Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in the fields of gender-based violence.
Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate.
Perform other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area is required.
At least five (5) years of field experience at the community level is required.
Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources.
Proven technical expertise in addressing harmful gender norms, preventing and responding to gender-based violence, reducing vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women, and constructive engagement of men and boys, as applied to very poor and highly vulnerable settings.
Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program gender requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.
Experience working/living in French speaking countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Niger context.
Experience conducting or being involved with gender analyses.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.
Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.
Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.
Ability to achieve results through partners.
Experience as a Senior Gender Advisor required.
Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.
In-depth understanding of gender, age, and other socio-cultural factors in the context of food security programming.
Fluency in French.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Skills in participatory data collection and facilitating collaborative problem solving.
Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors to gender integration and empowerment.
Strong management and interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French.
Mentoring and facilitation skills.
Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, and experience working overseas in low-resource environments.
Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.
Familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender equality in project sectors is required, as demonstrated by at least two years of senior-level experience working on projects that addressed gender-related constraints.
Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.