Division/Department: WASH and FSA
Location: PADO Regional Office Bannu / North Waziristan Tribal District
Job title: Gender Specialist
Reports to: Project Manager
Level/Grade: OG III
Type of position: Full-time
40 Hours/week Exempt: Weekends
General Description of Tasks
Assist and support the team in implementing the aims and objectives of the project;
In a team process, plan, develop and implement Program activities under overall guidance of Executive Director and PADO Head Office in line with the MoU signed by PADO and CARE International aiming two main objectives of the project as:
- TDP returnee families of NWTD have improved hygiene and access to WASH facilities, including key components of Hygiene Promotion, Sanitation Facilities, Water Supply and WASH NFIs Distribution
- TDP returnee families in NWTD have access to improved agriculture and food security , including key components of Livestock, Irrigation, Seed System Security and Pests and Pesticide Control
The Gender Specialist will:
Implement the Project’s and PADO Gender Strategy to prioritize women’s roles in training in their communities and households.
Gender analysis and integration at the community level, implementing gender initiatives and strategies, sensitizing stakeholders on gender issues, mainstreaming gender, documenting success stories.
Conducting gender-sensitive analyses to ensure the differential needs, constraints, capacities, priorities of women and men targeted by the project are understood and addressed;
Improve the mainstreaming of gender into project activities and project management tools, including tracking of gender equality results and gender-sensitive analysis of data collected;
Leveraging consultations with women’s groups and other community stakeholders to provide recommendations on how to best encourage community acceptance of project initiatives and incorporate best practices in women’s economic empowerment into the project.
Insuring participation level women in project activities where feasible as per project proposal and PAD gender mainstreaming policy in Projects Implementation.
Identify and assess Women needs and abilities to meet their quantitative and qualitative food requirements (analyse access, availability and usage)
Identify Women socio-economic vulnerabilities in order to better target the most at risk
Identify and formalize Gender intervention objectives in conjunction with other Project Team
study the various possibilities for action, forming assumptions and identifying risks / drawing up and adhering to his/her own activity timeframe
Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
Other job related responsibility assigned by Program Manager/ Executive Director – PADO
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
University degree (Masters in Gender Studies or Equivalent.), with relevant field experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a related area or Equivalent with extensive and relevant field experience in Food Security and Livelihood Projects Implementation ;
Work experience requirements:
Four or more years’ experience responsible professional experience on Gender Mainstreaming in FSL and WASH Programme in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, recovery and human rights.
Fully proficient computer skills including use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, Internet etc.
Fluency in oral and written English with knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is essential.
Cooperates and works effectively with others in an emergency setting in the pursuit of common goals.
Promotes, practices, and helps others value and respect diversity of gender, culture, opinions, values, perspectives, ideas, skills, expertise, knowledge, and experiences.
Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances; adaptable and ready to travel with little or short notice.
Performs effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health.