Deadline: 27 August 2019 2019
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Gender Development Specialist in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Gender Development Specialist will provide authoritative technical guidance/operational support throughout all stages of programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results contributing to gender equality in alignment with the Gender Action Plan.
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Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Gender Development Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Management and/or advisory support to Deputy Representative:
- Coordinate with the Regional Gender Advisors and the Headquarters Gender Section to plan, utilize, monitor and report on the Gender Thematic Fund, or other programmatic funds with large gender components that are allocated to the country-specific interventions for the Country Programme, under the Country Office senior management.
- Lead the gender component of the reporting of the routine country-level programme expenditures, including the annual reporting and the RAM.
- Provide technical input and review on the gender components in key funding proposal appeals and submissions and in the design of funded projects/programmes so that gender technical components are clearly defined and technical capacities are included.
- Programme development and planning (including emergency contexts):
- Lead and/or support the evidence-based programme planning on gender, incorporating robust measurement and evaluation of results – especially in the event of the Country Programme development and Mid-Term Review.
- Work with sectoral counterparts to incorporate sound gender indicators and measures in programme and policy initiatives, proposals, and advocacy efforts and assist in developing gender-sensitive theories of change models for sector and cross-sectoral programming in alignment with the MoRES framework.
- Collaborate with sectoral colleagues, identify the areas of focus for gender programming with the greatest potential for impact and scale, in alignment with the Gender Action Plan and the country/regional priorities.
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results (including emergency contexts):
- Support the strengthening of data systems and collection, as well as accountability mechanisms to monitor and evaluate progress on gender results.
- Lead cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination on key programmatic results on gender, ensuring coherence, maximization of synergies and efficiency in utilization of resources and delivery of results.
- Support high quality reporting on gender results, and a biannual performance review of Gender Action Plan specified results.
- Advisory services and technical support:
- Provide technical support and advocacy to reporting and follow-up on international and regional gender equality commitments made by the countries.
- Support the development of adequate emergency preparedness measures, updating of contingency plans and establishment of early warning mechanisms that reflect gender needs.
- Support the development and of sex-disaggregated databases on information crucial for the planning and implementation of emergency plans.
- Advocacy, networking and partnership building:
- Forge and support internal and external partnerships and networks in the development of harmonized, gender-transformative programme interventions.
- Build strategic alliances for gender equality with various partners, including institutional links with UN agencies and other relevant entities.
- Collaborate with other UN agencies and partners to enhance robust gender results in sectoral programmes at the country level.
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:
- Initiate documentation and sharing of the country-level experience in gender programming and lessons learned, which will be shared with internal network and external partners and utilized for South-South cooperation.
- Support and conduct innovative research on gender at the country-level.
- Support Regional Gender Advisor in advancing the technical and research capacity of country-level staff, offices and programmes on gender to continue to build evidence base for programming and to ensure continuous capacity in gender at Country Office level.
Applicants must have:
- University degree (Masters or higher) in the social sciences (i.e. sociology, demography, psychology, political science, social policy or economics), public health, public policy, public administration, international development, or in an area relevant to UNICEF’s sectoral work (e.g. Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection, Social Inclusion, HIV/AIDs, etc.).
- Bachelor’s degree combined with an additional 2 years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
- Academic credentials in gender are a strong asset.
- Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible professional experience and demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led substantive programming and research on gender and development in key issue areas that are the focus of UNICEF’s Gender Action Plan.
- Experience in designing, implementing, managing, and delivering results-based programmes on gender and development or any other cross cutting programme, especially at country/field level, experience in emergency response is an asset.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies an asset to the post.
- Fluency in French and English required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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