FAO recruits 01 Gender specialist – Local Coordinator

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FAO recruits 01 Gender specialist – Local Coordinator


Cairo, Egypt
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description:  2102387  Gender specialist – Local Coordinator
Closure Date: 08/Sep/2021, 11:59:00 PM Organizational Unit: FNEGYJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: Egypt-CairoDuration: 6 monthsPost Number: N/A  IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and cultureQualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to applyEveryone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discriminationAll selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checksAll applications will be treated with the strictest confidentialityThe incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
Organizational Setting:   The FAO Representation in Egypt supports the Government of Egypt in developing policies and more specifically under this project and are aiming to reduce the impact of COVID-19 across the food supply chains: (i) protecting the most vulnerable groups, addressing inequality and rural poverty in the context of COVID-19; (ii) building resilient and sustainable food systems and food supply chains; (iii) continue supporting governmental programmes to stimulate the economy and supporting local enterprises, to protect workers and farmers and supporting their incomes; and (iv) ensure the functioning of agricultural value chains, given their importance and critical role in food access and food availability. Ultimately, there is a need to improve the enabling policy environment to ensure stable, sufficient, safe and nutritious food for all, particularly the most vulnerable groups.
The tasks envisaged for this consultancy will contribute to reduced poverty, improved food security and nutrition and resilient livelihoods for vulnerable rural women and youth and build back a more sustainable food system in Minya Governorate – to ensure that no one relying on agricultural production for their wellbeing is left behind (especially those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic). This contribution will be achieved through the support of participatory, integrated and community-based approaches to sustainable smallholder agricultural development, agricultural climate change adaptation and agri-food systems.  
The position is located in the FAO Office in Cairo, Egypt.
Reporting Lines:   Under the overall supervision of the FAO representative and Assistant FAO Representative, the direct supervision of the Project Senior Advisor, the expert will work in close collaboration with all partners (government, local authorities, NGOs, private sector, and others) and the technical team of the project, and the team of  FAO Office in Egypt.

Technical Focus: The Gender Specialist will provide assistance in advancing gender equality and female empowerment by ensuring full integration of gender issues in supporting the implementation of the project OSRO/EGY/102/CAN “Improved Livelihoods, Nutrition and empowerment of Rural Women and their Families affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Minya Governorate”. The incumbent will ensure that activities will focus on women beneficiaries, to promote their empowerment and creation of economic opportunities.

Tasks and responsibilities:
The Gender Specialist – local coordinator will be responsible for the following tasks:   •    Coordinate with experts to review the curricula of the FBS and ensure that the technical information is compliant with quality standards and is presented with a simple and understandable language and illustrations.
•    Implementing the Project’s Gender Strategy to prioritize women’s roles in training, food security, nutrition, income generation and value-added activities in their communities and households.•    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 SEED project.•    Identify facilitators, assess their training needs, and ensure knowledge and skills gaps are filled through ToT. Ensure that the majority of facilitators are female and that training on gender-sensitive issues is provided.•    Follow-up with the facilitators’ team to ensure application of FAO methodology and gender strategy to FBS, formulation and accomplishment of training plans, identification of training venues, timely conduction of FBS trainings.•    In collaboration with local NGOs and rural leaders, supervise establishment of FBS at targeted villages, with majority of female beneficiaries.•    In collaboration with facilitators, prepare training reports and submit to Project manager.•    In collaboration with M&E specialist, ensure that all facilitators provide the weekly workplan with accurate information about field implementation activities.•    Create link between beneficiaries and service providers (e.g., input providers, traders, market buyers, financial institutions).•    Provide technical assistance to facilitators and beneficiaries for formulation of business plans and feasibility studies.•    Organize exchange visits to showcase good examples of business opportunities (e.g. agri-food companies, postharvest/value addition facilities, modern market outlets, etc.).•    Cooperate with project team to conduct awareness campaigns on gender empowerment, life skills, nutrition, food safety, etc.•    Provide visual and written materials needed for visibility and documentation of success stories and project expected results.•    Organize all events at field level and field missions of FAO and donor officials, as requested.•    Any other duties related to the incumbent’s field of experience, as required.
Minimum Requirements     •    An advanced university degree  in Agriculture or related field .
•    At least 10. years of relevant professional experience. •    Working knowledge in the English and Arabic languages.•    National of Egypt.
FAO Core Competencies •    Results Focus
•    Teamwork•    Communication•    Building Effective Relationships•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills •    Relevance and extent of experience in working with inter-governemental bodies and multi-disciplinary teams.
•    Excellent organizational skills;•    Good analytical skills with strong orientation to details•    Experience in report writing and data analysis•    Demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to convey and present sensitive issues/positions•    Demonstrated knowledge and working experience relevant to Gender.•    .Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and other stakeholders in a multicultural setting, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: [email protected] received after the closing date will not be acceptedOnly language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:  http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 
HOW TO APPLY To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile.
Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be consideredCandidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.If you need help, or have queries, please contact:  [email protected]