FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.
Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
The consultant will be hire by FAO Angola Representation, under a PSA.NAT contract.
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the FAO Representative Assistant for Program (A-FAOR-P), the Gender Specialist main role is to ensure an effective gender mainstreaming mechanism (equality approach incorporated) in all projects at country level office.
The Gender specialist should also promote and advocacy an organizational learning at individual level on how to practically and effectively mainstream gender s issues into projects and programs and also on FAO Angola office s structure within the framework of existing programmatic support from Head Quarters and Regional Officer.
The consultant will be responsible for make links between gender and specific thematic areas such us work, political participation, education, sexual and reproductive health, human rights and violence against women.
The consultant will report direct to FAO Representative (FAOR) in Angola and work closely with FAO Representative Assistant for Programme (A-FAOR).
Gender equality and socio-economic development.
Tasks and responsibilities
The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks :
Ensure an affective gender s issues mainstreaming mechanism in FAOR programs and projects
Participate in gender s training and pertinence’s activities
Ensure the support in the formalization of Projects with the sectoral engagement of women
Support the integration of gender issues in the daily management of programs and projects and insert gender equity issues as key points in the projects documents proposal
Take on the issues of gender, with focus to social and economic framework as well as national and regional statistical references.
Manage the day-to-day ongoing projects and the activities including the monitoring of women participation on trainings and workshops, mapping of gender equality, parity and gender balance promotion.
Contact the focal points networking (at HQ, Regional and Sub regional level) and establish regular briefing sessions as well continued as UN Women
Compilation documents related with gender profile and create a digital and physical office collection of Gender assessment (national, regional and global view), Gender database (sectorial profile), Gender guidelines, ToR, other references (UN recommendations, FAO checklist, etc)
Oversee and review, from a gender perspective, data collection, validation, analysis and reporting activities to support the development of technical standards, international instruments, innovation, FAO flagship publications
Apply operational and administrative procedures according to UN rules and FAO standards for an effective gender mainstreaming mechanism
Promote and advocacy an organizational learning at individual level on how to practically
Perform briefings, actions or activities on gender issues with / to colleagues on Country Office in order to consolidate concepts and awareness of the problematic
Ensure the policy procedures and sensibility of the issue together with all stakeholders including the Government of Angola and UN agencies
Provide trainings on gender for FAO Staff, master trainers and rural communitive
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
University degree in Political science, social sciences, gender, institutional development or other revelevant social science
At least five (3) years’ experience in gender in rural development context and training.
Knowledge of one of the FAO official languages is also required
National of Angola or resident in the country with a regular work permit.
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Additional Selection Criteria
Experience in Angola and familiarity with Angola’ rural context is considered as asset
Knowledge of national information rules, regulations and procedures and good communications skills
Ability to work under pressure and adapt to an evolving and complex context and within multidisciplinary and different cultural background teams;
Demonstrated ability to establish good working relationship and team spirit both inside the Organization and with external partners such as government officers, UN partners, donors or NGOs;
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.