Senior Gender Officer


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:10+ years
  • Organisation type:Inter-governmental
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:International contract
  • Salary: $ 115949-145170 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:22/07/2024
  • Location:Ghana
Climate & Environmental justice Food security & Nutrition
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

Key Functions
• Plans, manages or leads highly specialized or multidisciplinary teams; leads, coordinates and/or participates in Organization-wide committees, project teams and working groups and/or provides technical leadership/secretariat services on technical networks and/or international technical policy and standard setting bodies.
• Analyses global and country specific requirements, as well as agricultural, economic, social and environmental factors to provide critical input into the FAO Strategic Framework, Programme of Work, as well as Detailed Work Plans and the supporting budgets and/or resourcing strategies.
• Implements and monitors work programmes, involving the conception and development of comprehensive statistical and/or analytical frameworks, including early warning, medium- and long-term plans and strategies, leading edge tools, methods, systems and databases, critical indicators and/or policy models for gender programming.
• Oversees and reviews from a gender perspective data collection, validation, analysis and reporting activities to support the development of technical standards, international instruments, innovation, FAO flagship publications/yearbooks and/or on-going programme development, as well as technical and/or policy advisory services.
• Provides technical and policy advice to Member Nations and technical support to Decentralized Offices in the region in the development and implementation of their programmes of work.
• Plans, organizes and participates in capacity development activities involving the provision of advice, technical assistance projects, training workshops, seminars and meetings, as well as oversees the development of related materials, on-line tools and information kits.
• Represents the Organization at international/inter-governmental meetings and conferences, advocates strategic partnerships, best practices and increased policy dialogue; develops and negotiates effective working relationships/consensus and agreements with international and national partners.
• Leads and/or participates in resource mobilization activities in accordance with the FAO Corporate Strategy.

Minimum Requirements
• Advanced university degree in gender studies, political science, economics, international development or relevant social sciences.
• Ten years of relevant experience in socio-economic analysis, policy analysis and support and capacity development to integrate gender dimensions into policy and programme formulation and implementation in the context of agriculture, rural development, food security and nutrition and poverty reduction.
• Working knowledge (proficient - level C) of English and limited knowledge (intermediate - level B) of another official FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
• Results Focus
• Leading, Engaging and Empowering
• Communication
• Partnering and Advocating
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Strategic Thinking

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