Roster Technical Specialist - GEWE


International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Remote (global)
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Consultancy
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Inter-governmental
  • Remote option:Remote (global)
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:05/11/2023
  • Location:Remote (global)
Food security & Nutrition
Key Functions and Results
Reporting to the Lead Technical Specialist - Gender and Social Inclusion, the GEWE consultant will conduct the following activities where and when applicable to the specific assignment:
  • Join design, supervision, implementation support, mid-term review, or completion missions and conduct tasks related to Gender, Targeting and Social Inclusion as indicated in the mission TORs;

At design:
  • Review the country context (legal, political, institutional, social, cultural and sector policies) relevant to GEWE in relation to the project thematic focus;
  • Conduct a participatory gender-sensitive rural poverty and livelihoods analysis in the proposed project area(s) to identify and better understand the needs, priorities and expectations of poor rural people (including their livelihood strategies and outcomes, vulnerabilities and coping mechanisms, local poverty processes and rural institutions);
  • Develop gender-sensitive TOCs, gender mainstreaming strategies, define implementation mechanisms, and other products needed to ensure that the project identifies opportunities to support GEWE and facilitates women’s participation in project interventions;

At implementation, mid-term and completion:
  • Identify implementation arrangements, risks and mitigation measures, costs and financing to ensure effective implementation of the gender strategy;
  • Identify and describe factors and constraints that have influenced project implementation, including technical, bureaucratic, managerial, organizational, institutional and socio-economic policy issues, in addition to other external factors unforeseen during design, and how these have affected the project in terms of implementation delays and shortfalls, and impact on the beneficiaries;
  • Assess how project M&E systems incorporate gender and social inclusion perspectives, including the use of participatory approaches and disaggregated data and indicators, conduct or guide analyses to ascertain the equitable distribution of project benefits, measure or support the measurement of changes linked to gender equality and empowerment and to measure performance of the project strategies;

Other Activities
  • Contribute to start-up workshops and other capacity development activities as required,
  • Contribute to technical written sections of mission reports or to the development of other technical reports as required.

Job Profile Requirements
  • Advanced university degree from an accredited institution listed on in a job related field (*):     
  • Areas - Agriculture, Rural Development, Social Studies, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Management, International Relations.

Work Experience: 
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in the design, implementation, supervision of projects in the field of gender equality, women's empowerment and social inclusion in an agricultural or rural context
  • Position-specific experience: Experience with design and/or implementation of development programs for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Experience with gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation systems / framework.

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