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Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor at World Vision International

Purpose of Position

To provide technical leadership in program implementation, program monitoring and evaluation in relation to gender integration in the project that is focused on Natural Resource Management and Climate Change specific interventions at the community and household level. This include capacity building and technical assistance to government, civil society and community stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities

% Time Major Activities End Results Expected
45% Technical Leadership and Program implementation

Provide technical leadership to the Project to ensure integration of gender in program interventions focused on Natural Resource management, Climate Change, Agriculture and Livelihoods

Consortium leadership support and understanding
Design and deliver realistic and pragmatic gender strategies and programming interventions that will lead to positive gender equality outcomes. Program Gender mainstream strategy
Advise and support the Consortium and Partners to integrate gender into activities Gender Responsive work plans
Develop and revise training materials according to local context and conduct relevant Gender Equality and social inclusion training sessions for partners, local authorities, and other stakeholders. Gender Mainstreaming in NRM and Climate change guidelines
Lead development and implementation of training in gender mainstreaming techniques for program team and partners Gender Mainstreaming in NRM and Climate change facilitators Manual
Advise the consortium team to build on-going capacity of gender focal points by providing resource materials, practical tools and references A team of trained Gender mainstreaming focal points across the consortium partners
Facilitate capacity building of project staff and partners on Gender and social inclusion Improved capacity on Gender mainstreaming among staff
30% Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability, Learning and Innovation

Conduct gender assessments, reviews and audits to assess ways to continually target involvement of women in nutrition sensitive and nutrition specific activities

Gender Assessment/audit reports
Integrate gender equality considerations in Results-Based Management monitoring and reporting method Gender responsive Result- Based Management Framework
Develop tools, frameworks and resources to enable better gender integration in the Project Gender Equality and social inclusion integration model
Track and report against gender indicators and disaggregate data by gender to analyze results within each domain. Gender transformative reports developed and submitted as per donor agreement
Lead the capacity building initiatives of communities and partners on monitoring and ensure participatory data collection Gender inclusive community monitoring teams
Review and provide technical feedback on results and project reports to donors in order to ensure quality and full compliance with gender policy and progress towards achieving integration of gender in program Gender responsive reports
Identify successful practices in the project that can be showcased in publications, communication materials and conferences Project and WVK programmatic experiences and achievements, lessons learnt and best practices shared internally and externally for improved profile
Prepare communications materials that highlight the Project’s gender equality programming, successes and lessons learnt IEC materials in Gender equality in NRM? climate change Livelihoods etc,
20% Engagement Networking and Advocacy

Represent the project in stakeholder meetings at National and International level county levels in collaboration with the Regional manager/County and National coordinators.

Enhanced policy influence in Gender Equality and social inclusion across sectors
Advocate for policy translation, position papers and influence to county plans
Work with relevant Government Ministries for technical direction and leveraging of resources to support gender mainstreaming interventions in the project area. Program ownership by the county and national Government
In collaboration with other actors, assist in developing initiatives to ensure regular and consistent advocacy on gender concerns Sustainable Gender Equality advocacy mechanisms
Strengthen linkages between the Project and other WVK programs Integration of the project into WVK programming
Ensure program representation in key strategic Gender and social Inclusion technical working groups and forums at the county and national level Increased profile of the program in HES/Livelihoods technical working groups and forums
Actively participate in the Project meetings, and other WVK forums and meetings as appropriate Integration of the project into WVK programming
Spearhead learning forums to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices Enhance learning, communication and adoption of promising practices
Contribute to engagement, publications, to communicate program progress and successes Program actively contributing to county and national forums
5% Others Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or designee from time to time;

Participate and contribute to committees and task forces as and when required.

Program is well coordinated and management effectively supported through assigned and delegated roles

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced degree in social sciences such as Social Work, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Community Development, International Studies, Sociology or their equivalent.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Gender and Disability programming with specialization in Environment and Natural Resource Management.
  • An understanding of Human Rights and specifically Women and Child rights including CEDAW and Social Justice Issues and gender equity.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure gender integration in project design, implementation and ME.
  • Effective English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English.
  • Good understanding, Gender and social inclusion, priorities, approaches, standards and guidelines/ international best practices.
  • Proven track record as a staff and community trainer and capacity builder in Gender and Development,
  • Demonstrated analytical and advocacy skills on gender issues especially with regard to policy advocacy in line with CEDAW and BPFA.

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