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Job deadline: October 8, 2020
Job title / Position title: Gender Officer
Duration of contract : two years with possibility of extension
Contract type: Full-time
Location / City: Cairo
Languages: Arabic and English
Job grade / Post level: P4
Salary estimation: P4: 82,000 USD – 110,000 USD / Year
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Job ID: 2002110
Vacancy number: 2003983

Section: Introduction

Organizational Setting
The Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (RNE) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO’s priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the Region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at Headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO’s strategic response to regional priorities. RNE also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization’s Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies RNE develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs).
The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region
Reporting Lines
The Gender Officer reports to the Regional Programme Leader (RPL)
Technical Focus
The Gender Officer will contribute to the implementation of FAO’s Strategic Framework and the Gender Equality Policy, which aims to achieve equality between women and men in sustainable agricultural production and rural development for the elimination of hunger and poverty. Specifically, the incumbent(s) will address aspects such as: Gender equality in food security and nutrition; gender equality in the sustainable management of natural resources, such as forestry, fisheries, livestock, and water; gender-sensitive value chains and trade; collection, analysis and use of gender-relevant sex-disaggregated data; gender-sensitive disaster risk reduction and resilience; gender and climate-smart agriculture; reduction in rural women’s work burden; gender mainstreaming across the organization, including monitoring and reporting; women’s land rights; gender and social protection.
Key Results
Comprehensive technical, analytical and/or policy analysis support and the development of specialized tools, methodologies, systems and/or databases to support the planning, implementation/delivery and monitoring of the programme of work and related products, projects, publications, and services.

Section: Responsibilities / Duties

Key Functions
  • Plans and leads components of multi-disciplinary teams and working groups, leads and/or participates in Divisional/Departmental teams, participates in Organization-wide committees, project teams, and working groups and provides specialized expertise on gender international technical networks and or technical policy and standard setting bodies.
  • Develops technical, analytical, monitoring and reporting frameworks, and related tools, methodologies, systems etc. to support the planning, implementation/delivery and monitoring of the programmes of work, products, projects, and services.
  • Designs and conducts gender and socio-economic research, data collection, validation, analysis and/or reporting to support the development of technical standards, international instruments, innovative tools and methodologies, flagship publications/technical reports and/or policy proposals as well as the provision of technical inputs and/or policy advice and expertise.
  • Responds to requests and provides technical/policy advice, assistance and solutions to Regional, Sub-Regional, and Country Offices related to gender and provides technical backstopping to field projects both in development and humanitarian contexts.
  • Promotes international cooperation and collaboration, advocates best practices and increased gender related policy dialogue and provides technical expertise at international meetings and conferences.
  • Coordinate capacity development activities involving knowledge sharing, the organization of training workshops, awareness raising, seminars, and meetings as well as the development of related materials and on-line tools and information kits.
  • Participates in resource mobilization activities in accordance with Corporate strategy and Departmental plans.
Specific Functions
  • Undertakes policy analysis and research on effective ways to address gender inequalities and promotes women’s empowerment in agriculture, and food security and nutrition;
  • Supports governments and regional organizations to formulate and implement gender-sensitive agriculture, rural development, and food security and nutrition policies and programmes, including also to countries  facing protracted crises or at risk of natural disasters;
  • Produces knowledge products and capacity development materials, and implements learning events to enhance the skills of FAO staff and Member States;
  • Organizes and prepares international meetings, workshops, learning events, and policy dialogues to influence global debates;
  • Advocates for the integration of social and gender equality issues into FAO’s agriculture and rural development programmes and projects, and participates in the project appraisal process;
  • Acts as regional gender focal point, establishes and coordinates a regional Gender Focal Point (GFP) network and strengthens capacity of professional staff in decentralized offices in the Region;
  • Ensures monitoring and timely reporting of the implementation of the Gender Equality Policy and the regional gender workplan and provides oversight and support to FAO country offices to formulate, implement and report on country specific annual gender action plans;
  • Collaborates and provides technical support to FAO country offices and related governments, strategic programme teams, and partners on gender equality and women’s empowerment and carries out gender mainstreaming, awareness raising and advocacy activities and provides technical support and advice related to gender-based violence;
  • Represents the Organization at international/inter-governmental meetings and conferences, advocates strategic partnerships, best practices, and increased policy dialogue and 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 Corporate strategy.
  • Coordinates and provides oversight over multi-stakeholder partnerships, field programmes and projects;
  • Performs other duties, as required.

Section: Requirements: Education / Experience / Languages / other requirements:

Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, rural sociology, gender studies, rural  development, social anthropology , agricultural economics, or other relevant social sciences
  • Seven years of relevant experience in socio-economic analysis,  policy formulation, capacity building in relation to gender equality and women’s empowerment, in development and/or humanitarian contexts
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish)
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work particularly in field positions is desirable
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge related to food security and nutrition, agriculture, rural development, and rural poverty and gender, and other social issues
  • Extent and relevance of experience in quantitative and qualitative socio-economic analysis
  • Extent and relevance of experience in policy analysis, formulation, monitoring and evaluation in the fields of gender equality and social policies, both, in development and humanitarian contexts.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in providing technical support to governments in the formulation and implementation of gender-sensitive agriculture, rural  development and food security and nutrition policies and programmes
  • Extent and relevance of experience in capacity development and organization of awareness raising and training activities
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize resources
    ____________________________________________________________________________________ FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

Section: Extra information 

  • GENERAL  INFORMATION FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link:  http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm   Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:
  • Dependency allowances
  • Rental subsidy
  • Education grant for children
  • Home leave travel
  • 30 working days of  annual leave per year
  • Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
  • International health insurance; optional life insurance
  • Disability protection
FAO encourages  a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes: • elements of family-friendly policies • flexible working arrangements • standards of conduct.

Section: Important application extra details

  • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills.
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile;
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;
  • Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list;
  • Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications;
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered;
  • Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
  • We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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