GENDER SPECIALIST

Quezon City Metro Manila | Manila

To ensure an efficient delivery of the project’s outcomes and outputs the Gender Specialist will lead in the effective mainstreaming of gender equality in key aspects of project management: baseline, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning. He/She will be responsible for the effective implementation of the gender equality strategies/approaches, activities and outputs as described in the approved GAC proposal, ensuring that specific gender outcomes are fully delivered. The Gender Specialist will support CARE staff, partners and intermediaries in ensuring project initiatives are gender-focused, taking into consideration the differential needs of women and men, girls and boys.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Job Responsibility #1 – Capacity Development in Gender Equality 70% of time

· Take overall responsibility in ensuring effective implementation of the project gender equality strategy as defined in the donor approved Project Implementation plan.

· Lead in the capacity building of CARE and partners staff on mainstreaming gender equality in programming. Identify, coordinate, and deliver appropriate capacity building interventions (training and coaching sessions and learning events) on gender equality and protection.

· Provide technical support to the MEAL team in the conduct of the project baseline, planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning to ensure gender equality is properly mainstreamed.

· Monitor and provide technical inputs/support on gender equality to project team, partners and service providers to ensure quality delivery of outputs per approved project and partners’ workplan.

· Develop and provide technical support in the implementation/use of gender analysis and monitoring tools. Assist in adapting existing systems to assess and monitor progress in gender mainstreaming by using gender marker.

· Coordinate with FSP and BDS providers and LGU partners in evaluating gender responsiveness of existing products/services, systems, policies/ordinances. Conduct of orientation for decision makers on gender sensitive service delivery to women and men owned-enterprises.

· Work with partner organizations to implement the PSEA and feedback/reporting mechanism, through mentoring, monitoring and support.

· Build strategic partnerships to advocate for gender- responsive programming.

· Provide technical support to identify opportunities for the development of relevant advocacy and communication/information materials to address gender (in)equality issues

Job Responsibility #2 - Documentation and donor reporting 20% of time

· Ensure proper documentation of gender related project activities, outputs, outcomes, good practices and lessons in in line with value chain development approach; maintain means of verification (MOVs) and other information using appropriate system/tools.

· Prepare donor report section on the implementation status of the gender equality strategy.

· Produce information materials on gender equality approach, impact, learning and good practices for CO/project’s internal and external audiences. Develop/reproduce gender-related IEC materials for partners and communities.

· Facilitate the production of research report/case studies on gender mainstreaming.

Job Responsibility #3 - Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Emergency Response 10% of time

· Lead in the mainstreaming of gender in CARE Philippines emergency response work. Support in the development and implementation of the Gender Action Plan (GAP) and revise as needed, according to CARE’s Program Strategy and commitments to gender transformative programming. Monitor implementation of the GAP.

· Ensure staff are aware of CI gender and PSEA policies. Provide orientation among CARE staff on the gender e-learning course, the use of IASC Gender and GBV handbooks and checklists.

· Review and provide inputs on emergency project proposals, plans and budgets (or provide written guidelines for such a review) to ensure that adequate attention is given (and resources allocated) to the mainstreaming of gender equality across sectors.

· External coordination with government, non-government, partner organizations and UN coordination mechanisms on gender during emergency response. Participate and contribute meaningfully to the Protection cluster, the GBV sub-cluster and gender mainstreaming mechanisms of the UN and Philippines government.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Problem Solving

Considering the diverse commodities and operational context, the position will require all three types of problem solving at different stages, but will mainly be faced with the second and third types, considering the project outcomes, outputs and key activities have already been defined; however, activities would have to be adapted to the context and the type of commodities.

Qualifications (Know-How)

Education/Training

Required: Bachelors’ degree in social sciences, development studies or other field of studies related to gender and development.

Desired: Master’s or advanced degree in relevant field of studies or Diploma or certificate in gender and development (GAD)

Experience:

Minimum 5 years of professional experience in GAD work;

· Proven record of experience in capacity building, partners/inter agency/multi-stakeholder coordination, advisory and advocacy works.

· Demonstrated experience in GAD capacity development for community-based livelihood/enterprises development programs

Desired:

· Experience or good knowledge of the VC commodities: abaca, cassava, herbs, vegetables and seaweeds and root crops.

· Demonstrated experience in integrating GAD in value chain development and or social enterprise operations

Technical Skills

Required:

· At least five years’ experience in gender-related program work, preferably with a non-government/non-profit entity

· Familiar with humanitarian programming and inter-agency coordination systems

· Proven experience combining formal expertise on gender mainstreaming and gender equality with experience of applying these concretely to specific humanitarian program sectors, plans, policies and processes

· Knowledge of training tools and methods and proven experience delivering training on gender-responsive programs

· Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner and conducive to their practical application;

· Strong knowledge of CARE and IASC Gender and GBV guidelines and must have completed the CARE and IASC Gender e-learning course “Women, Girls, Boys and Men; Different Needs – Equal Opportunities”.

· Strong communication, coordination, analytical and mentoring skills; fluency in written and verbal English

· Ability to set priorities for self and team, and ensure these priorities are addressed.

· Ability to work under stressful conditions.

· Adult training skills.

· Good computer skills.

Competencies

· Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity

· Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting; using appropriate methods and flexible interpersonal style to help achieve a cohesive team.

· Facilitating Change - Encouraging others to seek and act upon opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; critically analyzing evolving and fluid situations; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace; actively engaging with resistance to change.

· Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to achieve objectives; taking decisive action to achieve goals in times of uncertainty or in fluid contexts; being proactive.

· Innovation - Generating innovative solutions; trying different and novel ways to deal with work challenges, opportunities, and probable consequences; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.

· Planning and Organization - Establishing a course of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently and effectively in accordance with CARE's core values.

· Stress tolerance - Maintaining effective performance under pressure or adversity; handling stress in a manner that is consistent with CARE's core values.

Freedom to Act / Impact

PRIME (takes full and total responsibility) per his/her approved workplan.

CONTRIBUTORY (provides support and contributes to the overall success)

General Accountability:

Decisions the job holder can make without prior approval are those in line and within his/her approved workplan and budget.

The jobholder has no direct reports.

Financial Accountability

The job holder will plan, manage and monitor expenditure based on approved budget for specific gender equality initiatives; provide timely and accurate expenditure records.

Contacts/Key Relationships

Internal:

GAC Project staff: Coordination of work

External:

CARE Canada staff: Coordination of work

Local partners: Coordination work

Private sector service providers: Coordination work

Relevant LGUs and NGAs: Coordination work

Technical Quality working Groups: Coordination Work and representation

Organizations/networks known to promote the interests of women – coordination work

Living Conditions

Location: Quezon City

Expected percentage of time traveling: 50%

Special Conditions: none

Kindly send updated Curriculum Vitae / Resume to carephilippinesinfo@care.org and msilva@care.org. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Interview and selection may be done within the period of this advertisement.

The job opening is based in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines - thus this is for a national/local post.

For more details, please contact (02) 351-6458.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: CARE
  • Location: Quezon City Metro Manila | Manila
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender Mainstreaming
    • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-06

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