Department: Inter-Agency Coordination Unit
Reports to: CTA Stabilization & Recovery Programme
Position Status: Non-Rotational
Under the guidance of Senior Inter-Agency Coordinator, and with support from the Inter-Agency coordination team (UNDP and UNHCR), the Gender Analysis Specialist will contribute to monitoring & evaluation, strategic planning and design of programming aimed at strengthening the analysis of needs, progress and impact within the LCRP from a gender perspective. These efforts will also serve to further strengthen ongoing protection mainstreaming efforts across all sectors. The Gender Analysis Specialist is expected to interact with national and local authorities and stakeholders, international agencies, sector working groups to ensure that key gender analysis is conducted and solutions to improve gender inclusion are developed and applied across sectors projects and programming. The Gender Analysis Specialist will work closely with the protection, SGBV, the PSEA focal point/network and conflict sensitivity mainstreaming focal points to build on existing efforts.
- Compile and codify quantitative and qualitative gender data from existing databases, research, surveys, evaluations and assessments.
- Review inter-sector and sector research plans from a gender perspective and provide inputs to existing survey teams and operations to fill knowledge gaps on gender-equality and women empowerment related issues.
- Analyze the needs of women and men, girls and boys, household and community dynamics to better inform the LCRP and partners’ strategic planning.
- Analyze the impact of the Syria crisis on women and men, girls and boys, household and community dynamics to contribute to the overall M&E system.
- Develop in-focus briefs and guidance notes to inform advocacy on topics from a gender perspective, such as gender-based violence, economic inclusion, empowerment and voices in decision-making, capacities for reconciliation and conflict resolution.
- Provide constructive feedbacks on the current reporting tools & products to improve gender inclusion and communication on gender inclusion
- Provide training and capacity building support for LCRP partners on gender data analysis
- Facilitate knowledge building and mainstreaming of gender perspectives within the LCRP planning process.
- Build on the protection risk analysis conducted and support the implementation of the protection mainstreaming workplan by including gender data analysis.
- Mentor LCRP sectors to ensure operationalization of gender disaggregated indicators, analysis and mainstreaming of gender considerations, in collaboration with the inter-agency Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist.
- Based on the needs assessments and analysis developed, support response partners in key sectors in identifying further opportunities for gender responsive programming, with a particular focus on support to public institutions and durable solutions.
- Support the integration of gender considerations throughout the project management cycles of key partners, from design through implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Support partnership building, leveraging gender expertise across government, international and national actors and private sector.
- Knowledge of anti-corruption concepts, principles and policies and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations
- Identifies country needs and strategies using a fact-based approach.
- Sets performance standards, monitors progress and intervenes at an early stage to ensure results are in accordance with agreed-upon quality and timeframes and reports on it.
- Makes use of a variety of resources based on UN/UNCT priorities to achieve results, such as cross-functional teams, secondments and developmental assignments, and collaborative funding approaches.
- Oversees and documents the process of strategy formulation for programmes at country level.
- Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UN/UNCT’s strategic agenda.
- Sensitizes UN Partners, donors and other international organizations to the UN/UNCT’s strategic agenda, identifying areas for joint efforts;
- Develops positive ties with civil society to build/strengthen UN/UNCT’s mandate.
- Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners.
- Effectively attentive to programmatic synergies in inter-agency meetings.
- Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches.
- Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms.
- Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines.
- Serves as internal analyst in the area of expertise and shares knowledge with staff.
- Continues to seek new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit.
- Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally.
- Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
- Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.
- Anticipates client needs.
- Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider.
- Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective.
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Anthropology or other relevant fields.
- At least 5 years of relevant experience, a part of which would be from countries in crisis.
- Solid experience at the national or international level in providing policy analysis and research advisory services on gender issues.
- Ability to integrate gender considerations across disciplines/sectors, and specifically into crisis response, while prioritizing gender impacts within the framework of humanitarian and stabilization objectives.
- Ability to analyze complex data sets, both quantitative and qualitative.
- Ability to distinguish response actions –immediate, medium to long-term mitigation, rehabilitation and reconstruction activities.
- Familiarity with gender markers and other assessment tools and frameworks as well as an ability to conduct gender assessments using well-established international tools and guidelines.
- Hands-on experience in inter-agency / programme coordination with a focus on building local civil society/government capacity.
- Experience establishing inter-agency relationships among a range of stakeholders, including international organizations, INGOs, local civil society and local and national government representatives, as well as demonstrated networking and relationship building skills.
- Experience in using IT and office software packages,
- Knowledge and experience from crisis response operations is desirable
- Fluency in English.
- Knowledge of Arabic or French would be an asset.
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Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension