Project Officer DRM - Gender (Open only to nationals of Guyana)

  • Added Date: Friday, 24 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 10 February 2020
  • Mainstream gender and highlight gender aspects while conducting capacity development workshops, visits and awareness raising sessions, to promote and ensure gender-responsiveness of the design, plan and implementation of the activities under the project. The Project Officer -Gender is expected to conduct capacity development activities particularly with the Ministry of Agriculture Hydrogeological Services, Civil Defense Commission, UNDP; and other partners. 
  • Work closely with the Communications Associate and partners to develop capacity building and gender mainstreaming materials.
  • Conduct capacity development workshops, visits and awareness raising sessions to promote gender equality and gender mainstreaming in hazard-prone communities targeted by the project.
  • Ensure that the priorities of the “UNDP- FAO Gender Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Agriculture Sector in Guyana” are integrated into the project activities, government agencies and UNOSAT’s action plans; 
  • Analyze data collected by the project and develop a gender action plan, inclusive of activities and timelines, together with responsible parties for the implementation of the Gender Strategy; 
  • Design sex-desegregated data collection and monitoring system for project activities;
  • Develop and maintain a database of sex-desegregated data gathered through project activities
  • Provide technical and Logistical Support to knowledge exchanges carried out under the project. 
  • Provide technical inputs in mainstreaming gender across programmes under the Energy, Environment and Extractive Industries portfolio in UNDP Guyana country office
  • Develop and document good practices and lessons learned on gender and climate change at the national and subnational levels.
  • Undertakes such travel to the coastal and hinterland regions as may be required in connection with project execution;
  • Performs other duties related to the work of the project as required.
  • Substantive experience conducting research and analysis in gender equality and at least one other related theme, including climate change mitigation and/or adaptation, agriculture, environment and/or sustainable development.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and facilitating capacity building processes.
  • Strong understanding of the links between climate change/environment and gender issues.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner.
  • Demonstrate commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Outstanding time management and organisational skills
  • Sharing knowledge and experience, communicating ideas and managing information flow
  • Respond positively to feedback and differing points of view
  • Master’s degree in any of the related areas: Gender, Agriculture, Climate change, Environment, Sustainable Development or Social sciences
  • Work experience in relevant technical areas for at least seven (7) years in climate change/environment and women empowerment and gender mainstreaming  initiatives  gender;
  • Proven ability to undertake gender analysis, design relevant criteria and gender strategy;
  • Demonstrated experience working on policy and programmatic issues with national and local governments and civil society organizations. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to climate change/agriculture
  • Demonstrated substantive experience in working with hinterland and coastal communities.
  • Experience in designing and facilitating capacity building processes;
  • Experience or strong familiarity with the work of UNDP and/or other multilateral, bilateral and civil society development partners.
  • Fluency in English Language.

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Contract Duration: One year  - with possibility of extension

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