- 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