International / National Technical support to strengthen Gender Programming both in the development and Emergency response, 11.5 months, Khartoum, Sudan
Job Number: 523214 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Middle East and North Africa: Sudan
Work Type : Consultancy
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
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Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.
How can you make a difference?
Purpose of post
There is a need to ensure that our programs especially (Kids in Need of Durable Solution(KINDS) thematic funds provided by our donors contribute to promoting gender integration in our work. Technical support is needed to ensure that these programs incorporate gender in the entire program management cycle – from assessment to evaluation.
Basic objectives of consultancy
Support the office in developing an in-depth gender analysis and roadmap for gender sensitive implementation of the GAP priority areas and the current and pipeline projects/programs, which includes: Updated gender-sensitive situation analysis of children/adolescents and women, highlighting areas of gender inequality and gender issues
In consultation with the PME team formulate gender-sensitive qualitative and quantitative indicators, resulting in gender sensitive disaggregated data for the projects/programmes.
Develop an in-depth gender analysis for select activities under current and pipeline projects/programs to understand the different reasons behind gender disparities in each sector involved (i.e. Education, Child Protection, Health & Nutrition, Communication for Development) and develop a set of recommendations for targeted interventions that tackle disparities and promote gender equality
Review and enhance risk analysis to mitigate losing focus on gender during program implementation, with recommendations
Develop guidelines for common understanding on gender equality for all program staff and assess our gender commitments and understanding
Conduct an in-depth training for GAP/PSEA Advocates on gender analysis and gender integration
In collaboration with the partner, participate, contribute and facilitate the trainings for all program and field staff on basic concepts of gender equality and integration of gender into WASH, Child Protection, social protection and policy, Education, and Health/Nutrition, communication for development in development and humanitarian settings
Develop guidelines to build accountability mechanisms that monitor gender-equality results
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Advanced university degree or equivalent in public health, the social sciences or other relevant field related to gender programming. *A first-level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree with an additional 2 years of experience.
A minimum of FIVE years of progressive gender experience; at least 1 of which should be field-based or in emergency contexts;
Ability to collect, collate and analyse data in a scientific and effective manner;
Analytical, methodical and precise style of writing;
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking;
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals;
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge Arabic language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Closing Date Tue Jul 02 2019 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)