Direct Access Entity Support Specialist - Gender, Home Based

Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Country: Home-based

Closing date: Saturday, 13 February 2021

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Direct Access entity support specialist - Gender

Job Posting: 30/Jan/2021

Closure Date: 13/Feb/2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FLGUY

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Home-Based

Duration : 50 working days over a period of 4 months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

The Government of Guyana has received funding from the Readiness Programme of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to enhance the agriculture sector through integration and mainstreaming of climate change considerations utilizing multi-stakeholder consultative processes. Part of the funding will be dedicated towards the prioritization and supporting of prospective candidate entities within the agriculture sector to be accredited to the GCF. Two (2) agencies were already identified and prioritized from among twelve (12) prospective candidate entities of the agricultural sector through a pre-screening activity and a readiness support plan was developed. The pre-screening activity evaluated the agency positioning relative to the basic requirements for the GCF accreditation process, fiduciary standards and environmental and social safeguards. Additionally, an Institutional Review was carried out to identify the main institutional gaps the national agencies had in meeting GCF accreditation requirements, including potential recommendation actions to bridge the identified gaps.

Reporting Lines

Under the technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) in the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, supported by the GCF Project Task Manager in the Barbados Sub-regional Office, under the direct supervision of the FAO Country Representative and in close collaboration with the National Designated Authority for the Green Climate Fund, Ministry of Presidency, Guyana and the national project coordinator.

Technical Focus

The Government of Guyana has received funding from the Readiness Programme of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to enhance the agriculture sector through integration and mainstreaming of climate change considerations utilizing multi-stakeholder consultative processes. Part of the funding will be dedicated towards the prioritization and supporting of prospective candidate entities within the agriculture sector to be accredited to the GCF. Two (2) agencies were already identified and prioritized from among twelve (12) prospective candidate entities of the agricultural sector through a pre-screening activity. The pre-screening activity evaluated the agency positioning relative to the basic requirements for the GCF accreditation process, fiduciary standards and environmental and social safeguards. Additionally, an Institutional Review was carried out to identify the main institutional gaps the national agencies had in meeting GCF accreditation requirements, including potential recommendation actions to bridge the identified gaps

Tasks and responsibilities

Prepare an Inception report consisting of a detailed work plan and methodology that will be used for the assignment.

Develop an institutional/sectoral Gender Action Plan or Strategy for the selected entity to operationalize Guyana’s National Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Policy (NGESIP) at an institutional level (within the ministry and its agencies) and to ensure that gender is mainstreamed at project/portfolio level throughout project life cycle:

The Gender Action Plan or Strategy should be in line with GCF Gender policy and gender action plan; and take into consideration the recommendations of the Institutional Review Report.

Integrate gender-aspects in term of staff recruitment; secure equal rights, treatment and compensation for men and women; prohibits gender-based discrimination and include guidelines on prevention and protection from sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment.

Describe the operational procedures/guidelines and tools to mainstream gender issues throughout the project cycle, identify and incorporating gender-responsive indicators and targets; monitoring and reporting of sex-disaggregated data; assess the outcomes and impacts on women and men and continually report on gender outcomes (including establishing and updating their gender-database) on all its projects/programs.

Include provision or annual budget for the implementation of the gender related activities pr the gender action Plan/Strategy;
Conduct internal gender training and sensitization program to enhance the institutional competencies to implement the Gender Strategy/Action Plan.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

A Master’s Degree preferably in the field of anthropology, gender, development, social sciences, stakeholder engagement, climate change or other field relevant to environmental sustainability and climate

A minimum of six years of relevant experience conducting gender analysis, gender strategies, gender experience in the context of adaptation and mitigation to climate change and demonstrated expertise in mainstreaming gender in projects and programmes

Tags climate change continuous improvement environmental sustainability gender analysis green climate fund information systems knowledge sharing latin america monitoring and reporting oral communication social inclusion social sciences transparency

Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. (for PSA it can be required only one language)

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus

Teamwork

Communication

Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Familiarity with GCF Gender Policy and Action Plan and/or gender policies of other multilateral organizations and funds such as GEF, CIFs, AF.

Experience supporting the accreditation process of GCF Direct Access Entities is a strong asset.

Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills and good report writing skills, assuring quality of the final deliverable

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Demonstrated ability to work with national and international organizations.

Good command of MS Office tools and use of on-line information systems

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

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HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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