Gender Programme Officer, Kabul, Afghanistan

Organization: Unicef

Country: Afghanistan

City: Kabul, Afghanistan

Office: UNICEF Kabul, Afghanistan

Closing date: Saturday, 13 February 2021

Gender Programme Officer, (NO-2), Kabul, Afghanistan, Temporary Appointment (364 Days)

Job no: 537884

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Afghanistan Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)

School/Unit: Afghanistan

Department/Office: Kabul, Afghanistan

Categories: Gender Equality, NO-2

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.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child

COVID-19 has exacerbated the pre-existing gender inequality, insecurity, and protection risks facing children, adolescent girls and women in Afghanistan. Consequently, these factors continue to have a major impact on children’s, adolescents‘, and women’s, access to critical nutrition, Health, WASH, Education and child protection services.

With Support from European Union, UNICEF Afghanistan has secured resources to implement a project for 2 years (2021-2022) that will focus on Mitigating the health effects of the COVID-19 emergency in Afghanistan. The project mainly focuses addressing gender inequality and other gender related barriers that affect women adolescents, children and persons access to nutrition, health and Wash services especially during the Covid 19 pandemic.

UNICEF Afghanistan is therefore hiring a Gender Programme Officer (Protection) to support with the implementation of the gender and Protection mainstreaming component for this project particularly in Nutrition and WASH interventions.

Under the Direct supervision of the Gender Programme Specialist, The Gender and Protection officer will work to support Nutrition, WASH and Health Sections to effectively roll out implementation of the gender and protection component of the grant, particularly focusing on interventions that address key gendered barriers and protection risks to their access to basic nutrition, and WASH services during the pandemic under the EU grant.

How can you make a difference?

The Gender Programme Officer (Protection) will be expected to perform the following:

Support with the overall implementation of the gender and protection component of the project.

Support Nutrition and WASH colleagues to ensure Gender equality and women empowerment is a critical cross-cutting issue that will be addressed throughout the project implementation and that the wellbeing of women, adolescents and children are central to the implementation of the Nutrition and WASH initiatives to maximise their targeted group’s optimal access to basic Nutrition, Health and WASH services.

Provide support to roll out of capacity building of Nutrition, Health and WASH frontline workers addressing key gendered barriers to access including mainstreaming of GBV risk mitigation in their nutrition and WASH interventions.

Coordinate with Nutrition, Health, CP colleagues to develop the gender and GBV risk mitigation module including its rolling out to all Nutrition frontline workers (CHW, Nutrition counsellors, CHWs, Mobile Health Teams and other partners).

Work with CP, Nutrition, Health, Wash, Communication for Development (C4D) and Adolescent colleagues to ensure effective culturally sensitive awareness raising targeting women, adolescent girls and their families on GBV prevention and available GBV services.

Support Nutrition cluster, WASH cluster, GBV/ CP Sub-clusters and UNICEF nutrition and WASH partners to roll out and conduct regular safety audits in the targeted location to inform risk mitigation interventions.

In Collaboration with Child protection, support the establishment of women and girls safe spaces that are culturally-appropriate and tailored to the context of Afghanistan, in order to provide GBV case management and life-skills components in the two Nutrition focused provinces (Badakshan and Ghazni).

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

Tags c4d child protection communication for development covid gender analysis gender inequality inequality mobile health teams programme management project implementation wellbeing women and girls

2 years of increasing responsibility and professional experience in programme management and development relevant to gender integration in Nutrition, Health and WASH sectors

Experience of working in GBV prevention and response - previous experience in GBV risk mitigation in Nutrition, Health and WASH sectors a plus

Substantive knowledge and practical experience in Gender analysis and integration in Nutrition, Health and WASH

Experience in adolescent girls programming

Demonstrated experience with the design and delivery of gender and GBV sensitive programming including developing and utilizing Context specific GBV and adolescent programming tools and guidance

Knowledge of results-based programme management experience with focus on project planning and capacity building

Experience in programme and/or technical assistance with the UN System or with European Union (EU) or similar development partners will be an added advantage

Field experience is required

Fluency in English and Dari or Pashto is required

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are: · Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

· Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

· Works Collaboratively with others (1)

· Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)

· Innovates and Embraces Change (1)

· Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)

· Drives to achieve impactful results (1)

· Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Feb 04 2021 Afghanistan Standard Time Application close: Feb 13 2021 Afghanistan Standard Time