Gender and Land Specialist (Social Policy), Various Locations

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

Country: Italy

City: Rome

Office: FAO Rome

Closing date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 2102274

Gender and Land Specialist (Social Policy)

Job Posting: 31/Aug/2021

Closure Date: 29/Sep/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : ESP

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

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

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Various Locations-Various Locations

Duration : Up to 11 months on a WAE basis

Post Number : N/A

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

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination

All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

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 Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP) coordinates FAO’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment, social protection, decent rural employment, rural institutions and people’s empowerment, and the right to food. Among others, this division is responsible for working with members and other partners to foster gender equality land related matters, including the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) and the SDG Indicator 5.a.2 on women’s land rights.

FAO International Consultants and Call purpose

The Organization frequently engages experts to work on short-term projects as international consultants. An international consultant is engaged by the Organization to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work, which would be short-term by nature. The assignment may involve full-time or part-time functions similar to those of staff members. The assignment can be from 1 month up to 11 months. The possibility of extension is subject to satisfactory performance and depending on the resources and needs of the Organization.

The objective of the Call is to attract suitable individuals to undertake B or C level consultancies in the area of gender equality and land. Individuals meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Call will be included in the Divisional Roster. Experts who are registered in the Roster are available for consideration whenever relevant opportunities arise related to gender equality and women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming.

The purpose of this call is to attract talents with relevant experience and background to populate the rosters.

Reporting Lines

The consultant reports to the Gender Officer responsible for gender and land matters in the Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP).

Technical Focus

The incumbent(s) will contribute to the implementation of FAO’s Strategic Framework and the Gender Equality Policy which aims to achieve equality between women and men in sustainable agricultural production and rural development for the elimination of hunger and poverty. Specifically, the incumbent(s) will address aspects such as: gender equitable governance of land tenure, and women’s land rights, collection, analysis and use of land related gender-statistics including sex-disaggregated data; support to countries to report on the SDG Indicator 5.a.2 on women’s land rights.

Tasks and responsibilities for levels A and B consultants and PSAs

Undertake policy analysis and analytical work on effective ways to address gender inequalities in land tenure and access to and control of land;
Provide technical support to governments in the formulation and implementation of gender-equitable land and agricultural policies, (only applicable for consultants);
Produce knowledge products, policy and capacity development materials, and implement learning events to enhance the skills of FAO staff and Member States;
Manage and maintain the FAO gender and land rights database

Design and implement capacity development initiatives on gender and land

Develop collaborative relationships with key land sector stakeholders who are working for, or are supportive of, change in the area of women’s land rights

Organize international meetings, workshops, learning events, and policy dialogues to influence global debates;
Provide technical support to facilitate countries reporting process on the SDG Indicator 5.a.2 on women’s land rights;
Coordinate and provide support to field activities and projects on women’s land rights;
Prepare clear and concise technical reports, website updates (gender and land rights database), and other communications in line with the requirements of FAO;
Perform any other related duties, as required. Tasks and responsibilities for level C consultants and PSAs

Support policy analysis and analytical work on effective ways to address gender inequalities in land tenure and access to and control of land;
Provide technical support to governments in the formulation and implementation of gender-equitable land and agricultural policies, (only applicable for consultants);
Contribute to the production of knowledge products, policy and capacity development materials, and implement learning events to enhance the skills of FAO staff and Member States;
Support the management and maintenance of the FAO gender and land rights database;
Provide support to the design and implementation of the capacity development initiatives on gender and land;
Support the organization of international meetings, workshops, learning events, and policy dialogues to influence global debates;
Provide technical support to facilitate countries reporting process on the SDG Indicator 5.a.2 on women’s land rights;
Provide support to field activities and projects on women’s land rights;
Perform any other related duties, as required.

Minimum Requirements

Advanced university degree in social sciences, land governance, economics, law, rural development, human rights or other relevant disciplines;
At least 12 years for Level A, five years for Level B and two years for Level C of relevant experience in analysing and integrating gender dimensions into policy and programme formulation and implementation, particularly in the context of agriculture, rural development and land rights;
For consultants: Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other official languages of the organization (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian).

For PSA: Working knowledge of English.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus

Teamwork

Communication

Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical /Functional Skills

ESP is looking for gender experts who are able to cover one or more of the following technical fields:

Women’s land rights;
Gender and land governance;
Collection, analysis and use of land sex-disaggregated data;
Gender-sensitive approaches and/or transformative approaches oriented to strengthen women’s rights;
Analysis of policies and laws, including land and gender related instruments;
Capacity development on gender and land.

Selection Criteria

Knowledge and expertise of gender equality and women’s land rights concepts and approaches;
Experience and knowledge of capacity development programmes and tools.

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.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website

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

If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org

Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1630525773774