Gender Equality and Markets Participation Coordinator: Welthungerhilfe 272 views

Gender Equality and Markets Participation Coordinator: Welthungerhilfe

Deadline: 7 March 2019

Duty Station: Gokwe South (with travel to Gokwe North, Shurugwi and Kwekwe Districts)

Background and PurposeWelthungerhilfe is one of the largest German non-governmental organisations in the area of development co-operation and emergency relief. Primarily in co-operation with local partner organisations, its task to contribute to improvement in the nutritional and income basis for the low-income populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Welthungerhilfe has been implementing projects in Zimbabwe almost continuously since 1980. Sector focus is on, WASH, Food and Nutrition security, Livelihoods and when necessary Emergency response.

Welthungerhilfe is inviting applicants to fill in the position of Gender Equality and Markets Participation Coordinator that has arisen within its EXTRA Project. The Gender Equality and Markets Participation coordinator shall be responsible for coordinating project efforts of ensuring gender equality and social inclusion in all aspects of project implementation and ensuring women and men farmers are better able to manage farm enterprises and in climate resilient ways. The Gender Equality and Markets Participation Coordinator will develop measurable indicators to monitor gender equality and market participation in the project and work with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to integrate those with project monitoring.

Specific tasks and responsibilitiesTake a lead role in developing assessment tools, leading and coordinating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) assessments and audits and lead the analysis of the gender context in the project areas including facilitating Gender Action Learning Systems (GALS) household empowerment methodology in all districts; Facilitate access and utilization of project funded smart subsidies to at least 10,000 farmers enabling wider adoption of climate-smart technologies and practices such as solar-powered irrigation, low-cost water hand-pumps, fungus (aflatoxin)-free groundnut production systems, and labour-saving technologies, such as post-harvest processing equipment (groundnut and maize shellers, threshers and dehullers for small grains processing), especially for women and youth farmers; Lead the formulation of project strategies and plans to respond to contextual inequalities and exclusion; Lead capacity building of Welthungerhilfe project staff, partners, local authorities, change agents and other stakeholders on GESI through coordinating targeted trainings and on-going technical support; Provide technical support to project staff through field visits, general meetings, discussions and mentoring; Contribute to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches, on empowerment, participation and behaviour change for information dissemination; Propose new initiatives on Gender equality and market participation, make policy and strategic recommendations to the Head of Project; Monitor the project progress and provide feedback to Management, with the support of and in close co-operation with the monitoring team; Plan project implementation related project activities and ensure knowledge transfer; Support the Head of Project on the production of donor reports and ensure compliance with donor requirements on project progress and technical reporting.

Required Skills and ExperienceAt least 5 years’ experience in gender, equality and social inclusion (GESI) programme initiatives such as GESI training, facilitation, workplace policies, programme implementation and evaluation; Experience in implementing GESI in Agricultural programmes in an NGO Environment; Degree in social sciences such as international development, behavioural sciences, gender studies or anthropology. A Master’s Degree or a post graduate qualification in Business Management will be a definite added advantage; Very good command of written and spoken English; Effective communications skills and ability to network and establish collaboration with different partners and agencies; Process facilitation, negotiation and influencing skills; Ability to lead a diverse team when called to do so including capability to work independently, and deliver results under pressure; A valid class 4 driver’s license

To applyInterested candidates should submit a letter of motivation, including salary expectation and their CVs to stating the job title in the subject line of the email. Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from all backgrounds. Welthungerhilfe does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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