Gender Equity Social Inclusion Specialist

Gender Equity Social Inclusion Specialist

Winrock International

Haiti

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Gender Equity Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist will work with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and other technical staff to provide technical leadership on gender and coordinate the gender strategy. The Gender Equity Social Inclusion (GESI) will also review how gender indicators are integrated into the results framework, train staff on gender issues, and build gender into communication materials and project reports. S/he will be responsible for collaborating with project specialists to ensure a holistic approach throughout the project on gender issues.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct different gender-awareness training sessions and refresher workshops for USAID/Haiti Resilience Environment Activity staff, focusing on gender-based constraints and opportunities in the different regions and in relation to the different resources or livelihood activities, using own resources or outside expertise;
  • Advise and mentor staff (headquarters, regional and site level) to sensitize them on how to integrate gender equality and female empowerment in activities and assist them in challenging gender discrimination and overcoming gender-based constraints;
  • Visit site-level offices and selected communities to gain adequate knowledge of potentials and constraints, and the work environment, to be able to better monitor, support, and supervise gender integration;
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation leads in the development, application, and monitoring of gender-sensitive indicators and the consistent use of sex disaggregation in reporting to better measure gender-related impacts and outcomes;
  • Help identify gender-sensitive questions and useful sex disaggregated information in survey questionnaires/formats and provide gender-awareness training for staff who will conduct surveys, using own resources or outside expertise;
  • Review and assess effectiveness of gender mainstreaming in FNRM policies and in activities through reports, field visits, and surveys;
  • Work with the Grants Management to ensure that small grants applicants include gender issues;
  • Work with the Communications Manager to integrate gender content into communication materials (posters, scripts for radio or television, documentaries, and success stories);
  • Ensure the effective implementation of FNRM’s Gender Strategy, including:
    • Monitoring, assessing, and reporting on the implementation of the Gender Strategy, to ensure compliance in all programming, planning, training, and activities;
    • Provide advice and inputs to better support consistent and effective gender integration in programming, planning, implementation, and monitoring;
    • Ensuring that working conditions are gender-sensitive, and free from discrimination and harassment;
    • Achieving a more equal female-male ratio of staff at all levels, decision-making positions, to better reflect Haitian society.
  • Network with other organizations to share gender-related information and best practices;
  • Develop gender-related skills, tools, and conceptual frameworks to strengthen gender responsiveness and analysis in programming and implementation, using own resources or outside expertise;
  • Provide monthly updates and assist in compiling gender-related highlights and “success stories” for Quarterly and Annual Technical progress reports for donor submission;
  • Prepare Annual Work Plan for gender component; and
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by supervisor(s).

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Education:

  • Advanced degree in social sciences such as sociology, international development, public/business administration, governance, or relevant fields of study related to the sector of the project.

Experience/Skills:

  • At least seven years of experience in senior-level management positions for donor-funded international development projects;
  • Strong knowledge of the political, social, cultural environment and power dynamics in Haiti;
  • Demonstrated competence in negotiation and communication;
  • Proven expertise in delivering technical presentations;
  • Fluency in written and oral English and French is required. Haitian Creole is desirable;
  • In depth knowledge and work experience in gender issues in natural resources;
  • Ability to work in a team, including effectively contributing to joint planning and implementation of trainings, workshops, and other program activities;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in written and oral English and French is required. Haitian Creole is desirable.

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