Gender and Social Inclusion consultant

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Result of Service

Advises on the integration of gender equality, women’s empowerment, and disability inclusion into core UNDRR Regional Office for Africa processes, including integrating gender and disability into programme design and implementation.

Work Location

home based

Expected duration

6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Background: Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries. Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices. Specifically, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015- 2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyses action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with U.N. Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community. Duties and Responsibilities: Advises on the integration of gender equality, women’s empowerment, and disability inclusion into core UNDRR Regional Office for Africa processes, including integrating gender and disability into programme design and implementation. Provide guidance to UNDRR grantees who are developing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) training materials to ensure they are gender-responsive and disability inclusive. Analyse materials that have been developed for UNDRR Asia-Pacific and/or other UNDRR branches and adapt them for the Africa context (questionnaires, gender-responsive DRR training modules). Support the Regional Office for Africa to ensure the promotion and inclusion of women’s leadership, gender equality, disability inclusive DRR is part of the Africa Regional Platform for DRR 21-24 October 2024 in Windhoek Namibia. Support the roll out of the disability and gender annex in Making Cities Resilient 2023 (MCR2030) and the gender and disability Inclusive early warning early action: checklist and implementation guide Support Programme Management Officers to roll out trainings on the Gender Action Plan to support implementation of Sendai Gender Action Plan (GAP).

Qualifications/special skills

Advanced University degree in international development studies, humanities, social sciences, gender, disability studies or related field is required. A first level university degree with a combination of 2 additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible programme management experience in gender mainstreaming, women’s leadership and/or inclusion in disaster risk reduction, humanitarian response, or development programming, is required. Experience working within the UN system in the Africa region is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is desirable.

Additional Information

Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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