Technical Specialist – Gender Equality (Roster)

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Organizational Setting

The FAO Regional office for Asia and the Pacific supports member countries in the development of knowledge products, capacity development and implementation of programmes and projects in food security, agriculture, rural development, natural resource management and agro-processing in developing countries and countries in transition, assisting governments and country stakeholders, main development partners, regional and national institutions with the policy and strategic planning to achieve food security and nutrition, make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more sustainable and productive, reduce rural poverty, make food value chains more efficient and inclusive and promote climate change adaptation and/or mitigation. FAO’s work on gender equality in the Asia-Pacific region is aligned with the FAO Regional Gender Strategy and Action Plan (2022-25) for Asia and the Pacific and contributes to the implementation of the FAO Policy on Gender Equality 2020-2030.

The purpose of this call is to provide the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific with a list of qualified candidates for a number of profiles with different technical specializations related to gender equality and women’s empowerment as indicated below. The contract can be home-based with required travel for field missions.

Requested Profiles (or Job Titles):

• Gender Analysis Specialist • Gender Mainstreaming Specialist • Gender Specialist - capacity development • Gender Specialist - communication and knowledge management

Reporting Lines

The Gender Specialist will work under the overall technical supervision of the FAO Regional Representative and the direct supervision of the RAP Gender Officer, in close collaboration with the FAO Representation in the relevant country of assignment.

Technical Focus

Provision of technical advice or expertise and capacity development in gender-related work relevant for the specified job profile, including one or several of the following: (i) provision of policy support to member countries in collaboration with relevant FAO Representation and other partners; (ii) the design of investment operations, in collaboration with country stakeholders and partners, to mobilize resources for advancement of gender equality in the areas of FAO’s mandate; (iii) compiling relevant information and developing information/communication products; (iv) the advancement of normative work and knowledge products related to gender equality/women’s empowerment; and/or (v) the design and implementation of gender capacity development programmes.

Tasks and responsibilities

The tasks and responsibilities will vary depending on the specified profile, including one or several of the following:

• Participate in multidisciplinary teams to assist governments and relevant stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of projects and programmes at regional and country levels in different thematic areas (e.g. food security, nutrition, agriculture, rural development, value chain and agribusiness, natural resource management and climate change adaptation/mitigation, animal health, etc.) to promote gender aspects; • Conduct gender analysis and ensure that projects, programmes, strategies and policies are gender-sensitive; • Provide technical inputs to integrate gender aspects in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of projects and programmes in different thematic areas relevant to FAO mandate; • Provide technical inputs for the analysis of gender-related data and information in different thematic fields relevant to FAO mandate; • Carry out comprehensive Country Gender Assessments of Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods (CGAs). The CGA may include desk review, collection, collation and analysis of primary and secondary data and drafting analytical and evidence-based reports and papers; • Support and/or lead gender capacity development efforts, including the design of context-specific capacity development material and methodology for delivery; • Lead or provide technical and operational oversight to communication and knowledge management activities, including the documentation of lessons learned/best practices and the preparation of publications; • Prepare relevant assessment, analytical and other reports in accordance with FAO and relevant partner requirements; and • Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

• University degree in Sociology, Social Sciences, Economics, Development Economics, Gender Studies/Gender analysis in development or other related disciplines as appropriate for the specific profiles listed above • At least 1 year for category C, 5 years for category B, and 12 years for COF category A/ 15 years for PSA category A of relevant experience in analytical studies on gender equality, and/or gender mainstreaming in planning, design, supervision of agricultural and rural projects and programmes, including in developing countries and/or countries in transition • Working knowledge (level C) of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge (level B) of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, 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

• Extent and relevance of experience in gender mainstreaming in programmes/projects and strategies; • Extent and relevance of experience in the formulation of programmes/projects and strategies with a focus on gender equality/women’s empowerment; • Extent and relevance of experience in gender analysis in development/public policies; • Extent and relevance of experience in development of gender-related knowledge/information products and dissemination; • Extent and relevance of experience in capacity development in gender analysis/gender mainstreaming; • Demonstrated experience in dealing with government officials, development partners, the private sector and other country level stakeholders; • Familiarity with FAO’s approaches in gender mainstreaming; and • Relevant experience in Asia and the Pacific is an asset.

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