United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Consultant (Gender Expert)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

The overall purpose of the consultancy to help the country office fast-track the delivery of gender results within the JIM programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These results are anchored around three main objectives of the DRC JIM project: i) Addressing gender and social norms around feeding practices and promoting young and older girls’ health and wellbeing (including Reproductive Health, sexuality, menstrual management and addressing GBV); ii) Improving women and girl’s participation and agency in decision making at the local level; and iii) Supporting women and children who experience GBV with access to comprehensive response services, preventing and mitigating the risk of GBV across all sectors (WASH, Nutrition, Health.) Gender expert for a consultancy assignment with UNICEF DRC

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks/Milestone:
  • Use existing country programme documents and research to develop and support the implementation of the Operational Gender Transformation Plans for the programme and the whole health/nutrition/wash Programme to ensure the sustainability of activities after 2021
  • Successful implementation of gender priorities across all sectors, including tracking results and monitoring technical progress
  • Support the Minister of Health (MOH) in strengthening data systems and collection and accountability mechanisms to monitor and evaluate progress on gender results
  • Help identify immediate training requirements and conduct these training to accelerate implementation
  • Support the engagement of women and adolescent girls in the Sustainable latrine and affordable Design, manufacture and sell at scale in the Nsele heath zone
  • Prepare a consolidated report for the country highlighting key results, challenges, and next steps for the sustainability of no more than ten pages. Additional programmatic assets could be annexed
Deliverables/Outputs:
  • Transformative Operational Plans
  • A detailed consultancy report submitted at the end of every month, summarizing key actions taken regarding the work areas, key findings, recommendations, and actions points for the next one-month period
  • Gender data and indicators
  • Capacity Building Plan, and the start of training
  • List of women’s and youth enterprises/economic groups supported by the project
  • Final submission of consolidated report
Qualifications required:

Advanced university degree (Masters) in a discipline relevant to the position such as Gender Studies, Public Health, International Development, etc.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience; especially with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the area of international development, Gender Equality, with a demonstrated track record in accountability and reporting for gender equality results
  • Must demonstrate excellent writing skills.
  • Substantive, technical, programme or research skills in gender equality in one or more key issue area that is the focus of the programme of work/UNICEF's Gender Action Plan.
  • Experience in programme/Project Management skills, along with the ability to synthesize; coordinate and connect various streams of work and to multi-task.
  • Ability to summarize, analyze and communicate diverse evidence and information from a wide range of sources.
  • Excellent communication skills, including an ability to write succinctly and clearly in French.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to varied audiences and to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation.
  • Experience working with UNICEF COs or other UN agency at the country level, an asset.
  • Fluency in English an asset.
FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE SRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Applications from qualified women candidates are highly encourages.

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