CHF International ـJob Vacancy | Gender Specialist Usaid Envision Gaza 2020
Global Communities, formerly CHF International, is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.
Global Communities seeks a Gender Specialist for the USAID Envision Gaza 2020 project. Envision Gaza 2020 is the humanitarian assistance and early recovery pillar of the larger Gaza 2020 initiative that seeks to promote recovery, reconstruction, and redevelopment in Gaza through four major activities: water and sanitation, private sector development, health and humanitarian assistance.
Envision Gaza 2020 aims to create a path for vulnerable populations in Gaza to become more sustainable and self-reliant by providing basic humanitarian commodities and increasing employment opportunities through short term employment, internships, minor capital investments, and job training. This position is based in Gaza.
About Global Communities
Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector and NGOs as partners for good bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals. We envision a world where everyone has the freedom, means and ability to live and prosper with dignity.
Global Communities has existed for 60 years, and has active programs in over 20 countries around the world. We have worked continuously in the West Bank and Gaza for the last 20 years. Currently, we are working with WFP to deliver food assistance to vulnerable people in Gaza, and also working with USAID to create employment, and supporting civil engagement through the Local Governance and Infrastructure (LGI) program in the West Bank. During the escalating conflict in the summer of 2014 we responded, as we did before during the 2008 2009 and 2012 conflicts, to the needs of the most vulnerable affected by the conflict in Gaza. We are dedicated to continuing to serve those most in need in Gaza, and are seeking qualified candidates who share our mission to join our team.
-The Gender Specialist ensure that Envision Gaza 2020 effectively integrates gender considerations into humanitarian commodities and workforce development activities. This will report to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) with the primary responsibilities:
-Design and conduct a gender analysis that build on existing assessments and reports, and synthesize findings and recommendations to inform the choice of specific and culturally appropriate inputs and interventions across both project components
-Ensure that gender is mainstreamed across the program, including activity implementation, monitoring, operations, policies and procedures, and any materials created, particularly aiming to increase womens access to employment opportunities, incomes and decision-making capabilities
-Assist in the design of gender-sensitive capacity-building training for program staff and local organizations that encourages gender equality, womens empowerment, and equitable participation in and benefit by women, men, and youth;
-Review and provide input to Envision Gaza 2020s implementation and M&E plans, with attention to gender dimensions of technical activities and operations,
-Advise senior management on gender issues and priorities, and liaise with component managers to ensure that gender considerations are assessed and accounted for
-Write project reports and prepare internal documentation as required
-Masters Degree in international development, gender studies, development economics, international affairs, or some related field, with a focus on gender;
-Seven or more years of experience conducting gender analyses and effectively integrating gender considerations into programming that is not explicitly focused on gender
-Experience designing and facilitating trainings on gender issues and gender integration processes and techniques
-Prior experience working on USAID programs preferred;
-An understanding of monitoring and evaluation, including experience with effective gender indicators and data collection considerations;
-Experience working in Gaza and/or Middle East Region required.
-Strong interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and levels of organizations in a challenging environment.
-Strong verbal and written English skills are required; proficiency in Arabic is desired.
-Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
-Must be able to legally work and reside in Gaza for the duration of the 5-year program
To apply, please visit our website www.globalcommunities.ps (under Get involved-Job Opportunities). Or go directly to the below link:
The deadline for receiving applications is October 10th, 2015. Global Communities is an equal opportunity employer.
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