National Senior Gender Officer (Female)(498 Views)
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA), through its 2006 Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) set out ambitious three to five year goals for increasing access to electricity. The aim was for electricity supply to reach at least 65 percent of households and 90 percent of non-residential establishments in major urban areas and at least 25 percent of households in rural areas. This would have represented a considerable increase over the rate of electrification – which had last been reliably estimated at six percent nationwide in 2003. More recent estimates suggest that some 25-30 percent of households have access to grid electricity. There appears to be no reliable estimate for the number of people with access to off-grid electricity although there is some 134MW of small hydro, diesel generators and solar power installed.
In 2002, when the new government came into being, donors started to finance rehabilitation and construction of the power system, partly to ensure essential services could be provided and partly because it was one of the things most frequently demanded by people to improve their lives. The North East Power System (NEPS) which serves several of the Northern provinces as well as Kabul has seen significant growth. Most notable are the interconnection with the Uzbekistan power system which allows the import of 150MW and enables provision of 24 hour power to parts of Kabul, and a connection with Tajikistan which allows the import of a further 300MW during the summer time when there is surplus hydropower capacity. Other parts of the country also benefit from imported power, including in the North West and west, which are supplied from the grids of Turkmenistan and Iran. Afghanistan’s current heavy dependence on imports, at about 80 percent of its electricity needs in 2012, is likely to continue to do so for some time.
Responsibility for management and operation of the electricity system rests with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the national electricity utility. Until 2009, DABS was a department of the Ministry of Energy and Water. DABS’s corporatization has been accompanied by a strong program of commercialization supported in the early years by the World Bank and more recently by USAID.
The main objective of the position is to manage and coordinate the overall implementation and Monitoring of the Project’s Gender Mainstreaming Framework and the corresponding Action Plan within the organization; and coordinate and facilitate gender Focal points (GFPs) to get inputs and feedback to ensure gender perspectives have been included and mainstreamed at the planning and implementation stage of all projects in the organization.
|Date Posted:||09 May 2018||Reference:||VA-DABS-HQs/97-0054|
|Closing Date:||24 May 2018||Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1||Gender:||Female|
|Functional Area:||Law||Open Ended:||NO|
|Nationality:||Afghan||Salary Range:||As per NTA Salary Scale Policy|
|Contract Type:||Contractor||Years of Experience:||4 Year(s)|
|Contract Duration:||1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s)||Extension Possibility:||Yes|
|Probation Period:||3 Months|
Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Gender Officer will provide gender related technical support to DABS and its World Bank funded projects, she will work on integrating and mainstreaming gender across the institution. She will undertake the following tasks but not limited to:
1. Provide advice and technical input with regards to gender mainstreaming within all DABS projects, programs and partners.
2. Set priorities, develop and implement a clear and comprehensive Gender Strategy for the Organization in consultation with DABs leadership and departments.
3. Provide feedback to project Managers to ensure the practical implementation of activities within Gender Strategy/Framework is considering gender perspectives.
4. Review, edit and comment to the Organization monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports on gender achievements.
5. Provide inputs and comments on the development of action plan, gender policy, and organizational policies; make recommendations and suggestions ensuring that all these documents and projects/programs are gender informed.
6. Provide gender awareness trainings to DABS staffs.
7. Provide training on anti- harassment policies to DABS staffs.
8. Provide training on work environment to DABS staffs
9. Establish mechanism for anti-sexual harassment in workplace to promote safe workplace environment. Also work closely with the safeguard team particularly the team on Grievance redress mechanism.
11. Providing support in reviewing, monitoring and evaluation reports from gender lens as well as helping in conducting gender assessment when needed
12. Ensure Gender is mainstreamed during the activities formulation and that gender specific intervention are considered in the design stage of these activities by working closes with all departments and partners.
13. Provide technical inputs on gender to other statements that are produced by the ministry of women affairs, in close coordination with DABS management and partners.
14. Participate in recruitment, policy development and project planning
15. Represent DABS in relevant meetings on demand of Project Manager.
16. Aid in data collection, compiling lessons learned, establishing indicators to support knowledge sharing.
17. Integrate the findings into the projects in a most relevant and meaningful way
18. Perform other work related outputs as requested by the project manager and program director
19. Assess and identify the potential impact of the project that would result in adverse effects on any particular segment of population including women and introduce measures to mitigate them.
Analytical ability, practical problem-solving skills and resourcefulness in performing varied tasks in the area;
• Demonstrated skills in analyzing information from various sources that could support the implementation objectives
• Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe time pressures;
• Proven experience in conducting gender related trainings
• Willingness to travel to the provinces as required.
• Demonstrated initiative in developing practical approaches that improve efficiency and effectiveness of the project;
• Strong inter-personnel
Bachelor Degree in Gender Studies, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Development, Sustainable development, or any other related field with four years of relevant experience in the field of gender work or relevant assignments. Or Master degree with 3 years of work experience relevant to the gender.
Afghanistan - Kabul
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