Consultant For Developing a Gender Manual

  Afghanistan Unspecified 229
Date Posted:Jan 13, 2010
Reference:VA # GND 007 January 13, 2010
Closing Date:Jan 24, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Public Relations
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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Job Summary:

The overall aim of the manual is to enable staff in counterpart STEP and its partner organisations to promote gender equality primarily through main-streaming, special interventions and policy dialogue.

The learning objectives for participants of the course are to:
•Understand and articulate the rationale for gender equality as an objective in itself and a means by which to achieve human rights objectives;
•Become professional promoters for gender approaches to development and particularly in civic education and election awareness programme;
•Understand and articulate the links between the National Strategies and gender equality;
•Be able to apply Counterpart STEP Strategy for Gender Equality in order to advance gender equality in all policy and project related work - regardless of sector or theme, at departments level and

Duties & Responsibilities:

•Develop and produce a gender manual on gender awareness, gender equality, gender and development, gender analysis incorporating issues relevant to gender in the election processes.
•Clarify the Women in Development (WID) and Women and Gender (WAG) approaches, and define gender mainstreaming.
•Develop and produce manual, by incorporating the learning and experiences generated by previous experience and in coordination with gender advisor.
•Facilitate discussions, seminars and workshops among experts and thereby aiming to incorporate culture specific case studies, issues and experience into the modules and manuals.
•Develop assessment tools and techniques for the evaluation, monitoring of staff knowledge (Post training evaluation).

Job Requirement:

•Be better equipped to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and understand even better why gender equality is essential while conducting civic education activities and election awareness campaigns.
•Know about gender equality in an overall context and understand key gender concepts.
•Understand how culture, norms and traditions have an impact on gender equality in general and on their work with gender.
•Know about gender equality in its international legal and political context.
•Know about gender equality work at country level and understand why and how to apply a country gender analysis.
•Understand why and how to apply a gender analysis at sector level and know potential ways and means of integrating gender equality in specific tasks particularly civic education and election awareness campaigns.
•Understand particular gender issues and how the tools are applied in humanitarian action in situations of crisis and conflict.
•Understand how gender equality is to be integrated throughout the project cycle.
•Be aware of how to keep abreast of new developments, apply emerging good practice and share information and experience through networking.

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