Gender ESM Assistant/NERAP/MPW 72877

  Afghanistan Unspecified 483
Date Posted:Mar 2, 2011
Reference:UNOPS/AFG/NERAP/MPW - 007/2011
Closing Date:Mar 13, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
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Job Summary:

Under the overall supervision of the PIU head and the direct supervision of the Senior National Environment and Social Management Officer (Sr. NESMO) and in close co-operation with the NRAP Regional Engineers, the Gender ESM Assistant will support the work of the Regional ESM Assistants in the implementation of ESMF targeting and labor selection to ensure that where possible women are included in the program through direct participation in the work and/or in the selection of beneficiaries

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Ensure dissemination of information to women/Project Affected Persons (PAPs) as proposed in the Social Inclusion Framework SIF.
• Coordinate with regional ESM Assistants for ensuring female participation in the implementation of the ESMF provisions; especially social development issues during SIF implementation,
• Assist in carrying out assessment of women affected by the project; assess vulnerability and entitlement issues and coordination of R and R implementation.
• In close collaboration with the Regional ESM Assistants, facilitate women’s participation in the implementation of PRA-based community mobilization as per the standard procedures for the selection of labor for community-based projects.
• Support the implementation of gender-specific labor-based works in Level 2 projects to ensure the smooth implementation of activities. Where implementation challenges arise, coordinate with the Regional ESM Assistants and other relevant stakeholders to identify appropriate solutions and facilitate the implementation of agreed activities.
• Identify training needs of the key counterparts and support the Senior NESM Officer in the development and delivery of identified trainings.
• Support the Regional ESM Assistants and MoPW MIS and GIS Specialists in gathering data for community profiles and on the program’s impact on improving rural access for women and children.
• Liaise with the Senior NESM Officer and provide input related to gender issues and mainstreaming within project activities into any ad hoc progress reports, briefs, periodical reports and statistical data as required by the PIU head, Donor and MoPW.
• Identify opportunities for the participation of women in NERAP sub-projects and make recommendations to the Senior NESM Officer/ PIU head, Regional ESM Assistant and Regional Engineers on appropriate measures to be taken.
• Support and facilitate the Regional ESM Assistants in implementing completion audits of upon completion of the projects. Facilitate women’s participation in completion audits.
• Assist in monitoring the participation of women’s participation in the implementation of projects to ensure compliance with the terms agreed within community consultation and participation. Where compliance is weak, coordinate with Sr. NESM Officer and the Regional ESM Assistants and other relevant stakeholders to take appropriate measures to facilitate dialogue on the agreed terms and make recommendations to address challenges that arise.
• Support Regional ESM Assistants to monitor the implementation and progress towards achieving the project gender focused targets. This includes identifying problems and bottlenecks (current and potential) related to implementation of the works and suggesting solutions or preventive strategies.
• Provide input on gender-specific activities into regional monthly reports on project progress highlighting relevant implementation challenges and measures to address such challenges as they arise and ensure timely reporting to the Senior NESM Officer at all times.
• Perform any other tasks as requested by the Head of Section or supervisor.

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls

• Ensure all relevant gender related socio-economic data on target communities is collected and consolidated and available in the office;
• Support the NERAP/MoPW-PIU in the preparation of socio-economic impact assessments of NERAP sub-projects as required;

4. Final Product

• NERAP/MPW projects are in full compliance with ESMF requirements

Job Requirement:

a. Education

• Secondary school graduate required.
b. Work Experience

• 3 - 5 years of relevant experience in community programs or rural development programs.
• Experience in the NGO and/or Government, including experience working in the field desirable.
• At least 2 years experience involving community mobilization approaches and empowerment of local organizations.
• Experience working with women’s groups at the community level.
• Experience working in fields related to social protection, experience with labor-based infrastructure and poverty reduction.
• Proven capacity to organize and deliver trainings and to coordinate with implementing partners. Good knowledge of facilitating techniques and demonstrated facilitating skills.
• Demonstrated willingness to work in the field at the community level and specific experience facilitating dialogue with women’s groups. Knowledge of gender issues in Afghanistan is essential. Knowledge of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods a distinct advantage.
• Good knowledge of computer packages, including Ms Word and Ms Excel.
• Ability to speak and understand English, Dari and Pashto and ability to write in the mentioned languages.

• Willingness to spend extensive time in the field traveling to project sites across Afghanistan.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong analytical skills and management.
• Well organized and results oriented.
• Proactive, able to take initiative and ensure adequate and rapid follow-up actions.
• Strong inter-personal skills and ability to coordinate activities with a diverse set of stakeholders.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to work in difficult conditions: deal with time pressure, meet deadlines, work long hours, spending extensive time in the field.
• Ability to work independently with minimum of supervision.

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