Gender Specialist

  Afghanistan Unspecified 563
Date Posted:May 12, 2010
Closing Date:May 23, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
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Job Summary:

The Kabul-based Gender Officer will work in the Program Management Office. The GO will serve as the Program’s main contact for information on Afghanistan’s context, laws and Regulations on gender policy. The GO will use this knowledge to serve as the Program’s chief manager of the Program’s Gender Equality Strategy.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain Program’s knowledge of Afghanistan’s historical and current context of gender culture, laws and regulations, to guide design and implementation of Program’s gender strategy.

Ensure the implementation of AREDP’s Gender Equality Strategy by:
1. Training:
• Develop Program’s Enterprise Development Training for women entrepreneurs,
• Provide a basic gender orientation to all staff, on Gender Mainstreaming, Monitoring, Creative Documentation and Reporting Gender Equality Results,
• Develop a strategy for working with communities and male beneficiaries of the Program to advocate for women’s participation in the program,
2. Monitoring AREDP progress on its gender strategy:
• Ensure that Program management looks for gender equality commitment in selecting new Program employees by incorporating Gender Equality results in every staff ToR,
• Develop a monitoring and complaint system for the Program to check for exploitation or sexual harassment,
• Ensure gender strategy is assessed in Program’s outcome indicators, which should be not only in economic terms, but also consider social, political, legal, organizational and leadership development,
• Monitor program results in terms of gender specific results: disaggregate information by gender and where discrepancies are evident, secure further information to identify the reasons for these discrepancies to find the solution
3. Managing:
• Manage the Program’s team of Gender Interns,
4. Coordinating:
• Coordinate Program’s work on gender with the work of other national and international female advocacy organizations.
• Link Program with national and international work on gender and Islam to counter perception that gender equality is anti-Muslim and ‘Western.’
5. Drafting reports:
• Guide and streamline all gender information in Program reports, website information, and statements
• Draft ‘Women’s economic development’ Section for Program reports. Chronicle all Program success and challenge as case studies to guide future Program’s gender implementation.
6. Looking forward:
• Brainstorm and develop new, innovative ways for the Program to advocate women’s role within Afghanistan’s gender laws and regulations, including developing a

strategy to drive towards “Afghanistan Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment by Year 2013.”

• Keep Program updated on Afghanistan’s continually evolving laws and regulations on gender.

Job Requirement:

The successful candidate(s) will be able to work without direct supervision, pay attention to detail and will exhibit personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility, respect for diversity, creative thinking and problem solving.
4.1 Knowledge/Experience

• 4 years of relevant work experience;
• Understanding of historical and current gender environment in Afghanistan;
• Experience developing trainings for both male and female staff;
• Experience developing monitoring and complaint systems;
• Experience drafting program documents;
• Experience working with a variety of NGO, Afghan and international actors in Afghanistan;
• Desirable: Knowledge of GOA policies and procedures and WB guidelines.

4.2 Qualifications/Skills

• Qualification: A bachelor’s degree in a related field (Social Sciences, Law, etc.);
• Planning and Organizing - Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
• Communications - Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to prepare written documents/communications;
• Technology Awareness – Good computer skills using Word, Excel, and the Internet,
• Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
• Fluency in English (listening, reading, writing, and speaking);
• Fluency in written and spoken Dari/Pashto;

4.3 Abilities

• Ability to build and sustain effective work relationships with a diverse range of clients, partners, peers and subordinates to achieve common goals;

• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
• Professionalism in appearance and demeanour;
• Willingness to enhance knowledge through training and personal initiative.

Reports to the Head of Monitoring and Learning Office, and is accountable to AREDP management.


5 Years - subject to annual renewal extensions based on performance. There is an initial probation period of 3 months, and the initial contract will be until 31 December 2010.

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