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Kenya Job: FAO Consultant, CGA-ARS

Kenya Job: FAO Consultant, CGA-ARS

Posted: Feb 14, 2017

Employment at CGA-ARS as FAO Consultant

The Country Gender Assessment of the Agriculture and Rural Sector (CGA-ARS) is a requirement by the corporate CPF guidelines and mandated by the FAO’s Policy on Gender Equality.

 

The CGA-ARS has the objective of revealing gender disparities in access to critical agriculture and rural resources, knowledge, opportunities and markets. There is evidence that these gender inequalities contribute to low agricultural productivity and food and nutrition insecurity.

Responsibilities for the Consultant Job

  • Review/literature review of agriculture and nutrition related documents in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to identify the key rural gender inequalities and potential entry points for promoting rural women’s economic empowerment in each country.
  • Document good practices/initiatives in the three countries on women economic empowerment focusing on rural women’s improved food and nutrition security;
  • Carry out a stakeholder analysis in order to help FAO identify potential partners in the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women in agriculture.
  • Prepare a project proposal on “Economic Empowerment of Rural women to reduce Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition” covering the three countries and contextualizing the issues.
  • Incorporate feedback and finalize the proposal with detailed budget and implementation plan.

Consultant Job Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Sociology, Social Sciences, Economics, Development Economics, or other related disciplines
  • Over 5 years of significant experience in analysing and integrating the perspective of gender equality in nutrition sensitive agriculture and programme formulation in the context of agriculture and rural development and experience in socio-economic and gender analysis
  • Experience working in the Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania agriculture or rural development sector – working experience with the Ministry of Agriculture, key line ministries and related institutions in either of the countries is an added advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of the key gender equality, social equity and women’s empowerment issues in the region, in the context of agriculture and rural development
  • Demonstrated ability (through publications in English language) to produce written analysis of socio-economic and gender issues
  • Extensive knowledge of the UN System, its working and programming mechanisms, familiarity with FAO’s work would be an asset
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

How to Apply

Candidates are requested to submit their application by email to v[email protected] quoting the position title and vacancy announcement number.

A duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s iRecruitment portal as a PDF-file is to be submitted by email together with a cover letter. Please note that attached resumes or CV’s in place of the PPF will not be accepted.

In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site by clicking on the following link to register: http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

his vacancy is open to both male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Deadline For Application is 27th February 2017.

 

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