Monday, June 11, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: FAO Senior Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Officer
The successful candidate will be based in Bangkok and s/he will plan and co-ordinate the implementation of and provide technical support to the integration of gender, equity and rural employment dimensions into FAO’s overall programme in the region. In particular, the incumbent will:
- act as regional gender focal point and develop and monitor a regional strategy for FAO’s support to the incorporation of gender, equity, and rural employment concerns into agriculture and rural development policies, programmes and projects in Asian and Pacific member countries, taking into account regional priorities expressed in regional policy instruments in order to contribute to reduction of poverty and hunger and FAO global policy positions and tools;
- provide guidance and technical support for capacity building of FAORAP staff and FAO members and regional economic bodies to assess needs, undertake socio-economic and gender analysis, collect and analyze sex-disaggregated data, and carry out gender and equity differentiated research and impact analysis of current agricultural and rural development policies, programmes, and institutions;
- lead technical support to the interdivisional working group in RAP in the implementation of FAO’s strategic objectives related to gender equality in access to resources, goods, services and decision-making in rural areas, institution strengthening to support smallholders, and rural employment, developing specific proposals to strengthen the achievement of these objectives in the different programmes implemented by FAO in the region;
- provide policy guidance and technical support to Member countries in support of the Organization’s work on the gender, equity and rural employment in various areas of FAO’s work such as aspects of population issues (migration, aging, youth), agriculture, livestock and trans-boundary diseases (HIV/AIDS, avian influenza, etc), and trade (non traditional agricultural exports) in the region; contribute to FAO websites, policy briefs, reports, and databases related to gender, equity and rural employment issues.
- contribute to the formulation of Country Programme Frameworks (CPFs), identification/formulation of programmes and projects and/or provision of policy and technical advisory services to support the integration of rural gender issues within UN joint programmes, one UN country programme and other UN country policies and programmes;
- provide policy advice to member countries and regional bodies in the analysis, implementation and monitoring of policies and programmes for promoting gender equity and employment in rural development strategies; network with institutions working with rural women in the Region by promoting and facilitating the exchange of experience and information among organizations working with the rural sector;
- support the establishment and functioning of a regional network of Gender Focal Point (GFP) comprising sub-regional and selected country offices and help to consolidate a network or database of gender experts in the region capable of sustainably developing member States capacities to integrate gender equality issue in their policies, programmes, and projects;
- liaise and maintain close collaboration with other international institutions in the RAP Region, including UN Programmes and the UN Interagency Technical Working Group on Gender, ESCAP, ADB, NGOs, small farmers federations, women’s and youth groups, workers unions and cooperatives to strengthen the participation and influence of rural women and food insecure groups in policy processes and to ensure complementary efforts in provision of technical assistance to relevant programmes and projects for the enhancement of gender, equity, and rural employment in agriculture and rural development.
- represent FAO/RAP at major interagency and regional meetings and seminars on gender, social equity and rural employment issues in agriculture, forestry and fisheries in the region.
- perform other related duties as required.
Deadline: June 28, 2012