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Gender Advisor (Consultant) Re-Advertise

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Purpose and outline of the assignment

The Gender Advisor will implement technical activities at a departmental as well as at an institutional level. The position essentially requires a thorough understanding of DRR and climate resilience (CR) to be able to provide technically sound advice and inputs for strengthening the mainstreaming of gender equality across ADPC’s programs, projects, policies, and operational manuals. The consultant will be based in Bangkok, Thailand and report to Director, Risk Governance Department.

Scope of work

The Gender Advisor will help ensure the mainstreaming of gender equality aspects in ADPC’s design and implementation of activities under programs and projects at local, national, and regional levels. The following are some of the key institutional and department specific duties and responsibilities:

Institutional

  • Develop a strong understanding of the program/project development and implementation processes of ADPC’s thematic departments as well as the operations of Finance, and Human Resources and Administration departments, identify entry points, and develop an institutional framework for mainstreaming gender equality in DRR and CR, covering the project management cycle in addition to using other tested techniques;

  • Work with each department of ADPC and develop a department-specific framework that ensures the mainstreaming of gender equality across all functions and operations of the department by linking it with the institutional framework;

  • Work with the ADPC’s M&E team and develop indicators with regard to mainstreaming gender equality and measuring the institutional progress on a regular basis linking it with the ADPC Strategy 2020 and other key strategic documents;

  • Develop a plan for ADPC staff including the senior management and support its implementation for enhancing technical capacities on mainstreaming gender equality in technical and operational work on a regular basis.

Department-specific

  • Provide technical advice and inputs to gender equality work under all projects being implemented by the Risk Governance Department;

  • Provide technical inputs during the process of developing concept notes and proposals to ensure that they are thoroughly gender-compliant;

  • Support the Risk Governance team in designing, facilitating, and organizing workshops, conferences, and capacity-building sessions on mainstreaming gender in DRR and CR;

  • Organize regular capacity development sessions with the Risk Governance team;

  • Keep the Risk Governance team updated on the latest discourse and progress on gender equality in DRR and CR in the region;

  • Build the technical capacity of ADPC’s Gender Coordinator for implementing gender-related work;

  • Provide technical support to the ongoing BRDR program covering the following aspects, in addition to others:
    • Study and analyze the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework, review the gender equality entry points, and define practical actions for making the M&E framework inclusive and gender-equal;
    • Work with the BRDR partners, stakeholders, and the ADPC team, including thematic Directors of ADPC, for drafting a regional gender-mainstreaming framework/guidance note by undertaking research and conducting interviews, in addition to applying other techniques;

    • Prepare essential documents and academic materials to be presented and shared at regional and global platforms as part of the BRDR’s efforts on knowledge-sharing and promoting gender equality and diversity in DRR and CR in the region.

Timeframe

The consultant is expected to commence this assignment on 18 November 2019 for a duration of one year.

Qualifications

Education:

A Master’s degree in social science, especially gender studies or relevant disciplines.

Work experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience working in the area of gender and development;

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in the area of gender in DRR and CR in an international setting;

  • A minimum of 4 years of professional experience working in Asia and the Pacific region;

  • Demonstrated experience of designing strategies and plans for mainstreaming gender equality in programs, especially in DRR and CR;

  • An excellent understanding of the current regional (Asia-Pacific) and global discourse related to gender equality in DRR and CR;

  • Experience working with the UN Common System, international organizations, Red Cross/Red Crescent, or international NGOs is desirable.

Languages:

English is the working language of ADPC. For the post advertised, fluency in English (spoken and written) is required. Knowledge of another language is an advantage.




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    Thailand

  • Additional location info Bangkok
  • Closing Date 14 Oct 2019

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