International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) helps find pragmatic solutions to the world’s most pressing environment and development challenges. With a strong gender policy that mandates a gender-responsive approach to all programmes and projects Union-wide and throughout partnerships, IUCN is a unique example of a technical environmental institution that champions women’s empowerment and advancing gender equality as intrinsic to meeting its goals. The Global Programme on Governance and Rights (GPGR) contributes toward IUCN’s vision and mission through innovative approaches, technical support, policy development and capacity building to Government and non-Government members, IUCN programmes and offices, and to a wide range of partners around the world relating to gender equality, indigenous peoples and conservation, natural resource governance, and human rights.
A Consultant on Gender and Energy Network and Knowledge will be an essential part of delivering IUCN’s work developing and promoting knowledge on gender and energy linkages, particularly in the African energy sector. The Consultant will provide key support to IUCN’s partnership with USAID on Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), particularly supporting networks and communities of practice relating to gender and energy issues.
This opportunity provides in-depth, hands-on work to support and grow gender and energy networks (both global and at the regional sub-Saharan level) and assist in the development and publication of knowledge products that advance the case for gender equality and women’s empowerment in the energy sector.
The Consultant reports to an IUCN Senior Gender Programme Manager. The Consultant will also work closely with IUCN technical and programme specialists and advisors, project managers, the communications officer and financial/administrative support staff. With core team members and key partners in multiple time zones, effective and efficient internal communications skills are as important as external communications.
The primary working languages of the office are English and Spanish. French capacity is desirable for fulfilling this contract.
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