Gender Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Location
    Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jun-11-2021
  • Posted
    May 27

Position description

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Support the Project Coordinator, FAO Representative, LTO and NDA in ensuring gender considerations are observed throughout all stages of the project especially stakeholder engagement
  • Conduct a participatory gender analysis of the agriculture sector to determine participation level of women in decision making for climate change adaptation/mitigation and opportunities for women for increased productivity, inclusive of (a) desk study of gender related policies and institutions, and (b) stakeholder consultations in the agriculture sector on gender issues, gaps and barriers
  • Conduct gender sensitive consultations for situational analysis of climate impacts on the food and agriculture sector to determine (a) priority commodities for climate change adaptation measures, and (b) data gaps to inform relevant local farmers to improve their yields and reduce risks of climate change
  • Conduct a gender sensitive assessment on the impacts of climate change on the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and the use of innovative climate smart technologies including data needs and gaps at the farmer level in four vulnerable geographic areas, inclusive of consultations with individual farmers in selected vulnerable areas, desk review and interviews
  • Contribute to sensitization and capacity building activities for farmers on the importance of keeping data records and to showcase innovative climate resilient technologies, inclusive of four sensitization workshops and the production and distribution of materials (e.g. fact sheets, videos etc.) to promote climate resilient technology
  • Provide support where necessary for the successful execution of stakeholder engagement and information gathering sessions

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced University degree in social sciences, gender studies or a related area
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • National of Trinidad or resident in the country with a regular work permit

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder consultations with various target audiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Facilitation and coordination skills
  • Good command of MS Office tools and use of on-line information systems
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports in order to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Knowledge of the Agriculture sector and use of natural resources as it relates to the effects of climate change with regard to adaptation/resilience and mitigation.
  • Knowledge of international climate finance, specifically the GCF architecture and adaptation and mitigation agendas of the UNFCCC

Application instructions

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