World Vision Lao, a non-profit Christian Humanitarian Organization, committed to working with the poor and vulnerable.
OPEN TO LAO NATIONAL ONLY
POSITION TITLE-GENDER ADVISOR
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
World Vision (WV) has recently been awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU’s Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.
Commencing on the 1st of October 2017, this 48 month project has the overall objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household (HH) nutrition through the following specific objectives:
1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age and children under 5; 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Gender) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the HH level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across three provinces and 12 districts of Lao PDR.
Responsible for technical support and leadership for all gender-related activities (Outcome 4). The Gender Advisor will also coordinate with other sector leads to ensure gender-sensitive programming is being addressed across all project activities.
The Gender Advisor is responsible to conduct the project´s activities as described in the project and enforce them in term of verifiable impact, appropriateness, efficiency, effectiveness, coverage, coherence, sustainability and contextual transversal issues.
Objective 1. Responsible for the implementation of Gender activities according to the AHAN project:
Objective 2: Coordination and reporting within World Vision and with Partners
Objective 3: Budget follow up
Objective 4: Responsible for the good functioning of logistics related to Gender & Disability Plan
Objective 5: Relations with local authorities and partners
1. Leadership of all Economic Development activities
Plan, direct and implement with operation team all aspects of project implementation related to Economic Development activities, including ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards.
2. Collaboration and Coordination
Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field, under the direction of the Technical Team Lead (Multisector)
3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication
Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor and WV requirements
4. Financial management
Manage project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to WVA, who then submits to the donor.
5. Learning Evidence
Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact. Facilitate learning of best practice by ensuring a continuous learning process is developed and in place with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.
6. Networking and Advocacy
Ensure WV is taking a lead role in Gender in the area of implementation, including seeking cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
List academic requirements (if applicable), technical skills, or other knowledge required as a minimum qualification for this position.
At least a University degree and 5 years’ experience in community development with a focus on Gender.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. DEADLINE is on 20 December 2017.
Mail: People and Culture Department