World Vision Laos is a non-profit Christian Humanitarian Organization, committed to working with the poor and vulnerable.
OPEN TO LAO NATIONAL ONLY
WORK LOCATION – Vientiane Capital or Savannakhet Province
GENDER ADVISOR, AHAN Project
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
World Vision (WV) is leading a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) Project under pillar three of the EU 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.
The AHAN Project will enable households to effectively reduce the prevalence of stunting and underweight in children under five and across Savannakhet, Saravan and Attapue provinces until 2021. Additional ANCP funding from the Australian Government will focus on disability inclusion in Saravan Province.
The Gender Advisor will provide technical support and leadership to activities of Outcome 4: Improved gender equitable relations at the HH level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload. The position will ensure that gender-sensitive and disability inclusion programming is being addressed across all project activities in coordinating with other sector leads.
- Input into the action plan for gender inclusion that is partly based on a gender analysis by the Project;
- Adapting the Community Change for Social Action (C-Change) approach and curriculum to address harmful gender roles and relations that impact nutrition outcomes;
- Oversee implementation of C-Change for Gender, using Laos-adapted training, support and mentoring of village leaders;
- Identify and distribute labour saving technologies for women based on gender study findings and community-identified priorities, in collaboration with the Economic Development Advisor;
- Lead disability inclusion activities (in Saravan);
- Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems, and including support to gathering and practicing learning from evidence to increase impact.
- Fulfill relevant administration, finance, communications and partnership functions: Coordination and reporting within World Vision and with Partners; budget follow up; logistics related to the Gender & Disability Plan; and relations with local authorities and partners.
The Gender Advisor will be based in either Savannakhet or Vientiane with frequent field travel to target districts. Location of the position will be reviewed after the first year.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Science, Gender Studies or similar fields; postgraduate studies in a relevant discipline related to gender is desirable
- Knowledge of current best practice in gender equality and experience integrating this into programs in developing country contexts
- Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in gender and women’s empowerment with in-depth understanding of key challenges and opportunities within the domains of agriculture, nutrition and health. Understanding of and experience in conducting gender analysis using participatory methodologies will be desirable
- Experience in disability inclusion will be desirable
- Demonstrated experience in development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment
- Good understanding of Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions on gender and ability to work together with various stakeholders
- Ability to work strategically, and to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision
- Excellent management and administrative skills, including use of Microsoft office
- Ability to provide technical guidance, to train and mentor operations staff, and to work collaboratively and respectfully with others
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao
- Willingness to travel to the districts and villages on a frequent basis.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. DEADLINE is on 29 Sept 2019. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.
Mail: People and Culture Department, P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005