Gender Support Specialist – ILRI NGO Job Careers – Bioversity International

Organization: Bioversity
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
International is a global research-for-development organization. We have a
vision – that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the
planet. We deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options
to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable
global food and nutrition security. We work with partners in low-income countries
in different regions where agricultural and tree biodiversity can contribute to
improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation.
Job Summary:  The Gender Support Specialist – ILRI will
support various activities within the scope of the Animal Health Program funded
by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work with the Rift Valley Fever (RVF) team to review secondary data
    and completed reports from previous Gender and RVF research (output from
    this review will be used to further refine research questions related to
    Gender and RVF control)
  • Conduct Gender assessments using appropriate tools to enable a
    better understanding of Gender-based constraints in Pest des Petits
    Ruminants (PPR) and RVF control
  • Work with the Gender Scientist to make recommendations on the
    interventions that can eliminate Gender barriers and strengthen women’s
    participation in PPR and RVF control
  • Identify opportunities for youth to engage in PPR control using the
    results from the Gender assessments including key informant interviews
  • Collect Gender monitoring data and work together with other project
    team members to ensure smooth coordination of data collection activities
  • Support the project team in building capacities of small ruminant
    women and men farmers, in PPR control
  • Analyze data and draft reports
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Socioeconomics or related field
    with specialization in Gender and Development
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience working on Gender
    issues in relation to agriculture and/or livestock, food security and/or
    nutrition in Uganda
  • Demonstrated qualitative and/or quantitative analytical skills,
    including ability to go beyond basic descriptions of Gender inequalities
    to discern underlying Gender relations
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills, including solid
    experience with participatory methods and dynamics
  • Proven interpersonal-, and cross-cultural skills, including ability
    to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and to develop
    strong and effective working relationships with partners
  • Creative, systematic and well-organized with high degree of
    initiative and sense of responsibility
  • Willingness and ability to travel and undertake fieldwork in rural
  • Desirable qualifications and competencies
  • Experience working in an international organisation and/or in
    applied agricultural research   
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join us should apply online through the Bioversity International Job
Opportunities web page at the link below. Please note that in the application
you are required to provide the contact details (address, telephone number and
e-mail address) of at least three referees, whom we will contact for
short-listed applicants.
Deadline: 27th September 2019
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