Gender coordination specialist Job At UNFPA February 2021

Job Opportunity at UNFPA-Gender coordination specialist


Job Opportunity at UNFPA-Gender coordination specialist


Gender coordination specialist

Job Opportunity at UNFPA-Gender coordination specialist Eligibility criteriaMinimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of taskThe Gender Coordination Specialist will serve a dual function of the secretariat to the Development Partner Group on Gender Equality (DPG GE) under the guidance of the Embassy of Ireland as the Chair, the Embassy of Finland as the outgoing Chair and UNFPA as the incoming Chair and support staff to the UNFPA Gender Unit for advocacy, research, coordination and communication

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNFPA Technical Advisor – Gender Equality or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Gender Analyst will:

Provide secretariat support to the Development Partners Group – Gender Equality (DPG GE) to enable achievement of the overall objective of the DPG GE to support the enhancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) among Development Partners and other key stakeholders in Tanzania (60% of allocated working hours).

Identify and facilitate engagement opportunities for the group in key GEWE national/regional/international processes, dialogues and events.

Create, maintain and share a calendar of Gender related international and national events.

Enhance engagement of the group with the Gender Mainstreaming Working Group-Macro Policy (GMWG-MP-Mainland) through attendance of meetings and preparation of briefing notes when relevant for dissemination to the DPG GE members.

Technical support to the current, outgoing and incoming chairs in communication with the DPG GE and meetings with government officials and other stakeholders.

Plan and organise DPG GE coordination and planning meetings by preparing and sharing meeting agenda, matters arising, minutes, invitations to meetings, key documents to facilitate the meetings and organising and providing TA to external stakeholders to make GE presentations to the group.

Ensure efficient coordination of the group by supporting the chairs in various task forces to update the group’s work plan as will be required.

Facilitate and catalyse multi-disciplinary thinking, analyses and approaches to the resolution of identified GEWE issues.

Attend strategic trainings to contribute to strengthening GEWE knowledge of the group and with relevant stakeholders, and to form and maintain strategic linkages.

Strengthen coherence amongst the group through information sharing on GEWE.

Update the DPG GE web page.

Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor or chair of the DPG GE.

Support the UNFPA Gender Unit for advocacy, research, coordination and communication (40% of allocated working hours).

Analyse policy documents and preparation of environmental scanning and in-house briefings to guide UNFPA’s advocacy efforts in relation to GBV and harmful practices.

Assist in conceptualization, design, data collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative research and evidence generation supported by UNFPA to advance prevention and response to GBV and harmful practices.

Support the documentation of case studies and lessons learned.

Creation of communication content to amplify UNFPA’s mandate on GBV and harmful practices, to create visibility for UNFPA on commemorative days, during campaigns and for special events; and create reports on all activities.

Supports capacity building and knowledge sharing for Implementing Partners on GBV and harmful practices programme.


Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education – Additional Comments:University degree (Bachelor’s degree) in social sciences, sociology, anthropology, gender and development studies, community development, public health or other related social sciences

Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

At least two years professional experience in working on gender equality and women empowerment.

Demonstrated experience and a thorough understanding of government systems (national, sub-national), development partners and civil society structures in Tanzania, especially in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment, gender based violence and harmful practices planning and programming.

Demonstrated experience in advocacy, campaigns management, communications and international relations is a strong advantage.

Demonstrated experience in research design and data collection, analysis and presentation are strong advantages.

Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.

Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

Language skills:

English(Mandatory), Level – Working Knowledge

Area of expertise: Gender equality and the advancement of women

Area of expertise details:

Driving license: No

Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

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Application deadline: 07 February 2021



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