Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

JP RWEE Knowledge Management and Communication Consultant

Country: 
City: 
Rome
Institution: 
World Food Programme
Expiry date: 
Tuesday, 28 August, 2018

The Junior Consultant will contribute to strenghtening the communication and knowledge management of the Joint Programme of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP on "Accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women" (JP RWEE).

This JP aims to economically empower rural women in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda. The coalition of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP is generating synergies that capitalize on each agency’s mandate, comparative advantage and institutional strength to generate more lasting and wider-scale improvements in the living conditions and rights of rural women and girls in the context of sustainable rural development. The JP focuses on four key outcomes for rural women: 1) improved food and nutrition security, 2) increased incomes to sustain livelihoods, 3) enhanced leadership and participation in rural institutions and in shaping laws, policies and programmes, and 4) more gender-responsive policy environment for the economic empowerment of rural women.

The implementation of the JP is managed through four international bodies (the International Steering Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee, the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, the JP Secretariat) and the National Steering Committees in the seven countries participating in the JP.

The Junior Consultant will be part of the JP Secretariat along with the JP RWEE Global Coordinator and the overall purpose of her/his work will be to support current efforts to enhance visibility and knowledge management of this pilot initiative.

Under the general supervision and guidance of the JP RWEE Global Coordinator, and the Senior Programme Advisor as second level supervisor, the Junior Consultant will be expected to assume the responsibilities listed below:

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Communications & Advocacy

  • Help identify and organise events associated with the JP, including logistics and the preparation of related documentation;
  • Regularly liaise with the communication, gender and women’s economic empowerment units of the four participating organisations to make sure the JP is given adequate visibility in their respective campaigns, websites, newsletters, etc.;
  • Support the preparation of communication and advocacy materials about the JP and related documents and publications (factsheets, infographics, blog posts, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, success stories, etc.);
  • Keep updated the different dedicated pages on the Participating Agencies’ and other external websites;
  • Produce updated information documents on the JP progress in the seven countries on a regular basis.

Resource Mobilisation

  • Support the mapping of potential new donors and development of an outreach plan;
  • Monitor and, if needed, support country-level resource mobilisation initiatives;
  • Support liaison with potential new donors and help prepare proposals for the mobilisation of additional resources.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Support the preparation of the 2018 annual report of the JP RWEE;
  • Help improving the M&E system of the seven JP RWEE countries, including collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative information;
  • Systematically use the M&E data for KM and communication.

Knowledge Management

  • Support the implementation of the indicative framework on “Strengthening Knowledge Management and communication in managing the Joint Programme RWEE”, including but not limited to:

o Refine the JP RWEE KM framework identifying target audiences and related potential documentation, events and other knowledge products
o Documenting good practices, innovations and lessons learned from the JP RWEE implementation (using different K-tools);
o Consolidate the results of in-country evaluations;
o Organise learning opportunities among JP RWEE stakeholders;
o Support the organisation of a learning route in one JP country with the participation of stakeholders of the other six countries and other interested parties;
o Support the organisation of the final workshop.

In addition to the above, the junior consultant will perform any other tasks requested.

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT:
1. Communication and Advocacy

  • Briefs, talking points and presentations drafted as needed;
  • Side events on the JP during forums and other major events organized, including logistics and the preparation of related documentation;
  • Visibility of the JP enhanced in the four Organisations’ campaigns, websites, newsletters;
  • Communication and advocacy materials about the JP prepared.

2. Resource Mobilisation

  • JP RWEE Global Coordinator’s and country teams’ fund mobilisation’s efforts supported.

3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Preparation of JP RWEE annual report 2018 supported.
  • Global and national M&E of JP RWEE improved.

4. Knowledge Management

  • Implementation of the JP RWEE Knowledge Management framework supported.

Considering the nature of the tasks to be performed, the junior consultant will be allowed to arrange flexible working arrangements, including teleworking, upon approval from the first-level supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Education:
Master´s degree in communication, international development or related fields.
 

Experience:

  • At least two years of professional work experience in international development, donor aid programmes or other related fields;
  • Experience in research and data analysis;
  • Experience in communication and knowledge management
  • Experience in gender equality

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Solid understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of agriculture, food security and rural development.
  • Good knowledge of knowledge management, communication and advocacy tools and techniques.
  • Strong ability with Office package. Knowledge of design or graphic software is an advantage.
  • Good understanding of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as how the work of the JP RWEE can contribute to achieving it.
  • Excellent drafting, communication and presentation skills in English.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to plan and organize work.
  • Ability to work independently; in a timely and organised manner.
  • Ability to work in a team and multi-task.

Languages:

  • Fluency in oral and written English, including demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • A good knowledge of French, Spanish or Russian would be considered an advantage.

Other information: Interested candidates are requested to apply by sending:

  • An updated CV in English;
  • A sample of communication or knowledge product developed by the candidate or for which the candidate was the primary individual responsible.

The application should be sent by email to: chiara.toro@wfp.org with the following as a subject reference: Application - JP RWEE Knowledge Management and Communication Consultant
Please do not call, additional information will not be provided.

Deadline for application: Tuesday 28 August at 23:59 (Rome time).