Gender in Agriculture Partnership

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

IFAD: Lead Technical Specialist - Gender, Targeting and Social Inclusion

Expiry date: 
Wednesday, 14 June, 2017

The Lead Technical Specialist (LTS) – Gender,  Targeting  and Social Inclusion will be a leading professional in her/his field. Under the overall strategic guidance of the Director, PTA, the LTS will closely cooperate with the Gender, Targeting  and Social Inclusion team, other PTA staff and relevant divisions and departments. Specifically, the position will:

  • Provide up-to-date professional advice to improve the capacity of IFAD and its partners to design, implement and monitor loans and grants that promote gender equality and social inclusion, are targeted to the poor, and empower local communities.
  • Provide institutional and operational support to staff, field missions and regional and country programmes at all stages of the programme and project cycle, including participation in design and implementation support missions and HQ-based country project management teams.
  • Develop and implement a capacity strengthening programme for staff and partners on gender and targeting in the project cycle, and gender transformative and integrated approaches.
  • Lead, internally and externally, cross-regional exchange of knowledge and documentation of field-tested approaches with potential for scaling up in the areas of gender equality, empowerment and social inclusion, and pro-poor targeting.
  • Drive the integration of issues relation to gender equality, empowerment, targeting and social inclusion into different thematic areas (including sustainable agriculture, natural resource management and climate change, rural infrastructure, rural finance, marketing and value chains, rural institutions and farmer organizations).
  • Identify, develop and lead partnerships for purposes of joint advocacy and knowledge generation and sharing, and represent IFAD at international fora in this professional domain. Partnerships include joint initiatives with the gender teams of the Rome-based agencies (FAO and WFP), UN Women and other development banks (especially the World Bank).
  • Provide strategic advice and key support to IFAD senior management regarding the implementation of, and reporting on, the targeting and gender policies - in particular the five-point pathway for gender mainstreaming in IFAD10 - and progress with the UN System-wide action plan on gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment (UN-SWAP).
  • Liaise with other departments and divisions in IFAD regarding the promotion of gender equality both within operations and processes, including Programme Management Department, Strategy and Knowledge Department, Human Resources Division, Communications Division, Office of Budget and Organizational Development, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Office, Office of Audit and Oversight, Ethics Office, Independent Office of Evaluation.
  • Guide and mentor staff and foster a team environment, strengthening linkages between the PTA gender desk and the regional gender coordinators.
  • Coordinate the advice and support provided to IFAD senior management from the Gender, Indigenous People and Youth desks regarding the implementation of the Targeting strategy within IFAD;
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the development, day-to-day management, supervision and evaluation of relevant grant projects.
  • Perform other related duties as may be requested by the Director of the Division. 
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