Gender Specialist - CARE International



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CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. Our mission around the world is to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. Our Core Values describe who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

Transformation

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Integrity

We are accountable to the people and partners we humbly serve, transparently sharing our results, stories and lessons.

Diversity

We know that by embracing differences, actively including a variety of voices, and joining together we can solve the world’s most complex problems.

Equality

We believe in the equal value of every human being and the importance of respecting and honouring each individual; we know that change happens through people.

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Job Description

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), Inc. doing business as CARE International in Ghana is seeking a talented, motivated and innovative Gender Specialist – Generating Revenues & Opportunities for Women to Improve Nutrition in Ghana (GROWING) project. 

The GROWING project is part of a consortium led by the International Potato Centre and in collaboration with Ghana Health Service, the Women in Agriculture Development Directorate and District Directorates of Agriculture. The project is funded by Global Affairs Canada and will run for 4.5 years starting from March 2022. 

We are committed to advancing gender equality and diversity in the workplace and to growing our pool of young talent.

JOB PROFILE

The Project Gender Specialist (GS) has responsibility for the quality of gender integration in the project and will recommend adjustments to project activities, systems, processes, and strategies in order to align with CARE’s gender equality and women's voice standards and donor requirements. 

S/He is directly responsible for the design of interventions that support creating an enabling environment, including gender norms and roles, so that key gender inequities are addressed and more appropriate practices initiated to ensure more equitable outcomes for women, men, girls and boys. S/He ensures that the GROWING Project integrates gender themes throughout its intervention activities, partnership approach, M&E systems, and documentation.

The Gender Specialist will report directly to the GROWING Project Manager; and will be based in the Tamale Sub-office and covers project implementation in six project districts in the Northern, North East and Savannah Regions.

Some Key Responsibilities for this role:

  • Develop the Scope of Work for the gender analysis at project start-up, including consultant TOR(s) (if/as appropriate) and project staff participation.
  • Manage primary data collection activities such as conducting interviews, leading focus groups, or conducting surveys.
  • Develop a gender strategy for the project that articulates the systems and processes necessary for continuous review and improvement of activities in alignment with CARE’s commitment to gender equality.
  • Provide capacity building, coaching and mentoring of staff and local partners
  • Technical training on gender integration and project-specific issues/approaches
  • Gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation
  • Support the design of M&E tools for gender indicators and monitoring for negative impacts and program risks

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Required Skills or Experience

Knowledge

  • Good knowledge in conducting gender analysis and using the results for planning.

Experience

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in implementing gender-transformative/women empowerment programming in the agriculture/food security sector.
  • Training and experience in gender/women empowerment programming
  • Experience in designing and implementing highly effective and efficient gender-transformative programming
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical and programmatic support in gender

Competencies

  • Proven strong facilitation and capacity development skills and experience in participatory approaches
  • Social skills, inclusive leadership skills, creativity and innovative mindset  
  • Good understanding of socio-economic; socio-cultural issues in Northern Ghana
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and reporting skills
  • Computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage partnerships and relationships with peer organizations

Qualifications

  • At least a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (Gender, Development Studies, Social Science) “or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Master’s Degree in any of the above relevant fields

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How To Apply

Submit your application (CV and cover letter) via email to

[email protected] 

with “Gender Specialist Application” in the subject line. The submission deadline is Thursday, 21 July 2022

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
CARE has zero-tolerance for fraud and corruption. We DO NOT collect fees or request financial information from job applicants at any stage of the recruitment process. If you are asked for payment or experience any irregularities during this process, please report your concerns anonymously via https://secure.ethicspoint.eu/domain/media/en/gui/100612/index.html

ABOUT CARE

CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. Our mission around the world is to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. 

At CARE, we know that recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse workforce is critical to achieving our mission of ending global poverty. CARE defines "diversity" beyond the regular classifications of gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability, and includes a diversity of perspectives that uphold CARE's Core Values (https://www.care.org/about-us/mission-vision/). Our goal is to create and maintain a work environment that promotes diversity in everything we do. 

We are also committed to creating and maintaining a safe work environment for our staff, partners and beneficiaries with specific attention to protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, and child protection.


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