United States of America: TECHNICAL ADVISOR FOR GENDER, FOOD SECURITY

Organization: CARE
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 11 Nov 2016

CARE is a leading humanitarian and development organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on human rights, gender equality and women and girls.

CARE works in a variety of contexts from protracted crises to stable development settings and recognizes that a good comprehensive assessment of the underlying drivers of food and nutrition insecurity point to poverty, gender inequity, non-inclusive governance, lack of resilience to climate change and other economic and political shocks and stressors. The importance of each of these factors will vary by context. To address these drivers, CARE pursues a two-pronged approach that focuses on a sequence of ‘nutrition-specific’ and ‘nutrition-sensitive’ interventions. Both pathways address humanitarian responses to acute shocks as well as developmental interventions that strengthen capacities and institutions to achieve food and nutritional security. Both pathways progress from externally derived support during emergencies, to household and community-led solutions, to systemic policy and institutional support for food and nutrition security solutions.

CARE is seeking a Technical Advisor for Gender, Food Security. The Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) Unit leads CARE’s work globally in this important area and has the overall goal of ensuring that households, women, and girls/children realize just and sustainable food and nutrition security.

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct technical assistance and guidance to CARE’s Food for Peace programs and Pathways Program Countries and other strategically-important Country, Regional and Global long-term projects and programs that contribute to the Food and Nutritional Security of CARE’s identified impact groups.
  • Provide gender expertise, guidance, and technical support to ensure CARE’s gender principles and practices are reflected and practiced in new and ongoing FNS programs. Support the development of tools, systems, processes and approaches that continuously improve technical excellence and impact in the area of transformative approaches to gender and women’s empowerment.
  • Contribute to the research, learning and advocacy themes prioritized by the FNS Unit through the projects and programs s/he supports as well as from his/her own research experience, knowledge and learning.
  • Support resource mobilization efforts to advance the programs objectives and CARE’s work in the area of Food and Nutrition Security.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree, Master’s preferred in International Development with an emphasis on the field of women’s/gender studies, along with some background Economics, Business Administration, Agribusiness Development, Anthropology, Sociology, or a related field;
  • 5 years’ experience in international gender programming, or related field;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct gender analysis and apply findings to program activities;
  • Demonstrated capacity to facilitate trainings and learning on gender discrimination and women’s empowerment (or other social justice issues);
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams and effectively communicate new or sensitive topics;
  • Work experience in a developing country context;
  • Demonstrated ability to design and adapt program approaches that promote gender transformative programming and support women’s empowerment in diverse cultural contexts;
  • Experience in inspiring and supporting colleagues to integrate gender into their work
  • Background in facilitation and training skills;
  • Gender analysis and application in program implementation (including advocacy);
  • Constructive engagement of men and boys, or synchronized gender strategies;
  • Facilitating and supporting gender integration within agriculture, economic development and food and nutrition security programming;
  • Training design and implementation experience for adult learners;
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills, particularly communication and presentation skills for diverse audiences including conducting training events for adults and professional;
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet software, and data processing.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please visit our website at

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1&rid=3407

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE’s career website at any time.

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