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Key Responsibilities:

Support Gender and Protection programme and the communities to implement protection, GBV and gender related projects and activities.

  • Conduct capacity building trainings for staff and communities in implementation of minimum standards and various SOPs on gender and protection
  • Coordinate and monitor all gender and protection activities in the field, ensuring quality implementation and achievements of results by communities.
  • Undertake regular travels to field locations to conduct monitoring visits, activities and/or provide technical support to the communities.
  • Ensure smooth implementation of the direct implementation components of the gender and protection programme including complaints and feedback mechanism
  • In case of delays and concerns relating to implementation, raise red flags to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Attend the field coordination meetings in collaboration with the other program teams.
  • Any other gender and protection activities as requested by the supervisor.

Facilitate to mainstream protection and gender into program implementation processes.

  • Provide advice and support to the Project Officers and communities in the project design to ensure that all project proposals have been designed with gender sensitive approaches, and the needs of women, girls, boys and men have been clearly considered and included in the design and during the whole project cycle.
  • Support the programme team on establishing a gender-sensitive accountability mechanism for beneficiaries.
  • Contribute to the gender and protection mainstreaming efforts for the other sectors (i.e. livelihoods, health and WASH).
  • Support in developing training materials, modules and material for sessions, oversight on whether staff and mainstreaming gender by appropriately apply the skills acquired through trainings, include planning, evaluative monitoring and reporting.
  • Support capacity building of the office staff and community members in the fields of gender and protection mainstreaming.

Representation, Coordination and Reporting in relation to Gender and Protection activities

  • Support partners NGOs in maintaining a safe and confidential record keeping system and making sure referral of cases are confidential, safe and in a timely manner;
  • Support/help to prepare partner organizations monthly reports and specific reports on programme related topics.
  • Review and improve the quality of organization’s existing data collection tools/databases/reporting templates on gender and protection specific activities.
  • Provide support in reviewing monitoring and evaluation reports as well as conducting gender and protection related assessments.
  • Ensure close coordination with the M&E team to report quality data for gender and protection related outputs.
  • Provide assistance in data collection, compiling lessons learned, establishing indicators to support knowledge sharing

Knowledge management and knowledge sharing

  • update internal documents regarding gender and share those with the team and stakeholders
  • Keep track of gender and protection related issues in the district; and inform the team on changing vulnerabilities.
  • Write success stories related to programme and project developments as they relate to gender equality and protection issues.
  • Support the line manager in developing technical materials, SOPs, capacity building and tools.

Provide regular reporting to the Project Coordinator – as per guidelines including preparation of Project reports.

Monitor activity implementation and budget movement (expenditures) against work plan and monitor and report progress against Project indicator

  • Preferred Knowledgeand Qualifications
  • University degree in relevant field (Social science/ Agriculture/Community Development or any relevant comparable field)
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in fields related to Gender and protection issues
  • Experience and knowledge of working in  Community Development or land resource sub-sector;
  • Must be able to ride a motor cycle.
  • Field-based experience at the farmer level and working with farmer groups and NGOs/ Associations;
  • Experience in working with Government extension workers and VDCs, and ADCs
  • Knowledge of Malawian environmental and agriculture legislation and issues preferred;
  • University degree in relevant field (Social Science/Community Development or any relevant comparable field)

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Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only