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Canadian Hunger Foundation
Gender and Youth Advisor
Category: Management
* Barbados
  • Spearheading the implementation of the gender equality and youth strategies of PROPEL. 
  • Work with project staff and local partners to design, implement, monitor and evaluate gender integrated, and sex‐ and age specific interventions for PROPEL. 
  • Provide advice and guidance to staff and partners to ensure that the project’s gender and youth targets are being reached.
  • Regularly review PROPEL’s gender equality and youth strategies to ensure they are still appropriate, are being implemented effectively, and are achieving gender and youth results as outlined in the project implementation plan;
  • Provide technical support to project    staff and partners to strengthen capacity in mainstreaming gender equality and addressing the needs of youth in PROPEL programming; In collaboration with project staff and implementing partners, support the development of all training curriculum to ensure gender equality and youth specific issues are integrated, as appropriate;
  • Promote gender awareness and awareness of youth issues among stakeholders to ensure active and equitable participation and contribution of both women and men;
  • Ensure that results‐based reports include gender equality and youth considerations;
  • Collaborate with PROPEL’s M&E Coordinator to ensure gender equality and youth issues are integrated into baselines and data collected is disaggregated, as appropriate;  
  • Develop practical tools and culturally‐appropriate learning materials to help staff, project partners, beneficiary organizations and project participants incorporate gender equality and youth awareness into their daily work and monitor the use of these tools throughout the project cycle (approval, planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting);  
  • Contribute to the analysis, synthesis and articulation of key lessons, challenges and risks emerging from gender and youth aspects of the project;  
  • Collaborate with the M&E Coordinator and staff in conducting qualitative studies, e.g. through focus group discussions, to enhance understanding of    gender equality and youth issues and how they affect project beneficiaries;  
  • Participate in project review meetings and evaluations to promote adherence to best practices in promoting gender equality and youth involvement;  
  • Facilitate collaboration on gender and youth issues between CHF and its regional partners;
  • Act as focal person for the project for issues related to gender equality and youth; and
  • Where appropriate, collaborate with other organizations and networks to increase gender equality and support youth in relation to project interventions.
  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, e.g. in gender studies, or other relevant discipline.  
  • At least 5 years of program experience in international development, including 3 years of experience providing technical advice on gender equality programming.
  • Experience working with Caribbean youth, particularly in entrepreneurship and business development, an asset.
  • Previous experience working on donor funded projects required; experience with CIDA an asset.
  • Work experience in the agricultural sector, or on agriculture‐related projects, an asset.
  • Proven experience in providing oversight, building the capacity of partners and staff and providing technical advice in gender equality and youth programming.
  • Strong gender analysis, evidence‐based research and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for coaching, training and facilitation on gender equality. Proven skills in integrating gender considerations in results based management approaches and tools.
  • Previous experience designing, supporting implementation and reporting against program‐based gender equality strategies and integrating gender equality into baseline studies.
  • Good knowledge of how to analyze statistics from a gender perspective.  
  • Solid computer skills in Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office tools.
  • Proven leadership, strategic planning and program coordination skills.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills, including in capacity building of staff in gender mainstreaming and youth programming.
  • Solid experience working with rural youth and youth entrepreneurs using participatory approaches.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with youth.
  • Good understanding of and experience with youth advocacy and microenterprise or small business development.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and to understand needs and gain support.
  • Proactive mindset in developing strategies to accomplish objectives.
  • Strong communication skills facilitating the adaptation of messages to audiences in order to ensure maximum receptiveness and understanding.
  • Good understanding of public‐private sector partnerships.
  • Excellent English language skills (spoken and written).
  • Ability to travel frequently for up to 2 weeks at a time.
NB: Submit your cover letter, CV, and the name and contact information of 3 professional references
Deadline: January 11, 2013

Contact Information
Name: N/A
Address: CHF Caribbean
Welches, Christ Church
Barbados, W.I.
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2012-12-18



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