Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Catholic Relief Services (CRS),Gender Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

This position is contingent upon award and candidate approval by the donor.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of n
eed, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. The primary goal of CRS/Rwanda programming is to ensure that vulnerable households in Rwanda achieve full, integral human development.
CRS seeks qualified Rwandan candidates for the following  five positions for an anticipated Hinga Weze program aimed to improve access to and utilization of nutrition-sensitive production and processing technologies, improve the capacity of smallholder farmers to manage natural resources and adapt to climate change, and increase general nutrition knowledge and adoption of appropriate nutrition practices. All positions are based in Kigali with field travel.
  1. Gender Specialist
The role of the Gender Specialist is to support the development, implementation and integration of gender considerations through the provision of technical guidance to theHinga Weze program team, including sub-contractor partners. S/he will collaborate closely with the Hinga Weze team to achieve the strategic objectives of the program – focusing on integrating strategies to promote women’s empowerment across the Hinga Wezethematic areas including agriculture, market access.  S/he will adhere to high standards of programmatic and management quality to support community stakeholders’ capacity and performance in provide access to full range of services for beneficiaries.  Drawing on national and global best practices,s/he will provide technical guidance to program stakeholders on integration of gender considerations and women’s empowerment to result in gender transformative programming.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Gender Studies or other relevant field; Master’s degree an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a development setting on gender and women’s empowerment programming
  • Experience in community-based approaches, community empowerment, advocacy and community systems strengthening preferred
  • Experience in conducting gender-related participative qualitative and quantitative research (notably Gender Analyses and Audits)
  • Experience in multi-sectoral agriculture/nutrition programs with strong gender-related componentspreferred
  • Experience as a trainer and demonstrated success in knowledge transfer of gender-transformative approaches and interventions
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to people with a variety of interests and educational backgrounds through both formal and informal training.
  • Knowledge of USAID programming preferred; experience in USAID contracting is an advantage
  • Excellent organizational skills, team work and ability to prioritize tasks in a timely manner.
  • Sound coordination skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrates diplomacy, flexibility, and resourcefulness.
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work well with people, good judgment and commitment to CRS’ mission.
  • Willingness to travel to rural project districts around the country.
  • Fluent spoken and written English or French, and Kinyarwanda, required.
  • Rwandan nationality.
Electronic applications-including a motivation letter and a current detailed CV should be addressed to the CRS Country Representative exclusively at CRS_RW@global.crs.org and copy jeanpierre.tanga@crs.orgon or before Friday October 28, 2016at 5:00pm. Due to anticipated high interest in this post and the expected number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will get feedback.
Kigali October 17, 2016
Charlotte Batanage
Acting Country Representative

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