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Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Lead
Deadline: 29 November 2019
Who we are
GOAL is an international non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political humanitarian organisation dedicated to work towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare and education. Since 2002, GOAL has implemented humanitarian and developmental programs across Zimbabwe. GOAL has positioned itself as a leading NGO in Emergency Response, Livelihoods, Nutrition and WASH with a strong geographic focus and influence in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe and a rapidly expanding footprint in urban resilience, WASH and livelihoods interventions.
Career Opportunities with GOAL
GOAL is an equal opportunities employer to all individuals seeking possible employment with the organisation. We are looking for suitably qualified, highly competent and motivated individuals to be part of the GOAL Zimbabwe team on a fixed term duration. Interested employment seekers are invited to apply for the following position in a project to be confirmed upon availability of funding.
General Description of the Role
Reporting to the Gender Advisor, the Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Lead (GYSD) is responsible for ensuring that the social dimensions of food security and community resilience are effectively addressed across all activity components and at all levels throughout the entire award period. S/he will be responsible for paying attention to social dynamics—in particular, gender and youth integration—is critical to realizing FFP intended outcomes. The GYSD Lead should have an in-depth understanding of gender, age, and other locally significant socio-cultural factors in the context of food security programming. S/he must have a demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources. The GYSD Lead should also have: skills in participatory learning and action and facilitating collaborative problem-solving. The incumbent must be able to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors to ensure gender and youth integration and empowerment; and an in-depth understanding of food security programming.
The ideal person should possess the following
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred; Specific technical expertise and in-depth understanding of gender, age, and other locally significant socio-cultural factors in the context of food and nutrition security and resilience programming; At least seven years of relevant implementation experience at the community-level required; Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources; Strong participatory learning and action skills, facilitating collaborative problem solving, as well as tool and/or curriculum development and training skills; Demonstrated ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors around gender and youth integration and empowerment; Ability and willingness to travel frequently; Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge of local languages is an asset.
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