consultant job -gender and social inclusion consultant in vso's country offices

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job type
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job details

posted
location
vso's country offices
job category
Information Technology
job type
voluntary
reference number
JOB0116261
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job description

VSO is seeking a consultant or consultants with specific expertise in the areas of i) developing Social Exclusion and Gender Analysis Toolkit, and ii) Developing technical Briefs on “how undertake various social inclusion and gender initiatives and activities, to conducti SIG trainings and embed/ integrate Social Inclusion and Gender for quality programming. The scope of this assignment therefore is to review existing tools and develop a Toolkit that can support programme managers and programme teams to carry out SEGA. This will specifically involve • Review of all existing tools and methodologies of SEGA (review not limited to current tools in use at VSO) • Provide a simple and detailed step by step guide on how to apply the various SEGA tools to VSO’s thematic programme Areas of Health, Education and Livelihood and the 3 core approaches • Ensure emerging development issues that relate to safeguarding of primary actors are adequately reflected in the tools • Suggest possible entry points for where different types of volunteers (including community volunteers) can meaningfully engaged in the SEGA processes (including use/application of tools) • Develop standard ethical guidelines and protocols for sensitive areas of work to ensure compliance with “do no harm”, “leave no one behind” ”safeguarding” and “child protection” consideration • Identify intersections and opportunities for using the SEGA cycle to be integrated into the programme development cycle and Signature programme development process • Develop various technical briefs that could be conclusively agreed upon during the inception meeting. But the briefs should include: • a guide how to undertake a social exclusion and gender analysis • Undertake Social Inclusion and Gender training • Undertake a training of facilitators • To provide accompaniment to a facilitator who has been trained • Update the Global Gender Advisor and Global Lead Advisor –Social Inclusion on a regular basis, and wider internal group as and when required. • The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Global Gender Advisor.

About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in one of the locations mentioned above before you apply. VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

skills

• Proven experience and expertise to develop Social Exclusion and Gender Analysis Toolkit, and developing technical briefs on Gender and Social Inclusion. • Extensive experience in research and analytical work in gender equality and social Inclusion. • Degree in relevant field such as gender studies, project management, social studies or social policy. • Extensive experience and deep understanding of what Gender analysis brings to enhance policy and program development and delivery, across different themes like Health, Livelihood, Education, Resilience and Social Accountability: Competencies and Behaviour At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies: • Ability to be open minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge Equal Opportunities VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.