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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Gender Support Specialist Job at Bioversity International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Gender Support Specialist [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: Bioversity International

Deadline of this Job:
27th September 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Gender Support Specialist
On behalf of the international Livestock Research institute (lLRl), Bioversity International is now seeking for a qualified candidate to serve as a Gender Support Specialist. Bloversity international and ILRI are CGIAR Research Centres.
Based in Kampala, Uganda, and under the supervision of the Gender Scientist at |LRi and the Coordinator, Build Uganda Project, the Gender Support Specialist will support various activities within the scope of the Animal Health Program funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Key Responsibilities
More specifically, the Gender Support Specialist will
• Work with the Rift Valley fever (RVF) team to review secondary data and completed reports from previous Gender and RVF research (output from this review will be used to further refine research questions related to Gender and RVF control)
• Conduct Gender assessments using appropriate tools to enable a better understanding of Gender-based constraints in Pest des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and RVF control
• Work with the Gender Scientist to make recommendations on the interventions that can eliminate Gender barriers and strengthen women’s participation in PPR and RVF control
• identity opportunities for youth to engage in PPR control using the results from the Gender assessments including key informant interviews
• Collect Gender monitoring data and work together with other project team members to ensure smooth coordination of data collection activities
• Support the project team in building capacities of small ruminant women and men farmers, in PPR control Any other duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications and competencies:
• Masters degree in Gender studies, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Socioeconomics or related field with specialization in Gender and Development
• At least live years of relevant experience working on Gender issues in relation to agriculture and/or livestock, iood security and/or nutrition in Uganda
• Demonstrated qualitative and/or quatitative analytical skills. including ability to go beyond basic descriptions of Gender inequalities discern underlying Gender relations
• Strong communication and facilitation skills, including solid experience with participatory methods and dynamics
• Proven interpersonal-, and cross-cultural skills, including ability to work effectively as part oi a multidisciplinary team and to develop strong and effective working relationships with partners
• Creative, systematic and well—organized with high degree of initiative and sense of responsibility
• Willingness and ability to travel and undertake fieldwork in rural communities

• Experience working in an international organisation and/or in applied agricultural research.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
For further information on ILRl, consult the website at: . For Further information on Bioversity international, consult the website at:
Terms and conditions: This is a locally recruited position and all beneiits are denominated and paid in Ugandan Shillings. Bioversity's remuneration package includes a competitive salary, leave provisions and medical insurance. The initial contract will be ior a period of three years, subject to a probationary period of one year and is renewable based on performance and availability of funds.
Applications: Please apply online through the Bioversity international Job Opportunities web page ( ) by clicking on the "Apply" button, completing the online application and attaching the required information. no later than 27 September 2019. Please note that in the application you are required to provide the contact details (address, telephone number and e-mail address) oi at least three referees, whom we will contact for short-listed applicants. Bioversity International is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity.