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Gender and Environment Specialist

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

Job Summary

Responsible for integrating gender perspectives, concepts, methodologies and action plans into RCMRD’s services and ensure that gender responsive tools and products add value to evidence based decision making processes.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is an Intergovernmental organization which provides services in surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS and ICT to its member States, partners and clients. It currently has twenty member States in
the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.

Our Mission is to Strengthen Member States and our stakeholder’s capacity through Generation, Application and Dissemination of Geo-information and Allied Technologies for sustainable development.

The Centre hosts the SERVIR Eastern and Southern Africa Hub; an initiative that utilizes earth observation data and geospatial technologies to generate information for managing climate risks, water and water related disasters, and land use change.

RCMRD wishes to fill the following vacant positions under the SERVIR E&SA Project with duty station in Nairobi:

4. Gender and Environment Specialist

The Gender and Environment Specialist will be responsible for integrating gender perspectives, concepts, methodologies and action plans into RCMRD’s services and ensure that gender responsive tools and products add value to evidence based decision making processes. To
advance the utility of these services, an explicit focus on gender and livelihoods will improve service design and delivery.
The Gender and Environment Specialist will be expected to co-develop stakeholder driven and gender inclusive service design and implementation plans, which help RCMRD to deliver geospatial solutions that respond to vulnerabilities to climate change, water related disasters,
agriculture and food security, and land use change issues. Innovations and customization of
gender related globally accepted standards and technologies around these issues would be encouraged.

Duties and responsibilities
The Gender and Environment Specialist will be required to undertake the following duties:

a) Provide advice on gender inclusion policies to the SERVIR E&SA Project and other RCMRD projects.
b) Design gender inclusion activities in collaboration with the SERVIR Project service leads to be implemented under the Project. With reference to the SERVIR Service Planning Toolkit, provide inputs to the Service Concept Documents on integrating a gender
responsive approach to their service development process. The individual would thus contribute to updating of the toolkit through illustration of best practices on gender inclusive SERVIR services, in collaboration with the SERVIR team. This task is also
expected to advocate for and promote gender considerations in the user engagement activities (particularly at consultations and needs assessment stages).
c) Participate in project coordination meetings as needed and appropriate, and review and comment on documents issued under the project, and where necessary, prepare specific reports and recommendations in collaboration with the project staff.
d) Where necessary, make field visits and advice, guide or co-design gender responsive service implementation plans with service leads and implementing partners.
e) Design and implement a specific gender training and sensitization plan to be applied in RCMRD.
f) Design and implement a series of workshops (online and in person) on gender issues among the Project implementing partners.
g) Liaise with other USAID projects in the region, on gender related activities (workshops etc) in order to reach a wider impact among the USAID implementing partners.
h) Participate in the implementation of annual work plans, mid-year and annual reports that describe the contribution of gender inclusivity in technical activities, including the gender perspectives as appropriate.
i) Draft articles for the RCMRD news website on gender related events, and other communication tools (in collaboration with the Communication Specialist), seeking to increase and promote women participation in GIS and geo-spatial analysis for societal
benefit.
j) Undertake all other tasks that may be assigned by the relevant supervisor.

Qualifications and experience
a) A Master’s degree in Gender and Development Studies or a degree in social sciences (Sociology, Community Development etc) with relevant experience in the field of gender social behavior change and programming.
b) At least three to five years’ work experience in a similar position with demonstrable outputs.
c) Experience in conducting high-quality work to generate evidence using analytical tools and practices, program design, and assessment of potential program impacts to strengthen gender and social inclusion framework, using quantitative and qualitative approaches.
d) Ability to adapt to and work in a multi-disciplinary science biased landscape, where the input of gender aspects in various services would be felt.
e) Demonstrable ability to conduct gender mainstreaming funded projects.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications, along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:
Director General,
Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development,
P.O Box 632-00618, Roysambu, Kasarani,
Nairobi - Kenya.

OR
Via email to jobs@rcmrd.org so as to be received not later than 17th December, 2020.

All the positions are on a Two (2) years renewable contract.

RCMRD is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from suitably qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged.

Please note that the Centre DOES NOT charge any fees during the recruitment process.

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