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World University Service of Canada Gender Equality Specialist Vacancies in South Africa


Introduction

The Government of Canada’s South Africa Field Support Services Project is contracting the services of a Gender Equality Specialist to support its programming over a 3 year period. The Consultant will provide field level advice and Gender Equality support on technical and policy matters relating to gender equality to Canada’s bilateral development assistance program in South Africa.

Qualifications and Mandotary Experience

· Master degree in International Development/Relations, Women Studies or related field, or equivalent training/experience;

· 8 – 10 years’ field work experience implementing, managing, and/or providing assistance to transformative and gender sensitive programs in developing countries;

· Experience with transformative and gender-sensitive, rights based programming in areas of women empowerment, child protection, education or related fields;

· Experience with the development or adaptation of capacity strengthening tools;

· Knowledge of gender equality principles and practices;

· Demonstrated thought leadership expertise such as contributions to academic journals, books, articles; speaking engagements, leading conference presentations and panels;

· Prior experience with Canadian government-funded projects;

· Knowledge of GAC policies and procedures;

· Knowledge of Results-Based Management (RBM) approach.

· Ability to work legally in South Africa

Competencies, Skills and Behavious

· Ability to synthesize and develop high quality knowledge products from diverse programmatic materials and tools

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong working and organizational boundaries with internal and external stakeholders;

· Works well independently with little supervision, as well as within a dynamic team;

· Superior English communication and writing skills; proficiency in French is an asset;

· Is collaborative – builds and maintains effective relationships with their teams, colleagues, external partners and supporters

Application Process

If you are interested in this position, please email a letter of application (maximum 3 pages) and a CV (maximum 4 pages) by 19th May 2017 with subject heading “Gender Equality Specialist -South Africa”, showing how the candidate’s background is linked to each item in the mandatory qualifications and additional desirable qualifications categories to: to:[email protected]

In addition;

·Candidates are required to provide a budget with details on their
daily fee rate in South Africa Rand and US dollar equivalent as well as other relevant costs anticipated to be incurred while undertaking this assignment. Please note that any travel required of the specialist outside of Gauteng province will be paid for from a separate budget. Your daily rate should cover your fee plus any supplies and expenses relevant to your work, as you will not be reimbursed separately for these.

· Candidates must also provide the names and contact details of three references including at least one from a previous employer.

· Candidates are also requested to provide their active Skype address in addition to all other contact details (Telephone and postal address) ·

Candidates whose documentation confirms they meet the mandatory criteria will be invited for an interview to assess their technical abilities and knowledge.


Application Process

If you are interested in this position, please email a letter of application (maximum 3 pages) and a CV (maximum 4 pages) by 19th May 2017 with subject heading “Governance Specialist- South Africa”, showing how the candidate’s background is linked to each item in the qualifications and mandatory experience and additional desirable qualifications categories to:[email protected] In addition;

· Candidates are required to provide a budget with details on their daily fee rate in South Africa Rand and US dollar equivalent as well as other relevant costs anticipated to be incurred while undertaking this assignment. Any travel required of the specialist outside of Gauteng province will be paid for from a separate budget. So, your daily rate should cover your fees plus any supplies and expenses relevant to your work, as you will not be reimbursed separately for these.

· Candidates must also provide the names and contact details of three references including at least one from a previous employer.

· Candidates are also requested to provide their active Skype address in addition to other contact details (Telephone and postal address).

· Candidates whose documentation confirms they meet the mandatory criteria will be invited for an interview to assess their technical abilities and knowledge.

How to Apply

Closing date: 19 May 2017

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