Soci-Economic/Gender Specialist at MWDSEP September, 2020

Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection

MINISTRY OF WATER DEVELOPMENT, SANITATION AND

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

P.O. BOX 50288

LUSAKA

EMPLOYMENT OFFERED

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Zambians for the position of Socio-Economic/Gender Specialist for the Lake Tanganyika Development Project (LTDP) to be stationed in Mpulungu, for a period of 2 years.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be working under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator of the Lake Tanganyika Development Project and will be responsible for:-

  • Developing work plan(s) for all social and gender concerns of the project, including activities already identified and any other activities that emerge during implementation;
  • Developing socio-economics and gender strategy/action plan(s) in line with the project’s design, to mainstream socio-economicand gender issues for the project;
  • Providing technical support and developing guidelines and tools to assist experts in addressing social and gender issues;
  • Collaboration with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to develop a Socio- economic/gender-responsive M&E framework and indicators for monitoring the project implementation and also develop a gender-responsive
  • Management and Information System (MIS) which can provide and report on the beneficiaries in gender disaggregated data ;
  • Establishment of the Revolving Social Connection Fund: Setting up ofthe fund, criteria for selection, facilitation access of the beneficiaries to the funds for the alternative livelihood;
  • Help in conducting training needs assessment and designing training packages for alternative livelihoods in the project areas, encompassing Socio-economic and gender dimensions; and
  • Conduct periodic socio-economic/gender assessments starting by the current situation, midpoint of implementation and propose any changes / modification that deem necessary.

Detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from the office of the Director, Environmental Management Department through email to:

[email protected]

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate must have:-

  • A Masters’ Degree in Social Sciences or Sociology. Additional training in gender is an added advantage;
  • 5 years of experience in social development work;
  • 3 years’ experience in bilateral or multilateral donor-funded programmes, working with muIti-disciplinary teams (including technical experts such as Aqua culturists, foresters, and agriculturists) will be an added advantage;
  • Experience with AfDB funded projects is an added advantage

JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Good knowledge of socio-economic and gender mainstreaming issues, especially those relating to the Lake Tanganyika Development Project;
  • Good knowledge of social mobilisation;
  • Strong social survey techniques and interpretation of social data;
  • Knowledge in participatory approach for ownership and sustainability;
  • Strong knowledge in training needs assessment and development of training packages;
  • Clear understanding of income levels within the context of natural resources management;
  • Computer literate with demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Access, or eq uivalentand the ability to develop, install and manage databases;
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills, including ability to operate effectively across organisational boundaries;
  • Strong organizing, work planning and scheduling skills;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills: and
  • Familiarity with development partner frameworks for results monitoring.

APPLICATION MODE

Application letters, in a sealed envelope marked “SOCIOCONOMIC/GENDER EXPERT” should be submitted together with detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of academic and professional certificates to the address above or hand delivered to:

The Office of Director, Human Resources and Administration, Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, Third Floor, Mukuba Pension House, LUSAKA.

The closing date for receiving applications is 12th October, 2020.

Mabvuto Sakala (Mr.)

PERMANENT SECRETARY

MINISTRY OF WATER DEVELOPMENT, SANITATION AND

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

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