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Gender specialist


  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Egypt
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-24

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The main aim of the FAO Country Offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments in developing policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and nutrition and reduce hunger and malnutrition, promote sustainable agricultural development, reduce rural poverty, develop inclusive agri-food systems and strengthen livelihood resilience – in line with the Organization’s Strategic Objectives and United Nations’ global and Government of Egypt’s national Sustainable Development Goals.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent, working in close collaboration with the project personnel, Government counterparts, and all stakeholders, will ensure that the families of all project beneficiaries and their wider rural communities are aware of gender sensitivity and that the project adopts a gender-transformative approach in the designated locations of the Menya governorate.

Technical Focus

The main role is to develop A gender-based analysis that will not stop at the household level but will feature the individual level as most of gender inequalities often originate within the household and women’s agency and power also depend on intra-household dynamics. And he will Greater awareness of the gender-sensitive and nutritional value of horticultural and animal produce and healthy diets by families of targeted villages

Tasks and responsibilities

• Conducting gender-sensitive analyses to ensure the differential needs, constraints, capacities, priorities of women and men targeted by the project are understood and addressed.
• Recommending the Project’s Gender Strategy to prioritize women’s roles in training, food security, nutrition, income generation and value-added activities in their communities and households.
• Any other duties related to the incumbent’s field of experience, as required.


Minimum Requirements

• Advanced university degree/university degree/technical diploma/high school diploma/conducted study reports on women empowerment in rural communities.
• Five years of experience working with women and gender-based activities.
• Working knowledge of English (level C) and Arabic mother tongue.
• National of Egypt or permitted to work in the country.

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

• Experience working with small-scale farm owners.
• The extent and relevance of experience in women's empowerment in rural communities in different work areas is important.
• Familiarity with rural community circumstances is essential.

Selection Criteria

• The work experience of the area.
• It is preferred to be Menya-based.
• If available, a sample report on women empowerment.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http\://
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  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.


• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
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• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
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