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  • Organization: IMC - International Medical Corps
  • Location: Kabul
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-21

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15-901: Consultant- Training on Gender Mainstreaming in Emergency Preparedness and Response

Kabul (Afghanistan)

Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps has been operating in Afghanistan since 1984. Currently operates in 9 provinces in Afghanistan and has a mission of over 900 national staff. Since 2012 International Medical Corps Afghanistan unit is partnering with the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to increase the capacity and presence of front-line emergency responders in remote, disaster-prone Eastern regions of Afghanistan. This program will build the skills of organizational staff, ANDMA/PMDC/Ministry of Women Affairs and communities in disaster preparedness and response with the purpose of saving lives and reducing suffering during sudden-onset natural or man-made emergencies.

International Medical Corps currently planning to execute its EPRA Phase-V. Prior the execution of actual field activities it is imperative to refresh and train project staff specifically trainers on conventional topics and new themes. Therefore a training of training on “Gender Mainstreaming in Emergency Preparedness and Response” is being organized and following scope of work has been drafted for subject specialist (consultant) to conduct the ToT session for staff.}

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Purpose:

• The overall purpose of “Gender Mainstreaming in Emergency Preparedness and Response” training is to enhance capacities of project staff to further engage different social groups specially females and other shareholders effectively and communicate gender specific knowledge and skills to mainstream into emergency preparedness and response.

• It also aims to integrate gender perspective in into emergency preparedness and response to ensure that both women and men have the necessary capacities in addressing their respective vulnerabilities to enable them to protect themselves, their families and their immediate communities.

Specific Objective include:

• Expose the participants on the process of gender sensitive risk assessment

• Introduce the participants on Gender Sensitive emergency preparedness and response for effective DRR, response and recovery

• Develop reading material (in the form of booklet in local language) for participant emphasizing on gender and gender related issues countering in entire disaster risk management cycle and actual emergency phases (before, during and after the disasters.

• Develop a separate module of training for community participant (i.e. general community female population, Girls schools students, female school teachers, female religious school teachers)

• Conduct 4 days actual training for the staff organized in the field office based in Jalalabad regional office. [IMC-OFDA project].

Task Description: Consultant will serve as the [Gender Mainstreaming in Emergency Preparedness and Response Consultant] project’s activity in [Afghanistan]. Specifically, Consultant will complete the following tasks:

  1. Gender perspectives in Community based disaster risk management
  2. Gender sensitive risk assessment
  3. Gender Sensitive Disaster Early Warning System
  4. Gender Sensitive Indicators for Disaster Risk Reduction

• Introduction to indicators?

• Why are indicators important?

• What are gender-sensitive indicators?

• How to build good gender-sensitive indicators

• How to use indicators during the program cycle of a disaster risk reduction intervention

B: Gender Role Analysis

• Introduction to Concepts of Gender & Framework of Gender Analysis

• Gender &Sex

• Gender Stereotype

• Gender equity and equality and gender Needs

• Gender and policies

• Gender analysis : Some Tools

• Gender & disasters: dominant Vs. alternative approach & discourse on gendered capacities and vulnerabilities

• International and National mandates on gender mainstreaming in policies and Programs

• How to examine policies and programs from a gender perspective?

• Gender & DRR Issues in Afghanistan & Way forward

• Gender Dimensions of Emergencies ( Shelter, food security , WATSAN/WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Political participation, & VAW

Qualifications:Required Expertise

In carrying out the scope of work mentioned in the earlier section, the consultant shall have sufficient understanding of the Afghanistan development regulations and laws, and procedures.

At least 4 years of relevant work experience in capacity building of national and international organizations

Subject specific experience and higher education at least master’s degree in disaster management or emergency management or social sciences

Willingness and physical fitness to work in conflict environment

Ability to work in traditional and remote social system

Good communication, report-writing and presentation/training skills

Exposure to community related field activities

Experience with working in a team

Pashtu language proficiency is desired

QUALIFICATIONS:(Training/education/experience/physical demands required; provide 6-8 requirements)

At least 4 years of relevant work experience in capacity building of national and international organizations

Subject specific experience and higher education at least masters degree in disaster management or emergency management or social sciences

Willingness and physical fitness to work in conflict environment

Ability to work in traditional and remote social system

Good communication, report-writing and presentation/training skills

Exposure to community related field activities

Experience with working in a team

Pashtu language proficiency is desired

To officially begin the application process, qualified candidates please go to our career page http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx , noting where you noticed the position you are applying for and complete the online employment application form.

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