Technical Adviser, Gender, Suva, Fiji, Pacific Sub-Regional Office, P-5
Suva (Fiji )
The Technical Adviser for Gender is located in the Fiji Sub-regional Office of UNFPA, and reports directly to the Director and Representative who provides overall supervision and leadership.
S/He is the principal adviser at the sub-regional level for integrated technical, programme and policy guidance, assistance and support for Gender.
S/He will work in an integrated manner with the technical and programme staff in the sub-regioal office within a systems strengthening approach, which is fundamental to UNFPA’s overall strategy.
The Technical Adviser will provide strategic technical, programming and policy support with leadership responsibility in Gender to ensure that the sub-regional office and the Pacific country offices remain abreast of UNFPA’s policy and programme policies as well as current thinking and academic advance affecting the ICPD Programme of Action. S/he maintains primary responsibility for coordination of provision of technical assistance and programme support to the countries in the Pacific region in Gender. S/he analyses regional/cluster trends and contributes to strategic action in response of these, contributing to the monitoring of UNFPA substantive areas being firmly placed within national development frameworks and programmes, including achievement of the SDG’s.
In all activities, s/he works within an inter-disciplinary team providing integrated programme and technical support to the region. S/he liaises with Programme and Technical Divisions and the UNFPA Technical network, ensuring the timeliness, adequacy, relevance and quality of technical support to UNFPA operations.
Qualifications and Experience
An Advanced degree (Masters,or preferably Ph.D.) in public health, medicine, sociology, demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, or other field directly related to Gender is required;
A post-graduate University Degree or equivalent (preferably Ph. D.) in social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, gender, cultural studies, or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post is strongly desired.
Knowledge and Experience:
Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, of which seven years at the international level; Field experience is strongly desirable.
Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work and broad experience in gender programming is essential;
Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;
Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development community;
Essential experiences needed are good understanding of Human Rights dimensions of Gender, advising and supporting initiatives to eliminate Gender Based Violence, Gender budgeting understanding and culturally sensitive programming;
Knowledge and experience of working on legal issues and Civil Society involvement in related security & protection; demonstrated expertise in policy dialogue is desirable;
Knowledge and experience of working in areas related to harmful traditional practices;
Strong verbal and written communications skills in English Language;
Familiarity with management and monitoring tools is desirable;
Familiarity with ICT/ERP is an asset;
Computer Skills: Proficiency in MS Office packages and the Internet.
Languages: Proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.