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Gender and Community Development Associate for Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM)


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Jakarta
  • Grade: Consultancy - SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Environment
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Urban Development, planning and design
    • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Closing Date: Closed


“UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, including Indonesia, working to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. UNDP supports implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Indonesia, UNDP works with the Government to integrate SDGs into national plan and policies.” 
Worldwide Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) is the largest global source of anthropogenic mercury releases into the environment (35%). Mercury can travel long distances, contributing to global mercury pollution and contaminating the world’s ecosystems and fisheries. Exposure to mercury may cause serious health problems. It is a particular threat to the development of the child in utero and early in life. Phasing-out mercury from the ASGM sector is therefore of the utmost importance, however ASGM is a very important source of jobs and livelihoods. ASGM accounts for about 17-20% of the world’s annual gold production with 15 million people directly participating in ASGM activities and another 100 million depending on ASGM for their livelihoods. 
Accordingly, with the support of GEF, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan or KLHK), Agency for Technology Assessment and Application (Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi or BPPT) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have been working together to initiate and implement Global Opportunities for Long-term Development - Integrated Sound Management of Mercury in Indonesia’s Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (GOLD-ISMIA) project in Indonesia. 
The project is meant to reduce/eliminate mercury releases from the Indonesian ASGM sector by (i) Strengthening institutions and the policy/regulatory framework for mercury-free ASGM; (ii) Increasing the access of mining communities to finance to enable the procurement of mercury-free processing technologies; (iii) Increasing the capacity of mining communities for mercury-free ASGM through the provision of technical assistance, technology transfer and support for formalization; and, (iv) raising awareness and disseminating best practices and lessons-learned on mercury phase-out in the ASGM sector.
The project will support 6 ASGM communities in Indonesia to reduce mercury use by at least 5 metric tonnes/year starting in year three (3) of the project, which over the life-span of the project will result in a mercury release reduction of at least 15 tonnes. 
This position is under the guidance of National Project Manager (NPM). S/he is required to work together with the Project Management Unit (PMU). The incumbent will also coordinate with other relevant parties in the project and communities on ASGM gender dimension and regulatory framework development, implementation and monitoring. At the same time, s/he is required to facilitate day-to-day activities to address any gender-equality issues and community development. 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Support the project team to ensure effective implementation and achievement of results focusing on achievement of the results stated in Component 1 of the project document (prodoc):
•Support the implementation of gender-equality assessment at the government entities (national, provincial, district and local level) as well as other relevant stakeholders involved in ASGM and/or responsible for providing ASGM extension services to selected ASGM sites); 
•Oversee the development and implementation of capacity building plans for selected institutions (in support of Output 1.1.1. and 1.1.2.); 
•Coordinate and oversee the execution of trainings on gender-equality training to government staff members (supporting Output 1.1.3) 
•Work closely with NPM and Working Group Coordinators for Component 1, 2 and 3  (WG-1 Strengthening institutions and the policy/regulatory framework for mercury-free ASGM; WG-2 Increasing the access of mining communities to finance to enable the procurement of mercury-free processing technologies; WG-3 Increasing capacity for mercury-free ASGM through provision of technical assistance, technology transfer and support for formalization) to coordinate and support gender dimension  assessment of the existing policy and regulatory frameworks  and the impacts of its current implementation at the project priority sites, focusing on gap identification, redundancies, needs and uncertainties that would need to be addressed to further advance the formalization of the ASGM sector and phase-out the use of mercury for ASGM gold processing (supporting Output 1.2.1.)
•Work closely with NPM, the WGC-1,2 and 3, government agencies (KHLK and BPPT) and other key stakeholders, develop appropriate recommendations and revisions, 
•Conduct participatory process to address policy and regulatory needs mainstreaming on gender-equality considerations, and based on agreed recommendations, collaboratively facilitate revision on relevant policies, regulations and guidelines to improve enabling environment for formalization and mercury phase-out in the ASGM sector (supporting Outputs 1.2.2. and 1.2.3).
•Work Closely with NPM and UNDP Communications, provide inputs to project reporting (intermediate progress/ financial reporting or formalized Project Implementation Reporting); 
•Prepare summary information on the impacts for Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) and Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the project; develop the appropriate tools (questionnaires etc) to monitor the impact of training in terms of knowledge gained, and the effectiveness of the training delivery mechanisms; and coordinate public awareness efforts related to WG-1, 2 and 3 activities. 
More generally, the Gender and Community Development Associate shall: 
•Provide a full range of project management and implementation assistance for gender components at all phases of the project cycle.
•Coordinate administrative and work preparation; 
•Provide high quality analysis and draft presentation of information/data specific to respective project areas and related topics; and highlight noteworthy issues/trends for consideration by appropriate parties.
•Assure effective implementation of project standard operating procedures, effective monitoring of project performance and timely production of results oriented draft progress reports in line with the government and UNDP’s regulations.
•Ensure gender-related economic, environmental, public research and analysis, to contribute to the formulation of policies, programme interventions, procedures, guidelines and tools.
•Ensure that the quality of project inputs meet the expected standards and are sufficient to produce project outputs and targets;
•Manage critical issues, troubleshoots problems and develops solutions to the overall processes of project implementation; 
•Ensure effective monitoring of project performance, and the preparation of high quality and results oriented progress reports;
•Ensure that all activities planned in the project document are undertaken to achieve the outcomes and outputs, respecting gender dimensions and all the key performance indicators for each deliverable, coordinating the timely recruitment of any additional local consultant expertise, as need arises and budget permits.
2. Provide effective support to the planning, budgeting, and implementation of the gender-equality dimension and capacity building  on Strengthening institutions and the policy/regulatory framework for mercury-free ASGM; Increasing the access of mining communities to finance to enable the procurement of mercury-free processing technologies; Increasing capacity for mercury-free ASGM through provision of technical assistance, technology transfer and support for formalization in coordination with Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) and BPPT: 
•Prepare and analyse project proposals; reviews and coordinates submissions of work proposal and budget estimates, ensuring that requisite gender sensitization and capacity building information is included and justified in terms of proposed activities; propose adjustments as necessary; prepares reports and ensures that outputs/services are properly categorized.  
•Provide guidance to the executing agencies on routine implementation of gender and capacity building projects
•Timely prepare quarterly project reports, in line with the standard template and presents it to the project assurance team on a timely manner; 
•Make sure implementation of gender equality accountability framework and Gender equality Results Based management at project level, i.e. performance management, gender marker assignment in web-based system ATLAS, reporting, etc.
3.  Provide administrative support to the Project Management Unit (PMU) focusing on achievement of the following results:
•Serve as focal point gender dimension and capacity building for coordination, monitoring and expedition of implementation activities and participates in project evaluation; 
•Monitor implementation at all stages to ensure work is proceeding according to established plans, including analysing implementation difficulties and initiating remedial action; 
•Liaise with diverse organizational units to initiate requests; 
•Prepare standard terms of reference against project objectives, obtains necessary clearances, processes and follows-up on administrative actions and resolves issues related to project implementation, e.g. recruitment and appointment of personnel, travel arrangements, organization of and participation in training, authorization of payments, disbursement of funds, procurement of equipment and services, security, etc.
•Effective collaboration with project manager on various planning instruments such as the medium-term plan and internal work plans; 
•Provide assistance on reporting requirements, guidelines, rules and procedures and ensures completeness and accuracy of data submitted.
4. Conduct internal capacity building in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming training for project staff to facilitate appropriate management and timely delivery of project outputs 
 5. Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:
•Organize trainings for the operations/ projects staff. 
•Synthesize lessons learned and best practices in project support management 
•Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
6. The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that  
Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.


Core Competencies:
•Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity  
•Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment 
•Self-development, initiative-taking 
•Acting as a team player and facilitating team work 
•Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively 
•Creating synergies through self-control
•Managing conflict
•Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
•Acting as a team player and facilitating team work ,including working in teams and empowering project staff to create an enabling gender equality environment on non-hierarchical bases.
•Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively including communication skills to exchange information, and key ideas in a manner that engages the audience and helps others to understand and retain messages about gender equality and parity
•Informed and transparent decision making 
•Conflict resolving skills to manage gender barriers and gender-blind behaviors within the project and with partners
•Communication skills to exchange information, and key ideas in a manner that engages the audience and helps others to understand and retain messages about gender equality and parity
•Team and partnership building: Working in teams and empowering project staff to create an enabling gender equality environment on non-hierarchical bases.
•Development and operational effectiveness: Effective leadership and process management for gender equality (team work, goal setting, time management, priority setting, meeting management, etc.)
•Managing conflict including conflict resolving skills to manage gender barriers and gender blind behaviors within the project and with  partners
Functional Competencies: 
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Support the preparation of information for advocacy
•Identify relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
•Make research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society in other stakeholders for UNDP’s advocacy efforts
•Identify and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate
•Advocacy skills to promote gender equality approaches, to achieve the UNDP Gender Equality agenda or national gender equality agenda with internal and external partners
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Contributing to results through provision of information
•Provide information for linkages across programme activities to help identify critical points of integration
•Provide information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
•Participate in the formulation of project proposals.
•Promote gender equality accountability framework and Gender equality Results Based management
Building Strategic Partnerships 
Maintaining information and databases
•Analyze general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
•Maintain databases of donor information
•Tracks and reports on mobilized resources
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Implement processes and uses products
•Document and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
•Track bottlenecks, problems and issues, and proposes solutions
•Respond positively to new approaches
Resource Mobilization
Provide information for resource mobilization strategies
•Maintain information/databases on potential and actual donors
•Maintain database of project files
•Provide data and information needed for preparation of project documents
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Basic research and analysis
•Research best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
•Document innovative strategies and new approaches
•Promote organizational learning and knowledge sharing in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
•Understand the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
•Possess basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
•Identify new and better approaches to work processes and incorporates same in own work
•Strive to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
•Demonstrate good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
•Demonstrate in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools, and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
•Theoretical and/or practical knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment in development programming
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Research and analysis
•Identify relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
•Maintain a network of contacts in the media and civil society, for use in UNDP’s advocacy efforts
•Effective leadership and coordination of management for gender equality results based on team work, gender focal team setting, goal setting including development of gender action plan, effective work share, horizontal and reciprocal relationship 
Client Orientation
Maintain effective client relationships
•Report to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
•Organize and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
•Establish, build and sustain effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
•Respond to client needs promptly
•Ability to analyze differentiated needs and interests of men and women as well as with a specific emphasis and respect to sexual orientation, region, ethnicity, age, disability, language etc.
•Ability to consider that men and women are effected differently from different interventions and needs to be approached differently

Required Skills and Experience

•Bachelor degree in social science, women in development, gender studies or relevant disciplines
•Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the field of community development and minimum 3 years of experience in gender equality within the 5 years of professional experience.
Language Requirements:
•Fluency in written and spoken English is an absolute necessity;
•Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia is required.
Other Requirements:
•Demonstrated strong knowledge of UNDP development projects in Indonesia is an advantage.
•Solid experience in leading team to support project administration.
•Strong knowledge and solid experience in project management support are essential as well as ability to draft correspondence on budget-related issues, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets, etc
•Good inter-personal and team building skills.
•Full time availability for project management support duties is essential.
•Solid knowledge on with Government and UN/UNDP procedures is an asset.
•Advance computer skills required, knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages
•Experience in handling of web-based management systems would be highly desirable.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements


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