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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Economics
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-19

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National Gender and Socio-economic Analyst

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

IMPORTANT NOTICE\: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

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

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
Organizational Setting

FAO Bangladesh assists the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB) to formulate policies, programmes and projects to address the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and utilize environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way. It contributes to the development of FAO’s field programme projects in the country and implements them in the sectors of food security, agriculture and rural development.

The Department of Fisheries (DoF) and the FAO Bangladesh is going to implement a Global Environmental Facility’s (GEFs) least developed countries fund (LDCF) project entitled, Community-based Climate Resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture Development in Bangladesh (GCP/BGD/055/LDF). The Project will attempt to remove key barriers to effective adaptation to climate change in the fishery and aquaculture sector by integrating climate resilience in its policy reform and enhance resiliency of the fishery sector through capacity development of the fishery officials and the communities depending on fisheries.

The poor and smallholders in the project areas will benefit from project interventions both socially and financially, including capacity development to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and variability. The coastal and inland aquatic ecosystems of this project (covering an area of about 4,790 km2) will be under climate resilient plans and management practices. The long-term sustainability of the project will be promoted by adoption of strategy that promotes up scaling and replication of climate resilient adaptations across Bangladesh, and capacity strengthening of DoFs, partner organizations and local communities on climate change implications and resilient adaptation options.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall managerial, administrative leadership of the FAO Representative in Bangladesh and Budget Holder of the project, technical supervision of LTO and direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), National Operations Officer, coordination of the NPC, project personnel, and the Government counterpart the incumbent will be responsible for leading all project activities to ensure that gender and socio-economic livelihood considerations are integrated into all project approaches, strategies, activities, inputs and outputs. In addition, the Gender and Socio-economist Analyst will be responsible for the preparatory activities leading to the achievements of components 1, 2 and 3 of the project.

Technical Focus

The Project will address contradictions and gaps in the policy framework with the view to harmonize aquaculture and fisheries related issues, and enhance resilience of the sub-sector through national capacity development and incorporation of adaptation priorities to cope with climate change. It will strengthen awareness and knowledge of local fishers and fish farmer’s communities, and enhance local adaptive capacity through transfer and adoption of appropriate site-specific climate resilient fisheries and aquaculture intervention technologies and approaches, which will be underpinned by effective knowledge management (e.g. use of ICT-based climate and disaster information services) ensuring wider dissemination of best practices and lessons learned.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Lead and support PMTSU and the National Team on gender issues; Assess and analyse the project from a gender perspective; Identify key gender issues in the project and key gender entry points;
  • Assess socio-economic aspects, perform gender analysis and evaluation, and provide feedback to the project management to strengthen project implementation;
  • Develop a list of indicators to be used to monitor socio economic parameters extent to gender mainstreaming ensuring focus on PRA/RRA activities while the project activities are carried out; lead innovations for mainstreaming, paying close attention to socio-economic and gender equity implications;
  • Design the project activities relating to socio-economic monitoring and evaluation of socio-economic income options (livelihood) for the target beneficiaries.
  • Identify vulnerable communities and groups exposed to climate changes and natural hazards;
  • Identify constraints for socio-economic development in biodiversity management of the project areas and women empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture resiliencies suggest activities/interventions to overcome them.
  • Assess to what extent rural livelihoods/ profession are based on coastal and haor wetland resources exploitations and survey (by administering a questioner survey and/or PRA/RRA) socio-economic conditions/ situations in and around the project sites and who else are engaged in socio-economic development;
  • Identify awareness and training needs regarding gender; prepare a practical strategy for integrating gender into the project, including training programme and gender-monitoring framework;
  • Work with the PMTSU to integrate gender into all project work plans and ToRs; review all outputs from a gender perspective; suggest monitoring mechanisms to monitor effectiveness of the project in addressing gender issues;
  • Collect and compile baseline data and information on social and economic situation of fisheries and aquaculture in the selected sensitive areas with due consideration to gender issues;
  • Support the project Team in conducting stocktaking and prioritizing of traditional and tested adaptation practices in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors and recommend suitable climate-resilient adaptation practices for greater women participation and implementation through the project;
  • Design methodology and approach to strengthen community level capacity to understand risks and vulnerability assessment together with CC and Risk Management Expert;
  • Work closely with the national team members to achieve project objectives of women empowerment, capacity improvement and reducing women’s vulnerability to climate changes through smart adaptation and mitigations;
  • Prepare and submit an End of Assignment Report (EoA);
  • Carry out other activities as instructed by the PMU/or the FAOR.
Minimum Requirements
  • Post-graduate degree in Development studies/ Development economics/ Agricultural economics/ Socio-economic studies or other related field from a recognized university/ institution; preferably Ph. D. or equivalent.
  • Have record of accomplishment of publications on mainstreaming gender and gender equity (book chapter, book, reports, proceeding reports, etc.). Additional areas of experience may include poverty reduction; economics, business administration or management.
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant practical field experience within one or more of the following areas\: Socio-economic and/or household economy assessments; gender issues in rural Bangladesh, risks and vulnerability assessments, Capacity and vulnerability building of women.
  • Fluency in Bengali, good command of English is desirable with computer literacy.
  • National of Bangladesh.
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Demonstrated experience of successfully working with international partners on gender and rural livelihoods.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a range of stakeholders – national and local government and rural women.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to assist the project team with any urgent services.
  • Adaptable to multicultural and multidisciplinary team of experts and willing to undertake intensive field works in the coastal and haor wetland areas of Bangladesh.
  • Knowledge about latest development in the livelihoods sector, particularly in the fields of fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture/rural development and vocational training.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments for planning and/or evaluation purposes, as well as familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches.


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  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
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