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National Gender Specialist

Yangon (Myanmar)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-01

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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

The Myanmar Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are implementing the project “FishAdapt\: Strengthening the adaptive capacity and resilience of fisheries and aquaculture-dependent livelihoods in Myanmar “with funding from the least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Reporting Lines

Under the overall managerial and administrative leadership of the FAO Representative (FAOR) in Myanmar/Budget holder and the technical guidance/supervision of the project Chief Technical Adviser (CTA), in collaboration with the FishAdapt National Project Coordinator and in coordination with the National Project Director (NPD).

Technical Focus

The project aims to assist government to enable inland and costal fishery and aquaculture stakeholders to adapt to climate change by understanding and reducing vulnerabilities, piloting new practices and technologies, and sharing information. Key areas of focus for the project include the strengthening of national, regional and local regulatory frameworks and adaptive capacities, the ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture, fisheries adaptive co-management measures, integrated mangrove-fisheries and aquaculture systems, climate–resilient practices and techniques along the fisheries and aquaculture supply chains, and critical issues related to land and resource tenure affecting adaptive capacities. The project has 4 interrelated components\: Legal Frameworks and Policy (Component 1), Inland and Coastal Fisheries (Component 2), Aquaculture (Component 3), and Knowledge Management (Component 4).

Tasks and responsibilities\:
  • Facilitate the implementation of the FishAdapt Gender Strategy and the Gender Action Plan at the national, regional and local levels.
  • Provide continuous technical advice to FishAdapt project staff and key stakeholders for the integration of gender considerations during the design and implementation of FishAdapt project activities.
  • Guide the collection and analyses of gender-specific data and for the monitoring of gender sensitive indicators.
  • Maintain the communication between the FishAdapt Gender Focal Points (designated staff from partner agencies at the national, regional and local levels), and keeping a Gender Collaboration Plan for sharing information related to gender issues.
  • Act as resource person during the delivery of FishAdapt gender training events, and the gender sessions of other FishAdapt training events.
  • Document information for the development of gender related communication materials (e.g. policy brief and/or case study on gender).
  • Promote the use of gender-sensitive language in FishAdapt publications (in English and Myanmar language).
  • Any other activities related to the successful implementation of the FishAdapt Gender Strategy and Action Plan.
Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in social sciences or natural resources management, sustainable agriculture, forestry, fisheries conservation and management, environmental law/ policy, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience with capacity development initiatives/projects/programmes as applied to community-based management of fishery, aquaculture, natural resources, land-use planning, climate change adaptation, Fisheries & Aquaculture emergency response and rehabilitation, resilience and livelihoods.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Prior preparation and submission of written reports for an international developmental agency, a governmental department, or a major NGO. A recent example might be requested from each short-listed candidate.
  • National of Myanmar.
FAO Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Selection Criteria
  • Experience in gender related tasks as per described above.
  • Extent of relevant expertise in gender mainstreaming on development projects working at community-based natural resource management, integration with climate change adaptation, and development of policies to encourage those approaches.
  • Experience consulting with diverse stakeholders, from fishers, fish farmers, land users and specifically to ministerial staff.
  • Fluency in MS Office.
Additional Selection Criteria
  • Relevant degree
  • Experience working with development projects at Myanmar
  • Relevant experience with UN agencies, especially FAO.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact\:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • 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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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
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