National Expert on Employment Services and Gender Issues

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Last update: Jan 6, 2023 Last update: Jan 6, 2023


Deadline: Jan 31, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Albania Albania
Sectors: Gender, Labour Market & Employment Gender, Labour Market & Employment
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
English English
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: Jan 6, 2023
Expected starting date: Feb 1, 2023


Mission description

Under the authority of the Project Manager and TA Team Leader, in close cooperation with the international expert, the National Expert on Employment Services and Gender Issues mission will be the:

Activity 1 - Support NAES – National Agency of Employment and Skills, to develop and implement a package of employment services targeting unemployed women in rural/ uncovered areas, through:

Sub-activity 1.1 – Support the NAES to design a package of employment services targeting unemployed women in rural and uncovered areas through:

the employment service package for rural women characteristics (goals, beneficiaries, service offer, partners),
the action plan of piloting the employment service package for rural women in the three selected municipalities in cooperation with NAES/ AKPA,
a monitoring and evaluation framework for the follow up of the implementation and the impact of the package of employment services targeting unemployed women in rural/ uncovered areas after the piloting phase in three municipalities

Sub-activity 1.2 - On the basis of the need assessment study and restitution workshop's conclusions, support the NAES to increase accordingly its capacities in implementing a package of employment services targeting women in rural and not covered areas, to be piloted in 3 municipalities:

support the implementation of the pilot in the 3 municipalities through capacity building (package of capacity building activities to be identified during the workshop - e.g. tools creation, peer to peer exchanges, training module development, training delivery, etc.);
support the preparation of scale-up plan through impact assessment study with analysis and recommendations.

Activity 2 - Support NAES – National Agency of Employment and Skills in designing new standards for the distribution of employment offices in the country and the provision of mobile services, based on peer-to-peer exchanges with French institutions, by:

designing of standards for equal distribution of employment offices in the country and the provision of mobile services model for not covered areas better take into account the needs of unemployed people, especially women, in uncovered/ rural areas;
developing online (website, etc.) and/or offline (documents, campaigns, etc.) communication of labour market measures.

Project or context description

“Technical Assistance Program in support to gender equality in access to economic opportunities”

The French Development Agency (AFD) has proposed a financial and technical support to the Government of Albania (GoA) together with the World Bank, through a Development Policy Loan (DPL) based on a Policy Matrix built upon 3 pillars:

Pillar 1: Promoting women’s access to assets through the recognition of ownership of immovable property;
Pillar 2: Levelling the playing field for women to access income-generating opportunities;
Pillar 3: Strengthening institutional arrangements for gender-informed policymaking.

These three pillars contribute to women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and should support the GoA in the effective implementation of the ongoing reforms, which represent a major challenge to reduce gaps between women and men in terms of equal access to immovable property, labour market participation, employment, and entrepreneurship.

The DPL is accompanied by a Technical Assistance (TA) program provided by Expertise France (EF), which aims to support the Albanian Government’s efforts to implement the Policy Matrix prior actions, and more generally to enhance gender equality and women’s participation in the economy.

Required profile

Professional experience:

At least 5 years of professional experience in designing employment services and labour policies.
At least 5 years of experience of facilitating organizations to strengthen their gender mainstreaming capabilities; understanding of how gender issues interact with employment issues and labour law and gender issues; understanding of rights-based approach to work on gender.
Track record in designing and delivering gender training.

Qualifications and competences:

Advanced academic degree preferably and primarily in economics, law, labour issues, public policy, gender and development, or closely related fields.
Proven skills in intercultural communication, public relations, project coordination;
Excellent writing and relational skills;
Ability to work in a team and remotely;
Autonomy, responsiveness and proactiveness;


Fluency and proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
Fluency in French is an asset.

Additional information:

Location of the mission: Albania
Duration of the mission: 60 days
Foreseen time frame of the mission: February – September 2023
Possible Starting date of the position: 01/02/2023

Selection criteria for applications

The selection process for candidates will be based on the following criteria :

Candidate’s training/skills/experience.