Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor - Papua New Guinea Sustainable Landscapes Program

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Last update: 4 days ago Last update: Jan 25, 2023


Deadline: Feb 25, 2023
Location: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Sectors: Gender, Social Development, Human Rights Gender, Social Development, Human Rights
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
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Work experience: <1
Date posted: Jan 25, 2023


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Project Overview and Role:

Palladium is currently seeking a Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor to provide technical leadership to ensure that gender and social inclusion are integrated into all aspects of the USAID Papua New Guinea Sustainable Landscapes (PNGSL) program. The goal of PNGSL is to improve forest governance, increase the environmental sustainability of the forest industry, and protect the land and resource rights of communities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance carbon sequestration and increase the sustainability of natural resource management (NRM).

Under the leadership of the Chief of Party (COP), the Gender and Social Inclusion Advisor will lead the integration of gender sensitive programming elements in core and country level workplans and during implementation of PNGSL programming. This position is based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Design and deliver realistic and pragmatic strategies and programming interventions to ensure the promotion of gender equality, disability equity, women’s empowerment, and inclusion of under-represented groups that will lead to positive gender equity and social inclusion outcomes, including by strengthening existing tools, frameworks, methodologies, and resources.
Oversee implementation of the program’s Gender Action Plan and Social Safeguards Implementation Plan, and facilitate processes for establishing and gathering gender and social inclusion best practices in order to learn from and strengthen activities and ensure that gender and social inclusion is incorporated into programming and planning.
When needed, assist the technical team, field teams, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team to develop, track, and report against gender indicators and disaggregate data by gender to analyze results.
Provide direct technical expertise, such as gender assessments; design and presentation of training on gender integration and related topics; research and capacity-building activities on gender topics; etc.
Review and provide input to project workplans, with attention to gender and inclusion dimensions of technical activities and operations.
Provide technical support and review for the integration of Gender Action Plan and relevant gender inclusion aspects of the program into the Provincial Gender Strategies for Morobe and Madang provinces.
Incorporate gender considerations into Performance Monitoring Plans with an emphasis on designing indicators that will drive high-value project activities.
Design and provide training, as well as technical support and advice to home office and field project staff with respect to gender, disability, and social inclusion activities.
Prepare communications materials that highlight PNGSL’s gender, disability, and social inclusion programming, successes and lessons learned.
Participates in external events, panels and thought leadership as needed.

Required Qualifications:

Degree in international development, gender studies, social sciences, international affairs, or a related field.
Experience working in gender and social inclusion strategy design and implementation, with a focus on natural resource management preferred.
Demonstrated in-depth knowledge in gender and social inclusion theory, analytical work, and trends in current programming and donor policy.
Demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender, disability, and social inclusion.
Experience in developing training materials and providing in-person or remote trainings to staff with differing exposure with gender, disability, and social inclusion issues.
Demonstrated knowledge in working with indigenous populations, including in monitoring and ensuring free prior and informed consent (FPIC), preferred.
Demonstrated experience working with a range of clients and counterparts, including donor agencies, private sector partners, and multilateral organizations, to implement gender-focused activities and programming.
Ability to organize, present, and disseminate information, and to draft clear and concise documents with minimal supervision.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and effective report-writing skills.
Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams and between home office and the field projects.
Fluency in English required, speaking and writing in Melanesian Tok Pisin is also an advantage.

Company Overview:

About Palladium - Palladium is a global company working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe; broaden access to health, water, power, and infrastructure; build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and market systems to address global challenges; and conserve the natural world. We operate in over 90 countries and have a workforce of 3,000 talented, motivated, and diverse staff of all religions, races, languages, and gender identities.

Palladium Americas - Our Americas’ business team has brilliant and passionate colleagues working in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America as well as the Caribbean, fulfilling projects and assignments for clients from institutions, corporations, governments, and foundations based in the Americas. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and Raleigh-Durham, NC.