National Consultant on Gender and Social Inclusion

Position Title: National Consultant on Gender and Social Inclusion  type of contract: PSA.NAT  
    Duty Station: Baku, Azerbaijan  
Organizational Unit: FEAZE Duration: Total 20 days on WAE basis until 25 December 2019  
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.

Organizational Setting: FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan

Reports to: Melek Cakmak, Head of Office    

Tasks and responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia (SEC/SRC), the direct supervision of the FAO Representative in Tajikistan; the direct technical supervision of the FAO REU gender unit; and in close coordination with project LTO and the Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP), the national counterpart and the National Project Coordinator (NPC); the consultant will undertake the following duties:

·         In coordination with the REU gender unit, gather necessary information based on literature review and available statistics, and conduct  gender analysis to provide recommendations to the extension services, to ensure gender responsive approach of the project;

·         Participate in the project inception  workshop  to identify, in close consultation with the stakeholders, gender-sensitive indicators and gender-responsive design  of the project workplan;

·         Monitor the project implementation, ensuring progress towards achieving  gender-sensitive indicators, and effective  use of the FAO Guidelines on gender mainstreaming and human rights based approach;

·         Engage in women farmers’ mobilization, by identifying local women-leaders and supporting a creation of effective communication networks of rural women; contribute to the development of selection criteria if required.

·         Make sure that women-farmers and women working in family farms and agro-holdings, are consulted, mobilized and engaged in the project activities. Ensure and monitor in the field, that relevant trainings and project activities are developed and implemented to meet both women’s and men’s needs and interests.

·         Consider the incorporation of topics on skills development during the trainings to farmers (such as business development, credit and subsidy applications; creation of associations and networking, access to markets, farmer fields schools for women, etc.);

·         Provide training on gender mainstreaming during the ToTs and trainings to extension services;

·         Provide support to the project team in mainstreaming gender in the national studies on agricultural extension and in the formulation of national strategies on the development of extension services. Present the main recommendations at the workshops;

·         Support to capacity building in gender mainstreaming activities in the country office;

·         Support the national coordinator in the:

·         organization of farmer-to-farmer exchange visit and study tour,

·         Participation in the distribution of training materials and manuals for farmers;

·         to ensure that women farmers equally benefit form project activities;

·         Participate in technical capacity and information dissemination system development activities.


Expected outputs:

·    Gender-responsive workplan  with relevant indicators developed

·    Gender analysis report with baseline information (10 to 15 pages) submitted

·    Training in gender mainstreaming for the extension services carried out

·    Recommendations to the national strategy on extension services and national studies on agricultural extension.

·    Input to the projects’ monitoring and Terminal reports with the gender-relevant results (according to the WP indicators) provided




Minimum Requirements


·         M.Sc. in sociology, social studies, gender studies, social sciences or related;

·         With 8-10 years of experience in gender analysis, rural women’s empowerment, women mobilization and/or related



•         Results Focus

•         Team Work

•         Communication

•         Building effective relationships

•         Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement



Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.





•       All candidates should possess computer/word processing skills

•       Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your iRecruitment online profile (see “How to Apply”). We strongly recommend that you ensure that the information is accurate and complete including employment record, academic qualifications and language skills

•       Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognised in the IAU/UNESCO list

•       Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice and the endorsed candidates will be considered for the Employment Roster for a period of 2 years

•       Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments



To apply, please click on below link and follow the instructions.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. No application submitted after deadline will be accepted.

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