Overview

Senior Gender Officer

THE POSITION:

The Senior Gender Officer will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will support the effective operationalization of gender mainstreaming within the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy 2013-2022 and the High-5 priorities areas, in support of gender mainstreaming in Bank operations at regional level.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, AHGC.1, the Senior Gender Officer, will provide support to mainstream and promote gender equality and women empowerment. The responsibilities of the Senior Gender Officer – include, but are not limited to the following:

Mainstream gender issues at all stages of the project cycle, from planning to monitoring and evaluation;
Assist in the inclusion of gender in all programs/projects or any related activities, ensuring gender balance in project staff teams, training, and beneficiaries;
Assist in developing indicators to monitor the gender impact of Bank supported projects using the Gender Marker System;
Assess the potential gender impact of proposed projects, review impact of on-going projects and propose mitigating measures;
Participate in operational missions and the drafting of project documents in order to promote the implementation of the Bank’s gender strategy, ensure that women are consulted and enhance the level of gender analysis of programs/projects;
Work with Task managers to develop innovative approaches to gender stand-alone operations;
Collect and make available to the Country Offices gender-related information on each of these countries (for example in the form of country-level “Gender Profiles”);
Develop studies and any preparatory documents related to gender for the purpose of project formulation, supervision and post-evaluation;
Develop Terms of Reference for knowledge products related to gender assessments and analysis;
Contribute to research and studies relevant to gender policy development and implementation and/or contribute to gender sensitization and skill building activities;
Liaise with key gender-related NGOs, multilateral, national and regional institutions and any relevant stakeholders in countries served by the Regional Office for purposes of partnerships, information sharing, networking and potential operational collaborations;
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 

COMPETENCIES

Hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Gender Studies, International Development, Finance Development, Economics or closely related disciplines. Relevant qualification in development project management and project finance is a plus;
Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience on gender and social inclusion in the development space and experience in project management;
Demonstrate understanding of regional social issues, analysis and policy formulation; knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries is an added advantage;
Demonstrate experience in private sector development, entrepreneurship and support to women SMEs;
Demonstrate strong communication and organization skills, dealing with various stakeholders with different backgrounds and capacity to perform in complex situations;
Ability to build effective working relationships in a diverse multicultural environment;
Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

MODE OF APPLICATION

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