Senior Gender Specialist

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Job Location:

Kabul City:  
Nationality: Afghan Organization: RPCO/MRRD
Category: Program Years of Experience: Master 5 years and Bachelor degree with 7 years experiences
Employment Type: Full Time Contract Duration: 3 Month probationary period with possibility of extension
Salary: As per NTA Salary Scale Gender: Female
Vacancy Number: 1326/019/HRCSD/RPCO/MRRD Education: Master 5 years and Bachelor degree with 7 years experiences
No. Of Jobs: 1 Close date: 29, October, 2019


The Regional Programs (RP) was established in the MRRD compound in 2007 as one of the largest rural support program in terms of scope and coverage area, working across the county. The demand for rural development motivated the program management to operate in several sectors that created a stage for diversified activities, whereas all other national programs of the ministry are engaged in their specific sectors. In addition, the Program responds to expressed needs of the rural people, who require various basic services (community based infrastructures) which no other single rural development program has addressed so far. The program development efforts are focused on helping the poor in dealing with many of the risks they face in their lives  – such as unemployment, low house hold income, low agriculture production, poor irrigation systems, lack of accessibility to market, lack of education and health facilities, lack community based disaster risk reduction infrastructures and insufficient potable water.

Under the portfolio of the Regional Programs the Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development Project (AIWDP) funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) will improve the availability and use of water resources for irrigated agriculture in the Arghandab River Basin and the Kandahar region. The project comprises 5 outputs: (i) Dahla dam capacity increased; (ii) reliability of irrigation water supply increased; (iii) climate resilient and productive irrigation technologies and practices introduced; (iv) post-farm value chains developed; and (v) capacity in water resource management and use strengthened. AIWDP is a joint project between Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAIL) and Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW). MRRD will contribute to outputs 1 and 2.


RPCO seeks a senior Gender Specialist to both manage and provide assistance to RPCO and Partner Organization related to gender equality and inclusive development. Candidates should have demonstrated capability in integrating gender in program sectors and a range of areas (e.g., project design, monitoring, and evaluation), designing and implementing gender analyses and assessments, designing and facilitating trainings/meetings/workshops, engaging with beneficiaries, and managing gender unit staff.

Job Description:

Job Description:

Design and deliver realistic and pragmatic gender strategies and programming interventions that will lead to positive gender equality outcomes.
Integrate gender equality considerations in Results-Based Management monitoring and reporting methods.
Track and report against gender indicators and disaggregate data by gender to analyze results within each domain.
Conduct gender assessments, reviews and audits to assess ways to continually target involvement of women in Program specific activities.
Review and provide technical feedback on results and reports to donors in order to ensure quality and full compliance with gender policy and progress towards achieving integration of gender in program.
Advise and support the Programs and Partners to integrate gender into activities
Develop tools, frameworks and resources to enable better gender integration in the Project.
Identify successful practices in the project that can be showcased in publications, communication materials and conferences.
Prepare communications materials that highlight the gender equality programming, successes and lessons learnt.

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements:

Academic Qualifications

Master’s degree With 5 years’ experience, Bachelor Degree with 7 years of experience in social sciences, international development, economics, political science, or a related field

Technical Qualifications Demonstrated expertise in gender integration in one or more of the following priority program sectors. Economic development/growth/empowerment, and countering violent extremism.
Experience designing and implementing gender analyses and gender assessments (including collecting and analyzing data).
In-depth understanding of international development processes, actors, and client cultures
Experience in designing and facilitating different types of meetings and workshops using a variety of participatory, adult-learning methodologies and approaches
Ability to think strategically and integrate diverse information from varied sources
Fluency in English, Strong technical and general writing skills

General Qualifications

Proven experience forming, managing, and participating in successful teams, presenting and facilitating in a variety of fora, and verbal and written communications skills required
Flexibility and ability to travel internationally or domestically for varying lengths of time
Skilled in word processing, spreadsheets (Excel),
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels

Management Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple contracts simultaneously and deliver quality, client-focused results on time and within budget
Strong planning, organization, and strategic thinking skills
Demonstrated experience managing, and supervising staff, consultants, and teams
Demonstrated presence and participation in gender equality and inclusive development network

Reporting:  Reports Directly to the Program Deputy Director / Program Director.


Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (1326/019/HRCSD/RPCO/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.


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