Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation, Gender Technical Assistance to MAF, Deadline May 24, 2010.

Job Vacancy

Gender Technical Assistance to MAF - Rural Development Project in Liquiçá
ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation

MAY 2010


The ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation is a university centre for researching, training and action in the cooperation and development field. ETEA Foundation was created in 2002 to ensure sustainability and growth of ETEA, University Institution of the Company of Jesus in Spain, particularly of its cooperation program that started in 1988 and that has been extended to diverse regions and countries.

The ETEA Foundation has experience in developing contexts such as Latin America (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cuba, El Salvador, and Venezuela), Maghreb (Morocco) and Southeast Asia (Vietnam and Cambodia). The main areas of expertise are rural and local economic development; regional integration; promotion of developing micro and small- enterprises; and, in cooperation and development policies.

The ETEA Foundation in East Timor is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) in order to implement Rural Development Project in Liquiçá District (RDPL). The RDPL is a bilateral project between the Government of East Timor and Spain that is being implemented by MAF. The RDPL aims to contribute to rural development with a gender perspective through improving income levels and employment of the population in Liquiçá District by increasing agricultural production and marketing.

The gender perspective is transverse to all RDPL activities. In this regard the ETEA Foundation team request for a Gender Technical Assistant to design, implement and supervise the gender agenda of the project.

Job description

The gender technical assistant will work as advisor of Project technical team in Liquiçá District and in coordination with Project Management Unit based in Dili under the supervision of the Project Coordinator. The position for the gender technical assistant will be based on Project office in Dili, located in MAF Comoro, Dili with frequent travels to Liquicá District.

The provision of gender technical assistance to RDPL- MAF has the immediate goals of:

–        Review/analyze project gender perspective and identify gaps and possible interventions according to Project objectives and activities being implemented at field level;
–        Design, implement and monitor a gender activity plan of the project.
–        Support MAF staff in developing a gender analysis in Liquicá District.
–        Contribute to build the capacity of MAF project staff and project beneficiaries regarding gender issues.
–        Planning, organizing and conducting training in Liquiçá District
–        Give assistance/support to Project beneficiaries, especially women groups, in writing proposals (including project budgeting) and preparing regular project reports.

Qualifications and Experience
–         University degree/bachelor in social science;
–         Master degree in gender and development or related fields;
–         Demonstrated knowledge on gender issues;
–         Experience working in development contexts (minimum 3 years);
–         Preparedness to work in a cross-cultural environment;
–         Ability to work in a flexible, team-based manner;
–         Excellent oral and written communication skills;
–         Experience in community education/outreach training;
–         Experience in project design, implementation and monitoring;
–         Fluency in written and spoken English essential with Tetum or Bahasa Indonesia and Portuguese desirable;
–         Computer literacy;

Duration: 7 months (June - December 2010)

Budget: Professional fee: USD 4.400 USD/month

To apply

Interested applicants should email their CV in English and a covering letter explaining how they meet the selection criteria.

Deadline for submission: Monday 24 of May 2010, by 5 pm.

Please send the application to:
Beatriz Marciel
Project Administrator
RDPL Office
MAF-Comoro, Dili 


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