Human Rights and Gender Advisor - Baidoa

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The Nordic International Support Foundation

http://nis-foundation.org/


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Employer: The Nordic International Support Foundation
Job Title: Human Rights and Gender Advisor - Baidoa
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Baidao
Category: Other
Description:

Terms of Reference

Human Rights and Gender Advisor

Duty station: Baidoa, South West State of Somalia

Reporting to: Director General - Ministry of Women and Human Rights -South West State of Somalia.

Type of assignment: Secondment

Duration: 1 year with a possibility of Extension subject to performance and availability of funds.

Background:

The Nordic International Support Foundation (NIS) is a non-profit organization, headquartered in Oslo. NIS work with international donors, national governments, community leaders, national civil society groups and other key stakeholders to support processes that facilitate recovery from conflict through a variety of means, and currently implement projects in Somalia, Mali and Myanmar.

The NIS-administered Support to Somali Experts Secondment and Capacity Building Programme (SES), funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), aims to support the efforts of the Swedish government in seconding high-capacity Somali diaspora and local experts to a range of national institutions in Somalia for the implementation of the National Development Plan (NPD). By helping to provide high-capacity diaspora experts to weakened government institutions, this programme seeks to boost their capacity to function and implement government policy. While the provision of experts under a single programme will not remedy all the capacity constraints faced by government, this programme will help to build the core competencies necessary to achieve longer-term and more ambitious development goals in the years ahead.

Organizational Setting and Reporting: This position will primarily be located and will report to the Director General - Ministry of Women and Human Rights -South West State of Somalia

The Advisor position aims to support the Southwest State of Somalia by providing high-level, on-demand advise on Human rights and Gender Equality and technical assistance to the Member States, and the Federal Government of Somalia as outlined in these Terms of Reference (TOR).

The overall objective of this role is to assist the Southwest States of Somalia with implementation process of the Human rights and Gender Equality programs, within the scope of the assignment, the Advisor is expected to provide the following outputs:

  • Review of relevant regulations, guidelines and activities aimed at observation of Human rights and Gender Equality within the Southwest States and Somalia as whole as well as the foreseeable challenges
  • Provide support to develop regulations and ongoing institutional activities aimed at human rights and gender equality observations in Southwest State, monitor, report, attempt to redress violations of the human rights and gender equality and domestic human rights mechanisms and regulations in timely manner.
  • Consult with national/regional women’s human rights and gender equality networks and develop strategic steps to address gender equality and women’s human rights within economic, social and environmental spheres—including cross-sectorial themes, and that reflect the Women’s Major Group's views on progress made, outline obstacles and constraints to implementation, and identify new challenges to be met to expedite implementation
  • Assist the Southwest Sates establish mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating of the realization of human rights and gender equality strategy and implementation of the plan of action in order to ensure sustainability of human rights and gender equality efforts
  • Report on the assessment of the extent to Human rights and Gender Equality within the Southwest States that are characterized by equality, universality, political pluralism, confidence, transparency and accountability

Experience:

  • Experience advocating for women’s human rights, gender equality and/or economic, social and sustainable development in relevant global and/or regional policy processes
  • Demonstrated (net)working relationships with national, regional or global organizations or networks involved in women’s human rights and gender equality.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations, guidelines and activities aimed at observation of Human rights and Gender Equality violations
  • Relevant expertise in gender equality, women’s human rights, economic, social and sustainable development and/or related thematic issues.

Coordination:

  • Identify the needs, gaps and risks that require interventions with respect Human rights and Gender Equality
  • Coordinate Regular meetings with the South-West State leaders both in Baidoa and at the regional level with respect to Human rights and Gender Equality.
  • Strategic engagements with the international partners on Human rights and Gender Equality efforts.

Analysis:

  • Compiling analytical report on the Human rights and Gender Equality efforts in the region, and, as developments occur, communicating with the president on a monthly basis.

Education:

  • Advanced university degree or equivalent in international relations, political science, economics, public administration, law, social sciences or Gender related areas.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in coordinating Human rights and Gender Equality matters

Communication:

  • Fluency in English, both written and oral (Advanced level) speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Fluency in Somali (Maay and Maxa Tiri) is an added advantage.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Equal Opportunities: We value diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.

This position is open to Somalis both in-country and the Diaspora. Interested Candidates especially female candidates who meet all the requirements are highly encouraged. Please apply and register by creating full profile with three references in NIS recruitment platform in below link: https://www.nisf-srp.com/

NB: Women candidates are encouraged to apply to these positions.

Publish date: 2021-07-05 20:01:25
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