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Vacancy: Gender and Land Specialist (Social Policy)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 29th of September.
The FAO is looking for a Gender and Land Specialist.

Organizational Setting
The Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP) coordinates FAO’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment, social protection, decent rural employment, rural institutions and people’s empowerment, and the right to food. Among others, this division is responsible for working with members and other partners to foster gender equality land related matters, including the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) and the SDG Indicator 5.a.2 on women’s land rights.

FAO International Consultants and Call purpose
The Organization frequently engages experts to work on short-term projects as international consultants. An international consultant is engaged by the Organization to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work, which would be short-term by nature. The assignment may involve full-time or part-time functions similar to those of staff members. The assignment can be from 1 month up to 11 months. The possibility of extension is subject to satisfactory performance and depending on the resources and needs of the Organization.

The objective of the Call is to attract suitable individuals to undertake B or C level consultancies in the area of gender equality and land. Individuals meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Call will be included in the Divisional Roster. Experts who are registered in the Roster are available for consideration whenever relevant opportunities arise related to gender equality and women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming.

The purpose of this call is to attract talents with relevant experience and background to populate the rosters.

Technical Focus
The incumbent(s) will contribute to the implementation of FAO’s Strategic Framework and the Gender Equality Policy which aims to achieve equality between women and men in sustainable agricultural production and rural development for the elimination of hunger and poverty. Specifically, the incumbent(s) will address aspects such as: gender equitable governance of land tenure, and women’s land rights, collection, analysis and use of land related gender-statistics including sex-disaggregated data; support to countries to report on the SDG Indicator 5.a.2 on women’s land rights.

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