Gender, Youth, Social Mobiliser Lead/Coordinator
Development Food Security Activities (DFSA)
About the role: This is a 4 year, new role with unaccompanied terms based in Lilongwe, Malawi with a salary of Grade 4 (€39,219 - €43,577 per annum). You will be expected to travel to the DFSA programme areas for 40-50% of your time as needed.
The DFSA Program will be a multi-sectoral response to sustainably improve food and nutrition security and build the resilience of ultra-poor and poor households in Southern Malawi. It will support work alongside local and national governance structures to implement the National Resilience Strategy 2018-2030.
You will report directly to the Concern Worldwide Programme Director (PD) and will work closely with the Country Management Team and Concern Head Quarters Gender Advisor. You will also have a reporting line to the Catholic Relief Services Deputy Chief of Party and will work closely with the members of the Programme Management Unit (PMU) - Food Security Technical Coordinator, Project Technical Leads (e.g. Health, Agriculture, etc.), M&E Lead, Strategic Learning Lead, and Social Behaviour Change Specialist. You will also work/engage closely with Project Managers and Officers within Concern and across the consortium and liaise closely with implementing partner staff, government officials, international and national partners and USAID officials.
This position is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor.
Concern Worldwide together with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) seek qualified candidates for the position of Gender, Youth, and Social Mobiliser (GYSM) Lead/Coordinator. The GYSM Lead/Coordinator will design, manage, strengthen, and provide direction of holistic and robust strategies to promote equality and inclusion of women, youth and marginalized people, including persons with disabilities, into all activities and throughout the entire award period. The GYSM Lead/Coordinator will ensure that all activities are informed by a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics and situations of marginalized groups, and of social relationships and dynamics in project localities. In addition, the GYSM Lead/Coordinator will contribute to the design and implementation of strategies supporting community mobilization. The contribution of the position will be of fundamental importance to achieving lasting improvement in resilience and social cohesion in project localities.
The Gender, Youth, and Social Mobiliser Lead/Coordinator will work across the consortium to build the capacity of all project staff for mainstreaming sensitivity to gender, age and diversity in all aspects of programming. S/he will take learning needs into account and develop and conduct capacity building for all program staff, with the support of the CRS Chief of Party (COP), Food Security Technical Coordinator (FSTC), Strategic Learning Lead, the Social Behavior Change Lead, and Technical Advisors. S/he will work closely with program teams and partner staff to develop high quality contextually appropriate approaches. S/he will supervise gender, youth and social dynamics staff. The Lead will also be responsible for assessments required for learning and adaptive management to address the changing and unique needs of men, women, boys and girls. S/he will contribute to the consortium’s efforts toward quality design and implementation of inclusion and equality initiatives.
You will be responsible for:
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Capacity Building and Supervision
Supervision and Coaching/Mentoring Responsibilities
Your skills and experience will include:
All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.
Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Talent acquisition procedures reflect a commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
This position is conditional upon award of funding for the DFSA.