Gender Equality Specialist (ProNurse)

Job Description

Title: Gender Equality Specialist (ProNurse)

Company Name: Cowater International Inc.

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters in Social Welfare or Social science with training on relevant domain

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 8 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Summary of Position
∎ Based in Dhaka and reporting to the Team Leader in Dhaka, the Gender Equality Specialist will work closely with the local teams and key stakeholders, including key government bodies and local CSOs. Under the guidance of HQ based Gender Equality Advisor, the national Gender Equality Specialist will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Gender Equality Strategy for the Project, including supporting the achievement of the Project`s gender equality outcomes and effectively mainstreaming gender equality across project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Specifically, the Gender Specialist will assume the responsibilities below:

Job Responsibilities:
∎ During inception phase, undertake an in-depth gender-based analysis plus (GBA+)1, informed by extensive desk research and findings from consultations with stakeholders, and document and communicate findings with Project team and relevant stakeholders.
∎ Based on the findings of the GBA+, develop a comprehensive Gender Equality Strategy (GES), for validation by relevant stakeholders, including a plan of action which delineates roles and responsibilities and timelines for the implementation of the GES.
∎ Engage closely with nursing sector stakeholders, in particular relevant government counterparts in understanding the priorities and needs of the nursing sector and build consensus among stakeholders;
∎ Play an active role in the development of the Project Implementation Plan, ensuring GESI is mainstreamed across ProNurse's planned activities.
∎ Inform development of the performance management framework, including ensuring collection of sex-disaggregated data, and development of gender-sensitive indicators.
∎ Ensure that all training tools, materials, curricula and programs developed for different nurse cadres are gender-responsive, accessible, inclusive, and tailored to the local context.
∎ Deliver training or facilitate sessions on GESI for various training;
∎ Ensure technical assistance and organizational strengthening support delivered to institutional partners in the health sector, are gender responsive and informed by findings of the GBA+ (e.g., development of gender-responsive career path and professional development program for nurses).
∎ Ensure consideration of gendered dimensions of epidemics in the development and delivery of epidemic management training for nurse managers, to support gender-responsive prevention and management of epidemics, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
∎ Engage with civil society groups, including women's rights organizations (WROs), who advocate for the increased voice and influence of nurses and all women within the health care sector.
∎ Work with Bangladesh Nurses Association (BNA) and identified WROs to advocate for greater women's and nurse leadership in global and public health and improved status of nursing for i) implementation of an advocacy agenda, ii) establishment of a platform for knowledge sharing and learning, iii) implementation of a media campaign)
∎ Convene and facilitate sustained collaboration between key civil society implementing partners, BNA and Naripokkho, as well as their engagement with government and community actors to strengthen the enabling environment for policy reform and transformative changes in social attitudes and gender norms.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 8 years of experience as a Gender Specialist / in Bangladesh and/or within the broader global development context.
∎ Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the health sector, specifically the nursing profession, and issues related human resources for health.
∎ Demonstrated experience in integrating gender equality considerations within institutional capacity development.
∎ Demonstrated experience of working with and supporting government ministries and civil society actors, in particular WROs, in Bangladesh to facilitate gender-responsive policy reform and/or influence social change.
∎ Experience with donor funded project, especially, GAC funded project and DGNM is an asset.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 15 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 5 Jun 2021
∎ Cowater International Inc.
∎ Business : COWATER is an International Executing Agency. They are running a CIDA funded project Called PLAGE II, which is the Development Cooperation Between the Governments of Bangladesh and Canada.

Category: NGO/Development