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Gender, Health Emergency And Disaster Risk Management SpecialistUnited Nations World Food Programme

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job description - Gender, Health Emergency And Disaster Risk Management Specialist


Under the direction of the ARC O&E and Gender Units and the support of the Country Engagement Managers, we are seeking to recruit one Gender, Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Specialist for Nigeria to:

  • Conduct an in-depth gender analysis of the health sector from the Outbreak and Epidemics (O&E) perspective. The analysis aims to identify gaps & challenges and propose recommendations for gender integration in O&E towards gender transformation of the sector. The Consultant is to carry out an in-depth gender analysis to better understand where women, men and boys and girls are situated in O&E and Disaster Risk Management and Financing. Highlighting the barriers for women’s empowerment and participation in contributing to O&E and DRM and the opportunities for policy articulation to strengthen the integration of gender equality into O&E and DRM planning and implementation processes, by advancing recommendations to gender transformative approaches capable of ensuring gender equality for vulnerable men and women.
  • Carry out an in-depth gender analysis on Disaster Risk Management & Financing (DRM&F) to identify gaps & challenges and propose recommendations in policies, strategies, and activities to ensure a gender-responsive and transformational DRM sector.


In line with the objectives above, the critical elements of the assignment are:

  • Conduct an in-depth gender analysis of gender sensitivity and inclusivity from the perspective of i. Outbreak and Epidemics (O&E) and ii. the Disaster Management Sector– preferably using the gender audit methodology - and develop Gender Analysis Report(s)[1] incorporating a Plan(s) of Action.”
  • Develop a Policy Brief for advocacy and resource mobilisation, based on the gender analysis findings.
  • Using the Policy brief as a base, facilitating policy dialogue and donors’ round table to mobilise funds for gender transformative DRM and O&E financing.
  • Adapt the ARC Gender & DRM training modules to the country context and include a module on Gender and O&E
  • Conduct a Training of Trainers workshop for members of TWG and other ARC partners with the use of the developed training manual.
  • Facilitate the establishment of a ToT national network and the setting up the Gender, Advocacy and Communications sub-working group of the TWG.
  • Conduct the Training of Trainers of public officers and health practitioners in charge of national epidemics preparedness and response.


You have

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree equivalent, BAC+4/5) recognized by https://www.whed.net/home.php in one or more of the following disciplines: public health, gender, DRM, climate change, environment, sustainable development, etc. Or First University degree (Bachelor's degree equivalent, Licence/BAC +3) recognized by https://www.whed.net/home.php with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.
  • Should you not find your university degree in this link kindly note that it will be your responsibility to obtain a formal letter from your Ministry of Education stating their recognition of the university and degree.


You have:

  • At least ten (10) years of progressively advanced and relevant professional experience at the international and national levels (additional years’ experience for a bachelor’s degree) in public health, mainstreaming gender in development projects and policies, especially in the development of manual(s) and training materials for gender mainstreaming on at least one other related theme, including DRM, public health and sustainable development.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to write clear and concise briefing papers and external communication, strategic operational documents, etc.

You have developed the following Experiences, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Substantive experience conducting research and analysis in public health, gender equality and at least one related theme, including Disaster Risk Management, climate change mitigation and adaptation environment and sustainable development.
  • Strong understanding of the links between DRM, O&E and gender issues.
  • Experience or strong familiarity with the work of WFP and other multilateral, bilateral and civil society development partners.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communications skills.
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