Thursday, October 6, 2011


Issued on: 28thSeptember 2011
Deadline for Application: 09th October 2011
POSITION TITLE: Gender Analyst (FSNAU Project)
DUTY STATION: Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Somalia Country Office (FAO-Somalia)
DURATION:5 months with possible extension
START DATE: October 2011
The Gender Analyst will report directly to the Chief Technical Advisor, and indirectly to the Technical
Managers of FSNAU, with overall supervision of the FAO Country Officer in Charge and the FAO TCE. The
Gender Analyst will work closely with the core technical food security and nutrition team and the data
systems team, to ensure gender analysis is fully integrated within FSNAU’s baseline livelihoods, food
security, and nutrition information and analysis.
Overall Objective:
Lead in overall gender analysis within FSNAU’s food security, nutrition and livelihoods information.
Specific Objectives and Tasks
• Conduct food security and livelihoods vulnerability profiling using a gender lens in collaboration
with the food security & livelihoods teams
• Based on the vulnerability profiling and in line with current FSNAU Gender Analytical Framework
develop indicators, methods and tools for incorporating gender analysis into FSNAU’s:
o Baseline Livelihood Analysis, in line with the analytical framework of Livelihood
Strategies and Livelihood Assets.
o Nutrition Surveys
o Seasonal Assessments,
o Rapid Emergency Assessments
• Participate in fieldwork and work closely with the field teams to ensure gender information is
integrated within data collection and analysis activities
• Provide field training and guidelines to the technical team on who and how they interview to
ensure a reliable and efficient data collection on the gender related questions
• Lead in the writing and editing of gender analysis within the Baseline Livelihood Reports,
Seasonal Assessment Technical Series Reports, to ensure gender analysis is consistent, rigorous
and of high quality.
• Represent FSNAU in the gender working group for Somalia
• Represent FSNAU in discussions with OCHA on the gender marker initiative
• Masters degree in relevant field (sociology, development studies, gender, agriculture, economics)
Documented expertise in gender analysis from a food security livelihoods perspective with at least
five years of related work experience
• Strong data analysis and analytical skills
• Strong skills in SPSS, STATA and Excel
• Experience in PRA and other field survey methods
• Strong writing skills with examples of reports written
• Fluency in English
• Fluency in Somali highly desirable
• Willingness and ability to travel throughout Somalia
Send your application to:
Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy
Announcement No. FAO/030/2011 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal
History (PH) form (available at - see following page for guidelines on
how to fill it out). E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HRSomalia@ The subject line of the e-mail message should read CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/030/2011. If
making a hard copy submission, the envelope should be clearly marked CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/030/2011
and sent to the following address:
FAO-Somalia UN-Somalia
Ngecha Road Complex Corner Lower Kabete
Road/Ngecha Road
P.O. Box 30470-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
Applications may also be faxed, again clearly indicating CONFIDENTIAL - FAO/030/2011 in the subject
line, to +254-20-4000333. Applications must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be
considered. Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted

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