Gender and Human Rights Specialist

Gender and Human Rights Specialist

SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji

The role

Gender and Human Rights Specialist is responsible for delivering advice on gender equality and human rights-based (HRB) approaches to fisheries department staff, and other key stakeholders. This role will ensure gender and human rights-based approaches are covered across all components of the PEUMP Programme.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing assessment and advice for strengthening the capacity of PEUMP’s implementing partners (FFA and SPREP) on gender mainstreaming, social inclusion and HRB approaches;
  • Providing assessment and advice for strengthening capacity at the national, subnational and NGO level on gender mainstreaming, social inclusion and HRB approaches in coastal fisheries;
  • Capacity development to mainstream gender, social inclusion, and adopt a HRB approach in fisheries management at national, subnational and NGO level, including all PEUMP staff;
  • Promote inter-agency networking and cross-sectoral collaboration in regards to gender and HRB approaches with co-delegatees and partners implementing the PEUMP programme;
  • Raise the profile of gender mainstreaming and HRB approaches through PEUMP Programme activities and report on these;
  • Contribute to PEUMP Programme administration;
  • For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the job description provided.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant field such as gender studies, human rights, social or political sciences.

Knowledge and experience:

  • At least 8 years of experience related to gender issues and human rights, preferably with Pacific region experience;
  • Experience in research and development and administering networks in regards to gender and human rights-based approaches;
  • Experience with designing, planning and facilitating workshops and other training events;
  • Previous experience in capacity development and training in the areas of gender and human rights-based approaches.

Essential skills:

  • Ability to engage with inter-disciplinary audiences, including scientific, government, public and community;
  • Willingness and capacity to travel and undertake overseas assignments in SPC member countries;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent PC-based computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and Internet.

Language skills:

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) with a working knowledge of French being an advantage;
  • Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment.

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