Social and Cultural Affairs Officer – P2

Social and Cultural Affairs Officer – P2

COMESA - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

Lusaka, Zambia

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Gender Mainstreaming Officer and overall supervision of the Director of Gender and Social Affairs, you will be responsible for the social and cultural affairs programmes as outlined in the COMESA Gender Policy. Specifically, you will be responsible for addressing the crosscutting socio economic issues such as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), human rights, drug abuse, and within all policies, plans, strategies and programmes of COMESA. You will also review the employment and working conditions, labour laws, immigration policies and promote cultural and sporting exchanges within the COMESA Member States. You will therefore work with women, men and the youth. Your duties and responsibilities shall include:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Formulating and rolling out the regional strategy on social and cultural affairs;
  • Developing publication and advocacy material on HIV/AIDS and related social issues;
  • Mainstreaming gender in all policies, plans and programmes for the crosscutting socio – economic issues such as HIV/AIDS, human rights, environment, drug abuse, peace and security;
  • Developing mechanisms to promote equal representation of women and men in decision making in Member States, COMESA Structures, and its institution at all levels;
  • Analysing and synthesizing information on issues relating to gender equality in the workplace and determining the approach to be adopted in COMESA activities at regional and national levels;
  • Preparing diagnostic reports, studies and indicators on the situation of women workers and on gender equality at work;
  • Addressing cross cutting socio economic issues such as HIV/AIDS, human rights, drug abuse and within all policies, plans, strategies and programmes of COMESA;
  • Reviewing the employment and working conditions, labour laws, and immigration policies of Member States;
  • Promoting cultural and sporting exchanges within the COMESA Member States, by working with women, men and the youth;
  • Developing strong relations with gender focal points within the Member States and various stakeholders;
  • Generating and analysing gender disaggregated data and information; and
  • Any other related duties that may be assigned to you by the Senior Gender Mainstreaming Officer or the Director of Gender and Social Affairs from time to time.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Must have a minimum of a graduate degree in Social Sciences. A post graduate qualification in Gender studies, Business Administration or Economics will be an added advantage.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Must have at least 5 years’ experience in managing issues on gender, and women at national or regional or international level; experience in mainstreaming gender in regional economic organisations is an added advantage.

WORKING LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Must be fluent in English and/or French and/or Arabic (speaking and writing). A combination of any two or all of these languages will be an added advantage.

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