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Senior Gender Specialist
The WorldFish Center
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Last Date: April 18, 2011
WorldFish Center, headquartered on the island of Penang, Malaysia, is a
world-class scientific research organization. Our mission is to reduce poverty
and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture.
have offices in 8 countries and engage in collaborative research with more than
200 partners in more than 25 countries.
The Center is a nonprofit organization and a member of the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
unique opportunity has arisen for gifted individuals to contribute to the
mission of the Center.
SENIOR GENDER SPECIALIST
The poor who depend upon aquatic agricultural ecosystems live highly gendered
lives. They face strong gender disparities in control of assets and
decision-making and in the opportunities open to them. The WorldFish Center is
committed to understanding these disparities and working with CGIAR, NGO and
government partners to help overcome them. To strengthen our work in this area,
WorldFish is recruiting a senior scientist to lead our gender team and
develop staff capacity. If you believe that you have the science, managerial and
leadership skills to fulfill this role, please read below for further details.
As Senior Gender Specialist you will report to the Director of Policy, Economics
and Social Science and work closely with other senior staff. Specific duties and
Leading the design, implementation and reporting of gender-related activities
of WorldFish through CGIAR research programs, including those on aquatic
agriculture systems, animal sourced foods, nutrition and health, water, and
Developing the team of gender specialists within WorldFish and support them in
Facilitating inter program and cross regional exchange of knowledge and
approaches that can be applied at scale;
Leading and participating in fund raising activities to support the Center’s
work on gender, notably through CGIAR research programs; and
Developing partnerships for purposes of joint advocacy and knowledge
generation and sharing, and representing WorldFish at international fora.
Skills and Abilities
Planner and Organizer / Decision-Maker –
you will have excellent judgment and the ability to think strategically,
assessing and responding to new challenges in rural development. You will be
able to set clear priorities within a boundless and often challenging agenda;
Team Worker / Builder –
you will have strong interpersonal skills, that will allow you to develop a
close and effective working relationship with internal and external clients at
all levels. You will have the ability both to lead and to work effectively in
Leader / Performer –
you will have excellent management skills, and be able to deploy them in a
multicultural setting. You will have the ability to inspire teams to work
together to achieve challenging objectives;
Negotiator and Communicator –
you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English,
and the ability to present coherent and convincing strategic analysis. You
will have the ability to achieve results through motivating people and
influencing partners; and
Model of integrity, trustworthy and confident –
you will champion WorldFish values: integrity and trust, fairness and equity,
excellence, and teamwork.
Qualifications and Experiences
Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: Sociology,
Social Anthropology, Gender in Development, Rural Development Studies,
Economics, Human Geography, or related fields;
years of relevant experience in rural development in developing countries;
Professional experience in working on gender issues and in one or more of the
following: gender sensitive poverty and livelihoods analysis; social inclusion
and pro-poor targeting; participatory methodologies and community development;
Familiarity with different stages of the project / program cycle (design,
implementation, supervisions, monitoring and evaluation);
Established international publication record; and
Demonstrated experience in fund raising.
WorldFish Center offers a competitive remuneration package, a non-discriminatory
policy and provides an innovative work environment.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a covering letter explaining how the candidate’s experience, skills and qualifications enable them to meet the responsibilities of the position providing key examples and/or achievements and a comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate's qualifications and work experience. You are required to submit your application (with indication on the subject line “Application for the position of Senior Gender Specialist” and DevNetJobs.org) to the Human Resources Strategy and Services Unit at
Applications will be accepted until appointment. Review of applications will start 18 April 2011. This is a global position based at WorldFish Headquarters in Penang, Malaysia. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
WorldFish is committed to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.
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