Role overview – Volunteer role: Gender, Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion Advisor
The Gender, Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion Advisor will provide overall technical support to VSO and partner’s organization. The volunteer will promote inclusive peacebuilding and inter-communal harmony and cohesive society. S/he will facilitate the integration of gender, peace and social cohesion to support existing and coming projects in the area of good governance, social protection and how to empower peace in ethnic diversified. The volunteer will enhance and develop peacebuilding strategies, social protection tools, gender and inclusion sensitive policies and procedures together with good governance and accountable approach. The Volunteer will lead and facilitate peacebuilding and social cohesion including design, method, approaches, and advocacy in a gender-sensitive approach. S/he will work with CSOs, government and other institutions through the engagement in coordination with recent volunteers and Program Manager to strengthen the tolerance, conflict sensitivity and resilient society.
The Volunteer will be based in Mon and travels to all program areas.
Gender, Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion Technical Support The Volunteer will strengthen and build capabilities and capacities (through mentoring, facilitation and technical support) of partner organization and institutions in gender, peacebuilding and social cohesion in relation to the development of strategies, policies and programme to eliminate and reduce exclusion of marginalized people including people with disability, women, girls, ethnic, religious and sexual minorities.
The volunteer will enhance women participation in the peacebuilding process, building a resilient and harmonious society together with a partner organization.
The volunteer will develop, learn and share good practice and framework of promoting trust and building a cohesive society in ethnic minority and conflict zone.
The volunteer will encourage and facilitate community-based dialogue on peacebuilding and develop learning platform for community in gender, peace and social cohesion.
Developing related Resources: The volunteer will develop contextualized and lead and facilitate community-based assessment, training, tools, frameworks and resources to enable a better understanding of peace and of social cohesion. S/he will develop and support the community to empower gender mainstreaming in peacebuilding. S/he will help and facilitate the program and project to be contextualized in resource development.
Promoting capacity building on gender, peacebuilding and social cohesion The volunteer will conduct capacity building and promoting inclusive peacebuilding and inter-communal harmony and integration, Community dialogue, learning and engagements. The Volunteer will work with other volunteers, community and partners to facilitate context analysis, reviews and reflections to conflict and how to build a socially cohesive society. S/he will produce and facilitate to develop case studies with a thorough analysis of a situation and focus on gender, peace and social cohesion.
Networking, Alliance building and Policy Engagements: Identity and build linkages with peace and gender networks, alliances and stakeholders including EAOs, Government, CSOs, empower local governance, conflict sensitivity, peacebuilding. Explore the community of practice on peacebuilding and gender equality with a strong emphasis on people with disability, women, and youth in disadvantaged and ethnic communities.
Skills, qualifications and experience
• A University degree in Social Sciences, Public Policy, Gender, Peacebuilding, International Development, or related field. A minimum of more than seven years of professional experience in a related sector or context (e.g., Conflict sensitivity, Gender, Peacebuilding, Inclusion, Women Empowerment and Development etc) • Experience and demonstrated results in peacebuilding and integrated gender in programming, in a developing country context • Demonstrated understanding of issues and challenges related to conflict, women, an ethnic and religious minority. • Experience in advocacy and/or influencing a range of decision-makers e.g. national governments, intergovernmental organisations, UN organisations. • Excellent communication and social skills, the ability to work closely with a variety of stakeholders in a developing country and non-English speaking context. • Ability to work independently as well as with multiple stakeholders in a time-pressured environment.
(Desirable) • Demonstrated success in engaging with and mobilizing communities related to gender and peacebuilding • Ability to work both as a team member and independently. • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with high-level stakeholders • Experience in capacity strengthening. Training and advisory work • Experience of Monitoring and evaluation, particularly of advocacy projects • Awareness and sensitivity of political/socio-cultural context of Myanmar and the wider South-East Asian region
Application Closing Date – 29 August 2019