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From: Sophia Huyer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 6:33 PM
Subject: Gender Programme Vacancies

Gender Unit Coordinator / The International Development Research Centre
(IDRC) / Ottawa, Canada / Closing date: March 27, 2002. 

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is one of the leading
institutions in the world concerned with generating and applying new
knowledge to meet the challenges of international development. IDRC
supports research in developing countries on key problem areas and builds
international networks to share and apply this knowledge. IDRC is a
Canadian Crown Corporation, headquartered in Ottawa, with Regional Offices
located in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

IDRC is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Gender Unit
Coordinator. Working as the leader of a team and under the supervision of
the VP Program and Partnership, the incumbent, through collaboration with
Program Areas, Regional Offices, and Secretariats, is responsible for the
development and implementation of gender programming at the Centre. 

The salary scale is between $63,453 and $79,320 (Cdn.). Candidates with
less experience may be given consideration; salary will be commensurate
with qualifications and experience.

- Identifies critical research issues complementary to areas covered by the
Program Initiatives (PIs) to formulate the Gender Unit's (GU) current
research strategy;
- Develops, implements, monitors, evaluates and reports on gender
mainstreaming projects designed to enhance gender analytical capacity of
Centre program staff;
- Develops, monitors, manages, and evaluates Unit research projects;
- Is responsible for knowledge gathering and dissemination of gender issues
related to IDRC programming;
- Can sign project approval documents up to $250,000;
- Is responsible for the overall management and internal coherence of the
GU's entire portfolio which may range from 15 to 20 RSPs and research
activities with a value of $1-3 million;
- Collaborates with DPAs, RDs (ie. senior management), and Team Leaders on
issues of program and project development and management;
- Is responsible for the Unit's and IDRC's contacts with other
international agencies and Canadian institutions on gender issues;
- Is responsible for Centre-wide public relations efforts and for knowledge
dissemination and utilization, including participation in IDRC, public and
scientific fora, with respect to the Unit's domain;
- Influences colleagues and external contacts to support gender-focused
program directions and projects;
- Is responsible for the Unit's revenue generation strategy;
- Represents IDRC internationally.

Go to <http://www.idrc.ca/careers/pr205.htm
<http://www.idrc.ca/careers/pr205.htm> > to find out more about the
detailed job description.

- PhD or equivalent, or a Masters with a record of research and publication
in a discipline required by the Centre.
- A minimum of five years of related experience including a background in
research and research management.
- Work experience in a developing country, particularly in the Middle East
or South Asia.
- Demonstrated work or research experience in projects examining the
construction of gender through state, society and family relations in the
South, complementary to the Gender Unit's research theme, "Gender,
citizenship and entitlement" which emphasizes governance and gender
violence and/or demonstrated work or research experience in gender
- Supervisory or management experience. 
- Ability to communicate effectively in a wide variety of cultural settings
and in different fora.

Resumes should be sent to Competition PR205 no later than March 27, 2002 by
e-mail to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >, or by fax
to (613) 236-5594. Mailed applications should be sent to: Human Resources,
IDRC, P.O. Box 8500, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3H9.

We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact those
candidates whose skills and experience best match the requirements of the

Programme Officer, Gender Unit / Third World Network-Africa / Accra, Ghana.

The Africa Secretariat of the Third World Network (TWN-Africa) is looking
for a Programme Officer for its Gender Unit.  TWN-Africa is a research and
advocacy organisation. It conducts research, puts out publications and
provides information to a wide range of citizens groups and official
institutions and undertakes campaigns.  It provides a platform for African
(and broadly Southern) interests and perspectives in international fora and

The Gender Unit has a dual mandate of (a) ensuring the integration of
gender equity and equality in TWN-Africa's overall programme work; and (b)
participating in the women s movement and bringing TWN s perspectives on
policy issues to work on gender equity and equality on the African
continent. The position is for an initial period of two years, with the
option of renewal.

- A commitment to TWN's vision, aims and objectives;
- Ability to read, write and speak English. Ability to speak and write
French is a strong advantage;
- At least a masters degree or equivalent in the social sciences,
preferably, gender studies, development economics or development studies;
- Gender analysis, research, advocacy and networking skills;
- Good writing and presentation skills;
- Knowledge and understanding of current gender and social justice issues
in Africa;
- Capacity for initiative in the context of teamwork;
- Knowledge of and experience of working in the African women's movement;
- Willingness to travel frequently;
- Must be a national of an African country.

- Lead the conceptualization and planning of the Gender Unit's programmes;
- Lead the programme and organizational engendering processes within TWN;
- Manage and coordinate the Gender Unit's relationships with other
programme and support teams within TWN;
- Ensure the Gender Unit's implementation of research, capacity building
and information generation activities to deliver specific gender advocacy
goals and objectives;
- Actively contribute to TWN's publication and information generation
targets by writing articles, background  and briefing papers, and reports
when appropriate, and by overseeing the Unit's contribution to TWN's
magazine, African Agenda.

Please send application letters with full CVs to: The Coordinator,
TWN-Africa, Box 19452, Accra-North, Ghana. Phones: 00 233 21
503-669/511-189. Fax: 00 233 21 511-188. Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Applicants shortlisted for the next phase of the selection process will be
sent further information about the position and TWN s activities.  We will
only be able to acknowledge shortlisted applicants.

Website: http://www.twnafrica.org.
Sophia Huyer
Women in Global Science and Technology
Once and Future Action Network
P.O. Box 145
623 Brimley Road
Grafton, Ontario, Canada
K0K 2G0
Tel (1-905) 349-9962
Fax (1-905) 349-2066

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