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Friday, June 17, 2016

Vacancy - Gender Expert

Job Description
Founded in 1985, Cowater International Inc. has built a global reputation for excellence in the world of management consulting in international development.  Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and with experience in more than 65 countries, Cowater has established itself as Canada's leading management consulting firm in international development. 
 
Cowater is currently recruiting Gender Equality Expert for an upcoming project. Candidates must be fluent in English. The successful candidate will work out of the project office in Jakarta, Indonesia part-time over a term of 7 years. 
 
This posting is best suited for individuals already based in Southeast Asia.
 
The project is responsible for the identification and deployment of technical assistance to respond to requests from partner developing countries in the Asia Pacific region. This technical assistance will contribute to reducing poverty in Asia Pacific developing countries through support to the enabling environment for pro-poor trade and investment-related economic activities.  The Gender Equality Expert will:
·       Develop the project’s gender equality strategy;
·       Work to integrate gender equality into all project interventions;
·       Report on gender equality project activities; and
·       Produce technical papers/briefs on gender equality related with a lens on trade and investment.
 
Required Qualifications
·       Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, International Development, or related field
·       Minimum of 5 years of experience
o   providing advice on applying gender-based analysis and the mainstreaming of gender in public policies and/or institutions related to trade and investment;
o   conducting research on gender issues related to trade or investment (e.g. women economic empowerment); and
o    promoting and building the capacity of women-led businesses in developing countries.
·        Experience working on international development projects
 
All applications are to be submitted through our job-board http://www.cowater.com/job-listings/ by searching for the “Gender Expert” posting, or, directly, at https://cowater.acquiretm.com/job_details_clean.aspx?ID=1187&iframe=1. The Closing date for applicants is July 5, 2016. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be assessed as they are received.
 
We thank all applicants, however only those making the shortlist will be contacted.

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