JOB TITLE: HAWA PROJECT OFFICER
REPORTS TO: HEAD, WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY INSTITUTE (WPSI)
West Africa has seen a lot of crisis. The region is suffering from the effects of food insecurity, natural disasters, climate change, conflict and socio-political instability. Effective humanitarian assistance is ideally the result of coordinated efforts of multiple actors with specially trained personnel, which enables a coherent, coordinated and complementary engagement. The project “Capacity Building for Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa” is jointly organized by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the Austrian Ministry of Defense (MOD) to build personal and institutional capacities for Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa.
The fourth phase of the Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa (HAWA) project will be gender and diversity mainstreamed. On top of this, central components of the project will expressly focus on a transformative approach towards gender equality and the intersections of gender and other social categories as age, ethnicity, and origin to contribute to Women’s Empowerment, gender equality and the implementation of the WPS Agenda in Humanitarian Assistance in the ECOWAS.
The Project Officer will provide their expertise to support the overall project implementation, take responsibility for individual project tasks and contribute to the national and regional networking and stakeholder management.
The ideal candidate must have a Masters degree in gender studies or any related discipline or at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. Research experience, experience in curricula development and course design would be a strong an asset.
The candidate must be willing to travel in the framework of HAWA multiplier activities.
Knowledge of intersectional and transformative gender approaches as well as diversity mainstreaming would be an asset.
Max. 30 months until June, 2024. To be determined with the KAIPTC.
The candidate will have the opportunity to participation in the HAWA Core Course and the HAWA Training of Trainers Visibility and study visit to Austria.
Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their CV together with 3 references and a professional work portfolio by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 10 February 2022.
Please indicate the job tile clearly in the cover letter; otherwise your application may not be considered. Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their qualifications and relevant work experience. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
KAIPTC is an equal opportunity employer.