Sudan in its three years transitional period and in line with the strong commitment of the transition Government as stipulated in the constitutional document August 2019 to promote gender equality and women empowerment, would need to ensure necessary capacity of federal and state institutions to deliver specific functions and responsibilities and ensure gendered delivery of results/outcomes across the socio-economic, civil and political frameworks and the sectors. Such capacity would include a strong, functioning and resourced gender machinery and sectors equipped with specialized gender experts who can identify gender needs of different sectors and support the dialogue with the Gender Machinery to address them. A gender architecture with such chemistry is necessary so that the state delivers on its specific tasks related to gender and ensure gendered delivery of results/outcome across the rest of state functions and tasks.
With the financial support of SIDA, UN Women is working with the Ministry of Social Development to strengthen the institutional mechanism of the Ministry to support gender mainstreaming in sectors’ intervention and to equip the office of the Prime Minister and targeted sector Ministries with gender advisors. The overall objective of the project is to equip Sudan with an effectual Gender Machinery to contribute to strengthen the capacity of federal and state institutions among which is the Ministry of Health to deliver specific functions and responsibilities that accounts for gender equality and empowerment of women.
In light of the above, UN Women will support recruiting a Gender Officer who will be based at the Ministry of Health. The gender officer will receive overall guidance and report to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health. The gender officer will also closely work with the gender machinery; the Ministry of Social Development to ensure coordination. Collaboration with and other gender advisors at the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Finance is important to strengthen gender interventions and coordination. In addition, collaboration with relevant civil society organizations, women’s groups and other stakeholders remains relevant.
The Gender Officer will work Under the direct supervision of the Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Health and in close coordination and collaboration with the General Directorate of Women and Family Affairs at the Ministry of Social Developmnent. The Gender Officer maintains a secondary administrative reporting line to UN Women.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.Engendering institutional, planning, policy, funding, monitoring, communication and accountability frameworks:
2.Enhance coordination on gender and eliminate discrimination against women in the heath domain:
3. Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders:
4. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
Key Performance Indicators:
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- Ethics and Values
- Organizational Awareness
- Work in teams
- Conflict Management
- Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing
- Good knowledge of Results Based Management;
- Good knowledge of technical area; gender, public Health and socio-economic aspects of heath.
- Good organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail;
- Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to eliminating discrimination against women’s right to health.
- Good report writing and analytical skills.
Good communication and partnership skills
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
- Higher Diploma (or equivalent) on public health, gender or relevant social sciences studies.
- At least 3 years of professional work experience at national or international level on public health and gender;
- Aquiantce with the health system in Sudan;
- At least one year of experience on gender mainstreaming in the health system;
- Experience of working on GBV is an asset;
- Experience on monitoring and evaluation from gender perspective is an asset;
- Experience of working in humanitarian context is an asset.