Applications are being invited for the position of Assistant Coordinator of the National Coalition on Women, Girls and AIDS in Trinidad and Tobago. Read the Terms of Reference.
To operationalise the National Coalition on Women, Girls and AIDS in Trinidad and Tobago and support the development and implementation of its objectives and workplan.
The Assistant Coordinator in Tobago will work in collaboration with the National Coordinator in Trinidad, to:
1. Support the Operationalisation of the National Coalition on Women and Girls
· Liaise with the National Coordinator in Trinidad to discuss and consult on the progress in completing assigned tasks.
· Support the implementation of a work plan and budget for the timely and effective utilization of resources.
· Assist in the overall coordination of the financial and administrative aspects of programming throughout the project cycles (planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting).
· Support the monitoring and evaluation of progress towards overall project results through regular review of activities and results, and through regular collection of data as indicated in the monitoring and results framework.
· Support the review and update the NCWA mapping of national organisations presently working on HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean.
· Support the development of all relevant project reports.
2. Support increased and targeted advocacy on the gender dimensions of HIV and AIDS to increase awareness and an environment for greater accountability focused on the specific vulnerabilities of women and girls;
- Support the development of an Advocacy Plan to address the gender-based vulnerabilities for women and girls in Tobago.
- Support the launch for the NCWGA in order to leverage support and facilitate the buy-in of key stakeholders.
- Support the development of Advocacy material.
3. Contribute to and support the ongoing work of Caribbean Persons of Influence as advocates at the national level on HIV prevention issues for women, girls especially among policy-makers.
· Support the orientation of key person of influence through a planning and sensitization workshop using UN Women training resources on Gender and HIV in the Caribbean.
· Support the National Coordinator in facilitating (POIs) attendance at key national meetings, conferences and events.
4. Strengthen innovative approaches to address the issues of the gender-based violence and its link to the spread of HIV infection among women and girls in order to determine the most relevant interventions that are needed and promote their incorporation in key policy frameworks.
- Support the delivery of young women’s advocacy and leadership training(s) using the CCWA training tools.
III. Qualifications and Experience:
· A degree in the social sciences, social work, public health or gender, or equivalent combination of academic achievement.
· A sound understanding of the relationship between HIV and gender relations.
· Working experience in the area of gender and/or HIV.
IV. Technical Knowledge:
· Strong interpersonal, representational, analytical and advocacy skills. Ability to strengthen and facilitate involvement of a range of civil society partners in HIV work with gendered populations.
· An understanding of the AIDS pandemic, the drivers of the epidemic within the Caribbean, the relationship between HIV, gender and sexuality and its implications are desirable. Sensitivity to gender issues, and regional concepts of masculinity and femininity.
· Strong interpersonal, representational, analytical and advocacy skills.
· Ability to strengthen and facilitate involvement of a range of civil society partners in HIV work and gendered populations.
· Strong interpersonal, professional communications and research skills.
· Ability to develop and assess programmes incorporating gender.
· Knowledge of gender and the ability to mainstream in development programs.
· Demonstrate good work planning, monitoring and evaluation skills, and the ability to facilitate and negotiate with a range of partners.
· Ability to work as a member of a team.
· Demonstrate creativity, initiative and innovation, and be able to problem-solve.
· Professional Communications (oral and written)
VI. Duration of Consultancy: 7 months
VII. Submissions: All submissions should be sent no later than Friday 8th June to Emmanuel Villafana.