Job details

Support DG DEVCO for the implementation of a Rights-Based Approach to Development (RBA) with special focus on Gender Equality

Team of Key experts (experts 3, 4 and 5)

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  • 24 months
  • Europe
  • April 2018
  • 15 january 2018
  • Giulia Santi
Project description

The overall objective of the project is to provide support and technical expertise to the Directorate general International cooperation and development (DG DEVCO)  in relation to the implementation of the Rights-Based Approach, encompassing all human rights, and gender equality mainstreaming, and to the coordination efforts with Member States and relevant stakeholders on these subjects.

The purpose of this contract is to set up a Support Desk to assist DG DEVCO in:

  • Designing terms of references to or conducting specific context analysis (or other needs assessment) in EU cooperation sectors at partner country level in order to guide effective RBA and gender mainstreaming into project planning, identification  and formulation
  • Successfully implement the right-based approach and the gender mainstreaming obligations, with a view to further refining their joint methodology, and deepening the link with other mainstreaming requirements (particularly rights of the child, indigenous peoples' rights and disability-inclusive development cooperation). This will include inputs to internal quality support processes (in all cooperation sectors)  and reviews of procedures and templates
  • Setting up and animating a platform on RBA with EU Member States and like-minded States and institutions, and develop a common  repository of RBA materials
  • Capacity building on the implementation of the RBA and Gender Equality (including the GAP II) among EU staff, in HQ and EU Delegations.

Job description

Collectively the team  should cover expertise in implementing the RBA and gender equality in the key sectors of development cooperation (such as rural development, public finance management, urban development, agriculture, environment and climate change, infrastructure, private sector development, education, health, energy etc.).

Collectively, the team (including team leader and senior expert) should guarantee good written and oral knowledge of French, Portuguese and Spanish.

The team should also cover working experience on the following areas: qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and analysis; quality and performance assessment; designing training curricula and training delivery. 

Job duration

24 months part time

Job profile

Qualifications and skills

Each of the team members must have at least a University degree (master degree) or equivalent of a relevant related discipline (such as social sciences, law, political science, administration and management, economics, development cooperation). This requirement can be replaced by 3 years of relevant general professional experience in addition to the minimum general professional experience in the fields of gender equality, human rights/law or non-discrimination.

General professional experience

The experts should have at least 3 years of professional experience in the field of human rights, law or non-discrimination, gender equality, RBA and their application in the context of development cooperation.

Minimum professional experience of 6 years is required for if candidate does not have a University degree.

Specific professional experience

Each of the team members must have:

  • at least 3 years of professional experience of the rights-based approach, gender equality and women's empowerment in development cooperation.
  • have a good knowledge of EU development cooperation procedures and instruments;
  • Field experience in a region covered by EU cooperation (Africa, Asia & Pacific, European Neighbourhood, Latin America & Caribbean) is an asset.
  • At least one of the team members will have experiences and good skills in information communication, animating (face to face and online) discussion groups and updating data sharing tools.
  • Excellent written and oral English.