As a Centre of Excellence sought out by major institutions and governments seeking scientific and technical advice, the IUCN Global Gender Office has carried out extensive work over the past two decades addressing gender issues within the environmental sector. This includes:
- Development of more than 70 gender tools specific to sectors in the environmental and sustainable development arena.
- Establishment of landmark gender-responsive climate change and REDD+ frameworks in partnership with national governments and regional governing bodies.
- Launch of the first global measurement system on gender-environment, the Environment and Gender Index (EGI).
- Guidance on the development of major institutional gender frameworks of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)
- Spearheading of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) and the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment
The IUCN Global Gender Office operates at global, regional and national levels, providing technical support to institutions as diverse as the Secretariats of global conventions, ministries of national governments, and local women’s and environmental organizations.
Scope of Work and Deliverables
The IUCN Global Gender Office seeks to engage a consultant or firm that will carry out gender mainstreaming activities in the context of environmental governance. For the length of the contract, the consultant or firm, under the supervision of the Global Senior Gender Adviser will, in broad terms, undertake the following tasks from October 2012 to March 2013:
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 18, Doha, Qatar, November- December 2012
- Follow UNFCCC intersessional negotiations and developments of the negotiations texts
- Participate in regular communications with civil society advocates on development of strategy and recommendations on gender, drafting position papers, and targeting countries
- Network and develop relationships with delegates, sharing information, updates and brainstorming on specific needs and entry points
- Organize side events on gender at the UNFCCC COP 18 and Forest Day
- Participate in UNFCCC negotiations and side events
- Liaise with IUCN delegation, and report on progress and gender activities
- Participate in daily morning coordination meetings of IUCN delegation
- Elaborate report on IUCN Global Gender Office activities and outcomes on gender in COP 18.
Harmonization process within the three Rio Conventions
- Provide assistance in operationalizing the road map produced by the three Rio Conventions.
- Support the development of a funding strategy for the road map
- Maintain contact with the gender focal points of the three Conventions to define next steps and actions.
- Support the development of the Environmental Gender Index (EGI)
Other activities on gender and climate change
- Support the revision and elaboration of new written material on gender and climate change.
- Identify the status of gender considerations in climate change efforts in at least two countries.
- Participate in the conducting of two workshops to produce a gender sensitive strategy.
- Support the validation of the gender strategy with stakeholders.
Development of gender programme 2013-2016
- Support the development of actions to operationalized through the gender program as needed.
- Be an integral part of the team that is conducting the review of financing mechanisms associated with climate change.
- Graduate degree in gender, sustainable development, political science, social sciences, and/or other relevant fields.
- No less than 15 years experience in the field of sustainable development is required.
- International experience- intensive work in at least two regions (Asia, Africa, Latin America).
- Knowledge of multiple languages preferred.
Interested Individuals and institutions should submit a numeric offer in USD for conducting the above activities, excluding travel expenses, along with a cover letter and CV to the email below. The application deadline is 1 September 2012.
MSc. Lorena Aguilar Revelo
Global Senior Gender Adviser
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)