Poverty and Exclusion Specialist

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 14 November 2019

Job Description

About the program

AMENCA is an Australian aid program initiated in 2005 in the Palestinian Territories. This third phase runs from 2015 to 2021 and has a focus on supporting economic growth in the agricultural sector through market systems development (MSD).

The program itself is implemented by three Australian non-government organisations (ANGOs) – CARE, Oxfam and APHEDA - and their Consortia. Cardno manages a pool of technical specialists providing advisory services to the ANGOs and to the Australian Representative Office (ARO) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) based in Ramallah, Palestinian Territories.

About the role

The Poverty & Exclusion Specialist role is intended to complement that of the existing Gender & Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor. It is a fundamental requirement of this assignment that the specialist works in full consultation and cooperation with the GESI Advisor, so that the GESI Advisor will be in a position to work with implementing consortia teams to take forward the expertise imparted and capacity built during the course of this assignment, to improve social inclusion results, monitoring, and outcomes. The Specialist will be involved in three main areas (1) train and capacity build the ANGOs for an improved and more consistent approach to their poverty, gender and inclusion analysis; (2) train in use of analysis findings to improve ANGO market interventions; and (3) support improvements to monitoring and evaluating of program impact on poverty, gender and inclusion.

This is a short term locally-engaged consultant position of 35 days total over the November 2019 to April 2020 period.

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About you

You will be a motivated and proactive Poverty & Exclusion Specialist with the right combination of talent, energy, and commitment to technical excellence. You will also have:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Gender, Poverty, Exclusion, or other relevant discipline;
  • Up to 15 years of experience in poverty and exclusion or related field;
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with stakeholders;
  • Excellent analytical skills, as well as interpersonal and written communication skills in English;
  • Professional experience working with or on DFID, DFAT or other donor programs;
  • Demonstrated experience with capacity building, market systems development / DCED standards, and/or the agricultural sector, as they relate to poverty and exclusion, is desirable; and
  • An understanding of the Palestinian context and/or experience working in Palestinian Territories desirable.

How to apply?

We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Apply by submitting the following:

  • Your updated CV
  • A covering letter including a response to the selection criteria (1-2 pages maximum)
  • Three (3) referees

Applications close at 5:00pm (AEST) on the 28th November 2019. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Cardno is committed to Child Protection in all fields. Cardno is an equal opportunity employer. Any offer of employment will require criminal record clearance. Both Palestinian nationals and international candidates are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

About Cardno

Cardno is a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Cardno ID (International Development) manages a number of donor-funded programs in the Asia Pacific region. We engage in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies. Partnering with multilateral and bilateral donors, private clients, governments and communities to develop sustainable solutions to complex challenges, we work with local counterparts to achieve meaningful impact.

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