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IFAD, FAO, and WFP celebration for International Women’s Day

The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have the pleasure to invite you to join them in celebrating the 2016 International Women’s Day at WFP Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

The joint International Women’s Day event will take place on Tuesday, 08 March 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the WFP Auditorium. 

The theme for the United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2016 is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it Up for Gender Equality’’.

More information is available below and in this event flyer: 2016 International Women’s Day

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Materials available from IFAD event on Household Methodologies

Materials from the May 14, 2015 IFAD special event on Household Methodologies are now available through the following links:

Household Methodologies Toolkit and other relevant documentation:

Please contact the Gender Secretariat at gender@ifad.org  if you have any questions, for peer support and sharing knowledge and good practices.

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Job opportunity: International Coordinator of the Joint Programme of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP

The International Coordinator will provide support to the implementation of the Joint Programme of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP on “Accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women.”

This five-year (2012-2017) JP aims to economically empower rural women in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda. The coalition of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP is expected to generate synergies that capitalize on each agency’s mandate, comparative advantage and institutional strength to generate more lasting and wider-scale improvements in the living conditions and rights of rural women and girls in the context of sustainable rural development. The

JP focuses on four key outcomes for rural women: 1) improved food and nutrition security, 2) increased incomes to sustain livelihoods, 3) enhanced leadership and participation in rural institutions and in shaping laws, policies and programmes, and 4) more gender-responsive policy environment for the economic empowerment of rural women.

Read more about the position in the Terms of Reference (pdf).

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EMPLOYMENT: IFAD Senior Technical Adviser – Gender, empowerment and social inclusion for rural development

As a Senior Technical Advisor, the incumbent will work under the management of the Director of the Policy and Technical Advisory Division (PTA). The incumbent shall carry out the duties and responsibilities described below:

  • Provide up-to-date professional advice to improve the  capacity of IFAD and its partners to design, implement and monitor programmes that promote gender equality and social inclusion; are targeted to the poor, and empower local communities.
  • Provide technological, institutional and operational policy support to staff, field missions and regional programmes at all stages of the country programme and project cycle, including implementation support in the thematic areas indicated.
  • Pro-actively orient and manage applied research work to fill gaps and obtain feedback in knowledge in his/her professional area/domain.
  • Develop tools, guidelines and advice concerning his/her area of expertise.
  • Facilitate, internally and externally, cross-regional exchange of knowledge, and documentation of field tested approaches with potential for upscaling in the areas of gender equality; empowerment  and social inclusion; pro-poor targeting.
  • Facilitate integration of issues related to gender equality, empowerment, targeting, and social inclusion in the different thematic areas which the Division covers (including sustainable agriculture and development, natural resource management and climate change; rural infrastructures, marketing and value-chains, rural institutions and farmer organisations).
  • Develop partnerships for purposes of joint advocacy and knowledge generation and sharing, and represent IFAD at  international fora in her/his professional area/domain.
  • Perform other related duties as may be requested by the Director of the Division.

More information.

Deadline: March 11, 2011


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Resource: Corporate-level evaluation on IFAD’s performance with regard to gender equality and women’s empowerment

The IFAD corporate gender evaluation is now accessible on the web and will be discussed at up-coming EB seminar (13 December) and EB session (14-16 December).