28th Oct 2021
Gender Equity, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Adviser
PACER PLUS IMPLEMENTATION UNIT - Samoa
The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus (the Agreement) is a landmark trade and development Agreement that was signed in 2017 by the following countries: Australia, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The Agreement covers goods, services, and investment. It aims to lower barriers to trade, provide greater certainty for businesses, raise living standards, create jobs and increase exports across the Pacific.At the same time as the Agreement was signed, the signatories also signed the Implementing Arrangement for Development and Economic Cooperation under the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (the Arrangement). The Arrangement provides, among other things, for: the establishment of the PACER Plus Implementation Unit (PPIU); the PPIU to implement the Agreement and to manage and deliver the five year Development and Economic Cooperation (DEC) Work Programme described in the Arrangement; PPIU to be co-funded by New Zealand and Australia for a period of five years from 13 December 2020.
We are seeking a GEDSI Adviser to join our PPIU team on a short-term basis. The GEDSI Adviser will support the PPIU Head to achieve the PACER Plus GEDSI Strategies and be responsible for driving inclusive programming, driving key initiatives, embedding GEDSI across the program, and developing capacity in GEDSI.
The GEDSI Adviser will work collaboratively with the PPIU team on the development, implementation and monitoring of program plans. They will maintain strong relationships with PACER Plus key stakeholders to ensure genuine ownership of GEDSI activities.
Applicants should have tertiary qualifications in a relevant field and/or significant experience. In addition, applicants should have demonstrated experience developing and implementing initiatives in GEDSI, preferably with trade and/or investment related development programs. The GEDSI Adviser will have strong cultural awareness, as well as a commitment to women’s empowerment and demonstrated understanding of the principles of gender equality and social inclusion.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11.59 pm Thursday 28 October 2021 Australian Central Standard Time.
DT Global is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to child protection. We encourage women, men and people living with disabilities to apply.
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