2019 FCO Social Development Adviser Recruitment for UK Nationals
Deadline: June 24, 2019.
The Prosperity Fund (PF) is a high value (£1.2 billion) cross-government Fund. New and innovative, the Fund represents a step change in the Government’s approach to promoting economic development and prosperity overseas. The Prosperity Fund uniquely focuses on promoting growth in Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible middle-income countries, which are home to around 60% of the world’s poor and where the development challenges remain significant, but at the same time are important business partners and drivers of prosperity. By delivering high impact, strategic multi-year programmes, the Fund will help create opportunities for international business, including UK companies. As the UK leaves the EU, an even more outward-looking global Britain investing and trading with the fastest growing markets will become increasingly important.
1. You will work closely with teams in British diplomatic missions overseas and in the FCO in London to provide technical leadership, practical advice and advisory input across the range of country-specific PF programmes.
2. Throughout, you will ensure that programmes are in line with UK legal obligations, UK strategic and Ministerial priorities, the Prosperity Fund’s Gender and Inclusion (G&I) policy and programme guidance.
3. You will play a key role in shaping the PF’s gender and inclusion advisory offer to its network of programme managers to ensure that staff are ‘G&I confident’ in their day-to-day operations and promote people-centred approaches, delivering maximum impact and leaving no one behind.
• A Master’s degree in a relevant field of social development / social sciences.
• Significant strategic social development experience and practice, with knowledge of applying the Gender Equality Act and the International Development Act.
• Experience of delivering or supporting delivery of Official Development Assistance programmes.
• Experience of gender mainstreaming and supporting inclusive development in programmes and programme management.
• Understanding of the relationship between gender equality, inclusive economic growth, women’s economic empowerment and poverty reduction.
• An understanding of cross-government working, ideally at both strategic and operational levels.
. Open to UK nationals only.