Gender Expert Vacancy

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Gender Expert, Kenya
JOBfrom ACDI/VOCA Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

Gender Expert, Kenya

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is promptly seeking a Gender Expert for Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This 5-year project will improve household nutrition and women’s empowerment by strengthening African institutions’ ability to integrate nutrition and gender in agriculture interventions and business practices.

The Gender Expert will provide thought leadership on the development of tools, resources, and models that will facilitate the integration of gender into agriculture interventions. S/he will lead provision of technical services to IGNITE clients, supporting them to design, implement, and monitor gender-sensitive business strategies and agriculture activities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.


Lead the analysis of research and field assessments to identify gender-specific challenges and opportunities for female social and economic empowerment, particularly in household decision-making.
Co-create the design and implementation of gender activities that employ intergenerational and male engagement approaches.
Design and conduct participatory training and workshops on gender mainstreaming for clients.
Collaborate with evaluation partners in designing tools and assessments that identify most effective and efficient models for increasing women’s empowerment in agriculture.
Advise on and support development, collection, and analysis of indicators for measuring gender gaps and empowerment; identify and mitigate risks for intended and unintended impacts; support collection of sex- and age-disaggregated data.
Support clients on development, refinement, alignment, and/or roll-out of policies and procedures to promote gender mainstreaming and equitable business practices.
Contribute to development of case studies that make the business case for integrating gender into agriculture activities and business plans.
Develop and test tools that integrate both gender and nutrition into the design and implementation of agriculture activities.

Advanced degree in sociology, anthropology, women’s studies, gender studies, or other related discipline.
Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, in at least 3 different countries; with an international NGO mainstreaming gender equity into food security, nutrition, or agriculture programs.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience facilitating training on gender, leading gender analysis and/or gender audits, providing gender technical support to organizations and institutions; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven successful ability to conduct gender analyses, including leading research teams, facilitating focus groups, and conducting interviews.
Demonstrated ability to develop evidence-based recommendations and interventions to promote gender equity and women’s empowerment.
Demonstrated knowledge of social and behavior change communication theory and techniques.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write required documents, analyses and reports in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.
Fluency in English, written and oral, required; French language skills strongly desired.
Ability to travel in Sub-Saharan Africa for up to 40%.
Applicants from African countries strongly encouraged to apply.

The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
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