Gender Specialist, Egypt

Banyan Global
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 30

Position description

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership to ensure that project activities address gender considerations, and that project activities specifically address the needs of women and men.
  • Ensure that gender is integrated and mainstreamed across the program, including project design, implementation and monitoring, operations, as well as in staff training materials, policies and procedures.
  • Pursue opportunities to promote the equitable professional development of women in assisted firms, associations, and institutions, particularly women’s access to land, water, information, credit, technology, training and leadership opportunities.
  • Create a gender action plan to empower women small farmers and entrepreneurs. The Gender Specialist must monitor the gender action plan and link it to the overall monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Review and provide input to project work plans, with attention to gender dimensions of technical activities and operations, and discuss gender issues and priorities with project senior management and other technical specialists.
  • Conduct gender analyses and research on gender norms and constraints in project locations in Egypt.
  • Provide strategic technical guidance on gender integration to key personnel, project staff, government ministries, and project partners and stakeholders.
  • Engage available and active women’s networks. Design and facilitate gender trainings for staff, stakeholders, and project clients to ensure that the project assesses and accounts for gender and youth considerations.
  • Develop appropriate gender resources and tools for project staff.
  • Maintain an up-to-date and thorough understanding of gender issues related to project components.

Qualifications

  • Egyptian nationality.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English is mandatory.
  • Master’s Degree in international development, gender, or another related field.
  • Five or more years of experience working on gender integration initiatives.
  • Experience designing and facilitating trainings on gender issues and gender integration processes and techniques;.
  • Strong negotiations and communications skills, and effective report-writing skills in Arabic and English.
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills, including experience with the selection and monitoring of effective gender indicators.
  • Capacity to be original and creative in strategies to integrate gender considerations into non-gender related programming.
  • Experience working on USAID and/or other international donor-funded development programs.

Application instructions

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