Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff working in a number of developing countries. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: gender, youth, finance and investment, enterprise development, health, and evaluation and learning.
Banyan Global is seeking an experienced Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist for the USAID-funded Agribusiness Development Activity in Uzbekistan. The Project will seek to engage vulnerable populations, especially women and youth within the horticulture sector. Women remain underrepresented throughout the economy, and vulnerable communities in remote regions of the country are disconnected from economic opportunities. The project will support economic opportunities for women and youth who are largely absent from agribusiness. Smallholder farmers lack sufficient resources and production volumes to participate in market systems; the project will seek to correct this imbalance by supporting women’s and youth economic activities at all levels of the agricultural value chain. The activity will also support women at higher levels of management in agribusiness with meaningful wages. The activity will support opportunities for women in training and education, research and development, product development, and other areas with the potential to provide meaningful organizational roles. The project will take a culturally sensitive approach to women’s economic empowerment, recognizing cultural norms while simultaneously seeking to overcome the barriers that exist. These efforts will seek to close the gender pay gap while improving the overall level of female and youth workforce participation, especially in vulnerable regions of Uzbekistan.
The position is based in Tashkent for the life of the project. Only Uzbek candidates will be considered.
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