Gender Based Violence (GBV) Advisor

EnCompass LLC
  • Location
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 18

Position description

EnCompass LLC is seeking candidates for a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Advisor position for the upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded activity focused on GBV assessments and learning in USAID projects. This two-year activity will work closely with USAID to strengthen the GBV portfolio across the agency through the development of strategic plans, research, training, and professional networking support. This project will contribute directly to USAID’s goal of promoting a path to self-reliance and resilience in developing countries by addressing GBV, a cross-sectoral issue that inhibits inclusive economic growth, better health outcomes, democratic and stable societies, gender equality between men and women, and women’s empowerment. Specific objectives for the project will focus on strengthening the prevention and response programming relevant to harmful GBV practices, creating knowledge products to strengthen GBV programming, and supporting and strengthening the GBV community of practice and donor coordination in these issues. 

The GBV Advisor will take a lead role in integrating GBV analysis and assessments across all objective areas of the project, with a particular focus on leading specific objective areas. The position is based at EnCompass Rockville, MD headquarters. The GBV Advisor will be expected to work from client sites in the Washington, DC metro area as needed.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions:

  • The Gender-Based Violence Advisor is responsible for providing technical input into project activities. 
  • Provide technical review of the program’s key technical and non-technical documents, such as the Minimum Standards, implementation plans, MEL, and knowledge products and other deliverables. 
  • Design and deliver course modules, as appropriate. 
  • Provide gender technical assistance to all team members, as needed, including technical input on gender and women’s empowerment for the MEL plan.


Academic Qualifications

  • The proposed candidate must have a graduate degree (Master’s or higher) in economic growth, gender, international development, business, human resources, social sciences or related field or at least ten years of relevant experience in lieu of a graduate degree

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience serving as a GBV advisor or in a similar role
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience providing direct services to communities
  • Direct experience providing gender technical support, capacity building, and delivering training to a range of audiences and participants
  • Experience developing gender-sensitive MEL plans and building a variety of partnerships
  • A background in projects and assignments relevant to child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) is preferred. 
  • Strong networks throughout USAID and USAID’s gender community of practice is preferred. 
  • Ability to organize, manage, prioritize, and follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proven capacity to take initiative and willingness to learn new skills as needed
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels

How to Apply

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The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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