The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute focused on improving the status of women and girls for over four decades.
ICRW and its advisory practice, ICRW Advisors, apply an intersectional lens when working with partners and clients to understand, craft and execute impactful strategies, policies and initiatives that advance gender equity and social inclusion. Our focus is on evidence-informed, practical, actionable solutions.
With regional offices in Washington, DC, Delhi India and Nairobi Kenya, corporations, governments, and civil society organizations seek out ICRW to tap into its deep understanding of the evidence base surrounding women's economic empowerment and livelihoods and ICRW Advisors' special expertise in: (1) gender integration in supply chains, (2) gender-smart investing, (3) gender equity at work, and (4) purpose-driven brands.
The Senior Gender Advisor, Agribusiness and Economic Development will have a dual appointment to ICRW's Gender, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods research portfolio and to ICRW Advisors. A principal role of the incumbent will be to serve as ICRW's senior representative on a new USAID-funded Global Development Alliance. This role presents a unique opportunity to work with a Fortune 500 company intent on improving the conditions of women farmers working in its supply chain, and to leverage as a thought partner expertise in integrating gender meaningfully and measurably in its global initiative. Potential countries of focus include Colombia, India, Pakistan, and Vietnam. The role will also serve as a Project Manager with the Advisors team, leading the day-to-day execution of client services, participating in business development, and developing new tools and resources.
As a senior member of the Research & Programs department, the Senior Gender Advisor, Agribusiness and Economic Development will have opportunities to work on other major research and advisory initiatives, including new work coming on line examining the impact of COVID-19 on women entrepreneurs in the informal sector. The role will also contribute to advisory services on the topics of: gender-smart investing; diversity, equity, and belonging in the workplace; purpose-driven brand initiatives; gender integration throughout various global corporate supply chains; and the impacts of COVID-19 on women's work in the United States.
Education, Experience and Expertise:
Master's degree in Applied Economics, Business Administration, Agriculture Economics, Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investing, International Affairs, Political & Economic Development, Organizational Development, or another related discipline.
Minimum eight years post-Master's working in client-facing roles providing strategic advisory, research and/or technical assistance services to senior executives / officials in the private and public sector. The successful candidate will have experience applying gender equity and women's empowerment frameworks and strategies to corporate social responsibility / sustainability initiatives, and/or improving business operations for women across the value chain.
Expertise preferred in one or more of ICRW's thematic areas advancing inclusive, sustainable economic growth.
Skills and Attributes for Success:
Interested candidates are expected to submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples. Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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