Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment Expert

Banyan Global
  • Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Aug 02

Position description

Banyan Global is recruiting for a long-term, Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment (GEWEE) expert to be based in South Africa. The GEWEE Expert will provide technical advisory assistance to the USAID-funded Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) program that is designed to bolster the U.S Government’s ability to boost trade and investment to, from, and within the African continent. The continent-wide program is USAID’s flagship effort in support of the Prosper Africa Initiative and will expand and accelerate two-way trade and investment between African nations and the United States. The GEWEE Expert will elevate gender equality into enterprise-driven solutions to increase equitable outcomes supporting women’s full and fairly compensated economic participation and advancement at small-scale and large-scale trade and investment activities.


  • Provide technical leadership on integrating GEWEE considerations across all ATI project activities.
  • Design and implement GEWEE trainings, tools, and programming to support ATI objectives.
  • Provide technical assistance across ATI program activities covering trade and investment to increase equitable outcomes of small-scale to large-scale trade and investment in North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Deliver GEWEE advisory support to ATI partners in the design and implementation of ATI-funded programming.
  • Deliver GEWEE advisory support to ATI on its scopes of work, monitoring and evaluation plans, and other internal documents to ensure gender and social inclusion is integrated, measured, and assessed.
  • Identify and supervise technical experts to undertake research, training, and other technical GEWEE assignments across Africa.
  • Ensure quality control and timeliness of all GEWEE deliverables.
  • Serve as the principal GEWEE liaison with ATI staff; network with African institutions working on GEWEE issues; and collaborate on learning events and conferences, including presenting on relevant topics and/or ATI GEWEE learning.
  • Make verbal or written presentations to a range of audiences, including USAID missions, interagency groups, and development partners on key GEWEE topics.


  • Master’s degree in international development with an emphasis on trade, investment, economic growth, gender and development, or another relevant social sciences field.
  • At least 7 years of experience in gender and economic growth in Africa.
  • Experience designing and delivering GEWEE training and technical assistance to public and private sector representatives in Africa.
  • Extensive experience working across Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Direct experience in designing, managing and implementation cross-cutting programs related to GEWEE.
  • Superior speaking and writing skills in English are required.


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