Gender Specialist

  • Location
    Global, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 03

Position description

Blumont is looking to identify a Gender Specialist for future work on an anticipated 5-year program is funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of the program is to enhance water security in fragile contexts, with a focus on supporting locally-led approaches.

The Gender Specialist will assist in the implementation of the program’s gender commitments. S/he will increase women’s leadership within the WASH sector and enhance their decision-making power within the household for WASH products and services.

Position Responsibilities:

Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the strategy and implementation to increase gender equity and inclusion in household sanitation decision making through program interventions;
  • Consult with women’s associations, beneficiaries and staff to ensure women’s needs are addressed in project activities;
  • Inform the design of program monitoring tools, project monitoring reports, and evaluations to ensure gender dynamics and sensitivity are properly integrated and captured through data;
  • Provide support and contribute towards the preparation of gender mainstreamed operational guidelines, grievance dispute resolution mechanism including gender-based violence referrals, asset management and corporate business plan;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, International Affairs, International Development, or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience implementing international development projects, preferably in the fields of water supply and sanitation;
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with USAID program requirements, and their policies and regulations is required, previous experience on large-scale USAID funded projects is preferred;
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills and ability to build strong relationships with host governments’ institutions, local and international NGOs, and donors;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English are required.

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