Gender Equity Integration Support Consultant

Habitat for Humanity
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 09

Position description

Almost a quarter of the world’s population lives in substandard shelter, affecting their health and livelihoods and their children’s education. Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 10 million people worldwide improve their shelter conditions. Yet, Habitat’s construction efforts alone cannot keep pace with the massive and growing need. In fact, no response by governments or private philanthropy alone can meet the shelter needs of 1.6 billion people. While HFHI has championed various themes within the realm of housing, to date gender has been addressed from a narrow scope. As momentum builds around gender as a fundamental theme in HFHI’s efforts, there is an urgency to weave gender considerations into the broader strategies and initiatives of HFHI and HFHI’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter.

Habitat for Humanity established the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter (Terwilliger Center) to work with housing market systems by supporting local firms and expanding innovative and client-responsive services, products and financing so that households can improve their shelter more effectively and efficiently. Ultimately, Habitat for Humanity can have exponentially more impact by improving systems that make better housing possible for millions more families.


This assignment aims to develop and implement a gender-inclusive approach within Habitat for Humanity International and the Terwilliger Center, enhancing gender equity in policy and practice, and strengthening staff capacity in gender-sensitive programming. This will be achieved by supporting Habitat for Humanity’s Gender Equity Curiosity Collective, facilitating the Terwilliger Center’s gender equity task force, and supporting proposal development.


Supporting Habitat for Humanity International’s Gender Equity Curiosity Collective:

  • Set up and deliver learning exchange mechanisms
  • Compile and summarize written reports
  • Review and summarize documentation
  • Support lead consultant in producing an annual report
  • Connect with and support inquiry sites
  • Deliverables:
  • Records of inquiry sites and contact information
  • Systematically filed documentation
  • Notes from key learning meetings
  • Annual report
  • Key learning products disseminated internally and externally

Supporting fundraising efforts:

  • Research potential funding opportunities
  • Support grant proposal preparation
  • Review funding proposals from national offices


  • Research potential funding opportunities
  • Support grant proposal preparation
  • Review funding proposals from national offices

Facilitating the TCIS gender equity task force:

  • Facilitate TCIS Gender Equity Task Force:
  • Organize monthly meetings
  • Outline potential training programs
  • Strategic Development and Planning:
  • Validate TOR for task force members and consultant’s SOW
  • Guide task force in identifying and implementing strategies
  • Support review and enhancement of organizational policies
  • Capacity Building and Coaching:
  • Support preparation and facilitation of training sessions
  • Implementation Support and Monitoring:
  • Support task force in becoming gender champions


  • Development Framework and Operational Plan
  • Training and Capacity Building Outputs:
  • Meeting and workshop outcome notes
  • Training materials and session plans
  • Reports on training outcomes and evaluations
  • Strategic Documents and Policy Reviews:
  • Input on strategic document for gender equity integration
  • Input on TCIS organizational policy review
  • Monitoring and Feedback Mechanisms:
  • Input on monthly updates and feedback reports
  • Support designing reporting and monitoring system


  • August 19 to February 15.


  • Habitat will consider individual consultants with the following characteristics:
  • Credentials in international development, gender, and affordable housing issues
  • Understanding of housing markets and market-based approaches
  • Experience managing multiple project components
  • Virtual facilitation skills with multi-country teams
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience conducting primary research for gender-focused strategies
  • Experience with MEAL systems
  • International experience in emerging markets (preferred)

Application instructions

  • Submit a cover letter, CV, and proposed plan, approach, and budget (max 5 pages) by July 19 to Sheldon Yoder ([email protected]). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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