Gender Specialist in United States

at a Confidential Company

Industry
NGO
Specialization
NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
MBA / MSc
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

Job Description:
JOB SUMMARY
Purpose of the position:
The role of the Gender Specialist will be mainly responsible for strengthening the capacities and mainstream gender across all the sectors of the Millennium Village.
Responsibilities/Duties:
The Duties and Responsibilities of the Gender Specialist will be as follows:
• Conduct a gender baseline study on the socio-economic and cultural aspects of women, men, boys and girls in the project zone
• Develop a gender mainstreaming strategy to be effectively implemented
• Identify and support the implementation of effective methods and strategies with convincing results in the increase of girls schooling rate at primary and secondary schools and to monitor their implementation
• Identify and support the implementation of effective methods and strategies with convincing results in the improvement of teenage girls and boys rights as regards sexual and reproductive health and protection against HIV/AIDS and to monitor their implementation
• Support the development and the implementation of intervention plans to carry out activities that will increase the girls capacity to take part in educational, productive and civil activities, with special emphasis on infrastructures that can reduce the time constraint of teenage girls and women in particular as regards transport, water, sanitation and energy
• Identify and support the implementation of effective methods and strategies with convincing results in allowing girls and women to access income generating activities
• Initiate and/or improve data collection on gender issues, analyse and create the conditions for sharing lessons learned/experiences gained at village and all levels
• Create the partnership conditions with all national and international governmental and nongovernmental organisations intervening on gender in the project zone
Terms of offer:
We pride ourself on its collegial, supportive and gender sensitive working environment and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence.
Required Skills or Experience
Skills and Professional Experience:
• University degree in sociology, Gender studies, Anthropology,sustainable development or any other discipline relevant to the position
• Minimum of 3 years practical experience in gender equality and promotion
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