The location is to be determined but will be selected from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda; the most appropriate candidate will be eligible to work in and already reside in one of these locations. Expat benefits and relocation is not available for this position
The Gender Advisor is responsible for overall designing and implementing integration of gender related aspects throughout FH USAID Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) project cycles in Ethiopia and the DRC, as well as other regional technical assistance as needed. This includes providing technical support to the gender analysis at project start-ups and how best to integrate analysis findings into project implementation. The Advisor will ensure that the USAID’s Gender Equality and women empowerment policy, Food for Peace gender guidance, ADS 205 and other relevant guiding principles, policies and regulations are applied throughout the DFSA initiatives. The Advisor will also ensure that gender is integrated within the monitoring, learning systems, budgets and evaluations as appropriate.
The Gender Advisor will work closely with the Region and Global Service Center (GSC) team and sector experts in Health and Nutrition, Livelihoods and Food Security, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Relief and Humanitarian Affairs to facilitate coordination and harmonization of FH’s DFSA and other programs. The Advisor will build the capacity of the DFSA Gender Staff in Ethiopia and the DRC to ensure effective gender program design and implementation. The Gender Advisor will have technical oversight for behavior-change programming efforts around gender norms. While the majority of effort will be directed towards DFSA gender backstopping, the Advisor will also be required to provide technical writing and guidance for proposal development as needed.
Provide technical support to FFP-funded projects.
• Provide technical support for the integration of gender findings from the gender analysis studies into program activity plans, strategies, budgets, and monitoring, evaluation and learning systems.
• Ensure FH’s compliance with USAID’s Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Policy, Food for Peace Gender Guidance, ADS 205 and other relevant guiding principles, policies and regulations throughout the DFSA initiatives and other USAID funded projects as applicable.
• Continuously recommend adjustments to project strategies and activities to respond to gender findings throughout the life of the program, ensure strategies and activities to prevent and/or mitigate gender-based violence is included during project implementation.
• Evaluate project monitoring systems and adjust as necessary to disaggregate data by sex, include gender sensitive indicators and have strategies for monitoring unintended consequences.
• Represent FH to identify and facilitate relationships with Universities and other learning partners; identify learning questions related to gender, manners of meeting those information needs, and their fulfillment and documentation.
• Develop gender- sensitive empowerment approaches for all program design, implementation and monitoring activities, considering the special interests and needs of women and men to promote behavior change; provide technical support for the integration of gender and youth within DFSA Theory of Changes (TOCs).
• Build staff capacity in gender, possibly including gender sensitization training of project staff in Ethiopia and the DRC in coordination with DFSA gender staff in-country.
• Conduct field visits to the DRC and Ethiopia and monitor implementation as it relates to gender concerns.
• Provide technical and managerial oversight for any gender programmatic aspects as relevant, such as behavior change initiatives to transform gender norms.
• Represent FH and communicate with the USAID Food for Peace staff and/or other USAID staff in order to support on-going and potential gender programming.
Provide technical support for the development of new programs.
• Write technical components related to gender for proposal development, such as new DFSA applications.
• Ensure that gender and youth is well integrated within proposal TOCs.
• Provide technical guidance in development of proposal strategies to ensure that gender (and youth) are well integrated within every sector.
• Advocate to ensure that gender is adequately budgeted for in proposal budget applications.
• Evaluate the appropriate gender assessments required based on the specific needs of an opportunity; identify or develop appropriate assessment tools; and support and/or conduct the assessments.
Represent the organization at Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) coordination and forum meetings.
• Represent FH at relevant forums and working groups (TOPS program and Core Group) in order enhance FH’s technical work and reputation in the international development community.
• Collaborate with other Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) on gender best practices through working groups and information sharing.
• Attend meetings that are related to innovations, technical approaches and/or best practices and strategies.
• Document lessons learned in the field, especially new lessons gained from operational research, and share these lessons and new programmatic methodologies/strategies with relevant working groups.
• Participate in the development of new tools within working group(s) in the area of gender.
Values, Vision, and Purpose
At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision, and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.
FH benefits include (Int’l):
Insurance – Health, Disability, Life
Paid holidays, vacation, & sick leave
Pension (eligibility per FH policy)
Professional development and continuing education opportunities
A resume and an application are required to apply for this position. This position will close to applications on May 15, 2020. For a complete version of the job description, qualifications, and to apply, access our Career page, see link below.
How to apply
Access our Career page:https://www.fh.org/about/careers