Gender Equality Specialist

Job Summary

The Gender Equality Specialist is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Gender Equality (GE) Strategy of the project and responsible of the capacity building process related to GE within the project (with the team, the beneficiaries and as well as with the stakeholders). This person oversees the coordination of the activities specific to GE and so, coordinate the work of the GE team (facilitators), and provides strategic support to ensure the gender equality approach in all the components of the project. She oversees the M&E of the GE activities in order to support results-based management and organizational learnings. She provides strategic advice and support to the Project Coordinator to ensure that the project decisions and actions are consistent with SOCODEVI's Gender Equality Institutional Policy. She commits to do her work in the respect of the SOCODEVI Environmental Policy.  The GE facilitators team relate to her  She relates to the Project Coordinator  She works closely with the Gender Equality Advisor of the Head Office in Canada

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Responsibilities And Tasks


  • Supports the conduct of the Gender Equality Analysis of the project;
  • Develops, in collaboration with the Head Office GE Advisor, the GE Strategy, its articulation and implementation within the project and its activities;
  • Plans and coordinates the work of the GE team and collaborate with the other members of the team to ensure adequate and ongoing application of the GE Strategy;
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with partners;
  • Ensures the achievement of the GE results of the project in collaboration with the Program Manager, the Project Coordinator and the GE Advisor from the Head Office;
  • Manages the staffing process related to the recruitment, selection and follow-up of the GE facilitators;
  • Checks the financial demands, the TORs and the work plans of the GE team.

Capacity Building

  • Advises and supports the GE facilitators (the team under her responsibility);
  • Facilitates GE training according to an established planning (among others field training);
  • Based on the institutional Toolkit, develops and/or adjust the GE content for the Farmer

Field Schools or other training activities;

  • Supports and advices the project team in order to plan and facilitate capacity building process that are gender sensitive;
  •  Builds and maintains good relationships with technical and organizational development staff;
  • Conducts working sessions with private and public stakeholders to strengthen their capacities in planning and implementing measures and actions than contribute to women’s empowerment and inclusive economic development.

Monitoring and evaluation and organizational learning

  • Coordinates the design or the update of the tools related to planning, monitoring and evaluation to ensure the appropriate implementation of the GE strategy of the project and its reporting;
  • Accompanies and advises the team related to the M&E of the results, indicators and GE targets;
  • Contributes to the documentation of learning and innovations developed by SOCODEVI and its partners related to GE.


Required Degrees

  • University Degree in Feminist studies, sociology, international development, social work or any other relevant field

Specific experiences

  • Proven experience in adult training (andragogy) and participatory methodologies in GenderEquality
  • Experience with training in GE or with organizations that incorporate GE in their approach
  • Proven experience in team coordination

Number of years of experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in Gender Equality

Desired Skills and Personal Qualities

  • Good command of English
  • Proficiency in local languages ​an asset
  • Ability to lead a group
  • Ability to communicate
  • Ability to design and adapt training tools and capacity building programs
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to use participatory approaches
  • Ability to analyze and summarize
  • Writing ability
  • Ability to adapt to rudimentary working conditions during field missions
  • Versatility
  • Proactivity
  • Skills in group animation
  • Leadership
  • Autonomy
  • Rigor
  • Creativity
  • Active listening
  • Negotiation skills
  • Conflict Management Skills

Desired Knowledge

  • Knowledge of gender analysis tools
  • Knowledge of adult training (andragogy)
  • Knowledge of the parboiling rice sector
  • Knowledge of results-based management
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 Suite and SharePoint
  • Knowledge of the rural context
  • Knowledge of the base-root organizations
  • Knowledge of climate smart agriculture

Please send your CV's to [email protected]

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