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USAID funded agriculture and agribusiness activities-ACDI/VOCA is seeking an Exciting Resilience and Inclusion Team Leader and Gender Integration Specialist Accra,Ghana-2020

USAID funded agriculture and agribusiness activities. ACDI/VOCA is seeking an experienced Resilience and Inclusion Team Leader and Gender Integration Specialist for upcoming USAID funded agriculture and agribusiness activities in Ghana.

Overview-USAID funded agriculture and agribusiness activities

Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Resilience and Inclusion Team Leader, Ghana-USAID funded agriculture and agribusiness activities

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ACDI/VOCA is seeking an experienced Resilience and Inclusion Team Leader for upcoming USAID funded agriculture and agribusiness activities in Ghana. This position will be responsible for working across program areas to ensure activities consider social dynamics as well as issues and constraints—particularly for women and youth—to promote resilience and inclusion at the production, market, and policy levels of interventions.

The Resilience and Inclusion Team Leader will support the collection and use of data and learning to ensure activities generate results. The position will play a key role in the promotion of collaboration, learning, and adaptation (CLA) approaches to support and enhance resilience and inclusion within the program. The position will provide oversight and coordination of gender, youth, and social inclusion experts as well as work closely with other technical and MEL staff across the project. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent in agriculture, economics, business administration, sociology, gender, international development, or another relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years prior work experience in international development, preferably in an agricultural or market systems context, including at least 5 years experience in gender, youth, social inclusion and/or resilience programming.
  • Knowledge of proven approaches and best practices for integrating women, youth, ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged populations into agriculture and economic growth programs.
  • In-depth knowledge of gender, youth, and other social inclusion considerations (constraints and opportunities) in agricultural sector in Ghana.
  • Demonstrated success strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities through improved livelihoods, climate change adaptation, social behavior change, social capital, preferably through an integrated approach.
  • Experience in community mobilization, consensus building and grassroots advocacy regarding local issues such as land use, natural resource management, economic development and disaster risk reduction preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance and advisory services to a range of financial service providers.
  • Experience in training and facilitation.
  • Demonstrated experience advising on gender- and youth-sensitive and/or resilience monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English.

Ghanaian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

Gender Integration Specialist, Ghana-USAID funded agriculture and agribusiness activities

Gender Integration Specialist, Ghana-USAID funded agriculture and agribusiness activities

Job Location
GH-Accra
Type
Long-term
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Responsibilities

  • Lead development and implementation of an evidence-based gender equity and women’s empowerment strategy and work plan
  • Work with Technical Leads to ensure that activities are designed and implemented in accordance to the program’s gender equity and women’s empowerment strategy and address gender- and other inclusion-specific considerations, needs, and gaps
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to program activities to incorporate gender transformative approaches resulting in, for example, equitable decision-making, growth of women-led enterprises, improved market inclusion, control over income, increased leadership, increased land access, male engagement
  • Lead and/or support gender and social inclusion analyses, including integration of gender and social inclusion considerations in other planned studies
  • Provide technical guidance and training to staff and partners related to gender, women’s empowerment, and social inclusion
  • Work with the relevant team members to undertake gender and social inclusion capacity assessments of local partner organizations and develop and implement appropriate institutional strengthening initiatives
  • Support the M&E Lead to plan the collection, analysis, and reporting of relevant data, including collection of sex- and age-disaggregated data (SADD) and gender indicators. Ensure that gender and social inclusion outcomes are captured and shared
  • Write, coordinate, and disseminate lessons learned among team and program partners

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in gender studies, international development, sociology, or relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum seven years of prior work experience in international development, preferably in an agricultural context, working on gender and social inclusion integration.
  • In-depth knowledge of gender and social inclusion considerations (constraints and opportunities) in agriculture sector in Ghana.
  • Experience with USAID and/or any other international donor funded project is preferred.
  • Experience with USAID gender frameworks (e.g., GIF) and analytical tools (e.g., WEAI) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative research methods, including gender analysis, strategy development, gender sensitive work plans.
  • Knowledge of do no harm, women’s empowerment, and positive youth development frameworks and approaches is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience advising on gender-sensitive monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities preferred.
  • Experience with agribusiness and market development is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English.

Ghanaian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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