Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Advisor, West Africa

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Position description

The Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor will lead the integration and improving the quality and relevance of GESI activities on an anticipated donor-funded regional project in West Africa. S/he will provide guidance on gender and social inclusion mainstreaming through project implementation. S/he will be responsible for gender and social inclusion analysis and program strategy. The GESI Advisor will be based in Ghana.  

Role and Responsibility  

• Provide technical leadership in agenda setting on gender integration, policy, implementation, measurement, and reporting  
• Provide technical assistance to a range of actors in West Africa to integrate gender in their portfolios in accordance with USAID guidance and policy  
• Design and deliver gender training including the development or sourcing of resource materials  
• Ensure compliance with USAID, national, and regional policies related to gender and inclusive development, women, peace, and security, strategy development, project design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, as applicable  
• Conduct baseline GESI analysis, working with the project team and partners to co-design a GESI strategy and support gender integration  
• Provide oversight and contributions to the activities and grant development process that will ensure that the process is equitable, accessible, and inclusive to minority and women-owned and operated entities  
• Work with the technical team and potential beneficiaries, partners and/or grantees to ensure that all programmatic training and technical assistance provided by the project exemplifies best practice in gender and inclusion  
• Contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities focusing on GESI and s upport the design and implementation of GESI related indicators  


• Bachelor’s degree in social studies, women’s studies, political economy, international development, or a related field; Master’s degree is preferred  
• At least five (5) years of technical experience in donor-funded gender and social inclusion programming, USAID experience preferred  
• Technical expertise in gendered approaches to P/CVE, peacebuilding and/or stabilization  
• Technical expertise with women, youth, marginalized groups and social inclusion in the context of governance, conflict prevention, regional peacebuilding and resilience  
• Experience and knowledge of issues related to gender integration, mainstreaming and social inclusion in West Africa  
• Strong analytical, data gathering and community interaction skills  
• Knowledge and skills in planning, monitoring, training, organizing and leading workshops  
• English and French fluency is required  

Candidates from the West Africa region are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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