Gender Specialist (m/f)

PSI - Population Services International

PSI is recruiting a Gender Specialist (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • PSI seeks a Gender Specialist to address project initiatives advancing gender equality and ensure gender considerations are understood and accounted for throughout all aspects of the project activities under the anticipated 4-year USAID-funded project with PSI Mozambique. The project anticipates supporting the increase of sustainable access to sanitation services in Mozambique, focusing on small towns and peri-urban areas. The overall strategic goal is to improve communities’ well-being, especially women and girls in Mozambique, by ensuring increased use and sustainable management of sanitation services via the two interrelated objectives: 1) Availability of water and sanitation services expanded; 2) Adoption of key WASH behaviors accelerated
  • The Gender Specialist should understand how gender influences the roles, norms, and behaviors that impact access to and utilization of sanitation products and services
  • The Gender Specialist will lead project initiatives to advance gender equality and ensure gender considerations are understood and accounted for throughout the project
  • This includes identifying and mitigating risks that could impede equal product access; ensuring the project is socially inclusive; and identifying demand and linking gender TA in various project contexts and across different work streams
  • Work closely with project leadership in providing gender-related inputs and developing gender equality focused outputs
  • Provide technical guidance on gender issues and considerations
  • Coordinate and manage the project gender cohort (expert consultants, local organizations)
  • Provide gender and social inclusion lens to project work plans; budget; HCD design work; project reporting; and other programmatic deliverables
  • Work with M&E lead to ensure inclusion of gender and social inclusion indicators, monitor and track progress against indicators
  • Master’s degree in one of the following or related fields: public health, gender studies, sociology, anthropology or other related social science/humanities discipline, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Ten years’ experience in gender analysis, planning, and integrating gender inclusion, equality, and diversity into projects, working with developing countries’ governments, CSOs, NGOs, and/or the private sector
  • Demonstrated ability to work with organizations to plan and implement gender equality interventions, capacity building, and training programs that facilitate behavior change among both women and men to create a more gender-inclusive environment
  • Experience engaging beneficiaries in intervention design and development
  • Knowledge and understanding of USAID relevant policies, goals, and strategies
  • Excellent diplomatic, oral/written skills and presentation abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required, Portuguese is preferred
  • Strong preference for a citizen of Mozambique
  • References will be required
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Publicado 13.01.2022
  • Expira 28.01.2022
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