The CSIF Gender TAF Director leads CARE Australia’s engagement with the CEI managed project the CARE-She-Trades Impact Fund (CSIF). The mission of the CSIF is to apply an investment strategy that focuses on deliberate analysis, decisions and ways to address systematic gender inequality to improve social returns as well as business outcomes. CSIF will invest in mission-driven companies with leaders committed to fostering a safe, inclusive workplace for all employees and supply chain actors, and in businesses that create improved products and services that promote economic inclusion in particular for disenfranchised women.
The TAF Director oversees the development of a Technical Assistance Facility TAF which runs alongside but is separate to the CARE-SheTrades Impact Fund. The TAF will deliver gender technical assistance to the investee companies. Responsibilities include development of the TAF model, recruitment and management of staff to provide gender TA, quality assurance and the monitoring of the results of such TA services to the companies, and contribution to learning and evolution of the field of gender lens investment.
The position is currently at a 0.5 FTE (at February 2021), but will evolve to a 0.8FTE/fulltime position when the TAF comes online and the investment companies are enrolled in the fund (subject to funding).
Oversee the design, planning and launch of the TAF model.
Recruit and train a cadre of gender experts from CARE and possibly local consultants ready to fulfill the TA delivery to the companies. Gender experts will have skills in business acumen, behavioural science, and organizational change processes to deliver coaching, mentoring and training services to the companies during the timeline of the CSIF’s investment.
Lead the design and deployment of TA to companies in the CSIF Portfolio, in close collaboration with the CSIF Investment Team.
Maintains quality of TA services by
Developing simple performance standards for TA;
Monitoring and reinforcing quality and customer service standards;
Analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems;
Recommending system improvements.
5. Project management and contribution to business development .
6. Contribute to CEI’s goal of contributing to overall thought leadership including contributions to the learning and evolution of the gender lens investment field, by innovation, documenting lessons, sharing learning new tools and approaches, and public speaking.
7. Support CSIF investment team in applying a gender lens throughout the investment cycle.