July 31, 2023

Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist

  • Deadline: 15/09/2023
  • Location: Silver Spring, MD
  • Organization: EnCompass LLC
  • Salary: USD $ At EnCompass, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $ 79,759 to $95,148.
Full Time

Position Description

EnCompass LLC is seeking a seeking a Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist II to join our Gender Equity and Inclusive Practices team (GE&IP). Principal duties include developing technical resources to strengthen gender integration; conducting gender analyses and assessments; developing, implementing, and evaluating activities that address gender equality and inclusive development, women’s empowerment, male engagement, and gender -based violence prevention and response; and designing and facilitating gender and inclusive development-related training for in-country and U.S. based programs.

We are looking for an individual with experience collecting and analyzing primary and secondary data, implementing USAID and other donor-funded programs, with advanced Spanish and/or French speaking and writing skills preferred.

NOTE: This position is a US-based position, located at EnCompass LLC headquarters office in Silver Spring, Maryland with an option to work on a hybrid basis. The Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist II will be expected to meet with clients in the Washington, DC metro area as needed.

Must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

Position Duties and Responsibilities
Essential functions:


Provides technical expertise and support in gender and social inclusion and/or GBV integration into sector programs.?
Provides technical guidance, resources, and tools on best practices and donor requirements on gender equality and inclusive development integration in program design, implementation, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL)
Designs and leads gender analyses for smaller/less complex project activities and supports GESI analysis plans for mid and large/complex program activities, which includes:
Designs and facilitates gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) and MEL capacity-building trainings and workshops using appreciative, participatory, adult learning methodologies, including developing or reviewing macro/micro agendas for virtual and in-person deliveries
Provides technical expertise and support in GESI and gender-based violence (GBV) integration into sector programs
Leads design and management of small/less complex GESI contracts and projects, with oversight and mentorship from Senior Gender Specialist, Advisor, or Senior Gender Advisor
Prepares high quality reports, technical resources, and other products and deliverables on topics related to gender and inclusive development, and MEL
Conducts work with country-based teams, and domestically, as needed
Project Management and Supervision:

Serves as Activity Lead for GESI-focused tasks, and Project Technical Lead for small/less-complex projects, with oversight and mentorship from Senior Gender & Inclusive Development Specialist or Senior Gender & Inclusive Development Advisor
Serves as a Gender & Inclusive Development Point of Contact on USAID contracts including MEL Platforms, in-country implementation programs, and US-Based implementation programs; provides technical assistance and supports quality processes
Coordinates with partners, consultants, and country-based staff on design, implementation, and monitoring of project gender integration activities and strategies
Contributes to activity and project budgets
Develops internal and external activity and project workplans
Supports hiring of project staff and consultants
Business Development:

Contributes to technical components of proposals related to gender equality, inclusive development, economic growth, and women’s empowerment
Participates in new business generation discussions with potential partners and EnCompass staff members
Contributes to the expansion of EnCompass’ Global Consultant Network by engaging professional fora and identifying potential consultants for proposals and task orders and contracts

Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events
May require occasional travel
Other duties as assigned
Position Requirements

Academic Qualifications

Bachelors degree in gender studies, social studies, international development, or a related field with a minimum of seven (7) years of professional related experience and at least five (5) years working on gender issues and conducting gender analysis
Masters degree in gender studies, social studies, international development, or a related field with a minimum of five (5) years of professional related experience and at least three (3) years working on gender issues and conducting gender analysis


Have experience working with/on USAID projects
Have at least three (3) years of experience in gender integration, monitoring, evaluation, and learning OR research roles specifically focused on USAID GESI topics/sector.
Be professionally proficient in English
Have strong experience providing technical assistance and/or conducting gender and inclusive development analysis, gender integration, and gender-based violence prevention and response to country-level projects from headquarters, particularly for USAID
Have experience in design and facilitation of GESI and/or GBV trainings and capacity development activities for internal and external stakeholders
Ability to work in a collaborative work environment that utilizes appreciate inquiry, and to model strengths-based approaches for the team
have strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels
Have proven experience forming, managing, and participating in successful teams
Have flexibility and ability to travel internationally or domestically for varying lengths of time
Be skilled in word processing, database management, spreadsheets (Excel), and web-based programs


Experience developing MEL technical designs and data collection tools, managing mixed methods data collection efforts, leading analysis, and preparing high quality reports
Professionally proficient in either Spanish or French
Active engagement with gender equality and inclusive development networks
Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues

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