EnCompass LLC is building a pool of qualified Gender expert consultants to engage as opportunities become available. We are seeking consultants to provide short-term technical assistance for USAID’s Gender Leadership, Equity, and Advancement for Development (LEAD) Program, an anticipated award and for other on-going gender and inclusive development programs globally. Consultants will provide support in gender integration to staff in USAID operating units (OUs) across locations, sectors, and focus areas.
Consultant support is anticipated to address needs on gender, GBV and inclusive development analyses throughout USAID’s program cycle, including sector-specific analyses; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; integration of findings into OU systems, processes, and documents, and training design and facilitation.
Consultants will work under the direct oversight of project or home office technical staff members and in close collaboration with various USAID staff, including at missions. Consultants may serve as task leads or be a member of a team of project staff and other consultants.
Specific periods of performance, deliverables, and levels of effort for specific assignments will be communicated by the project point of contact as assignments become available. Consultants will be responsible for ensuring deliverables are completed on schedule and in accordance with EnCompass and USAID standards.
The work of consultants will take place remote globally or in-person, according to client needs and be working with staff in USAID OUs across the globe (consultants will be only contacted when work is available). Consultants must be able to travel for varying lengths of time and, at times, on short notice. Consultants based outside of the United States are encouraged to apply.
For US nationals, and for non-US nationals located in the US: Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
Illustrative tasks include:
– Use an intersectional lens to lead on gender and inclusive development analysis for USAID operating units at the strategy, project, and/or activity level in a range of sectors (e.g., agriculture/food security, education, health etc.)
– Lead or support design of and data collection for gender and inclusive development analyses in accordance with ADS 205 and consistent with best practices in inclusive research and data collection/analysis
– Design, and/or facilitate discussions and/or workshops on findings of gender analysis
– Incorporate findings of gender and inclusive development analysis into organizational processes and required documents and write findings report and recommendations
– Provide technical assistance on strategies for addressing, mitigating, and eliminating gender-based violence (GBV) across USAID’s program cycle, including guidance on monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) practices that support GBV prevention and response
– Provide on demand technical assistance in areas including but not limited to:
– Women’s economic empowerment (WEE), including applying WEE to programming in a range of sectors
– Integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment into climate, energy, and environment programming, including g
– Integrating gender into democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) programs
– Lead or contribute to development of learning agendas for gender integration in a range of sectors
– Lead or contribute to How-To Guidance Notes, white papers, desk reviews, fact sheets, case studies and/or other documents related to gender and intersectional programming
– Design and deliver gender and inclusive development trainings, workshops, and other capacity development activities
– Lead in-country staff to incorporate gender and inclusive development considerations into workplans and program activities
– Advocate for regional programs to address gender and inclusive development issues throughout programs implementation
– Guide Missions, programs and OUs to use standard and custom indicators to measure impact of gender equity and inclusive development efforts
– Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience providing gender equality and inclusive development technical guidance required
– At least one year of experience working with USAID projects or operating units required
– Strong knowledge of USAID’s 2023 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy ADS 205 and other related policies required
– Required experience leading or/and supporting at least 2 USAID gender analyses and/or integrating findings into one or more aspects of USAID’s Program Cycle, illustrative sectors include: agriculture and food security; anti-corruption; conflict prevention and stabilization; democracy, human rights, and governance; education; economic growth and trade; energy; environment and climate change; global health; humanitarian assistance’ nutrition; water and sanitation; women’s civic participation; and women’s economic empowerment
– Knowledge of USAID’s Climate Strategy 2022-2030 preferred (required for some tasks)
– Gender and social inclusion analysis skills as well as qualitative and/or quantitative assessment and evaluation skills, including sample design, mixed method designs, instrument development, and data analyses preferred
– Demonstrated experience in applying intersectional, do no harm, and inclusive development approaches preferred
– Experience managing complex data collection and analysis efforts strongly preferred
– Ability to work in an appreciative, strengths-based environment, and to use strengths-based approaches with clients
– Exceptional technical and general writing skills, including ability to develop high-quality technical products, synthesize information and data, convey technically complex concepts in plain language, and communicate to a variety of audiences with a high degree of cultural sensitivity
– Experience designing and facilitating in-person and virtual interactive meetings, workshops, and data collection meetings with diverse stakeholders
– Experience designing or facilitating virtual meetings and/or workshops on Google Meet, WebEx, and/or Zoom
– Fluent in use of Microsoft Office applications; proficiency with Google applications highly desired
– Ability to work sensitively in multi-cultural environments
– Ability to travel internationally or domestically for varying lengths of time required, potentially with 2 weeks’ notice; ability and willingness to work in non-permissive environments required for some tasks
– Fluency in language(s) other than English highly desired
How to Apply
Please submit CV and cover letter and complete the application. Only qualified candidates will be contacted when work is available.
Please, make sure your CV clearly outlines:
– Your background and experience in gender equity and inclusive development
– Years of and type of experience with USAID
– The sectors in which you have worked, and the type of work conducted in those sectors
– Your experience with USAID’s 2023 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy and other key USAID gender or GBV technical and inclusive development policy guidance
– Links to writing examples or of other published technical work (If examples are not publicly available, same writings may be requested prior to assignments)
– Level of written and verbal proficiency in languages other than English
– Your consultancy Fees
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