Gender Specialist

TopFloorZambia TopFloor Limited

Complete Solutions for Human Capital

Our client, an NGO that works to support the creation of an enabling environment that incentivizes productive investments in trade, agriculture, energy, eco-tourism and sustainable natural resource management, is looking for a Gender Specialist to join their team on a contract basis.

The Gender Specialist will be responsible for advancing gender equality within the Project. The Specialist will focus on addressing gender-specific hurdles in the Zambian business enabling environment, promoting women’s empowerment, and fostering equitable practices to create a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance, resources, and tools on integrating gender, inclusive development, and conflict sensitivity in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of BEP activities.

Support Policy and Legal Reform:

  • Facilitate the advocacy for legal protection and reforms that promote gender equality in the business enabling environment.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to address discriminatory laws and regulations affecting women in business.

Visibility and Representation:

  • Facilitate the strengthening of the visibility and capacity of women entrepreneurs and business leaders.
  • Facilitate the amplification of collective voices through advocacy and networking initiatives.

Procurement and Employment Practices:

  • Work with the Government of Zambia (GRZ) to improve gender- responsive practices in employment and procurement.
  • Encourage fair representation of women-owned businesses in public
    contracts.

Cultural Transformation:

  • Collaborate with business leadership structures to foster a gender- inclusive organizational culture.
  • Assist organizations in developing training programs in gender awareness and sensitivity.
  • Advise organizations on developing gender-sensitive policies that challenge gender stereotypes and promote diversity through collective trainings and providing gender-specific tools to the private-
    sector.

Community Engagement:

  • Partner with rural and small-town organizations to address gender- inequality issues regarding business opportunities for women and the youth.
  • Design targeted interventions that empower women economically and socially in rural and small communities.
  • Report on the current status of female/youth empowerment in the business and business enabling environment in Zambia in quarterly and annual reports.
  • Prepare high quality reports, technical resources, and other products and deliverables on topics related to gender and inclusive development.
  • Any other tasks that might relate to gender.

Desired Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, women’s studies, sociology, business development, international development, policies, or a related field required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience encompassing international development, research, and evaluation, and program management required.
  • Experience presenting technical content or thought stewardship to external audiences, such as through conference presentations, workshops, webinars, white papers, or journal articles required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience working as in a role focused on gender inclusivity with a strong understanding of gender equality and women’s rights issues, including in-depth knowledge of gender, equality, and social inclusion (GESI) analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in working with women in businesses, preferably trade, agriculture, tourism and/or renewable energy in relation to gender mainstreaming the business enabling environment, is an advantage.
  • Experience in addressing gender concerns in national policies and regulations and collaboration with government agencies, is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with donor polices, such as USAID’s Gender and Youth Development Policies, World Bank Group Gender Strategy 2024 – 2030, etc.
  • Experience heading task teams to deliver client deliverables, including research, assessments, and trainings.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders and facilitate discussions on sensitive gender topics.
  • Proficiency in project implementation, including the ability to plan, coordinate, and monitor initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal, supervision, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Global Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust, and commitment.
  • Communication: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally Demonstrates effective use of skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
  • Adaptability: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
  • Customer/Client Focused: Anticipates, monitors, and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.
  • Professionalism: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity, and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal

How to Apply
Please visit our job portal to apply before 11th July, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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