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EMPLOYMENT: Senior Program Officer, Gender Equality at Gates Foundation


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Assist the Director, Gender Equality, in driving the Gender Equality cross-foundation vision:

The Senior Program Officer, Gender Equality will work with the Director, Gender Equality to develop a cross-foundation Statement of Commitment and associated programmatic theory of change on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The Senior Program Officer, Gender Equality will provide program-specific technical support to the development of a time-bound foundation-wide strategy on gender equality which articulates how the foundation will achieve its overarching commitments to gender equality, including through strategic investments with partners.

Strategic Counsel to and resource for the Program Strategy Teams (PSTs):

The SPO Gender Equality will advise and bring subject matter expertise to GD teams as they address the specific needs of women and girls and explore where gender equality/girls and women’s empowerment may make a difference in their strategies. This role will help support teams in crafting strategic questions about the role of gender equality and women’s empowerment in their programs, and assist teams in identifying appropriate data and evidence to support their strategic inquiries.

To that end, the Senior Program Officer, Gender Equality will work together with targeted PSTs to develop a sector specific strategic approach on gender equality, defining the plan, driving the execution and measuring the progress under the direction of the Director of Gender Equality. The Senior Program Officer, Gender Equality will collaborate with at least 4 prioritized PSTs and the India Country Office, to develop a targeted gender strategy, identify data gaps and investment opportunities that accelerate overall impact within and across PSTs. The Senior Program Officer, Gender Equality will carefully structure this deep technical work around an Action-Learning approach that tracks the changes in program effectiveness for women and girls, and inspires learning across the foundation. The Senior Program Officer, Gender Equality will also develop practical program tools to guide and support the integration of gender equality within grants across PSTs (i.e. program design and evaluation tools, gender analysis).

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Landesa hiring Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist

Landesa is hiring for a Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist. This is an exciting time for those of us working on land rights – a sector in which the challenges to be addressed continue to be enormous and the opportunities to contribute expand by the day.

You can find detailed information at: http://www.landesa.org/jobs/senior-research-and-evaluation-specialist/  and may also contact my colleague, Karina Kloos (karinak@landesa.org) for any questions.

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Job Opportunity: UNDP Seeking Experts on Gender and Environment

To support UNDP’s work in the areas of gender equality, climate change, and sustainable development, and achieving the goals of the Gender Equality Strategy, UNDP is seeking at least 8 Technical Expert(s) who specialize in the following thematic areas to be retained under a Long Term Agreement (LTA) contract to provide expert inputs as and when required (see the full announcement for more information):

  • Gender, poverty, economic growth and sustainable development (Expert 1);
  • Gender, climate change and natural resource management (Expert 2);
  • Gender and climate finance (Expert 3);
  • Gender, climate change mitigation and technology (Expert 4);
  • Gender, clean energy access and green growth (Expert 5);
  • Gender, climate change, REDD+ and forestry (Expert 6);
  • Gender, climate change adaptation and sustainable agriculture (Expert 7);
  • Gender, health and disaster risk reduction (Expert 8).

The link to the full announcement http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=57558

The deadline for application is 17th July 2015.

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Job Opportunity: Water, Land, and Ecosystems Research Program hiring a Program Director

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is hiring a Program Director. The position will be based at IWMI headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Closing date: August 23, 2015

Apply for the post through this link: www.iwmi.cgiar.org/jobs

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Job opportunities: Cultural Practice, ACDI/VOCA, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs are hiring

Cultural Practice is hiring a Senior Associate for business development and gender and health.

ACDI/VOCA is hiring a Youth and Gender Specialist, Southern Africa. Apply online here.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is expanding its global agriculture and food team and hiring a Director, Global Agriculture and Food and a Research Assistant, Global Agriculture and Food.

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CARE USA is recruiting a Technical Advisor for Gender (Food Nutrition Security)

CARE USA is currently recruiting a Technical Advisor for Gender (Food Nutrition Security), who will provide technical assistance and strategic guidance to a portfolio of agriculture, livelihoods, and food and nutrition security programs within CARE’s Food and Nutritional Security (FNS) unit. S/he will provide direct assistance to country offices, and help ensure that FNS programs, operations, and research agenda reflect CARE’s rights-based principles and approaches to gender equality. To apply, visit CARE’s career page, http://www.care.org/careers, under domestic openings, or contact ehillenbrand@care.org for further information. Deadline to apply is July 15th.

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Two gender and environment job opportunities with Stockholm Environmental Institute and Conservation International

Research fellow – gender, environment, and development in Asia-Pacific region with the Stockholm Environmental Institute. SEI is seeking a social scientist who can apply gender analytical tools and gender mainstreaming approaches related to technical aspects of environment and development – climate change and disasters, water, energy, land, forests, ecosystems, food – within the region. Deadline to apply is July 15, 2015.

Manager – gender and conservation  with Conservation International. The role focuses on supporting internal capacity building initiatives, developing communications materials, and providing advice to projects and programs. Deadline to apply is July 1, 2015.

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Job opportunity: International Coordinator of the Joint Programme of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP

The International Coordinator will provide support to the implementation of the Joint Programme of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP on “Accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women.”

This five-year (2012-2017) JP aims to economically empower rural women in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda. The coalition of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP is expected to generate synergies that capitalize on each agency’s mandate, comparative advantage and institutional strength to generate more lasting and wider-scale improvements in the living conditions and rights of rural women and girls in the context of sustainable rural development. The

JP focuses on four key outcomes for rural women: 1) improved food and nutrition security, 2) increased incomes to sustain livelihoods, 3) enhanced leadership and participation in rural institutions and in shaping laws, policies and programmes, and 4) more gender-responsive policy environment for the economic empowerment of rural women.

Read more about the position in the Terms of Reference (pdf).

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Five great job opportunities: ACDI/VOCA, Women for Women International, Banyan Global, & International Rescue Committee

Photo: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems. Source: Flickr

Photo: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems. Source: Flickr

Director of Gender Mainstreaming and Women’s Empowerment

Gender and Social Empowerment Associate Director with Women for Women International 

Associate Director, Monitoring, Research, and Evaluation with Women for Women International 

Gender Specialist, Mozambique with Banyan Global

Women’s Protection and Empowerment Senior Research Manager with the International Rescue Committee 

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Job Opportunity: Gender, Water, and Adaptation Specialist (ICIMOD), apply by 12 Feb


The Gender, Water and Adaptation Specialist will substantially contribute (around 80% of the position) to the Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research Initiative. HI-AWARE is a four-year programme aimed at developing climate change adaptation approaches and increasing the resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable women, men, and children in the mountains and plains of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. The HI-AWARE consortium is conducting integrative research across scales on the biophysical, socioeconomic, gender, and governance drivers and conditions leading to vulnerability in order to understand climate change impacts and to identify critical moments for adaptation.

Read more and apply here.

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