Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor, USAID/Liberia Food Security, Nutrition, and Resilience (FSNR) Activity

Save the Children - US

  • Full Time


Save the Children is seeking Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor candidates for the upcoming USAID-funded Food Security, Nutrition, and Resilience (FSNR) activity in Liberia. The FSNR activity will aim to improve Liberia’s food and nutrition security and households’ resilience. FSNR is anticipated to be a five-year activity that will target smallholder farmers, subsistence farmers, cooperatives, women, and youth groups in rural and peri-urban communities within USAID/Liberia’s zone of influence (Lofa, Bong, Nimba, Margibi, Grand Bassa, and Montserrado).

The GESI Advisor will ensure a gendered approach throughout the FSNR activity assessments, planning, and implementation that takes into account the differences in men’s, women’s, boys’, and girls’ roles in the community context, as well as the intergenerational and gendered inequalities that exist within a household. The GESI Advisor will work closely with the FSNR team, government officials, local authorities, and other key stakeholders to address gender-related differences, needs, and inequalities and ensure a direct, comprehensive approach to addressing them in the FSNR programming and in accordance with donor and project gender policies, principles and regulations.

Among other gender-related objectives, the GESI Advisor will be responsible for ensuring and/or promoting the equitable participation by men, women, boys, and girls in the FSNR activity and the reduction of gender inequalities to achieve nutritional outcomes and strengthen resilience to food insecurity. The GESI Advisor will ensure that USAID’s gender policy and other relevant gender principles, policies, and regulations are applied consistently throughout the FSNR activity. The GESI Advisor will also advise on the prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV) and ensure that women’s empowerment is addressed in FSNR activities.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties):

  • Stay abreast and informed of USAID and other relevant gender policies, regulations, monitoring and evaluation principles, and indicators.
  • In collaboration with the SMT, Save the Children US technical advisors, and others, coordinate and support the development of the Gender and Power Analysis Plan during the first year of FSNR implementation; lead the implementation of the analysis.
  • Lead the development of the project’s Gender Equality and Social Justice Strategy and ensure that analysis recommendations are integrated into project plans.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of annual program work plans and performance milestones.
  • Work with and support Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) teams to: develop context-specific indicators for gender, power/ social justice, and GBV; measure gender and socio-cultural outcomes; and collect and analyze gender and socio-cultural data.
  • Review project reports and annual implementation plans and contribute to regional and national strategic planning.
  • Analyze and review program reports to ensure gender integration in the narrative.
  • Provide gender-related technical support to all project staff, including but not limited to livelihoods, nutrition, and resilience teams.
  • Provide technical, programmatic, operational, and managerial oversight of all activities that have a gender aspect or component.
  • Participate in technical working groups.
  • Ensure that program implementation meets USAID’s programmatic, administrative and financial standards and requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in gender/women’s studies, international development, health, nutrition, or related area preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience working on nutrition, livelihoods, food security, DRR, and/or WASH programs.
  • Proven ability to apply technical expertise in gender-sensitive and gender-transformative approaches on similar projects.
  • Demonstrated experience leading the gender component for a large award, including conducting Gender and Power analysis and developing a Gender or Gender Equality and Social Justice Strategy for such an award
  • Demonstrated ability to work with host government and partners in implementing a complex project in the field under challenging circumstances.
  • Significant knowledge of gender principles as they relate to livelihoods, nutrition, and resilience for community-based programs.
  • Significant knowledge of the health and nutrition system in Liberia, especially as it relates to government policies, programs, and partnerships addressing the needs of food security.
  • Experience in gender-based programming with substantial understanding of and commitment to equality and equity issues and mainstreaming.
  • Experience working on similar USAID or other donor-funded programs; familiarity with USAID regulations and policies preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

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