Gender & Youth Advisor REACH Project Jobs – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Organisation: International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Project Name: Resilient
Efficient Agribusiness Chains (REACH) project
Funding Source: Embassy of
the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Reports to: Chief of
Party 
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public
international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of
directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The
non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural
productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of
effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness
expertise.
About REACH Project:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has submitted a
proposal for the REACH (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) project to the
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda. The project will
improve market engagement for 40,000 market oriented farmers, strengthen
household resilience and increase availability of agricultural support services
for farmers and businesses in the rice and potato value chains in consideration
of their strategic importance to the Government of Uganda and EKN.
Job Summary: The Gender
& Youth Advisor will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all
work related to gender and youth activities including: 1) planning of project
interventions targeted towards these groups, 2) routine monitoring of program
activities, 3) gender and youth analysis, and 4) special studies or reports as
needed.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with management and personnel
    to integrate gender and youth throughout the project.
  • Steer the development of a project gender
    and youth strategy and integration plan.
  • Assess gender and youth dynamics in the
    selected clusters and value chains in coordination with project staff and
    sector specialists, addressing barriers to improving participation of
    youth and women.
  • The incumbent will assess labor policies
    and identify constraints impacting workforce development and employment.
  • Offer support in the development of
    operational manuals to ensure gender and youth equity and sensitivity in
    manual content and presentation.
  • Actively participate in gender-related
    meetings with the donor, stakeholders, government officials, and
    implementing partners.
  • Work closely with local women’s groups,
    gender-focused organizations, youth-focused organizations and other groups
    implementing similar gender- and youth-related activities in similar
    areas.
  • Work in liaison with technical staff to
    design and implement activities that strengthen women’s and youth access
    to finance, training and other resources, such as land.
  • Formulate strategies, activities, and
    messages for communicating the business case for investing in women and
    youth enterprises.
  • Ensure gender and youth impacts and
    resource utilization are tracked, monitored, analyzed and reported via the
    M&E system.
  • Propose indicators and data collection
    methods for tracking changes in women’s and youth’s empowerment, gender
    dynamics, and gender inequality gaps
  • Carry out focus groups and interviews with
    program participants as necessary in collaboration with the M&E system
    to gather information on the program’s effect on gender and youth status
    and dynamics.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Gender & Youth Advisor career
    opportunity must hold a Master’s degree or higher in Social Sciences or a
    related field.
  • At least four years’ experience in
    planning, implementing and assessing workforce, and enterprise development
    and access to financial services with a gender and youth perspective.
  • Prior experience successfully working in
    societies with low gender and development indicators.
  • Extensive work experience in the Uganda
    and/or regionally.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation
    skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and good written English
    is mandatory.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) should Apply Online by
clicking on the link below. Follow the instructions on how to create resume and
Apply.
Deadline: 3rd October,
2016
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