International Team Lead, Gender and Inclusive Development Analysis, Advancing Women’s Empowerment Activity

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Deadline: Dec 31, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Bangladesh Bangladesh
Organization: EnCompass LLC
Sectors: Gender Gender
Job type: Contract, up to 4 months
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 8 years
Date posted: Dec 1, 2022

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Position Description 

EnCompass LLC is seeking a Team Lead to conduct a Gender and Inclusive Development Analysis of agriculture activities for USAID Bangladesh. This gender analysis will be implemented under the USAID Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) Activity. AWE is a five-year Activity that supports USAID's Bureau for Resilience and Food Security through conducting research, developing tools, and providing technical assistance. AWE is designed to help staff from USAID Bureaus, Missions, and implementers scale-up activities, understand best practices, and conduct analysis to ultimately increase empowerment of women working in agriculture.​​ 

This gender and inclusive development analysis will examine ongoing Feed the Future activities in areas such as livestock, aquaculture, horticulture, mechanization, and nutrition to assess gender gaps, challenges, opportunities, and gender integration in USAID Bangladesh’s Feed the Future portfolio. The analysis will seek to also consult other related experts and actors in Dhaka and in other regions of Bangladesh. The gender and inclusive development analysis will use USAID’s five domains (ADS 205) framework. In addition, the analysis will give special attention to understanding the prevalence and forms of gender-based violence (GBV) in society and how GBV limits people’s rights to determine their own lives and influence their community’s or country’s development. The Team Lead will lead design, implementation, and reporting of this gender analysis, with support from a local Gender Specialist and the AWE Activity team.  

This position is anticipated to be remote with travel to Bangladesh, to be determined after development of the analysis design. Anticipated number of work days for this role is an estimate 45 days between January-April 2023.  

 Position Duties and Responsibilities 

Essential functions: 

  • Work with the AWE project team to develop a gender analysis design, including a detailed methodology, work plan, and schedule, that uses a combination of primary and secondary quantitative and qualitative methods 

  • Meet with the respective Mission representatives to have a clear understanding of USAID requirements, priorities, geographic focus, etc. 

  • Guide, oversee, and provide feedback on a literature review of available documents including activity factsheets and reports; sector-specific analyses and reports; relevant USAID Bangladesh sector-specific gender analyses; Bangladesh laws and policies regarding gender, women’s affairs, child marriage, etc.; and other secondary data 

  • Support a local gender specialist to liaise with other activity stakeholders (e.g. USAID mission and its implementing partners) to coordinate community engagement in relation to the study and data collection  

  • Develop specific tools (e.g. survey questionnaires, focus group discussion guides, key informant interview guides) using relevant domains of USAID’s gender analysis framework  

  • Conduct field visits, focus group discussions, and interviews with related stakeholders in Dhaka and other regions; manage and provide guidance to a local Gender Specialist and other data collectors in the same data collection activities  

  • Conducting in-person and remote key informant interviews (KII) with stakeholders in Dhaka; manage and provide guidance to a local Gender Specialist and other data collectors in the same data collection activities   

  • Develop a slide deck and present findings and recommendations to Mission staff in a validation session 

  • Draft a final gender and inclusive development analysis report, including in-depth country context and background, findings, conclusions, and actionable recommendations for future programs 

  • Support AWE in potentially developing dissemination products, potentially including initial drafts of brief blog posts, review of dissemination materials, participation in a dissemination event, etc.  

  • Liaise regularly with the AWE project team to provide updates and input to implementation of the analysis   

  • Provide input to client reports on the status of implementation and participate in client update calls or meetings, as needed 

  • Manage and provide oversight to a local Gender Specialist throughout the scope of this gender analysis 

  • Other relevant duties as assigned  

Position Requirements 

Qualifications  

Academic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 15 years of experience; Master’s degree and 12 years of experience; or PhD and 8 years of experience in social science, anthropology, sociology, demography, geography, development studies, or closely related discipline 

Experience and Skills 

  • At least 8 years of progressive professional experience in the areas of gender analysis and programming for international donor projects required 

  • Demonstrated, detailed knowledge of ADS 205, Integrating Gender Equality and Female Empowerment in USAID’s Program Cycle required 

  • Experience completing at least two gender analyses in accordance with USAID standards required 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and Gender Integration Framework (GIF) preferred 

  • Significant in-depth expertise in gender and social inclusion analysis approaches required 

  • Research experience related to gender-based violence prevention and response is strongly preferred 

  • Prior experience working in Bangladesh is preferred 

  • Ability to produce well written reports demonstrating analytical ability and communication skills 

  • Good facilitation and presentation skills, including use of technology to communicate ideas and strategies 

  • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with clients and stakeholders and maintain strong relationships with them 

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite programs and common virtual calling platforms 

  • Fluency in English and strong writing skills are required 

  • Able to travel to Bangladesh as needed 

How to Apply 

Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application. 

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.