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Local Gender Subject Matter Expert

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Deadline: Apr 24, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Cameroon
Organization: Social Impact - SI
Job type:Contract, up to 4 months
English, French English, French
Work experience:Min 8 years
Date posted: Apr 15, 2024
Expected starting date: Apr 27, 2024


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Local Gender Subject Matter Expert, GenDev ISC, USAID/Cameroon, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Project Objective:
The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub (GenDev), is one of five Hubs within the Bureau for Inclusive Growth, Partnerships, and Innovation (IPI). GenDev advances gender equality and women’s empowerment as fundamental for the realization of human rights, and key to effective and sustainable development outcomes. The Hub collaborates with Operating Units (OUs) across the Agency supporting USAID’s programming globally, in all sectors. It promotes evidence-based gender equality and women’s empowerment programming throughout the Agency through its technical outreach and thought leadership, training, technical assistance, and communication outreach. GenDev works to support missions in meeting policy and law requirements as it relates to conducting and using the results from gender analyses to inform strategy and project development and design. USAID/Cameroon is embarking on the development of a strategic framework (SF) to guide future investments and programming.

The USAID/Cameroon gender and inclusive development analysis will prioritize sectors aligned with current USAID Cameroon programming to inform the development of their upcoming strategic framework. Sectors include, Health and Democracy, Rights, and Governance (DRG) focusing on consultations with local Cameroonian entities and opportunities in the development and humanitarian nexus. The gender and inclusive development analysis will focus on identifying: 1) Nationwide gender gaps and root causes of gender inequalities relevant to the above sectors and targeted marginalized groups identified and 2) Opportunities to reduce gender gaps and address root causes of gender inequality to achieve sector objectives and promote gender equality and inclusive development.

Position Description:
Social Impact is seeking a Local Gender Subject Matter Expert (SME) to support the implementation of USAID/Cameroon’s gender and inclusive development analysis. Primary tasks include: leading the data collection in-country, organizing meetings with Cameroonian stakeholders and government officials, transcribing interview notes, and supporting data analysis and report writing.

The anticipated period of performance is April 27th to July 1st, 2024

Please submit your CV in English for best consideration of your candidacy. CVs must not exceed a maximum of 10 pages.

**Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Cameroonian citizenship will be considered.**


  • Support compilation of gender and inclusive development literature (especially those in hard copy only- i.e., government policies).
  • Lead communication with local stakeholders in interviews, site visits, and other projects
  • Developing data collection schedule (in coordination with USAID).
  • Translating data collection instruments (as necessary).
  • Support in-country leading the data collection, including organizing meetings with Cameroonian stakeholders and government stakeholders.
  • Support data transcription and analysis.
  • Support the facilitation of a validation workshop.
  • Support draft findings and recommendations from the analysis.
  • Review final report and help incorporate USAID feedback.       

The day-to-day management direction and oversight for this position will be provided by designated members of USAID/Cameroon staff. 

As a contractor, this position will not perform “inherently governmental functions,” including the supervision of non-contractor personnel, or the signature/approval/authorization of commitments on behalf of the US Government.


  • Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization, plus at least 8 years of relevant professional experience, or a Ph.D. in a relevant area of study and 3 years of experience.
  • Possess extensive, enterprise-wide knowledge and experience with gender analysis, and gender integration in programming and/or in one or more sectors including Agriculture and Food Security; Climate and Natural Resource Management; Conflict & Insecurity; Democracy; Human Rights, & Governance; Economic Growth; Global Health; and Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Fluency in French and working English required.
  • Ability to translate from French to English.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver quality documents, presentations, and briefings to executive management.
  • Strong work ethic with a solid customer service focus.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  •  Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and high visibility environment.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and Google Suite of products.
  • Compliance with all Federal or Agency COVID requirements to access Agency facilities, such as vaccination/public health requirements. 
  • U.S. Government/USAID experience or knowledge of how USAID works preferred.
  • Experience working with partner government representatives, international organizations, civil society organizations, donors, or implementing development partners preferred.
  • Knowledge of Cameroon’s sector specific topics are an added advantage, to include health, democracy, rights, and governance, and humanitarian assistance preferred.
  • Experience working in a broader international development context and the crisis affected areas of Cameroon is a plus.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: 

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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