Technical Advisor for Gender and Learning

Lutheran World Relief

About the organization

At Lutheran World Relief, we envision a future where all people, in every corner of the world can live full, dignified lives.
Founded by Lutherans in the United States at the end of World War II, grounded in Lutheran theology and building on decades of experience, Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being. We work with people based on need, regardless of race, religion or nationality and we do not evangelize. We provide aid in emergencies and help families restore their lives. We partner with communities to build and grow rural economies. We break the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive. Our goal is to help people build self‐sufficiency and create new community‐owned approaches to problem‐solving that will last long after our projects end.


Gender - Lead LWR-IMAs gender integration strategy to ensure the integration of gender equity into all programs.
Ensure all Livelihoods and Economic Development (LED) staff understand and meet gender minimum standards in proposals, project design, and evaluation.
Lead in reviewing, updating and developing new gender integration tools as required.
Act as a technical lead on high priority proposals and project designs.
Liaise and coordinate with the Health Program's gender integration efforts
Advise Ensure gender integration in proposals and project design
In coordination with the MEL team, provide direct support to projects to support gender assessments, baselines, gender disaggregated data analysis and reflection meetings.
Represent LWR in gender-related conferences and other technical fora.
Collaborative Learning - Lead collaborative learning in LED
Coordinate the REAL Collaborating, Learning, Adapting (CLA) groups and lead the Gender Equity Theme CLA.
Provide support and oversight for the completion and use of REAL strategy evidence matrices at the country level. Support the country teams in analyzing and summarizing evidence that translates to country-level strategies in the Road Maps and country business development plans.


Master's degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, International Public/Non-Profit Administration, Agriculture, Anthropology, Development Studies.
7 to 10 years of professional experience, at least 5 years experience working on gender equity in agriculture and livelihoods programs. Etc
Knowledge of gender equity in agriculture and livelihoods programs. Specifically, knowledge of and experience using common gender equity frameworks used by donors and other leading gender equity organizations such as the Gender Dimensions Framework.
Experience and knowledge of project management and how to apply gender integration throughout. Specifically, the ability to conduct gender assessments for project design and implementation.
Experience hiring and managing consultants including writing terms of reference, managing contracts, reviewing deliverables and ensuring organizational engagement.
Ability to analyze gender-disaggregated data and present the findings to support decision making by program leadership.
Skills in applying gender across different functions of advising (i.e. proposals, PD strategies)
Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with external gender equity peers and donors
Skills in formulating gender integration strategies for proposals, regional approaches, and PD
Knowledge of youth empowerment and resilience programming.
Ability to facilitate technical training with subject experts and non-experts

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