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.

Duties

The Technical Advisor for Gender and Learning manages, in collaboration with regional teams and other members of the Program Quality and Technical Support Team (Q team), agency-level gender minimum standards, gender equity technical resources and advising. He/she ensures the integration of gender equity into high-priority proposals and projects and ensures that the organization's gender equity approaches and systems meet or exceed donor and internal gender minimum standards. The position also leads the organization's collaborative learning efforts to capture and use organizational knowledge to improve program quality. It conducts research and writing that captures the internal and external technical experience and evidence to document and deepen LWR's technical competencies and create external technical publications.
Duties:
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.

Qualifications

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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