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Monday, March 7, 2016

Gender Specialist, WI-HER, Senegal, Kosovo, Cote d'Ivoire

Gender Specialist

Deadline: Until filled
Location: Senegal, Kosovo, Cote d’Ivoire
Organization: WI-HER, LLC
WI-HER, LLC (Women Influencing Health, Education and Rule of Law) is a certified woman-owned small business and international consulting firm based in the Washington D.C. area. WI-HER partners with international donors and national governments to identify and implement creative solutions to complex health and social challenges to achieve better, healthier lives for women, men, girls, and boys. Established in 2008, the company has extensive experience in gender, capacity building, advocacy, policy, and monitoring and evaluation across multiple sectors. WI-HER applies an innovative and systematic approach, using adaptive learning techniques, to address gender disparities while strengthening communities to recognize and identify local solutions to respond to gender inequalities. WI-HER has expertise in creating high-visibility programs in Africa, Middle-East, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

Roles and Responsibilities

We are currently recruiting a Gender Specialist in each of the following countries: Senegal, Kosovo, Cote d’Ivoire.
The Gender Specialist will be responsible for providing technical assistance to integrate gender throughout project design and implementation, developing and adapting gender integration training tools, facilitating trainings, and conducting research.

Principal tasks and responsibilities will include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Providing technical support and mentor/support country staff and local stakeholders to integrate gender into their work;
  • Conducting literature reviews and gender and social analyses and integrate gender into project design, implementation, and evaluation;
  • Integrating gender into monitoring and evaluation frameworks and performance plans; developing gender sensitive indicators and program benchmarks;
  • Developing gender responsive plans and budgets;
  • Facilitating trainings using engaging, participatory, adult learning techniques;
  • Developing communication and outreach plan to ensure gender inclusion
The Gender Specialist reports to the President of WI-HER, LLC. The location of the position will vary depending on the project and may require travel. 


  • At least a Master’s degree in Social Sciences or related discipline (Anthropology. Sociology, Gender /Women’s Studies, Public Policy, urban development, Community Development, or related fields).
  • Five years of experience working on social and gender related issues in an international development context, with demonstrated expertise in social and gender analysis and inclusion into projects, including the development of gender guidance documents/gender management plans/gender action plans as well as setting targets and developing gender responsive indicators.
  • At least 3 years of experience in qualitative research and analytical work using various methodologies and working with different stakeholders (e.g., government agencies, private sector, Civil Society).
  • At least 2 years of experience in conducting training needs assessments, gender capacity assessments; and facilitating Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) at the community level and workshops for organizations and multi-stakeholder platforms.
Host country nationals strongly encouraged to apply
WI-HER is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment and welcomes a range of backgrounds, life experiences, perspectives, and opinions. WI-HER provides equal employment to all and has zero tolerance towards discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal laws. 
How to apply:
For immediate consideration, please forward your resume and cover letter to and indicate your name and “Gender Specialist Application” in the subject line. 
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