Job DescriptionRTI International is recruiting for an Energy Gender Specialist. As a part of the Learning, Energy and Environment Development (LEED) Division within RTI’s International Development Group, this person will implement technical tasks and assignments, conduct energy and gender-related research and contribute to business development and technical proposal writing.
• Provide technical leadership and oversight, and integration of gender approaches across energy program activities
• Develop and lead the implementation of RTI’s gender strategy, including the adaptation and development of tools and approaches to support the strategy;
• Work with senior project management to raise awareness and capacity of project staff on issues related to gender, and to expand gender content of projects
• Conduct gender audits of counterpart organizations in the energy sector and develop practical recommendations on how to integrate gender considerations into utilities’ policies, practices and operations
• Assess the representation and active participation of women in energy project related stakeholder groups (such as community and local governance bodies) and make recommendations for engaging these groups;
• Support the integration of gender activities within the work plan; lead the design of gender sensitive performance indicators and gender specific tools in work planning to promote gender balance in the project implementation;
• Identify potential opportunities for gender inclusion and design and implement solutions that promote gender mainstreaming;
• Support development of gender sensitive behavior change communication activities and messages;
• Work closely with project staff to build their understanding of gender issues;
• Provide technical assistance to off-grid companies and electric utilities in mainstreaming gender in their policies, management systems and programs and provide training and education in implementing the policies.
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, international development, environment, human resources, social sciences or related fields and 12 years of experience designing and implementing gender plans and/or the energy sector or a master’s degree and 9 years of experience designing and implementing gender plans and/or the energy sector
• Ability to develop effective working relationships with USAID, government counterparts at all levels, local organizations, community groups, and other program partners and stakeholders.
• Ability to conceptualize, plan, guide, and implement work with demonstrated experience in integrating gender into business models in the private and public sector.
• Experience developing gender-sensitive MEL plans and building a variety of partnerships.
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