Gender and Agriculture Systems Advisor

United States
Apply by 23 June 2018
Posted on 24 May 2018

Job Description


The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients’ return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

The QED Group is preparing a proposal for the USAID/Bureau for Food Security (BFS) Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) activity, which will support USG agencies, missions, and implementing partners (IPs) to enhance existing and future Feed the Future and Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) programming through evidence-based efforts to increase women’s participation, productivity, profit, and benefit in agriculture and food systems. Components under this activity include:

Component 1: Design and Learning Services

AWE will support BFS, missions, and IPs to organize and apply relevant gendered evidence to design and work planning processes, including PAD/project-level and activity-level designs, and extending into regular work planning.

Component 2: Implementation Support Services

Component 2 will support the implementation of new interventions within existing agricultural activities to promote women’s participation, benefit, and empowerment as well as the scale-up of interventions with demonstrated success in improving women’s empowerment in agriculture.

Component 3: Good Practices Discovery

AWE aims to develop technical recommendations for particularly persistent and complex challenges to women’s empowerment in agriculture and food systems.

The QED Group is currently looking for a Gender and Agriculture Systems Advisor.


The Gender and Agriculture Systems Advisor will provide technical leadership, guidance, and oversight, especially for Component 2 and Component 3. This includes design and technical oversight of STTA scopes of work and products, ensuring quality and meeting client needs. S/he will contribute to and lead activities in Component 1 as relevant and may design and deliver training and other capacity-building for adult learners in gender and agriculture. S/he will provide short-term and potentially longer-term technical assistance in Components as relevant and will contribute to content and communications to support AWE knowledge management.


  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in agricultural economics or similar degree with expertise in the gender studies or development studies is required.
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant experience in the intersections of gender and agricultural development; gender-sensitive value-chain analysis; and implementing, designing, or evaluating gender-sensitive and gender-transformative agricultural programming is required.
  • Demonstrated expertise in research methods, monitoring and evaluation, and gender analysis.
  • Familiarity with USAID policies related to gender equality and female empowerment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Additional preferred qualifications include at least 3 years of experience in conducting research on gender, practical experience building skills of adult learners, resilience, and use of the WEAI (Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index).
How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

About the Organization

The QED Group, LLC is a full-service consulting firm that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We strive to use rigorous and proven methods to provide solutions to problems facing businesses and government. We are client-oriented and aim to provide total client satisfaction on every project. QED is on the General Services Administration's (GSA) Management, Organizational, and Business Improvement Services (MOBIS), Authorized Federal Supply Service Schedule Price List. This procurement vehicle allows QED to provide the highest caliber services, while making it easier for interested U.S. Government Agencies to make procurement decisions. Our GSA Contract Number is GS-10F-0405M and our Federal Supply Group is 874, Class R499. We offer the following services under GSA/MOBIS: Special Item Number 874-1: Consulting Services, Special Item Number 874-2: Facilitation Services, Special Item Number 874-3: Survey Services, and Special Item Number-4: Training Services. We are set up to accept credit card payments. Mission To provide excellence in our work and to encourage professionalism with passion. To develop innovative and effective solutions that foster efficiency. To provide solutions that encourage knowledge sharing and build partnerships across the public and private sectors. To provide a work environment that attracts, excites, and nurtures a diverse and committed staff with exceptional skills that knows how to listen and learn. Principles Client-centered, partnership-building, team-oriented, accountability for quality results, dedication to financial integrity and cost effectiveness, inspired and innovative, empowerment of others and respect for diversity, personal honesty, and promotion of a lifework balance.

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