Gender & Inclusion Specialist- Malawi Higher Education Project

Apply by 15 April 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 14 February 2018

Job Description

World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization focusing on education and workforce development. We are seeking an experienced Gender & Inclusion Specialist for an anticipated USAID-funded higher education program in Malawi, focused on improving higher education access and transition rates of vulnerable adolescent girls and young women. The Gender & Inclusion Specialist will lead efforts to incorporate participation and inclusion of women, youth, and other vulnerable populations into the design and implementation of program activities.

Recruitment contingent upon successful award of the project. Interested candidates should submit their CV or resume and cover letter (in English) to: malawirecruitment@worldlearning.org. Please include the post title on the subject line as well as a note explaining your qualifications for the position. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Responsibilities

  • Lead development of gender-sensitive implementation approaches to increase education access, economic inclusion, and opportunity for target populations particularly vulnerable young women;
  • Collaborate with community leaders and public and private sector actors to develop and implement gender sensitive education, business, and employment practices;
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with Government of Malawi officials and civil society organizations representing the interests of vulnerable adolescent girls and young women;
  • Assist M&E team on data collection of program activities’ impact on vulnerable adolescent girls and young women, and prepare reports and recommendations for achievement of program objectives.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in international development, gender and inclusion, sociology, or a related field;
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in the integration of youth and gender into workforce development, technical and vocational education, or economic growth programming;
  • Strong understanding of issues faced by women and youth populations related to education, employment, human resource development, skills training, and job creation;
  • Experience working with international organizations and donors in Malawi;
  • Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English;
  • Commitment to the principles of inclusive approaches to programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.

About the Organization

Why World Learning

Eighty years ago, a group of young Americans sailed to Germany on a cultural exchange program. They returned home with lifelong friendships, a broader understanding of the world, and the ability to empathize with people from other cultures. This was the beginning of The Experiment in International Living. It was also the beginning of World Learning.

The Experiment in International Living is still a vibrant part of World Learning today. But as global needs have grown, World Learning has grown too. Today World Learning operates the SIT graduate school, study abroad programs, and leads international development and civic activism programs throughout the world.

In 60 countries with an annual budget of $145 million, World Learning empowers people and strengthens institutions that help people learn, grow, and thrive.

Nobel Peace Prize winners and heads of parliament have earned master’s degrees at our School of International Training. College students spend a semester abroad in our Study Abroad program. Judges, police officers and other community leaders hone their skills through our international exchanges. Activists in Myanmar learn community organizing through our international development program.

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