Panagora Group LLC, a woman-owned small business and holder of the USAID/Dominican Republic Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Platform contract, will conduct a regional gender assessment under USAID’s Caribbean Energy Initiative (CEI). The regional gender analysis of the energy sector will include 25 - 30 virtual interviews with national, municipal and community stakeholders active within the energy sector, and will better equip USAID with information on the gender dynamics and disparities in the Caribbean region energy sector, as well as provide recommendations on future programming. The analysis will also identify macro and sector-specific societal gender inequalities or obstacles to female empowerment specifically linked to the energy sector in the Caribbean region.
This is a remote assignment; no international travel is required. The successful applicant must have acces to reliable broadband internet in order to participate in video conferences.
For the CEI regional gender analysis, the following five domains are to be reviewed and integrated to reflect on the energy sector context in the region:
- Laws, policies, regulations, and institutional practices that influence the context in which men and women act and make decisions, and how equity is provided for target populations and vulnerable groups.
- Cultural norms and beliefs.
- Gender roles, responsibilities, and time use.
- Access to and control over assets and resources; and,
- Patterns of power and decision-making.
- Support the Team Leader in activity planning, and design of data collection instruments.
- In coordination with the Team Leader, provide guidance in identifying and accessing available data on gender in the Caribbean.
- Contribute to the analysis methodology, data collection instruments, preliminary document list for desk review, stakeholder list for interviews, and schedule of activities.
- As assigned by the Team Leader, perform desk review of USAID program documents, assessments and evaluations, along with relevant reports, and research from universities, think tanks, NGOs and other sources.
- Working with the team, use desk review analysis and review of available data sources to identify key gaps in data regarding gender inclusion in the energy sector in the Caribbean region that require further investigation.
- With the team, develop gender inclusion gap questions to be used for regionally-focused key informant interviews, including government entities, non-governmental organizations, universities and research institutes, and other actors involved in relevant USAID-assisted programming in the respective country / countries.
- Contribute to design of a systems map using the desk review and stakeholder interviews which synthesizes all collected data and analyses to understand the current dynamics from an overall inclusion standpoint, and identifies leverage points, connections, and patterns in the respective country.
- Develop recommendations for data collection to help provide evidence base for specific short and long-term regional interventions.
- Draft inputs for the report which should include main findings and conclusions, and recommended actions needed to address gender needs through USAID programming in the Caribbean region.
The regional gender analysis team is composed at a minimum of one team leader, one regional gender specialist, one senior regional energy expert and one senior gender specialist. The team leader will have primary responsibility for coordinating the other team members’ activities and inputs to the report.
· Master’s or PhD degree in sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, public health or rural development or other fields related to social inclusion and development
· At least 10 years of professional experience working on gender-related programming in the Caribbean region
· Demonstrated experience in conducting research and sector assessments in the field of gender in the Caribbean region, including desk reviews, qualitative data collection
· Fluency in English; professional fluency in Spanish and / or French highly desired.
· Strong conceptual and writing skills in English, including demonstrated experience drafting publications for gender analysis in the respective country
 For the purposes of this assessment, the following countries are considered the Caribbean region: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic. Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
About the Organization
Panagora Group is a small business providing novel and integrated solutions in global health and international development. Our vision is to provide high-quality, high-impact social and economic development consulting, with a special focus on public-private partnerships, human and institutional capacity-building, knowledge sharing and collaborative learning, NGO/community engagement, and integrated solutions that build country capacity and independence.
Panagora Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.