Senior Gender Expert - Mozambique

Apply by 13 July 2015
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 14 July 2015

Job Description

About QED

The QED Group, LLC is a full-service international development firm that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts on two core practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management. We work with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international donors, private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around the world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

About the Position

The QED Group is seeking a Gender Specialist for anticipated work on the three-year M&E Services project in conjunction with USAID/Mozambique. The goal of this project is to provide USAID/Mozambique substantive support with the collection of qualitative, quantitative, and analytical information to assist in assessing and evaluating the newly developed Country Development Cooperation Strategy's (CDCS) development hypothesis through performance monitoring and reporting, annual evaluations of project achievements, and assessments of geographic or sectoral impacts across the Mission's portfolio of projects in health, natural resource management, democracy & governance, and education.

About the Role: Senior Gender Expert - Mozambique

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gender issues—in particular cultural, economic and legal gender inequalities—are a critical underlying factor in making progress in all development sectors in Mozambique. The Gender Expert will lead contractor support to USAID, stakeholders, and within MELP in all aspects of gender data collection and analysis to ensure that the overall emphasis of the CDCS on women's empowerment is included in all MEL work.
  • Provide guidance on the use of performance indicators and evaluations to reflect progress toward gender equality outcomes and impacts throughout the life of the project.
  • Assist in the design of gender analyses to assess gaps between men and women in Mozambique, provide recommendations on empowering leadership and expertise of women and girls, and devise strategies for meeting their needs
  • Ensure identified indicators incorporate consideration of gender sensitivities, geographic focus, population segmentation, and similar cross‐cutting strategic issues of importance to USAID/Mozambique.
  • Establish gender‐disaggregated information requirements for data collection activities and reports; and highlight gender-based constraints and issues in connection with all assessments, surveys, studies, etc.

Key Qualifications

  • S/he must have an undergraduate degree in international development, social science, women's/gender studies, or a related field
  • Require at least 7 years of demonstrated experience (or 5 years of experience if the candidate has a graduate degree in one of the relevant fields) in gender assessments and gender mainstreaming for international development programs including incorporating gender concerns in the design and implementation of USAID evaluations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
  • Kiswahili language skills are also desired.

Application Process

To apply to this position please click the "Apply Now" link and follow the application instructions below.

  • Attach your current CV/resume and cover letter.
  • Download and complete the attached 1420 biodata sheet and Voluntary Self-ID Form.
  • Attach the completed 1420 and Self ID form to your application under 'supporting documents.'
  • Submit Application

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Applications submitted by other means will not be considered. Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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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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