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Senior Gender Advisor

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Senior manager (department head)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Reporting to the VP, Policy & Partnerships, the Senior Gender Advisor, will be in charge of ensuring a gender strategy is in place and an understanding of the same by staff, grantees and all other partners at both regional and country levels. S/he will be the key resource in providing quality advisory services to AGRA management and to the country teams in regard to incorporating gender within all programs and activities at AGRA. S/He will be responsible for providing technical support and coordinating internal capacity building, as well as promoting the capacity of partners and grantees through integration of a gender approach in policies and programs, across AGRA. S/He will help position AGRA as a knowledge leader and technical leader in the Gender space with various stakeholders.

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV (including your e-mail address and telephone contacts noting to quote the job reference number. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


1. Support the development and refinement of AGRA’s gender strategy and approach
  • Lead in developing and adopting a gender policy with internal accountability and reporting mechanisms including promoting a good working atmosphere
  • Support the strengthening of AGRA’s country plans by incorporating strong gender governance and thinking
  • Be the gender focal person on all gender matters at AGRA in relation to policy priorities, programme development and donor funding
  • Identify and supervise the work of expert consultants providing substantive inputs to the work programme
  • Lead interdisciplinary work and initiatives with the donor community, government, public sector, AGRA countries, multilateral organisations and NGOs to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment at national, regional and global levels
2. Advisory to AGRA staff and leadership on incorporating gender within all programs and activities at AGRA
  • Provide leadership, timely and high quality advisory services to AGRA management and to the country teams on Gender, ensuring that outputs are delivered in a timely manner according to budget
  • Develop and draft policy guidance, policy positions, issues papers and factsheets on gender, for a range of audiences
  • Lead in conducting evidence-based analysis, and policy dialogue within AGRA and with relevant stakeholders on Gender issues
  • Exercise quality control of policy guidance products and reports on gender;
  • Ensure capacity building of AGRA staff and teams to set and deliver against gender specific targets
3. Technical support and capacity building for AGRA grantees
  • Develop guidelines for reference by potential grantees and staff during proposal solicitation and development
  • Support the design and development of proposals to ensure incorporation of a well laid out gender strategy
  • Consult with grantees to develop new grant ideas around gender in achieving sustainable productivity growth according to AGRA’s strategy
  • Conduct project visits and provide technical guidance on gender during monitoring and evaluation
4. Knowledge management and thought leadership in gender
  • Driving the advancement of knowledge management and thought leadership in gender development activities
  • Write project reports, gender technical briefs, abstracts and document success stories
  • Develop and implement effective communication strategies for policy products to maximise their value, visibility and impact within AGRA and the food security and sustainable development community
  • Represent AGRA at designated international meetings and conferences, prepare briefing materials, speaking points and make presentations
  • Lead in convening meetings and workshops on gender capacity building
5. Resource mobilization and partner engagement:
  • Lead fund-raising activities for AGRA’s programming from funding sources that specifically address gender advancement ensure the agreed work programme activities are supported by a sustainable funding base
  • Foster relationships and develop strategic partnerships with partner organizations, countries, multilateral organisations and NGOs, working on gender and development.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Senior manager (department head)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Strategizing; Partnerships; Policy drafting and development; Technical support; Programme management; Bidding and proposal generation; Training program planning; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Agra Foundation

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 50-100 people

With more than 60 years’ experience in Canada, AGRA Foundations is regarded as a leader in the deep foundations industry. Its now operational in various countries. Through our affiliation with Soletanche Bachy, AGRA can bring together the expertise and equipment to complete any size of deep foundation project.