workinafrica Gender Specialist CNFA
Industry: Agriculture
Country: Zambia
City: Lusaka
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  • Posted: 10 June 2015

CNFA’s mission is to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world by empowering the private sector.

Gender Specialist


The Gender Specialist will serve as the lead advisor in identifying gender-based constraints facing women and men in the targeted communities and steering program activities to directly address these issues. S/he will be expected to engage with all areas of program implementation to ensure gender mainstreaming practices are being utilized.



First degree in related field is required, Master’s degree is preferred;
Seven (7) years of experience in programming gender;
Experience in the Southern Africa region is required;
Demonstrated ability to successfully integrate gender into development programming;
Experience working on USAID funded projects is preferred;
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of local languages is preferred.


S/he will also be responsible for implementing gender assessments (including gender-based constraints to access to and control over resources) , reviewing gender data in monitoring reports, developing gender-sensitive indicators, and assisting in the development of the project Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan. Advise on how best to address gender-based constraints in agricultural policy, value chains, and distribution systems in programming. Liaise with female small-holder famers, private sector actors, and women’s associations. Advise staff on ways to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality through program interventions, and advise on how to tailor interventions to ensure that women are able to participate fully. Serve as the program’s resource for gender based questions and engage with stakeholders on gender issues being addressed by the program.

Job Locations Availability

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    Zambia - Lusaka

Required Skills

  • Programming
  • Fluency in English