Gender and Social Development Specialist

Contract
Greater Mekong Subregion
Posted 3 hours ago

Level of Effort: 6 months (over 36 months)

Background:

Alinea is a global international development consultancy. We provide technical and management expertise that helps people improve their lives. We work with governments, investors, companies and communities to deliver lasting change. Over the past 34 years, we have managed more than 515 projects in 88 countries.

Alinea is currently recruiting an international Gender and Social Development Specialist for the ADB-funded Greater Mekong Subregion Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program (SAFSP).

The Greater Mekong Subregion Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Program (SAFSP) will support implementation of the Strategy for Promoting Safe and Environment-Friendly Agro-Based Value Chains in the GMS and Siem Reap Action Plan. The Program is expected to help create enabling conditions and strengthen capacities in three priority areas: (i) climate-smart, inclusive and gender-responsive agri-food value chains; (ii) food safety and quality systems; and (iii) climate-adaptive agriculture in the context of water-food-energy security nexus.

We anticipate that the position will be done remotely until mid-to-late 2021, depending on Covid-19 restrictions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice on gender and social inclusion in agri-food policies and investments;
  • Develop a plan for implementation of gender mainstreaming activities;
  • Review various innovative mechanisms for gender inclusion and identify opportunities for creating jobs for women, especially in small and medium agribusinesses in the GMS;
  • Identify job opportunities for women in agri-food value chains and develop an approach to recruit, train and optimize livelihoods;
  • Assist in designing agricultural digital finance service focused on women entrepreneurs; and
  • Prepare knowledge products related to effective gender mainstreaming of gender concerns in design and implementation of agri-food policies.

Requirements:

  • Have a master’s degree or equivalent in gender studies, sociology, or related areas;
  • Recent experience working for ADB;
  • At least 7 years relevant professional experience in gender- specific policies of agri-food systems, preferably in GMS context;

Interested applicants are asked to submit their cover letter and CV (6 page max) to employment@alineainternational.com. Please include the position title in your subject line, and state your approximate salary expectations as a monthly rate, USD, inclusive of benefits.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; no telephone enquires please. For more information about Alinea, please visit our website: www.alineainternational.com

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