Social Impact

Senior Gender Expert (USAID Rural Water Research and Learning)

Social Impact

Job Description

Senior Gender Expert, USAID Rural Water Research and Learning, Washington, DC Social Impact is a Global Development Management Consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity Building Services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and Economic Growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral Development Banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective: ** USAID is launching the five-year Rural Water Research and Learning Activity with the intention of expanding the evidence base for rural Water Services, increasing use of findings to inform rural water policy and programming in collaboration with partners, in order to increase the availability and sustainable management of safe water for the underserved and most vulnerable. Designed to complement other USAID/Washington WASH research and learning activities, it will focus on implementation research related to (1) the professionalization of rural water services; (2) systems for rural water quality monitoring; and (3) improving planning for water resources. It will place an emphasis on working with local institutions and stakeholders to ensure uptake and use of research findings.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full-time Senior Gender Expert for the upcoming Rural Water Research and Learning Activity. The Senior Gender Expert will provide high-level technical guidance to the team, ensuring that gender considerations play a key role in the Design and implementation of all research and other activities.

Responsibilities: ** · Contribute to the design of project research activities by ensuring that gender considerations are fully integrated in every aspect of design and implementation.

· Develop and implement Gender Mainstreaming strategies and methodologies for the activity.

· Identify areas where gender issues are likely to arise and plan strategically to ensure gender inclusion in activity design.

Qualifications: ** · Master’s degree in gender studies, sociology, international development or other relevant social science field.

· At least seven (7) years of experience in gender Analysis for development programs in the WASH sector.

· Demonstrated expertise in designing gender-sensitive research activities.

· Fluency in written and spoken English required.

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