Responsibilities of the Gender and Youth Specialist
The Gender & Youth Specialist will be responsible for leading organization's thinking in Women and Youth Economic Empowerment approaches and shaping how these approaches are adopted and applied in the organization
Ensure that gender issues are integrated in organization's strategic objectives, results frameworks, annual work plans, and that Women and Youth Economic Empowerment objectives and targets are well integrated within the broader context of gender specific constraints prioritized by the organization and organization's supported projects, and in monitoring and in all results reporting.
Lead gender-focused analyses that provide evidence for developing or enhancing organizatio's gender interventions in ways that are targeted and appropriate for the gender disaggregated needs and constraints faced by women and youth in the value chains targeted by the organization
Ensure that there are clear 'business cases' for partners that contribute to women and youth' economic empowerment in the markets targeted by the organization's
Provide technical leadership and oversight of programmatic activities supporting women and youth economic empowerment, including developing and refining responsive policy elements and inputs for organization's management and partners to consider incorporating in ongoing and planned interventions
Orient and train staff, partner project staff, and selected market actors on gender integration and approaches and the formulation of gender responsive policies and interventions to enhance gender integration in their business models and operations aimed at increasing income and employment opportunities for women and youth
Serves as the organization's contact point with social and gender policy experts and practitioners, thereby building a network for addressing issues of priority for the organization
in relation to gender equality, and more specifically to women and youth economic development
Represents organization's interests at national and international fora in relation to gender equality, women and youth economic development as related to agriculture
Writes proposals for securing funds for gender and youth economic empowerment in the agricultural sector.
Performs any other duties as will be assigned by the MP4 Advisor or the Technical Director
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