Gender Specialist (2SCALE Kenya) Job at International Fertilizer Development Center

Gender Specialist (2SCALE Kenya) Job at International Fertilizer Development Center… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at International Fertilizer Development Center.

Description:

The International Fertilizer Development Center is a science-based public international organization working to alleviate global hunger by introducing improved agricultural practices and fertilizer technologies to farmers and by linking farmers to markets.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure women’s inclusion in PPPs and participation in Agribusiness Clusters.
  • Help build relevant technical skills for women to increase their production and income.
  • Prepare training materials and work as a trainer in areas related to agribusiness in all regular training topics of the champion.
  • Support Partnership Facilitators and Agribusiness Cluster Coaches to deliver gender training and report on training activities.
  • Support and facilitate women’s entrepreneurship and leadership development in 2SCALE partnerships.
  • Support linkages with financial institutions and other actors targeting women in relevant value chains. Based on country context, support/promote savings and lending associations as a starting point to financial access and inclusion.
  • Support private sector development and engagement with women entrepreneurs to promote and distribute products in BoP markets.
  • Support women’s participation in governance meetings.
  • Support the country portfolio and Partnership Facilitators (PFs) orientation on Gender & WEE.
  • Advise country-based Partnership Facilitators on key issues and improvements on interventions and their implications on 2SCALE GEE & WEE agenda based on market dynamics and emerging trends.
  • Support Partnership Facilitators on their relations with different actors in the respective countries and other thematic areas.
  • Support 2SCALE teams to facilitate market-relevant and female-friendly training on social and business development and technical skills; consistently identify further capacity gaps by the Business Champion and women that may hinder the formation of concrete linkage, trusting and sustainable working relationship between women entrepreneurs and Business Champions.
  • Ensure GE &WEE country-specific activity plans are aligned with other 2SCALE thematic areas.
  • Provide required support to Business Champion & stakeholder PPP:
  • Promote good and strategic relationships between Business Champions, women agribusiness actors, and 2SCALE in-country consortium partners.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree/Bachelor’s degree in Gender or Women Studies, Gender, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Business Studies, Economics Studies, Agricultural Sciences, Agribusiness, or Agricultural Economics.
  • Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in entrepreneurship in agro-processing and gender mainstreaming.
  • Experience in leading, supporting, managing, inspiring and coaching staff with different disciplines and backgrounds.
  • A good understanding of the cultural barriers affecting women’s efficacy and agency in developing countries.

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: 12th November 2021.

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