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20 Jun 2023

Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Lead at Abt Associates

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Job Description

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.The Opportunity The anticipated five-year, USAID-funded Empower West Africa (EWA) Program will support USAID partner countries in West Africa to increase the availability of and access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern electricity in the region. Likely EWA development objectives include:

  • Development Objective 1 – Ending Energy Poverty
  • Development Objective 2 – Accelerating a Carbon Free Future
  • Development Objective 3 – Bolstering Energy Sector Investment & Innovation

As the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Lead for the upcoming USAID Empower West Africa Program, you will oversee all activities related to the project’s GESI strategy and work to incorporate gender equity and social inclusion into our project activities. The position will be based in Accra, Ghana and is contingent upon project award.Core Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight, and integration of GESI approaches across all development objectives and activities.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of the project’s GESI strategy and support the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Team in the development and adaptation of tools and approaches to support the MEL strategy.
  • Work closely with the MEL team to ensure that GESI concerns are reflected in the MEL plan and framework. Ensure gender sensitive performance indicators are in place and GESI outcomes are measured throughout the life of the project.
  • Lead the design and integration of GESI activities and tools in work planning to promote gender equity in project implementation and achieve GESI project outcomes.
  • Collaborate with the technical team on integrating GESI activities in technical assistance, grants, and capacity building. Use GESI analysis to purposefully engage women, girls, youth, and other vulnerable populations in all program activities.
  • Work closely with program staff and partners to build their capacity and increase their understanding of GESI issues and integrate these in program activities.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to engage under-represented demographics in employment opportunities within the energy sector.
  • Design inclusion strategies for the energy sector and lead inclusion activities across program objectives.

What We Value

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international affairs, gender studies, anthropology, international development, sociology, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience with gender equity and social inclusion, women’s empowerment, and work with marginalized or displaced populations, preferably in energy focused programming.
  • Experience working in the energy sector in West Africa required.
  • Experience working with USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred.
  • Experience convening technical and management teams quickly to respond to client requests.
  • Knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change policies, laws, and capacity constraints.
  • Fluency in English required, and French fluency is preferred.
  • West African nationals are encouraged to apply.

What We OfferWe foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits, flexible schedules, and professional development.Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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Closing Date : 5th July, 2023

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