The Senior Technical Advisor for Women's Empowerment & Gender Equality provides leadership and technical support to promote gender equality, women's empowerment and social inclusion to Winrock staff and programs, leads institutional efforts to mainstream gender equality and implement Winrock's Gender Policy, and provides strategic leadership to expand Winrock's gender and women's empowerment (both stand alone and mainstreamed) and social inclusion programs.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is able to foster deep engagement across the institution and respond to a wide range of opportunities.
At least eight years' experience in international development, demonstrated commitment to issues and programs in gender equality, women's empowerment, and social inclusion and experience with new business development and implementation. Ideally, this person should have field program experience with gendered approaches to agriculture and environmental issues as well as home office program management/development experience. Demonstrated experience creating and executing a strategic plan is strongly preferred. Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations for contract and cooperative agreement management.
Demonstrated skills in conducting gender analyses and developing gender action plans across a broad spectrum of sectors; ; strong proposal writing and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation methods; demonstrated knowledge of and experience in women's empowerment, gender and related areas; excellent communication skills (written and oral) for proposal preparation and communicating with donors; computer skills in software supported by the institution (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint); ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks; and must be a collaborative team player with good interpersonal skills. Facility with relevant donor policies and approaches to gender equality and women's empowerment, such as USAID's ADS 205 and related gender policy is strongly preferred.