Creative Associates seeks a Gender Advisor for the upcoming five-year, multi-million-dollar USAID-funded Accessible and Quality Basic Education Activity (AQBE) in Afghanistan. Enrolling more male and female children in school is one of the Ministry of Education's (MoE) highest priorities given that 3.7 million children are currently out of school, the majority of whom are female. Over the next five years, the MoE aims to increase enrollment while strengthening education quality, especially for poor and disadvantaged children in rural areas through community-based education, formal schools, and affordable private schools.
The Gender Advisor provides overall technical expertise and guidance on ensuring that the project is implemented in a way that will seek to correct the gender gap in education and ensure that all students have access to and receive a quality education. S/he will be responsible for providing technical leadership to ensure women and girls and other disadvantaged youth are able to participate in and benefit from project activities, as well as the equitable engagement of boys and girls in the classroom.
The Gender Advisor reports to the Deputy Chief of Party – Programs.