Inclusive Agriculture Coordinator - Investing in Women to Strengthen Supply Chains Global Development Alliance

Inclusive Agriculture Coordinator - Investing in Women to Strengthen Supply Chains Global Development Alliance

Resonance

Lahore, Pakistan

The position will be based in Lahore, Pakistan and will report to the Country Manager - Pakistan. The Inclusive Agriculture Coordinator will provide critical technical expertise and support the partnership team’s implementation of country-level activities. With support from the GDA Global Gender Advisor, the Coordinator will provide technical assistance to farmers in gender norms and agricultural production with an emphasis on supporting gender-inclusive demonstration farm technology and practice transfer. The Coordinator will also assess gender lens grant applications, work with local suppliers receiving grants to ensure funds are leveraged to economically empower women and integrate gender-equitable activities into agribusiness operations.

OUTCOMES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinate activities that build on the results of 2021 Supply Chain and Gender Assessment;
  • Coordinate gender norms change activities with PepsiCo contract holders, indirect suppliers and laborers, and the broader supplier community;
  • Facilitate workplace and community dialogues around women’s empowerment, positive masculinities and other gender-related topics;
  • Input on other social and behaviour change communication activities in UP including gender messaging through GDA virtual platforms and the media;
  • Contribute to training materials. Conduct trainings and/or TOTs (trainings of trainers) promoting gender sensitization and women’s economic empowerment with PepsiCo staff, supplier organizations, and smallholder families/communities/associations as relevant;
  • Manage and implement relevant PepsiCo/GDA agriculture-related trainings and workshops. This will include working closely with PepsiCo teams to roll out new protocols and monitoring implementation;
  • Support grant facility implementation, including identifying new farmer groups and stakeholders as potential grantees; lead logistics for grant program events and capacity building workshops; support grantee monitoring and data collection, outreach events, and grantee due diligence;
  • Coordinate with the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) staff to carry out monitoring and evaluation efforts as needed including data collection as it relates specifically to measuring women’s economic empowerment;
  • Support the design and review of the annual work plan and milestones in collaboration with the Resonance, ICRW, USAID, and PepsiCo teams;
  • Provide Resonance with quarterly and periodic inputs for project reporting;
  • Conduct relevant gender-informed analysis, assessments, and evaluations to determine potential impacts on gender relations and equity of programmatic work related to program-specific initiatives, plans, and/or problems;
  • Advise on and review as necessary the use of gender-disaggregated data and metrics associated with program progress;
  • Participate and speak at relevant domestic events on the topics of women’s economic empowerment;
  • Contribute to reporting and communications products such as quarterly and annual reports, success stories, briefing materials, and other documents, photos, and videos, as needed;
  • Developing key messages, content, materials on gender equality and women’s empowerment approaches;
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Gender studies, Rural development, Sociology, or relevant fields. Master’s degree will be preferred;
  • A minimum of four years of experience in Pakistan implementing women’s economic empowerment activities, including integrating gender into agricultural programming with smallholders and/or on large commercial farms, and facilitation of women’s economic empowerment related trainings and workshops;
  • Gender proficiency and deep understanding of local challenges and opportunities related to rural women’s economic empowerment in Lahore;
  • Experience in conducting gender-related trainings with different stakeholders – e.g., corporate staff, farm managers, women and men farm workers and other low literacy populations;
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English and Urdu language.

PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working in a business or with business to address sustainability themes including women’s economic empowerment;
  • Track record on development of gender sensitive indicators and monitoring;
  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL);
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

COMPETENCIES

  • Agriculture: local agricultural policies, agricultural demo farm implementation, best approaches to sustainable farming practices including regenerative agriculture;
  • Project Management: concepts, techniques, and procedures of program management, evaluation, and reporting and budgeting;
  • Working with local communities, women’s groups, and farmer’s associations, development organizations, and initiatives that promote women’s economic empowerment;
  • Experience/knowledge of the potato value chains.

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