Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) Lead

Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) Lead


Cairo, Egypt

ACDI/VOCA is seeking a GYSI Lead for an upcoming Climate Resilient Agricultural Market Systems Activity in Egypt funded by USAID. The anticipated program will transform the agriculture and food system toward sustainable production, economic growth, and efficient climate resilient practices. The activity will aim to strengthen Egypt’s agricultural market systems including the capacity of farmers, enterprises, and organizations to expand their operations sustainably. 

The GYSI Lead will lead the development and implementation of the program’s overall GYSI strategy and will ensure the integration of women, youth, and other vulnerable populations into all program activities. The program is anticipated to start in 2024 and this position will be based in Egypt.


  • Lead the development of the GYSI strategy which will guide the integration of GYSI concepts and approaches into all program activities, including technical implementation, monitoring, operations, policies, and procedures 
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Party, technical teams, and other personnel on GYSI strategy implementation and monitoring  
  • Lead or assist in the design and implementation of GYSI analyses, impact assessments, and support the integration of GYSI into other learning studies 
  • Provide technical advice and trainings to program staff, partners, and stakeholders to build their capacity to integrate gender, youth, and other relevant social considerations into designing interventions, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation 
  • Review and provide input to project work plans, with attention to GYSI dimensions of technical activities and operations and discuss GYSI issues and priorities with project senior management and other technical specialists 
  • Work with technical teams to incorporate GYSI into collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) plans and practices, including developing GYSI indicators and learning questions, incorporating GYSI issues into pause and reflect sessions, and ensuring that the project reports on GYSI outcomes and impacts 
  • Lead or assist in the preparation of reports and documents for submission to USAID and ACDI/VOCA home office 
  • Write, coordinate, and disseminate lessons learned among team and program stakeholders 
  • Maintain an up-to-date and thorough understanding of GYSI related to project components


  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, gender, international development, or relevant field is required; master’s degree is desired.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience in international development, preferably in an agricultural or food systems context, including 5 years of experience in GYSI programming.  
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations related to GYSI is required. 
  • Knowledge of do no harm, women’s empowerment, and positive youth development frameworks and approaches is required.
  • Knowledge of the intersection of GYSI with agricultural or food systems and/or climate change strongly preferred. 
  • Experience conducting gender analysis and research a plus. 
  • Additional qualifications as needed.
  • Experience working in Egypt preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required.

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