Advisor, Gender Equality & Women’s Economic Empowerment

Position: Advisor, Gender Equality & Women's Economic Empowerment

Employer: CESO

Location: Virtual

Deadline: February 21, 2022

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: February 21, 2022

Full Description

Brief Description:

CESO is an international economic development organization dedicated to reducing poverty and fostering economic growth around the world and in Canada. With a vision of stronger economies for better lives, CESO’s initiatives are aimed towards catalyzing and strengthening sustainable economic growth and social development.

CESO’s international development program aims to advance women’s economic empowerment and gender equality by applying a gender sensitive value chain approach. CESO plans to engage highly experienced advisors with support of local staff members in short term capacity building assignments. The key goals are to improve opportunities, rights, participation and the role of women in selected sectors including agribusiness, tourism and nutrition.

Reporting to the Director, Program Development and Learning, provides technical advice to project staff in application of gender based analysis across all project functions; strengthens capacity of project team to conduct and apply analytical concepts; develops creative tools, processes and templates to improve gender sensitivity in project implementation; facilitates use of organizational learning to enable evidence based decision making.

This position is permanent full-time and the successful candidate can be based in either the following provinces/territories: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia or Northwest Territories. The position is remote until there is a return to the Toronto and Montreal offices. If the successful candidate lives within a commutable distance to a CESO office, they will be expected to work in the office one day per week.

1. Technical Guidance
- Provides guidance to project staff to apply CESO’s gender equality and women's economic empowerment (GE & WEE) strategy;
- Develops creative tools, processes and templates to apply gender analysis to develop concepts and ideas to advance the status of women as economic/institutional actors and consumers;
- Supports staff members, volunteers and other stakeholders, to creatively integrate findings from gender-based analysis in project design; implementation; Monitoring, - Evaluation and Learning (MEL); and communications;
- Collaborates with the program staff to develop sector strategies that can guide CESO, catalyze impact for women and advance women's role as agents of change;
- Supports developing GE & WEE oriented activities in response to local needs and donor priorities;
- Supports the development of strategic alliances and partnerships for GE & WEE related initiatives;
- Provides support to manage risk factors in accomplishing GE & WEE related outcomes.

2. Organizational Learning
- Supports senior management to identify technical areas where internal capacity development can improve organizational performance in advancing GE & WEE;
- Develops training materials and relevant content to introduce new GE & WEE concepts, ideas, tools and processes to staff, VAs and other stakeholders in Canada and field offices;
- Facilitates consultations and workshops with participants in Canada and field offices with the aim to improve effectiveness and efficiency in delivering equitable impact;
- Actively engages with the MEL function in GE & WEE focused research and analysis;
- Enables program management staff and volunteers to apply GE & WEE related learnings from the MEL system to the projects strategic and operational decision-making;
- Participates in knowledge exchange events and working groups focused on GE & WEE issues;
- Contributes to the strengthening results based management (RBM) in CESO.

- Must have recent experience of applying GE & WEE concepts in designing and implementation of donor funded economic development projects
- Professional Degree in an area relevant to the described responsibilities
- Fluent in speaking, reading and writing English (required)
- Fluent in speaking, reading and writing French (strongly preferred)
- Knowledge of RBM and other participatory methodologies in program management
- Field experience, an asset, in at least one of the following regions - Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Asia or the Caribbean

- Excellent conceptual and analytical skills
- Excellent organizational, presentation, interpersonal and meeting facilitation skills
- Proactive team player with creative problem solving skills
- Ability to reach consensus in teams representing departments with contending goals
- Availability and excellent ability for remote collaboration with project team members in different time zones

Please forward your resume, cover letter, including salary expectations, with Advisor, Gender Equality & Women’s Economic Empowerment in the subject line to:

Jennifer Rovet, Recruitment Manager

Application deadline: February 21, 2022

CESO is an equal opportunity employer.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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