Become a Regional Gender Equality Advisor, Africa at Nutrition International: Apply!

Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria or Senegal
Deadline for Submission: 29th April, 2024

About us

At Nutrition International, we make a difference, because nutrition is the difference. Woven into the very fabric of our approach is the passion and drive of our global team of over 600 people, working in 13 offices across 11 countries with one common goal: transforming the lives of people who need it most through improved nutrition.  If you are a motivated and passionate individual who shares our conviction that a better world is possible through improved nutrition, wants to leave the world a little better than they found it, and is looking to be part of a global team with a clear vision, we want to hear from you. Please consider applying for the position below. 

About the role

The purpose of this position is to act as a principal resource on gender equality and social inclusion issues for Nutrition International’s programs and projects in the Africa region by supporting gender analyses and action planning, training and capacity building for project staff and local partners, identifying and assisting in monitoring gender equality outcomes and indicators. Part of the role also includes exploring and supporting regional or country-level partnerships with gender and/or child-focused and women civil society rights organizations in pursuit of achieving Nutrition International’s gender equality programming and strategic goals as well as supporting fundraising and business development activities in this area.


  • Advise and support teams to plan for and conduct gender assessments for new proposals/programs which could include rapid assessment to in-depth sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA), working with local gender experts. 
  • Support country teams to develop gender action plans and/or project gender strategies which incorporate findings from SGBAs into their project activities and workplans.
  • Quality assurance of project planning, implementation, and reporting documentation as required. A specific focus will be on providing technical guidance in gender analysis throughout the project cycle, from design to evaluation.
  • Work closely with MDL team to monitor and report on gender equality outcomes and indicators and fill gender data gaps using NI gender indicators and tools.   
  • Participate in regional/country level dialogue on gender equality and social inclusion.
  • Analyze reports from identified projects and synthesize key learnings for donors, NI publications and/or other stakeholders to highlight NI’s contribution to gender equality outcomes within nutrition programming.
  • Support gender focal points within country teams to monitor and performance manage sub-contractors and grantees; specification of work to be sub-contracted, and the identification, selection and engagement of appropriate individuals or institutions to carry it out under NI management.
  • Provide technical support to country offices in the implementation of gender targeted projects and activities.

About You;

  • You have a Postgraduate level degree in gender/women’s studies with a focus on health, or in nutrition, public health, sociology or international development with experience and training in gender and development 
  • Experience using gender markers in the development of new programs.
  • 6-8 years of experience with NGOs, UN agencies, and/or other service providers in implementing gender-sensitive and/or responsive programming with public health, food security, and/or nutrition related programs within the Africa region. 
  • Specific experience working in and/or knowledge of maternal nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, adolescent nutrition and health, and/or infant and child survival programming an advantage. 
  • Able to work as part of multi-cultural global team in a dynamic and growing organization 
  • Experience using participatory methodologies in training and capacity building 
  • Ability to engage on culturally sensitive issues within gender equality programming and apply a non-judgmental approach
  • Experience with qualitative research methods and results-based management
  • Experience with emergency response health programs is also an asset.  Familiarity with Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP)

What we offer

A competitive market pay, health and dental benefits and pension plan, flexible work hours, four weeks of vacation (plus public holidays) and support for learning and development opportunities. We offer a collaborative and engaging work environment. Nutrition International is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible work environment. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process. Please note that all our offers are conditional subject to appropriate screening checks and satisfactory reference checks.

For more detailed information about the role, please click on the Job Description attached.


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