Local Partnerships Manager - USAID Gender Leadership, Equity, and Advancement for Development (LEAD) Program



Remote (local)
  • Career category:Advocacy/ Policy
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Consultancy
  • Remote option:Remote (local)
  • Right to work requirements:Not specified
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Location:North and Central America
Economic justice Political participation
ECODIT is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Local Partnerships Manager (LPM) for the USAID Gender Leadership, Equity, and Advancement for Development (LEAD) Program. The Program will provide technical assistance & forward-leading programmatic support, thought leadership, & knowledge dissemination in gender integration to USAID Missions and Bureaus across sectors & focus areas. This program supports Operating Units (OUs) in the implementation of the 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act and USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy (Gender Policy) as operationalized through ADS 205 & corresponds to GenDev’s role as an Agency lead in promoting gender equality & women’s empowerment across USAID’s program cycle. The LPM will provide technical leadership for the design, implementation, management, & evaluation of LEAD’s small grants component, based on global best practices. S/he will support learning and partnership through small grants to local and under-utilized partners focused on transformative change to promote gender equality and deconstruct harmful social norms & behaviors. The LPM also will provide subject matter expertise in a wide range of gender issues, such as gender-based violence, women’s economic empowerment, women’s political participation, etc.
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical leadership to the design/management of small grants to local & under-utilized partners. This includes identifying specific learning & program opportunities focused on transformative change in support of gender equality, organizing grant award competitions, and managing the grants, once issued.
  • Develop and sustain positive working relationships with local/under-utilized organizations working on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in developing countries, across regions. 
  • Promote monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) practices that can result in learning for the partner, for USAID and the broader development community.
  • Ensure dissemination of learning and best practices from the small grants administered under the Program, including through webinars and/or written materials.
  • Manage and supervise grants staff and liaise with LEAD finance and compliance team to ensure grant compliance with USAID rules and regulations;
  • Ensure the quality and timeliness of grants deliverables and work products; 
  • Represent the Program, as needed, at global, regional, national, and local fora; and
  • Perform other tasks, as needed
Required Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in political science, gender, international development, or a related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in gender integration, gender analysis, social inclusion, or related areas
  • Experience managing grants programs, in particular GUCs aimed at promoting gender equality and shifting social norms in an international development setting 
  • Experience working in multiple geographies, including developing countries
  • Stronger interpersonal and outreach skills 
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills

Additional/Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of USAID’s ADS procedures, program and operational cycle, audit and financial management requirements and reporting needs
  • Current knowledge of key relevant USAID strategies, policies, and other guidance
  • Fluency in a relevant foreign language (e.g., Arabic, French, Spanish) 

ECODIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ECODIT is an E-Verify and VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  

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