Gender Specialist


Landesa Rural Development Institute

Remote (global)
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Consultancy
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Remote (global)
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Deadline:30/06/2024
  • Location:Remote (global)
Economic justice Movement building
 About Landesa
Grounded in the knowledge that having legal rights to land is a foundation for prosperity and opportunity, Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that those experiencing the most extreme forms of poverty have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute in 1967,

The Gender Specialist’s scope of work and level of effort will be determined in accordance with specific opportunities as they arise.
Essential Job Functions
 Perform research, analysis, and synthesis of topics and issues related to Landesa’s work in regions from a gender equality and intersectional perspective as assigned.
 Undertake and occasionally supervise fieldwork (rapid rural appraisal, key informant interviews, public meetings, workshops, surveys) to gather information about current land tenure conditions and the prospects for gender transformational reform.
 Make gender-transformative policy, program and project recommendations that are useful and realistic, given country realities and resources.
 Contribute to plans for implementing recommendations, including advocating for gender transformative approaches to be adequately integrated and resourced.
 Assess progress and results, identify problem areas, and take corrective steps to achieve program and project objectives.
 Orally present policy recommendations to government officials and other partners, answer questions and defend recommendations.
 Collaborate with foreign government officials, other counterpart country nationals, and international aid agencies, and corporations in the work.
 Prepare and deliver public education and awareness presentations consistent with Landesa’s educational strategic objectives.

Required Education
 A minimum of a master’s degree in a related field is required, i.e., law, agricultural economics, gender studies, [feminist] economics, sociology, geography, anthropology, or related field.
 At least 5 years of experience of relevant international development work experience working at the intersection of gender and land tenure, engaging in policy research and in the design and implementation of projects, including significant focus on the types of thematic and geographic areas mentioned above; experience with climate change programming preferred. 
 Priority will be given to professionals with strong communications skills and a demonstrated ability to work at a distance and take on a variety of assignments with a quick learning curve.
 Experience in women’s land rights and application of gender in all aspects of project design and implementation. 
 Experience working in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Francophone Africa, and/or South Asia. 
 Experience working with land tenure issues, field experience in the Global South, and work experience with multilateral or bi-lateral international. 

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