Global Gender Lead


One Acre Fund

  • Location: Kenya, Rwanda 
  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Anyone can apply
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:12/10/2023
  • Location:Kenya, Rwanda 
Generic (e.g. 'gender focal point' role Food security & Nutrition
About the Role
We are looking for a proven and passionate gender lead to shape how One Acre Fund thinks about gender equality programming by providing evidence-based guidance on gender-sensitive and gender-transformative program design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The global gender lead is expected to help increase the technical capacity of internal and external implementation partners, and national and local systems actors with whom One Acre Fund works to deliver gender-responsive services and create a truly pro-women system across our country portfolio.

  • Develop One Acre Fund’s Gender Vision and Strategy - You will develop a data-driven gender strategy to dismantle the barriers faced by women farmers and ensure One Acre Fund’s farmer-facing and organizational-wide work contributes to gender equity, equality, and empowerment of women.
  • Gender Programming & Gender-Transformative Design - To strengthen the capacity of our project teams, you will assemble a learning platform and provide strategic and technical assistance for country teams to develop and fine-tune strategies, identify and address gaps, document organization-wide innovation, and showcase the results and impact of gender-centric interventions.
  • Enhancing the power and agency of women's voices - You will provide thought partnership to organizational leadership to build gender capacity across the organization and promote decision-making that prioritizes gender representation throughout the organization. You will also help increase the technical capacity of external implementation partners such as national and local systems actors with whom One Acre Fund works, to deliver gender-responsive services across our country portfolio.

Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, gender / women studies or related field.
  • 5+ years of practical experience leading complex gender-centric field programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior experience developing gender equality strategy, gender programming, and complex project management and implementation is essential..
  • Genuine commitment to rural communities. You are passionate about providing opportunity to the hardest-working (women) farmers on the planet.

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya
Health insurance, Housing, and Comprehensive benefits
Contract Duration
2 years
One Acre Fund can support a work permit for this role. However, nationals of (or those with an extensive professional background and work history in) our countries of operation are preferred. " Women are encouraged to apply"

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