ACDI/VOCA is promptly seeking a Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Lead for the upcoming USAID Title II Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Kenya. The DFSA in Kenya is anticipated to be a multi-year project to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity. The activity will aim to sustainably reduce levels of acute malnutrition and increase food security in the most vulnerable households in northern Kenya. To achieve this, the ACDI/VOCA team will ensure the implementation of interventions designed to increase incomes, ensure access to nutritious food year-round, improve household nutrition and hygiene practices, and strengthen governance in communities affected by shocks and stresses.
The Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics Lead, a member of senior management team, will play a critical role in ensuring that the social dimensions of malnutrition, food security, and community resilience are effectively addressed at all levels and across all active components.
Provide technical leadership and management in the programming and implementation of gender and youth integration across food security interventions
Develop and deliver gender, youth, and social inclusion-focused training sessions to ensure they are appropriately addressed in all project activities.
In close collaboration with Strategic Learning Lead and M&E Lead ensure that gender, youth, and social dynamics components are reflected in the analysis, assessments, and adaptive management and learning strategies and processes.
Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, gender studies or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred
Minimum 7 years of field experience at the community level required
In-depth understanding of gender, age, and other locally significant socio-cultural factors in the context of food security programming required
Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of source required
Proven skills in participatory learning and action and facilitating collaborative problem solving
Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors to ensure gender and youth integration and empowerment
Proven record of identifying and delivering capacity building initiatives required
Successful experience in East Africa region required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Fluency in English required
How to apply:
Please apply directly online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted.