Governance and Gender Equity Specialist

Papyrus S.A.

Les Cayes, Haiti


Apr 8

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Governance and Gender Equity Specialist,

Haiti Agri-food Value Chain Strengthening Activity

Cayes, South, Haiti

RTI International is seeking a Governance and Gender Equity Specialist to integrate an agri-food value chain project in maize and beans in the South. The project objective is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmer families in the South of Haiti, with a focus on women and youth. The position will report to both RTI and Project COP and will be based in Les Cayes, Haiti.


  • Lead the implementation of the project’s governance strategy on local economic development, including the adaptation and development of tools and approaches to support the strategy;
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for the integration of governance and gender approaches across program activities;
  • Identify target groups through social assessments, ensure participatory wealth ranking and social mapping is conducted and stakeholders involved understand the importance of such assessments;
  • Build coalitions of stakeholders and moderate working groups around common advocacy themes like: awareness raising and engaging local actors, accountability mechanisms, participatory planning for effective service delivery, stakeholder dialogue for local enterprises and partnerships;
  • Assess the representation and active participation of women and disadvantaged groups in project -related stakeholder groups (such as community and local governance bodies) and make recommendations for improving participation in project activities that lead to positive outcomes for these groups;
  • Support development of gender equity sensitive behavior change communication activities and messages.
  • Work with senior project management to raise awareness and capacity of project staff on issues related to gender and governance;
  • Provide guidance and support to field level staff for promotion of inclusion, and ensure capacity is built at local level to sustain change;
  • Produce reports to assess whether the gender equity and governance objectives are being met;
  • Support partners in mainstreaming gender equity, transparency in their policies, management systems and programs and provide training and education in implementing the policies

Qualifications and experience:

  • Masters degree in social sciences, political science, social development or bachelor’s degree and 4 or more years of experience designing and implementing governance strategies for projects, including in Haiti;
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan, guide and implement governance work;
  • Ability to work well with multiple stakeholders;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with government counterparts at all levels, local organizations, community groups, and other program partners and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated experience in gender equity, social inclusion activities in Haiti;
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team;
  • Experience building staff and stakeholder capacity and training in governance and gender issues;
  • Experience with large donor-funded projects is preferred;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and management skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in French, Creole, and English.

Interested candidates should send their CV and a letter of interest to [email protected].

Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. The deadline for submission of applications is 12 April 2021.

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