The purpose of this position is to design, manage, strengthen, and provide strategic direction to the Kenya DFSA's Gender Strategy, ensuring a holistic and robust approach to address the needs of men, women, boys and girls in CRS' food security and nutrition interventions. S/he will work across CRS and consortium staff to build capacity of all project staff in gender sensitive programming. S/he will contribute to the Country Program's (CP) efforts toward quality design and implementation of gender initiatives to 'promote the right relationships' among targeted 'families and communities'. The Gender Advisor will take primary responsibility to advocate for greater attention to gender perspectives, by providing the necessary technical support and leadership to gender mainstreaming throughout CRS' programs and operations. The Gender Advisor will be responsible for coordinating and supervising the integration of gender across all activities, particularly during times of emergency, and assessments required for learning and adaptive management to address the changing and unique needs of men, women, boys and girls. The Gender Advisor will work closely with CRS program teams and partner staff to develop high quality contextually appropriate gender approaches. S/he will also take learning needs into account and develop and conduct capacity building for all program staff, with support of the Chief of Party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and Senior Technical Advisors (STA) for Gender.
The DFSA Gender Advisor is expected to have a high level of self-initiative and use critical thinking skills to identify and fill gaps. S/he should have the ability to work sensitively and positively with the DFSA team and promote an inclusive development environment -- success of the post relies on this.
Monitoring: Implementing monitoring activities, including timely collection of quality data, set up and maintenance of databases, facilitation of participatory reflection on monitoring results, and submission of timely progress reports.
Evaluation: Supporting project and program evaluations and reviews by ensuring the quality of evaluation methods, tools, and data and facilitating the use of evaluation results to inform decision-making and enhance learning.
Accountability: Improving our accountability to a range of stakeholders through increased participation, transparent communication, responsive feedback mechanisms, and adherence to internal and external quality standards and requirements
Learning: Promoting excellent knowledge management and collaborative learning processes at the project, program and institutional levels, generating robust evidence for project and programmatic learning that leads to action, decision-making and influence
Internal: CR, HOP, COP, DCOP, Project Technical Leads (e.g. MEAL, Health and Agriculture), Project Managers, Project Gender Officers, CP Gender and Youth Technical Manager, HQ-based Gender Advisor, CRS Gender Community of Practice
External: USAID and other donors, international and local partners, other Kenya DFSA implementers