POSITION TITLE:  Gender Integration Specialist  

LOCATION:  Bangladesh 

UNIT: Forestry and Natural Resource Management Group  

REPORTS TO: Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)  


Winrock International is seeking Deputy Chief of Party candidates for the USAID/Bangladesh Multisector Integrated District Development Activity (MIDDA) proposal. The purpose of the activity is to strengthen resilience in host communities affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis through fostering economic and social prosperity. The activity is anticipated to focus on building the capacity of people, communities and local institutions in the host communities in the areas of skill building, livelihood diversification, water and sanitation, and natural resources management. 


The Gender Integration Specialist will work with the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and other technical staff to provide technical leadership on gender and coordinate the gender strategy and activities for MIDDA.  The Gender Integration Specialist will also review how gender indicators are integrated into the results framework, train staff on gender issues, and build gender into communication materials and project reports. S/he will be responsible for collaborating with project specialists to ensure a holistic approach throughout the project on gender issues. 


  • Conduct different gender-awareness training sessions and refresher workshops for MIDDA project staff, focusing on gender-based constraints and opportunities in the different regions and in relation to the different resources or livelihood activities, using own resources or outside expertise;
  • Advise and mentor staff (headquarters, regional and site level) to sensitize them on how to integrate gender equality and female empowerment in activities and assist them in challenging gender discrimination and overcoming gender-based constraints;
  • Visit site-level offices and selected communities to gain adequate knowledge of potentials and constraints, and the work environment, to be able to better monitor, support, and supervise gender integration;
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation in the development, application, and monitoring of gender-sensitive indicators and the consistent use of sex disaggregation in reporting to better measure gender-related impacts and outcomes;
  • Help identify gender-sensitive questions and useful sex disaggregated information in survey questionnaires/formats and provide gender-awareness training for staff who will conduct surveys, using own resources or outside expertise
  • Review and assess effectiveness of gender mainstreaming in MIDDA policies and in activities through reports, field visits, and surveys;
  • Work with the Grants Management to ensure that small grants applicants include gender issues;
  • Work with the Communications Manager to integrate gender content into communication materials (posters, scripts for radio or television, documentaries, and success stories);
  • Ensure the effective implementation of MIDDA’s Gender Strategy, including:

    • Monitoring, assessing, and reporting on the implementation of the Gender Strategy, to ensure compliance in all programming, planning, training, and activities
    • Provide advice and inputs to better support consistent and effective gender integration in programming, planning, implementation, and monitoring
    • Ensuring that working conditions are gender-sensitive, and free from discrimination and harassment
    • Achieving a more equal female-male ratio of staff at all levels, decision-making positions, to better reflect Ghanaian society

  • Network with other organizations to share gender-related information and best practices;
  • Develop gender-related skills, tools, and conceptual frameworks to strengthen gender responsiveness and analysis in programming and implementation, using own resources or outside expertise;
  • Provide monthly updates, and assist in compiling gender-related highlights and “success stories” for Quarterly and Annual Technical progress reports for donor submission;
  • Prepare Annual Work Plan for gender component; and 
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by supervisor(s).


Skills, Knowledge, and Experience 

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field  
  • Five to seven years of relevant experience in gender integration into development projects
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects is an advantage
  • Demonstrated and proven record to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • In depth knowledge and work experience in the natural resources sector in Bangladesh;
  • In depth knowledge and work experience in gender issues in natural resources;
  • Ability to work in a team, including effectively contributing to joint planning and implementation of trainings, workshops, and other program activities;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Required computer proficiencies: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet;
  • Language skills: English- fluent spoken, written. 

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