Gender & Youth Specialist Dutch Embassy REACH Project Jobs – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Organisation: International Fertilizer Development Center
Project Name: Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains
(REACH) project
Funding Source: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party
 Duty Station: Uganda
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public
international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of directors
with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit
center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity
in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and
environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.
About REACH Project:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has submitted a
proposal for the REACH (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) project to the
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda. The project will
improve market engagement for 40,000 market oriented farmers, strengthen
household resilience and increase availability of agricultural support services
for farmers and businesses in the rice and potato value chains in consideration
of their strategic importance to the Government of Uganda and EKN.
Job Summary: The Gender and
Youth Specialist will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all work
related to gender and youth activities including: 1) design and roll out of
gender strategy and action plan, 2) routine monitoring of program activities,
3) gender and youth analysis, and 4) special studies or reports as needed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with management and field teams
    to integrate gender and youth throughout the project.
  • Lead in development and refinement of a
    project gender and youth strategy and integration plan.
  • Assess gender and youth dynamics in the
    selected value chains in coordination with project staff and sector
    specialists, addressing barriers to improving participation of youth and
  • Provide support in the development of
    operational manuals to ensure gender and youth equity and sensitivity in
    manual content and presentation.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Gender
    Action Plan at field level with the various value chain actors including
    Farmer Groups, Farmer Business Groups,
  • Collaborate with local women’s groups,
    gender-focused organizations, youth-focused organizations and other groups
    implementing similar gender- and youth-related activities in similar areas
  • Participate in gender-related meetings
    with the donor, stakeholders, government officials, and implementing
  • Work closely with technical staff to
    design and implement activities that strengthen women’s and youth access
    to finance, training and other resources, such as land.
  • Formulate strategies, activities, and
    messages for communicating the business case for investing in women and
    youth enterprises.
  • Propose indicators and data collection methods
    for tracking changes in women’s and youth’s empowerment, gender dynamics,
    and gender inequality gaps that integrate into the projects MIS.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Gender & Youth Specialist job
    opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Sciences or
    a related field.
  • At least five years’ experience in the
    planning and implementation of gender and youth mainstreaming programs.
  • Previous experience in the development of
    gender strategies and gender action plans
  • Significant field level experience in the
    both implementation and monitoring of gender mainstreaming techniques
    focusing on behavior change such as community dialogues, household
    approach etc.
  • Prior experience successfully working in
    societies with low gender and development indicators.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation
  • Fluency in spoken and good written English
    is mandatory.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) should Apply Online by
clicking on the link below. Follow the instructions on how to create resume and
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