ACDI/VOCA Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Director Jobs in Ethiopia

ACDI/VOCA Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Director Jobs in Ethiopia


  • Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

    Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Director, Ethiopia

  • ACDI/VOCA is seeking an experienced Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Director for an anticipated agriculture program in Ethiopia funded by USAID. The Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Director will lead the development and implementation of the program’s overall strategy for gender, youth, and social inclusion and will ensure the integration of women, youth, and other vulnerable populations into all program activities. The program is anticipated to start in early 2022 and this position is envisioned to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


  • Lead development and oversee implementation of the program’s overall gender, youth, and social inclusion (GYSI) strategy.

  • Collaborate with value chain and other lead personnel to ensure the integration of gender, youth, and social inclusion concepts and approaches into all program activities, including technical implementation, monitoring, operations, policies, and procedures.

  • Provide technical advice and trainings to program staff, partners, and stakeholders to build their capacity to integrate gender, youth, and other relevant social considerations into designing interventions, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

  • Lead or assist in the design and implementation of gender, youth, and social inclusion analyses, impact assessments and other learning studies.

  • Review and provide input to project work plans, with attention to gender, youth, and social inclusion dimensions of technical activities and operations and discuss GYSI issues and priorities with project senior management and other technical specialists.

  • Support the M&E Lead to ensure that all data is disaggregated by sex and age in data collection processes, analysis and reporting. Work with M&E team to develop GYSI indicators and learning questions, and ensure that the project
    reports on gender, youth, and social inclusion outcomes and impacts.

  • Lead or assist in the preparation of reports and documents for submission to USAID and ACDI/VOCA home office.

  • Maintain an up-to-date and thorough understanding of gender, youth, and social inclusion issues related to project components.

  • Write, coordinate, and disseminate lessons learned among team and program stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent in agriculture, economics, business administration, sociology, gender, international development, or another relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years prior work experience in international development, preferably in an agricultural or market systems context, including at least 5 years’ experience in gender, youth, social inclusion, and/or resilience programming.

  • 5 years of managing staff strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of proven approaches and best practices for integrating women, youth, and other historically excluded populations into agriculture, market systems, and/or food security programs.

  • In-depth knowledge of gender, youth, and other social inclusion considerations (constraints and opportunities) in agricultural sector in Ethiopia.

  • Experience with agriculture productivity, agribusiness, private sector engagement, and market development is preferred.

  • Knowledge of do no harm, women’s empowerment, and positive youth development frameworks and approaches is required.

  • Previous USAID-funded project experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience conducting gender analysis and research a plus.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.

  • Experience working in Ethiopia strongly preferred.

  • Fluency in English required, Amharic preferred.

  • Ethiopian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ACDI/VOCA Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Director Jobs in Ethiopia

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