Bioversity International Gender Support Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

Bioversity International Gender Support Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

On behalf of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Bioversity International is now seeking for a qualified candidate to serve as a Gender Support Specialist.
Bioversity International and ILRI are CGIAR Research Centres.

Based in Kampala, Uganda, and under the supervision of the Gender Scientist at ILRI and of the Coordinator of the ‘BuildUganda’ Program, the Gender Support Specialist will support various activities within the scope of the Animal Health Program funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).​


  • Work with the Rift Valley Fever (RVF) team to review secondary data and completed reports from previous Gender and RVF research (output from this review will be used to further refine research questions related to Gender and RVF control)
  • Conduct Gender assessments using appropriate tools to enable a better understanding of Gender-based constraints in Pest des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and RVF control
  • Work with the Gender Scientist to make recommendations on the interventions that can eliminate Gender barriers and strengthen women’s participation in PPR and RVF control
  • Identify opportunities for youth to engage in PPR control using the results from the Gender assessments including key informant interviews
  • Collect Gender monitoring data and work together with other project team members to ensure smooth coordination of data collection activities
  • Support the project team in building capacities of small ruminant women and men farmers, in PPR control
  • Analyze data and draft reports
  • Any other duties that may
    be assigned by the supervisor


  • Master’s degree in Gender studies, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Socioeconomics or related field with specialization in Gender and Development
  • At least five years of relevant experience working on Gender issues in relation to agriculture and/or livestock, food security and/or nutrition in Uganda
  • Demonstrated qualitative and/or quantitative analytical skills, including ability to go beyond basic descriptions of Gender inequalities to discern underlying Gender relations
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills, including solid experience with participatory methods and dynamics
  • Proven interpersonal-, and cross-cultural skills, including ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and to develop strong and effective working relationships with partners
  • Creative, systematic and well-organized with high degree of initiative and sense of responsibility
  • Willingness and ability to travel and undertake fieldwork in rural communities
  • Experience working in an international organisation and/or in applied agricultural research

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th September, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Bioversity International Gender Support Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

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