ChildFund International Gender and Youth Advisor Jobs in Kenya

ChildFund International Gender and Youth Advisor Jobs in Kenya


  • The Gender and Youth Advisor, will ensure that the social dimensions of malnutrition, food security, and community resilience are effectively addressed at all levels and across all active components of the project.

  • This position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.


  • Provide technical leadership and management in the programming and implementation of gender and youth integration.

  • Develop and deliver gender, youth, and social inclusion-focused training sessions to ensure they are appropriately addressed in all project activities.

  • In close collaboration with M&E L Advisor ensure that gender and youth dynamics components are reflected in the analysis, assessments, and adaptive management and learning strategies and processes.

  • Oversee the setting of indicators for assessing progress with gender and youth integration, adapted to specific contexts of the project.

  • Ensure the project captures required level of gender and youth disaggregated data and gender specific success stories.

  • Support programming staff in incorporating gender and youth issues in project MEAL systems (performance questions, indicators, sampling methods, procedures, etc.);

  • Assist in gender sensitive participatory planning and support implementation.

  • Arrange the dissemination of information from MEAL data on the degree to which gender and youth-related objectives are being achieved and the gender-differentiated impact of the project.

  • Lead the execution of the Youth Empowerment Activity Plan.

  • Liaise with key external stakeholders to provide guidance on gender and youth perspectives in all aspects of the award.

  • Provide leadership and technical support to local partners in developing effective gender and youth-focused project strategies.

  • Ensure that the project is in compliance with gender and youth related USAID requirements.

  • Assist partner staff to communicate information from the field to the appropriate decision-making forum on the gender integration in activities undertaken in all components, processes and impacts.

  • Provide support, coaching, mentoring and technical guidance to partner gender officers.

  • Develop and lead the integration of social dynamics into all capacity-building efforts.

  • Develop capacity building plans and strategies and identify relevant training and learning opportunities for the project staff to advance knowledge and skills in gender and youth; manage a gender and youth learning agenda in alignment with the projects Learning policies and procedures.

  • Ensure inclusion of gender and youth learning agenda as part of the projects annual learning and development plans.

  • Supervise and mentor project specific Gender and Youth Officers through a matrix management model, through shared project and partner visits, coaching sessions, and coordination with the Gender and Youth Officers’ direct line supervisors.

  • Attend important and relevant events on gender and youth relevant to the project to disseminate information on progress made in gender mainstreaming as

  • Represent the project at workshops and events on gender and/or youth integration.

  • The Gender and Youth Advisor directly supervises project-based gender staff and participates in the hiring and supervision either directly or indirectly of future gender staff.

  • Additionally, s/he will provide support in mentoring all gender-focused staff across the consortium.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, gender studies or relevant field required; master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum 7 years of field experience at the community level required

    Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated skills in participatory learning and action and facilitating collaborative problem solving

  • In-depth understanding of gender, age, and other locally significant socio-cultural factors in the context of Youth empowerment programming and a demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources

  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience collaborating, networking and communicating with diverse stakeholders including country-level institutions

  • Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors to ensure gender and youth integration and empowerment;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  • Strong mentoring and facilitation skills

  • Experience working in low resource environments

  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management and learning techniques is highly encouraged

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and interface with senior members of the business/Society

  • Self-motivation, strong team spirit and ability to effectively manage interpersonal conflict

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Commitment to gender and youth issues in food security programming and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.

  • Disclaimer This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to

  • to reach us not later than Friday, 17th January 2020;

    Human Resources Director
    ChildFund Kenya
    P.O. Box 14038-00800,

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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  • Beware of Scams - ChildFund Kenya does not ask for payment at any point during our recruitment process.

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