Veterinarians Without Borders Canada Gender Specialist/Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Veterinarians Without Borders Canada Gender Specialist/Advisor Jobs in Kenya

Role Purpose

  • The primary purpose of the gender specialist volunteer position is to support with the development, management, and implementation of gender-focused and gender integration activities for all program components. The role will involve working directly with the community members and Meru Central Dairy Union extension staff, in liaison also with the local coordinator and Africa Program Officer.


  • Provide direct technical assistance and guidance on women’s economic empowerment to the program and its partners.

  • Support the development of tools, systems, processes and approaches that continuously improve technical excellence and impact in the area of transformative approaches to women’s economic empowerment.

  • Lead, coordinate, support, and/or conduct gender and power analyses, effectiveness and efficacy studies, appraisal, evaluation and needs assessments as required by the program.

  • Assist with quantitative/qualitative assessments in targeted communities to assess effectiveness of interventions and impact.

  • Support the implementation partners to understand the role of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment for the Program impact groups.

  • Provide advice on appropriate gender sensitive indicators in the performance measurement framework and support colleagues in the monitoring and reporting of programme results/outputs and objectives against agreed indicators

  • Work closely with other technical specialists to integrate gender across all Program components.

  • Facilitate and support a strong learning and knowledge sharing community around gender-transformative practices amongst delivery partners.

  • Represent work being done in gender-transformation and women’s economic empowerment under the program in relevant internal and external forums.



  • Degree in gender studies or social sciences with experience in gender issues.

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in program management/program development in an international development/humanitarian organization;

  • A strong understanding of women’s rights is required, as well as demonstrated experience incorporating gender and feminist approaches into
    the design, monitoring, learning, and evaluation of programs;

  • Experience in applying participatory methods and tools, including the promotion of gender equality, good governance, and environmental sustainability;

  • Strong knowledge and experience in conducting gender assessment and gender Action Plan in a developing country context;

  • Knowledge of multi-stakeholder program development processes including coordination and learning;

  • Knowledge of training tools and methods and proven experience delivering training on gender responsive programs. Experience in coaching and mentoring in rural and agricultural communities is considered an asset.

  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills
    Commitment to the principles of volunteer cooperation and familiarity with participatory approaches to development, including the promotion of gender equality, good governance and environmental sustainability


  • Previous international work / volunteer experience in development sector.

    How to apply

  • Please submit via email your resume/CV and a motivation letter to


    Please note the following:

  • The subject line of your email should read “Gender Specialist Volunteer - Meru / Wakulima.”

  • The file name for your resume should read: “(last name)(first name) Resume

  • The file name for your cover letter should read: “(last name) (first name) Cover Letter

  • (Your letter should state why you wish to be considered for the role and how you meet relevant skills)

  • We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants shortlisted for the interview will be contacted.

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