Blumont is a global organization working with local communities to design and implement innovative approaches to building infrastructure, delivering lifesaving humanitarian assistance, and bridging the gap from early recovery through long-term stability and development. Blumont serves underserved populations, refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of conflict, and tackles development challenges through programming tailored to local contexts and needs in order to empower communities from relief and recovery to sustainable resilience.
Blumont is looking to identify a Gender Specialist for future work on an anticipated 5-year program is funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of the program is to enhance water security in fragile contexts, with a focus on supporting locally-led approaches.
The Gender Specialist will assist in the implementation of the program’s gender commitments. S/he will increase women’s leadership within the WASH sector and enhance their decision-making power within the household for WASH products and services.
Other duties include, but are not limited to:
- Lead the strategy and implementation to increase gender equity and inclusion in household sanitation decision making through program interventions
- Consult with women’s associations, beneficiaries and staff to ensure women’s needs are addressed in project activities
- Inform the design of program monitoring tools, project monitoring reports, and evaluations to ensure gender dynamics and sensitivity are properly integrated and captured through data.
- Provide support and contribute towards the preparation of gender mainstreamed operational guidelines, grievance dispute resolution mechanism including gender-based violence referrals, asset management and corporate business plan
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s Degree required in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, International Affairs, International Development, or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years of professional experience implementing international development projects, preferably in the fields of water supply and sanitation
- Knowledge of and familiarity with USAID program requirements, and their policies and regulations is required, previous experience on large-scale USAID funded projects is preferred
- Strong negotiation and presentation skills and ability to build strong relationships with host governments’ institutions, local and international NGOs, and donors
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English are required.