EnCompass LLC is seeking Gender and Social Inclusion Experts for a number of upcoming Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) opportunities. The purpose of this call order requests for consultants is to expand our pool of experts able to assist MCC, through the provision of short-term technical assistance, in working with partner countries to support gender integration and social inclusion (GSI) in the design and implementation of MCC-funded projects. Specific sector areas for these upcoming call orders are noted below, along with countries of focus.
Short-term technical assistance support may include:
Conducting country and sector analyses; designing programs, including development of budgets, project concepts and logic models, facilitating stakeholder inputs, drafting work plans, and conducting further assessments; developing and updating Social and Gender Integration Plans, Monitoring and Evaluation Plans, and other activity-specific implementation tools and resources; and supporting a variety of learning and development activities to help strengthen MCC policies, practices, communications and knowledge management around gender and social inclusion.
Qualified applicants will ideally have experience supporting MCC-funded projects and have demonstrated experience supporting integration of GSI for improved development outcomes in the sectors and topic areas listed below.
Sectors/Topic Areas and Locations:
Key sectors and topic areas covered include: Agriculture; Energy/Renewable Energy; Affordability; Gender and Transport; Female Safety; Roads and Transportation/Engineering; Women’s Economic Empowerment/Employment; general project support
Countries of focus include: Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Indonesia, Benin-Niger Region
Positions will be short-term based on the requirements of MCC. Assignments may require travel to or residency in MCC-funded Compact countries as needed (depending upon COVID-19 restrictions and regulations).
Team Leader general requirements (country specific requirements follows)
- Experience developing and implementing gender and social inclusion plans
- Experience conducting a variety of mixed-method analyses and assessments to include economic, social, institutional, and political economic analyses, and with a focus on identifying gender and social gaps and analyzing root causes of constraints to growth and poverty reduction
- Familiar with international best practices and methodologies in the transport sector and have experience with participatory community development and consultative methods, and the ability to work closely with local counterparts and the public at large
- Knowledge of participatory development and consultative methods
- Knowledge of MCC’s Environmental Guidelines and Gender Policy required; familiarity with MCC’s Constraints Analysis, the Constraints to Employment and Entrepreneurship framework, and other MCC analysis frameworks highly preferable
- Experience implementing international standards as they relate to gender, experience with IFC Performance Standards preferred
- Experience developing GSI indicators into Monitoring and Evaluation plans
- Experience gathering and analyzing gender data
- Experience working with international development agencies, experience with MCC highly preferred
Team Leader – Malawi
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in social sciences or a related discipline (international/economic development, sociology, public policy, community development, etc.)
Experience and Skills
- Minimum 7 years of experience in international development, with a minimum of 3 years of work in Sub-Saharan Africa
- At least 4 years of combined experience in one or more of the following: women’s employment and entrepreneurship in transport; women’s access to freight and logistics services in developing countries; gender mainstreaming in national or subnational transport planning; or institutional and governance interventions to reduce public GBV
How to Apply
Please upload your resume using the green “+Select Resume” button, complete your name and contact information, and then copy/paste your cover letter into the space provided.
Closing Date is February 19, 2021
Any applications received after the closing date may or may not be considered for other proposals in the future.
Qualified applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis as task orders are received throughout the five-year life of the project.
Please clearly list the following in your CV and / or in your Cover Letter:
- Countries in which you have experience working to support gender integration and social inclusion (GSI)
- Sectors and topic areas in which you have experience (from the list of sectors above)
- Country in which you currently reside
- Your daily rate (please specify currency)
- Which donor agencies or international funders you have experience working with
- If you have worked on an MCC assignment or project (state which project)