Gender Specialist

Winrock International, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st January, 2017

Job Description

Gender Specialist- Bangladesh

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the position of Gender Specialist for the Feed the Future Bangladesh Women’s Empowerment Activity (WEA). The responsibilities, duties and qualifications for this position are described in the attached position description.


Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. Winrock embraces continuous quality improvement and a culture of impact, accountability and entrepreneurship.


The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits include life, disability and medical insurance; retirement; and other normal Winrock benefits.


Applicants should go to Careers page at to submit their application, cover letter and resume for HR Recruitment Coordinator.

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EOE/AA

POSITION Description

POSITION TITLE: Gender Specialist

PROJECT: Feed the Future Bangladesh Women’s Empowerment Activity (WEA)

LOCATION: Dhaka, Bangladesh

UNIT: Education and Empowerment

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party

PROGRAM Summary:

The goal of the Women’s Empowerment Activity (WEA) project is to increase women’s empowerment and gender parity. The three-year project is carried out in five districts in the USAID Feed the Future Zone in Bangladesh -- Jessore, Barguna, Patukhali, Barisal and Khulna. WEA is designed to promote and increase women’s empowerment at the household and community levels through increased community leadership; improved decision-making over productive resources; improved control over income; strengthened decision-making in agricultural production; and improved time use.

ESSENTIAL Responsibilities:**

Specific responsibilities of the Gender Specialist position include but are not limited to:

  • Leads activities related to gender analysis and programming, specifically leadership development, community engagement, and behavior change; and women’s empowerment in decision making, control and management of assets.

  • Oversees implementation of Entrepreneurial Literacy Training for Empowerment (ELTE) for women and men, and leadership training for local leaders.

  • With the Chief of Party, supports USAID Feed the Future, and other donor-funded programs to maximize gender integration and leverage opportunities contributing to greater women’s empowerment.

  • Collaborates with other project staff stakeholders, and partners to deliver far-reaching results and impact in line with program expectations.

  • Oversees gender integration into all training materials, public awareness and outreach strategies, project communications, and other key activities.

  • Coordinates design and facilitation of women’s empowerment and gender training for project staff, partners, and other key stakeholders, and ensures partners understand the project’s overall women’s empowerment approach.

  • Collaborates with M&E and program staff to ensure monitoring systems appropriately capture gender outcomes, monitor potential unintended consequences, and assist program staff and partners to take corrective action, as needed.

  • Liaises with GOB stakeholders at national, district and local levels to help align project activities with national priorities and identify opportunities for coordination.

  • Contributes regularly to project deliverables, including progress reports, work plans, and others.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Provide other administrative support or duties as assigned to the HR team.

Qualifications and Background:


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in gender studies, development, or a relative discipline.


  • Minimum ten years’ experience of progressive professional experience in gender analysis and programming.


  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times

  • Demonstrated experience working on projects promoting women’s empowerment, including training curriculum development and delivery.

  • Demonstrated experience in personnel and NGO partner management.

  • Solid experience in Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) related to acceptance of women’s empowerment.

  • Extensive experience working with relevant government agencies as well as local and international NGOs addressing women’s empowerment, livelihoods, entrepreneurship and related issues in Bangladesh.

  • Extensive field-based experience in in the WEA focus districts highly desired

  • Excellent communications skills in Bangla and English (FSI level IV), both written and orally.

  • Willingness to travel and work throughout the country, as needed.

  • Must be able to provide the right to work in Bangladesh



Applicants should go to Careers page at to submit their application, cover letter and resume for HR Recruitment Coordinator.

Winrock International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. EOE/AA

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