The Senior Gender Specialist consultant will work with the team and USAID/Ghana, local academia, think tanks, government institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to carry out the Gender Analysis and Assessment. The consultant will travel to Ghana for 4-5 weeks to conduct the field work for the Gender Analysis and Assessment (likely to take place in early-to -mid-October/November 2018).
- Collaborate with the Team Leader to prepare an Inception Report that includes a review of existing literature and resources (in line with sectors mentioned above) and the detailed methodology;
- Collaborate with the Team Leader to prepare a detailed work plan for data collection, analysis and interpretation, roles/tasks/level of effort of team, and a table of contents for the Gender Analysis report;
- Participate in the design of the methodology, drafting of data collection instruments, and primary data collection with the Team Leader and National Gender Expert;
- Travel to Ghana for 4-5 weeks and work within a team of national and international gender experts to conduct the Gender Analysis and Assessment;
- Collaborate with the Team Leader and National Gender Expert to conduct in-country key informant interviews and focus groups;
- Serve as co-author of the draft and final gender analysis. Integrate USAID and Banyan Global feedback into the draft and finalize the report;
- Develop and participate in the presentation of preliminary study findings to USAID and project staff in Ghana.
- At least seven years of experience in conducting gender analyses and assessments, including the consideration of gender-based violence as a cross-cutting theme;
- Specialized knowledge of women’s empowerment – including key measures and indicators across multiple sectors (such as the USAID Feed the Future Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Index, Gender Integration Framework);
- Master’s Degree in sociology, anthropology, economics, or another relevant social sciences field;
- Familiarity with public policies, strategies and legal frameworks addressing gender and social inclusion gaps, gender-based violence, and disability, as well as with gender agendas and programs of the main development agencies in Ghana;
- Ability to communicate diplomatically and clearly with USAID staff and partners;
- Experience in the drafting and implementation of qualitative research instruments;
- Superior speaking and writing skills in English are required.
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