| Company Description
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with decentralised management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff) backstops our teams around the world.
For more information on SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org
Overview of project
In line with the strategic priorities of EKN in Burundi, the PADANE project is a (multi-annual) 4-year project developed around food and nutrition security to step up development support by increasing resilience of vulnerable rural populations, as well as improving incomes through market linkages and private sector agribusiness development, while targeting key groups such as women, youth and returnees. It aims to contribute to increased stability and security from improved food & nutrition security through commercial farming opportunities, resilient farming systems and employment creation.
The project takes a market-based approach to deliver impact, creating employment and economic opportunities through (i) the brokering and facilitation of inclusive value chains and inclusive finance, (ii) empowering women, youth and returnees with improved food and nutrition security, and (iii) promoting resilience in market-oriented farming systems, villages and value chains.
Overview of the Position
Under the overall guidance of the Value Chain Expert and the Project Manager the Youth Employment & Gender Advisor is responsible for development, implementation and ensuring quality control of youth employment and women empowerment activities including selection and oversight on sub-contracts.
• During the inception phase lead the analysis, validation and selection of youth employment and gender interventions;
• Conducting initial youth employment and gender assessments and ensuring that assessment findings are reflected in project design and implementation;
• Ensuring that youth employment and gender considerations are incorporated into the design and implementation of all project activities;
• Develop strategic youth employment and gender intervention plans;
• Identify and select suitable project interventions for youth employment and gender strategy;
• Strengthen capacity of local partners to supporting implementation of youth employment and gender interventions;
• Identify and coordinate technical back stoppers for the youth employment and gender;
• Monitor progress of youth employment and gender targets as well as targets planned for local partners to ensure that all milestones set in the annual work plan are met;
• Account and report to VC Expert on youth employment and gender activities;
• Guide knowledge development and documentation of lessons gained on youth employment and gender activities.
• A Masters Degree in international development, gender and development, or related field;
• At least 6 years’ experience providing gender and youth expertise in similar programmes;
• Proven project implementation skills including project development and report writing;
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation of gender mainstreaming and youth employment result areas;
• Demonstrated experience in capacity development;
• Sound experience in knowledge management;
• Able to strategically inspire and energise multi- partner project teams;
• Demonstrated experience in managing various stakeholders;
• Strong strategic decision-making and communication skills including reporting and presentation skills;
• Fluency in both written and spoken French and English is required.
Contract Duration: 1 year full -time international employment contract, with strong possibility of extension
Expected Start Date: September, 2019
Duty Station: Bujumbura, Burundi
Working at SNV
SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the above profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your CV in English with a cover letter before August 29, 2019.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted