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Institutional Reform Technical Expert III

Employer
Banyan Global
Location
Washington, Ohio
Closing date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Other
Organization Type
Business
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Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff working in a number of developing countries. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: health, finance and investment, enterprise development, gender, youth, and monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Banyan Global is recruiting an Institutional Reform Technical Expert for a short-term technical assistance in Lesotho. The Institutional Reform Technical Expert will provide short-term technical assistance (STTA) on a range of activities related to gender integration and inclusion (GSI) as it pertains to institutional reform and institutional capacity strengthening related to incorporating gender in government ministries and departments pertaining to agriculture and to SMEs.

  • Review project documents produced by MCC and partners to ensure that all GSI-related issues are addressed thoroughly and at a high level of quality.
  • Participate regularly in project activity calls with MCC and Lesotho government officials to problem solve and make recommendations.
  • Conduct in-country missions (as permitted by lifting of health-related travel restrictions)
  • Conduct assessments and research on specific topics to fill knowledge gaps, including desk reviews and fieldwork.
  • Prepare projects and activity summaries.
  • Support drafting of MCC project descriptions, detailed cost estimates, timelines and workplans, in line with MCC compact development requirements.

  • An advanced degree, preferably sociology, anthropology, political science, development studies, or related field is highly desirable.
  • At least 15 years of experience working on institutional reform and institutional capacity strengthening related to incorporating gender in government ministries and departments pertaining to agriculture and to SMEs.
  • Experience working on these issues related to irrigation a strong advantage.
  • Experience working on integrating cutting-edge methodologies into government training, including those focused on changing gender norms, a strong advantage. At least five of these years should be in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Experience engaging with high-level government officials in developing countries, in a research, advisory or operational position.
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