Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 12 December 2021)

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 12 December 2021)

 Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist at World Vision International Rwanda: (Deadline 12 December 2021)


 Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist

 (Homes and Communities Activity)

World Vision Rwanda is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 29 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated, and experienced national for the position of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist (Homes and Communities Activity). The position will be based in Kigali reporting to the Education Technical Advisor

Purpose of the position:

The Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist works to provide technical leadership and management in the design, planning, and implementation of gender and social inclusive programming and advocacy. The role shall coordinate, network and collaborate with relevant stakeholders on gender and social inclusion, and documentation of promising practices around GESI at the local and national level. Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

The major responsibilities include:


% of time


End Results


Planning and Project Management

  • Provide overall technical support in GESI integration into programming and advocacy.
  • Provide technical expertise to project staff and stakeholders, including consultants in relation to needs assessments, program design and implementation, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation activities, etc.
  • Ensure gender equality and social inclusion strategies are based on research and integrated across the project.
GESI is integrated in all project interventions throughout the life of project

Project staff and stakeholders receive the appropriate GESI technical support to deliver tasks


Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

  • Conduct gender analysis within the project including local partners to ascertain the gaps and recommend possible direction for inclusion.
  • Ensure GESI integration in the monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting mechanisms of the project
  • Review GESI M&E tools and support the roll-out and implementation of the GESI M&E toolkit.
  • Analyze GESI related trends and develop strategies to address them in collaboration with key stakeholders

Accurate evidence of GESI achievements based on data and research


Networking and Collaboration

  • Lead and coordinate networking events with relevant partners and stakeholders to the project.
  • Establish and participate in critical technical working groups on gender equality and social inclusion
  • In liaison with project staff and the WV Citizen Voice Action (CVA) specialist, support community consultations, meetings, and/or roundtable discussions to ensure programming remains gender-sensitive and socially inclusive

Strong and suitable relationships are built throughout the life of the project


Capacity Building

Provide capacity-building support for GESI integration to project staff, implementing partner organizations, and key stakeholders.

Project staff and facilitators are trained in GESI and are supporting the implementation of the GESI plans across the project

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training:

Required Professional Experience

  1. At least 5 years of experience in gender equality and social inclusion programming.
  2. Knowledge and experience of implementing participatory gender and social inclusion methodologies.
  3. Experience in developing policies, position papers, strategies, and Project management experience. Previous experience in gender and social inclusion programming in government and/or NGO
  4. Proven record of research and sharing of findings on gender equality and inclusion
  5. Ability to provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender and social inclusion perspectives into programming.
  6. Strong knowledge of child and women’s rights and gender justice added advantage.
Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification
  1. Bachelor’s degree in gender studies, social science, economic or international development. Postgraduate qualification in gender and/or social inclusion is added advantage.


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

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The closing date for submission of applications is 12th December 2021; no late applications will be accepted.

As a child-focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.


Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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