GENDER, YOUTH AND GOVERNANCE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT, USAID CENTRAL AFRICA REGIONAL THIRD-PARTY MONITORING PROJECT
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The USAID Central Africa Regional Third-party Monitoring (CART) project will establish independent, impartial, timely, responsive, contextualized, and forward-looking third-party monitoring (TPM) and operational support services. CART will provide a comprehensive range of verification and outcome monitoring and learning services that will increase USAID BHA’s and its implementing partners’ (IP) understanding of the outputs, outcomes, progress, challenges, successes, results, and lessons learned for both emergency and non-emergency activities within Central Africa Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Republic of Congo (ROC). This project seeks to improve BHA’s capability to utilize humanitarian assistance resources to ameliorate the drivers of poverty and malnutrition characterized by complex emergencies within the region.
**Please note: Only the Democratic Republic of Congo citizens are eligible for this position.**
The Gender, Youth and Governance Subject Matter Expert will be based in Goma or Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Expert will be supporting the ongoing Resilience Food Security-focused TPM activities and Outcome Monitoring. The Expert will work as part of the TPM Outcome Monitoring data collection team, comprising of Field Monitors and Field Supervisors, and will generally be needed to play a lead role in collecting data, providing contextual and background knowledge during the assignment process, and help in the analysis and report writing, as necessary. This role may require travel to areas around the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is a Short-Term Technical (STTA), not a full-time position. The Level of Effort is 20 days between August and October and can be extended depending on new assignment.
- Review TPM/Outcome Monitoring instruments to ensure the instruments are tailored for monitoring the gender, youth and governance components of the Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA).
- Review relevant background information on the gender, youth, and governance components of the RFSA and contribute to draft monitoring tools and instruments.
- Assessment of the integration of gender, inclusion, and protection aspects.
- Support the training of data collection to ensure familiarity with technical aspects related to gender, youth, and governance.
- Manage the data collection process at the field level including leading interviews with stakeholders on the field, such as VSLA groups, private service providers, producers’ organizations, youth business groups, and Care Groupe members, in collaboration with other subject matter experts.
- Lead the structured direct observations conducted at the field level.
- Write TPM Outcome monitoring report and responding to CART, BHA implementing partner and BHA feedback.
- Bachelors’ degree in social science, economics, public relations or another related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
- Minimum five years’ experience in planning, programming, implementation, evaluation of programs focused on gender, youth, and governance is required.
- Experience in gender, youth, and governance research and/or implementation.
- Experience in monitoring youth and women’s organizations, and in implementing good governance strategies within the groups.
- Experience in Government or Non-Government Organization (NGO) in planning, implementing, and monitoring of gender, youth, and governance interventions.
- Experience working with USAID projects on gender, youth, and governance matters.
- Experience working with USAID and/or other international donors.
- Experience working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.
- Strong oral and written communication, organizational analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills.
- Strong attention to detail required.
- Fluency in French required.
- Advanced level English preferred.
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