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CARE International in Kenya is looking for a well-organized and highly motivated individual who is result-oriented to fill the position mentioned below.


Location:  Kenya (1 Position) 

NB: This position is subject to project award and funding

Job Summary:

The GYSD Lead will ensure that the social dimensions of food security and community resilience are effectively addressed across all activity components at all levels.


  • Provide leadership in planning, implementation and monitoring of gender and youth focused strategies and interventions;
  • Lead the design and implementation of gender and youth analysis studies, including, developing research protocols and data collection tools, supervising data collection, facilitating focus group discussions, and analyzing sex-and age-disaggregated data from a broad range of sources for the identification of gender and youth specific issues;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders to ensure gender and youth integration in the project is achieved;
  • Design gender training and train consortium field staff and staff from government and other stakeholders on gender and youth integration and empowerment in food security programming;
  • Collect data and figures from field teams and compile and submit monthly quarterly and annual reports of ongoing projects to the COP.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders – including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, and community based organizations to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination. Develop and maintain constructive relationships with key local government and Ministry officials;


  • In-depth understanding of gender, age and socio-cultural factors in food security programming, and knowledge of gender and youth analytical frameworks.
  • Demonstrable capacity to lead collection, analysis and utilization of information from a wide range of sources;
  • Awareness and knowledge of GBV issues, knowledge, skill and experience in participatory methods for community education and mobilization;
  • Excellent facilitation, training and research skills and the ability to lead participatory learning, action and collaborative problem solving;
  • Excellent report writing, research documentation, presentation skills and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience of monitoring and evaluating projects as well as conducting literature reviews and identifying knowledge gaps;
  • Familiar with the issues and cultures in Kenya or closely related East African countries, and ability to interact with people at all levels, individually and/or in groups;
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, per year, to remote project sites in northern Kenya;  


  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area plus seven years of field experience at the community level is required.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in economic development programming related to gender and youth, with two years at a managerial level is preferred

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Deadline:   28th February, 2019. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

CARE has a commitment to gender, equity and diversity in our workplace and operations. CARE respects and values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, age, disability, religion or politics. This is reflected in our recruitment decisions which are made entirely through a transparent, merit-based selection process. All CARE staffs are required to comply with the Code of Conduct, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Child Protection (CP) policies. CARE is committed to protecting the rights of the communities whom we serve, and therefore reserves the right to conduct background checks and other screening procedures to ensure a safe, dignified work environment.


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