For over 50 years in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, DC, ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and a vibrant civil society.
ACDI/VOCA is seeking a short-term Gender Consultant for the Victory against Malnutrition Plus (ViMPlus) Program in Burkina Faso funded by USAID. The ViMPlus Program will address extreme poverty and chronic malnutrition across the Centre-Nord region of Burkina Faso. The immediate interventions are rooted in the program objectives to combat malnutrition and launch coping strategies through efficient management of natural resources and social inclusion.
ACDI/VOCA is committed to gender equity in all aspects of its programs and operations. The Gender consultant, with support from the ViMPlus Gender and Social Inclusion Director and the Acting Deputy Chief of Party, will facilitate ViMPlus in upholding this commitment by collaborating with program management and personnel to mainstream gender throughout the program cycle and operations.
The ViMPlus Director of Gender and Inclusion (DGI) is responsible for mainstreaming gender throughout activities by collaborating with other ViMPlus staff as well as leading key initiatives to empower female program participants to increase their access to inputs, enhance their knowledge and skills, and strengthen their control over resources and assets. The Gender Consultant will support the Gender Director in development of key deliverables to ensure high quality documentation for project launch.