About Corus: Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations and a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our companies. We are an inclusive organization who believes diversity and differences only make us stronger. We are disruptive because by challenging convention, we innovate and maximize the good we can do in the world. We promote interconnectedness because complex problems require comprehensive, integrated solutions. And we are agile, because the world changes rapidly and we move at the speed of change. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world’s most vulnerable people break the poverty cycle and lead healthy lives.
At Corus we value every employee’s specialized area of expertise and nurture professional growth. We promote an engaging and supportive work environment, where employees feel enabled and driven to innovate, learn and collaborate. And because our companies often function as partners, our employees have the opportunity to work across our enterprise family.
Corus is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our worldwide workplace, and we believe that social justice and respect for the human dignity of every person are fundamental to all we do as an organization.
Further details about the organization can be found at: https://corusinternational.org
What you’ll do: The Senior Technical Advisor, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion leads the agency wide GESI mainstreaming efforts. She/he will develop and oversee an organization wide GESI mainstreaming strategy that deepens Corus’ GESI expertise in relation to its Rural Economy and Agriculture Livelihoods Strategy, health programming, and humanitarian response strategy and ensures adherence to the Gender Minimum Standards, USG, and other donor standards. Such expertise will advance the organization’s work in proactively addressing identity-based constraints such as gender, disability, race, religious, sexual orientation, etc. in a transformative way. She/he will identify and lead GESI specific business development opportunities and will be the GESI technical lead on high priority livelihoods, health, and humanitarian response business development opportunities. The position will provide direct technical support to projects on GESI (LGBTQI+, PWDs, Youth, etc.). She/he will represent Corus at technical conferences and donor events to ensure Corus’s recognition as a leader in GESI mainstreaming. The position will also lead internal learning and thought leadership on GESI and will participate in and/or lead external GESI communities of practice.
Location: HQ – Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD
About The Ideal Candidate: The competencies required to be successful in this position include a high level of theoretical and practical understanding of gender equality and social inclusion in the global context, including: GESI programming experience; demonstrated technical knowledge of the cutting edge GESI mainstreaming practices; the ability to lead the technical approach for GESI new business; demonstrated professional stature in GESI, ability to represent the organization in technical working groups and other public forums; demonstrated ability to contribute to GESI thought leadership.
- Master’s degree in Gender Studies, International Development, Sociology, or related field required
- Minimum 10 years of relevant program and technical work experience in health, agriculture, humanitarian response or policy area in the international development sector, including a minimum of 7 years’ experience in GESI mainstreaming.
- Experience working on donor-funded international projects with demonstrated experience managing and implementing gender and inclusion programs funded by large institutional donors; USAID projects preferred, as well as a knowledge and understanding of compliance with respective donor rules and regulations.
- Demonstrated success in writing winning proposals leading and/or contributing to business development.
- Knowledge of industry trends in gender equity and inclusion in livelihoods and health programs with technical experience in women’s economic empowerment, gender-based violence and masculinities approaches.
- Demonstrated familiarity with current trends in social behavior change, adult learning, social capital or behavioral economics, a plus.
- Experience with qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods a plus
- Experience with the effective incorporation of gender and inclusion into a broad array of programming, including private sector and market systems a plus.
- Demonstrated ability to productively build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, and other donor organizations, internationally based consultants, and sub-contractors.
- Capacity to design, lead and facilitate participatory workshops, seminars and training session that engage market actors in a meaningful way.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including a proven ability to mentor staff, and collaborate with partners from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- French or Spanish proficiency is a must.
- Strong and demonstrated ability to influence and persuade others without having direct oversight of their work.
- Experience working within a matrix management system is a plus.
- Ability to effectively use the full suite of Microsoft products.
Why You Should Apply: Corus offers competitive salaries, discretionary bonuses, 100% employer paid Vision insurance, lots of paid leave, generous retirement program, flexible work schedules and so much more!