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Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics (GYSD) Lead

World Vision
Closing date

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation devoted to improving the lives of children, families and their communities around the world. Our over 34,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries are united in helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Through our work, every 60 seconds … a family gets water … a hungry child is fed … a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

Here’s where you come in:

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

As the Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics (GYSD) Lead, you will ensure that inclusive, as well as social dimensions of food security and community resilience are effectively addressed across all activity components, at all levels, throughout the entire award period. The GYSD Lead should have demonstrated understanding of gender, age, and other locally significant socio-cultural factors in the context of food security and resilience programming and a demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources. The GYSD Lead should also have skills in participatory learning and action and facilitating collaborative problem solving; the ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors to ensure gender and inclusion integration, and empowerment across all project activities; and an in-depth understanding of food security programming. The GYSD Lead should also possess demonstrated capacity in Positive Youth Development, including youth as key partners in all development efforts, and attention to social dynamics—in particular, gender and youth integration—as being critical to realizing Food for Peace (FFP) intended outcomes.

Requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area, such as a social science discipline.
  • 7 years of field experience at the community level.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and meet all donor deliverables.
  • Strong workshop facilitation skills.
  • Familiarity with local cultural practices, social networks, and gender and age dynamics is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills (in English).
  • Mandatory field travels to implementation sites and regional, or global meetings as required.

How to Apply

Is this the job for you?

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by the closing date 31 MAY 2021. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.