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Gender Advisor and Communications Specialist, Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanisms and Services (MMEMS), Mozambique

Location: Mozambique


Gender Advisor and Communications Specialist, Mozambique Monitoring

and Evaluation Mechanisms and Services (MMEMS), Mozambique

Project Summary: 
The Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMEMS) project provides on-the-ground support on performance monitoring, data verification, impact evaluation, output, and environmental compliance of USAID/Mozambique activities. The MMEMS main office will be based in Maputo; field offices will be based in Quelimane and Nampula.

**Please note: Only Mozambican citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary:
The general responsibility of the Gender Advisor is to provide technical support to the MMEMS project to implement the project’s gender strategy and to ensure that all project activities are gender sensitive.  The Gender Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will work closely with senior MMEMS staff to ensure the smooth and compliant implementation of the MMEMS program, especially relating to gender issues.

Period of Performance:
The project period of performance will be five years. MSI will issue a yearly contract per each completed year.


  • Increase MMEMS staff and partner organization gender (and other marginalized groups) awareness and ability to integrate gender in all of MMEMS work. Within MMEMS this is likely to include:
  • Improving the ability of staff to consider and integrate gender in all the work they do;
  • Instilling a sense of responsibility among staff to apply a gender lens to their work and hold them accountable for doing so; 
  • Examining our production processes for analytic and learning work to ensure that gender is integrated in each step;
  • Reviewing draft products to ensure quality.
  • Facilitate development pragmatic gender strategies and program interventions which will lead to positive gender equality outcomes. This includes developing the MMEMS Gender Action Plan (in partnership with sub-contractor IRIS) as required in the MMEMS contract.
  • Collaborate closely with Gender Units of USAID, Gender Units of GOM, and partner organizations in the design, adaptation and delivery of gender training materials based on the cultural context of Mozambique.
  • Advise and support MMEMS partners in planning, managing and implementing joint activities relating to gender.
  • Work with various MMEMS monitoring and evaluation teams to ensure best practice in promoting gender equality.
  • In addition to focusing on gender issues, also assist MMEMS, USAID and implementing partners to effectively consider other marginalized groups, such as LBGTI and youth.
  • Review USAID and IP indicators to ensure adequate attention to gender.
  • Promote, facilitate and support effective integration of gender equality issues across MMEMS and partner activities, using tailor made training, mentoring, and development/application of relevant tools to support this process.
  • Deliver high quality training in incorporating gender and marginalized groups.
  • Provide technical support to the collection and analysis of gender and age disaggregated data throughout all MMEMS activities.
  • In partnership with MMEMS sub-contractor, participate in the annual Gender Assessment, as required by the MMEMS contract.
  • Advise and assist in the development of gender-sensitive training and orientation materials and the adaptation of existing resources.
  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors and advocate for gender sensitive programming in the context of MMEMS.
  • Establish and facilitate a Gender Community of Practice including USAID, implementing partners, local organizations and GOM professionals.
  • Accompany, as necessary, MMEMS STTA teams in meetings with subcontractors, USAID implementing partners, GOM officials, and other groups and provide gender equality technical advice to support the achievement of project outcomes.
  • Encourage male and female staff of partner organizations to participate in gender training workshops and to take part in MMEMS gender activities.
  • Lead MMEMS external communication efforts, consistent with USAID policies.
  • Support a positive working and team environment in the MMEMS community.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Chief of Party and agreed upon by the technical team.


  • A bachelor’s (master’s preferred) degree in the field of international relations, economics, political science, public policy, management, and/or other relevant field.
  • At least six (6) years of experience working on donor-funded mechanisms,
  • Experience in the design, implementation Gender Action Plan.
  • Experience facilitating development pragmatic gender strategies and program interventions.
  • Experience in the gender dimensions of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Professional working knowledge of English; fluency in Portuguese.
  • Extensive experience in report writing and strong communication skills.
  • Extensive experience in providing quality report and evaluation presentations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USG policies related to evaluation and performance management.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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