Gender Integration Specialist, Ghana


Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.


Gender Integration Specialist, Ghana


ACDI/VOCA is seeking an experienced Gender Integration Specialist for upcoming USAID funded agriculture and agribusiness activities in Ghana.


  • Lead development and implementation of an evidence-based gender equity and women’s empowerment strategy and work plan
  • Work with Technical Leads to ensure that activities are designed and implemented in accordance to the program’s gender equity and women’s empowerment strategy and address gender- and other inclusion-specific considerations, needs, and gaps
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to program activities to incorporate gender transformative approaches resulting in, for example, equitable decision-making, growth of women-led enterprises, improved market inclusion, control over income, increased leadership, increased land access, male engagement
  • Lead and/or support gender and social inclusion analyses, including integration of gender and social inclusion considerations in other planned studies
  • Provide technical guidance and training to staff and partners related to gender, women’s empowerment, and social inclusion
  • Work with the relevant team members to undertake gender and social inclusion capacity assessments of local partner organizations and develop and implement appropriate institutional strengthening initiatives
  • Support the M&E Lead to plan the collection, analysis, and reporting of relevant data, including collection of sex- and age-disaggregated data (SADD) and gender indicators. Ensure that gender and social inclusion outcomes are captured and shared
  • Write, coordinate, and disseminate lessons learned among team and program partners


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in gender studies, international development, sociology, or relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum seven years of prior work experience in international development, preferably in an agricultural context, working on gender and social inclusion integration.
  • In-depth knowledge of gender and social inclusion considerations (constraints and opportunities) in agriculture sector in Ghana.
  • Experience with USAID and/or any other international donor funded project is preferred.
  • Experience with USAID gender frameworks (e.g., GIF) and analytical tools (e.g., WEAI) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative research methods, including gender analysis, strategy development, gender sensitive work plans.
  • Knowledge of do no harm, women’s empowerment, and positive youth development frameworks and approaches is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience advising on gender-sensitive monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities preferred.
  • Experience with agribusiness and market development is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English.


Ghanaian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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