Chemonics recruits 01 Energy Sector Gender, Equality, and Social Inclusion (GESI) Experts
Expiration Date: December 24, 2022
Energy Sector Gender, Equality, and Social Inclusion (GESI) Experts | Nairobi, Kenya | 2022
Chemonics International seeks Gender Equity and Social Inclusion experts with energy sector experience in East and Central Africa for the anticipated USAID-funded Enhancing Development through Energy in East and Central Africa program (EDEECA). The purpose of the program, part of the Power Africa initiative, is to increase the availability of and access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and clean energy in East and Central Africa to reach measurable economic growth, development outcomes, such as reducing poverty, improving livelihoods, and increasing inclusive access to electricity enabled services in such areas as health, education, sanitation, and food security.
Energy Sector GESI Experts will support the project’s inclusion of women, youth, and marginalized groups in both employment activities and energy access. They will develop capacity building initiatives for target populations to improve energy consumption efficiency and provide expert support on energy inclusion strategies for marginalized communities.
Chemonics International Inc. is a US-based international development consulting company, operating in over 95 countries. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
The potential objectives of the activity are to:
End energy poverty by increasing access to affordable, reliable energy which can support increased economic activity and improved living standards
Increase the supply of electricity in East and Central African countries through clean energy solutions
Remove constraints to investment in East and Central African energy sectors and to increase innovation
Specifically, Chemonics seeks expressions of interest from individuals with experience in one or more of the following areas:
Household Energy Consumption
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Development
Capacity Building Workshops
Private and public sector workforce engagement
On-grid and off-grid community engagement
Sector-specific Gender Actions Plans
Organizational Gender Audits
Advise project leadership on GESI inclusion across Sub-Saharan energy sector.
Design inclusion strategies for the energy sector and lead inclusion activities across the project’s objectives
Identify vulnerable communities impacted by energy poverty
Develop local and regional capacity building activities for women, youth, and marginalized groups in the energy sector
Liaise with public and private sector stakeholders to engage underrepresented demographics in employment opportunities within the energy sector
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Knowledge of energy consumption behaviors in households across Sub-Saharan Africa
Minimum five years’ experience implementing GESI initiatives on energy programs. Sub-Saharan Africa work experience is preferred
Excellent analytical abilities, written and oral communications skills
Fluency in English or local languages required depending on work location
Demonstrated ability to promptly address ad hoc requests
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Please apply by using this link. Applications must be submitted by December 24, 2022. Early applications encouraged. No telephone inquiries, please.
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