30 June 2022

Job Opportunity at IFC - E T Consultant, Tanzania Gender Program Lead

  Nasseb Abdallah       30 June 2022

Job Opportunity at IFC - E T Consultant, Tanzania Gender Program Lead

E T Consultant, Tanzania Gender Program Lead

Job Description


IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. 
Gender is an important strategic theme for IFC. Central to IFC’s gender work is helping clients build robust business performance by making them aware of, and invest in, the value women can bring either as a defined consumer segment, as employees, as business leaders or as entrepreneurs and suppliers. IFC’s commitment to advancing gender equality is anchored in the business case and client demand for “gender-smart” solutions. IFC continues to stimulate and respond to market demand by expanding women’s access to credit, saving, housing, and insurance products, by advising companies on their workforce and talent management, and by building the capacity of women in supply chains and as entrepreneurs through SME financing and a new entrepreneurship training curriculum.
IFC’s Gender & Economic Inclusion Group supports staff and clients in implementing gender-smart solutions. It sets a strategic agenda, develops common targets, improves knowledge, develops practical gender approaches, measures results, and forges key partnerships that strengthen the private sector’s contribution to integrated development solutions. 
The Program: IFC is building on its expertise and experience in supporting the private sector to reduce gender gaps in access to jobs and assets to develop an integrated gender country program focused on reducing gaps across key thematic areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, leadership, digital inclusion, climate among others and in multiple sectors including but not limited to agriculture, financial services, and the blue economy. The program design will address data gaps through research as well build the capacity of the private sector to invest in women as leaders, employees, entrepreneurs, and customers.  IFC will bring together its investment and advisory expertise to implement a cross-cutting program over a period of five years.
The Gender & Economic Inclusion Group is seeking a passionate, energetic, and experienced senior gender expert based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to lead the implementation of the project.
Scope of Work:  The Consultant will spearhead the implementation of the Tanzania Gender Program and will work very closely with IFC’s regional gender lead, IFC’s Country Resident Representative and IFC Industry teams to ensure the successful implementation of the project and taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources.
His/her duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
Project design, management, and coordination: 
•  Contribute to the overall program design activities including organizing external consultation meetings to ensure that interventions meet needs and address relevant gaps 
•  Develop project implementation plans with clear timelines and deliverables across all thematic areas and implementing teams 
•  Play the coordinating role across various teams and workstreams
•  Develop bi-annual program reports on time for internal and external stakeholders as relevant
•  Schedule and convene quarterly progress meetings with internal teams and produce quarterly progress reports to be circulate at the working group level 
•  Track and report progress against the implementation plan ensuring that activities are deliver in time and on budget
•  Develop firm-level advisory proposals for workstreams under the program 
•  Design research tools and templates for undertaking various research activities 
•  Contribute to work with the results measurement team to develop a robust measurement methodology including tools and ensure performance data are tracked throughout project implementation period and that the project is meeting its targets 
Project delivery: 
•  As a core member of the project delivery team, contribute to the design of well-structured interventions across industries in line with the programs theory of change and targets.    
•  Lead the implementation of GEIG work streams in line with the project design
•  Build and maintain stakeholder relationships and engage partners to implement the project including but not limited to industry associations, development partners and private section partners
•  In line with above bullet, lead the development of partnerships agreements including co-delivery agreements to support successful project implementation 
•  Act as the technical expert for implementing teams and guide overall implementation of interventions 
•  Develop a project communications plan and work closely with the regional and global communication team to ensure implementation
•  Develop a calendar of events to support the communications plan  
•  Design high quality program collateral and ensure clear messaging and consistency across all branded materials
•  Conceptualize IFC led events and identify opportunities to collaborate with partners to build the project’s profile.
Knowledge Management: 
•  Lead research on gender and the private sector including exploring new areas where new data might be helpful in increasing awareness and helping the design of customized solutions under the program or with eternal stakeholders 
•  Develop specific reference, learning materials, case studies and training initiatives, toolkits etc in response to internal and external demand
•  Ensure that all research outputs are of high quality and are delivered on time and within budget
E T Consultant, Tanzania Gender Program Lead Vacancy at IFC

Selection Criteria

The candidate should be an experienced professional with economics, private sector expertise, experience in implementing private sector gender-smart solutions, comprehensive expertise in gender audits/assessments at the sector and firm levels, experience in designing results-oriented gender programs.  The candidate should have excellent project management skills and can interact with clients at the policy level or with senior counterparts in private, public and non-governmental sectors.
•  Masters degree in economics, business, development or other relevant discipline required
•  At least twelve years of professional experience in a position with decision-making responsibility in the private sector
•  Work experience in Tanzania and in Africa region is essential
•  Proven ability to conceptualize, design and implement client engagements and to produce complex analytical reports for clients
•  Demonstrated track record of accomplishments on private sector and gender equity approaches
•  Thorough understanding of the international development agenda especially on gender and development and key stakeholders such as UN, G-20, private sector partnerships etc .
•  Strong ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions
•  Ability to work effectively under time pressure with high capacity to produce quality work
•  Excellent communication skills in English and Swahili.
•  Excellent project management skills
•  Highly collaborative, curious, innovative and entrepreneurial while flexibly able to adapt to working in a large development financing institution
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