Advisor- Gender

  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Contract
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation  is a Dutch based International Development Organisation that provides market-based solutions for the poor through local institutions and organisations in 28 developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, we have built a long-term, local presence in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

Job Description

Advisory Services 

Acts as technical expert for the Project Managers and aims to create an enabling environment (by sharing knowledge, understanding stakeholders and environment) for the implementation of a project, for the project to meet its objectives. Ensures, monitors progress and reviews quality of own expertise and ensures client support and satisfaction during projects.  Contribute to the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports for the INCREASE project

Mainstreaming gender equality and facilitating women empowerment in the INCREASE project

Knowledge Development 

ensures lessons learned are shared and applied in daily practice and may be appointed as (national) focal point of an expertise network. Initiates/ coordinates the review process and evaluation of advisory services in order to collect lessons learned, proposes corrective measures and ensures identification of follow up assignments. Participates in knowledge development/expertise groups and in internal and external networks.  Providing technical support to partner organisation including specialized trainings , gender training, and monitoring and evaluation

Project and process development 

Identifies and proposes technical process improvements to the project team. Acts on improvement areas within the local internal organisation and processes and gives feedback. Ensures lessons learned are applied in daily practice.

Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and provide backstopping.

People Management  

Steers (functionally) colleagues and coaches associated partners/ external stakeholders on quality within the context of assignments. Acts as a technical expert in the content area, applies process improvements in projects and coaches colleagues and associated partners both professionally as operationally on quality of context within projects.

Ensure gender mainstreaming is applied at all stages of the implementation of the project.


Identifies and analyses market opportunities and threats and ensures relevant colleagues are informed. Actively participates in strategic positioning meetings and acts as a knowledgeable face of the SNV organisation to the client. Analyses, understands and develops (local) networks with relevant stakeholders, identifies new clients.

Promote the inclusion of women and youth in agricultural value chains, especially in the cotton, horticulture and dairy sector by partner organization


Bachelor’s degree in specialised/ relevant technical field and (4 to 5 years) experience in development work and project implementation or technical field

Additional Information

Please submit your Cover Letter and CV via SmartRecruiters on or before  4th January 2021  if you wish to be considered for this position.

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