Opportunity in Washington, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire a qualified individual for the following position:
Title: Technical Advisor in Gender, Youth & Social Dynamics (Consultant)
United States Agency for International Development/Food for Peace/ Food Security Team/Technical, Learning & Planning Division
Please note this is a 100 Day Consultant Position
With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
CAMRIS International is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
The USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP) seeks to reduce hunger and malnutrition and assure that adequate, safe and nutritious food is available, accessible and well-utilized by all individuals at all times to support a healthy and productive life. Working in both emergency and development settings, FFP each year on average provides more than $2 billion of food assistance, reaching 45-55 million program participants in approximately 50 countries. Gender, age and social dynamics affect every element of FFP programming.
More information on FFP is available at http://www.usaid.gov/food-assistance.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Technical Advisor in Gender, Youth & Social Dynamics, under the supervision of the Food Security Team Leader, will provide technical guidance in Africa to ensure that: (1) the gender, age and social dimensions of food insecurity are addressed adequately across the spectrum of FFP programming; (2) “do-no-harm” measures are in place in each and every activity to mitigate risk and protection concerns; (3) women and men of all ages are engaged equitably in improving household and community food security; and, (4) the creativity, energy and commitment of young people is tapped in building a food secure future. S/he will work closely with other gender/youth advisors as well as nutrition, agriculture, livelihood, water/sanitation and marketing technical advisors within FFP, and with other offices and bureaus within the Agency and in Missions.
DELIVERABLES AND ACTIVITIES
The consultant will:
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
The consultant must have:
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
ZemiTek and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
ZemiTek and CAMRIS International are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.