Gender specialist in Dairy Value Chain – FAO Rwanda

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Closure Date: 13/Mar/2021, 12:59:00 AM

Organizational Unit: FRRWA

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Rwanda

Duration: 40 days

Post Number: N/A

Technical Focus

The consultant will assess the limiting factors for women’s participation in the lucrative nodes of Dairy value chain  to accelerate  Rural women’s Economic Empowerment. He/She will identify strategies to reinforce women’s empowerment in lucrative nodes of the dairy value chain, to reduce inequality and other problems which harm both women and men.

Tasks and responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for conducting an  ”Assessment of the limiting factors for women’s participation in the lucrative nodes of the Dairy value chain”,  to identify  the support to reinforce Women’s Economic Empowerment. Detailed tasks include:

  • Organize the inception workshop under FAO support
  • Submit the inception report to FAO  with a clear methodology to be used to realize the assessment of  limiting factors for women’s participation in the lucrative nodes of the Dairy value chain
  • Organise consultations with key partners in dairy value chain to understand the role of women in the  value chain and constrains  encountered
  • Analyse the progress made by women in the lucrative part of the value chain in the last 4 years and the impact observed in women empowerment in dairy value chain. Emphasis should  be  on  opportunities and challenge as of today (2021)
  • Analyse how the actual National Dairy strategy supported women’s empowerment in the Dairy value chain  and what were key challenges addressed
  • Describe how women are currently integrated in the lucrative node of the Dairy value chain in sustainable manner to reduce inequality, food insecurity and malnutrition and what the keys challenges are.
  • Analyse different constraints that women, men and youth face that limit them from maximizing their participation in the lucrative part of dairy value chain and identify mitigation measures.
  • Analyse women´s decision making in the lucrative part of the value chain and the impact (positive and negative) at the individual, household and community level
  • Propose practical  recommendations and way forward for improvement of the level of women’s benefit from the lucrative node for Dairy value chain
  • Prepare an end-of-assignment report


Minimum Requirements

  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Agriculture Economics, Gender studies or other relevant disciples
  • At least three years of proven experience in gender and value chains
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Dairy value chain
  • Fluency in written English is required.
  • Fluency in speaking  Kinyarwanda is required,
  • Knowledge of French, it is a benefit.
  • National of Rwanda or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Corporate Competencies

  • Results focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building effective relationships
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Strong knowledge and understanding the dairy value chain
  • Sound understanding gender equality and women Empowerment in rural development
  • Experience on organizing/conducting such kind of work
  • Technical offer showing how the work will be organized and timeline proposed
  •  Experience of projects with Women Empowerment component
  • Analytical skills and ability to write clear and concise reports in English


Please note that all candidates should adhere to  FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.



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• Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help, or have queries, please contact:  [email protected]
• Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
• Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
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To apply, visit the recruitment website at  Jobs at FAO  and complete your online profile. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact:  [email protected]