Deshpande Foundation

Gender Officer

Job Position Gender Officer

Department name Agriculture (BCI)

Reporting to Sr. Program Manager (BCI)

Location Siddipet & Hubballi

Level/Grade L1 / L2

Education BSW / MSW

Experience 1- 2 years of experience in development / social sector.

Tentative Date of Joining At the earliest

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Coordinate and ensure implementation of minimum standards on gender mainstreaming in BCI Project.
  • Support in implementing gender components of projects.
  • Lead and conduct gender analyses, technical studies, and assessments on gender in relation to project execution 
  • Ensure that program activities are carried out with cultural sensitivity while promoting gender equality and inclusion of Farmer groups.
  • Works with Field level teams to ensure access and participation of women, men in gender promotional activities.
  • Setting specific indicators for process monitoring and advising team in obtaining gender specific information.
  • Organizing and carrying out advocacy and campaign for greater gender equality and equity in program.
  • Contribute and share knowledge, information, best practices, and lessons learnt on gender in BCI to ensure high quality programming throughout program/projects.
  • Proactively represent BCI and participate in gender and protection working groups
  • Plan and actively involve the community in marking recognized BCI Gender related events
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  • Represent DF in Coordination meetings with BCI on implementing and working group meetings /gender related forums to ensure Gender issues are captured.
  • Prepare spending plans for the project as delegated by the supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in monthly review meetings at the field level.

Key Competency and skills