• Provide technical leadership and oversight and integration of gender approaches and considerations across programs, initiatives, and partnerships focused on WEE within global supply chains, agriculture, workforce development, entrepreneurship and financial inclusion;
• Develop strategic frameworks for integrating WEE best practices and solutions within the context of specific countries, market system, sector, and supply chain contexts.
• Lead and/or contribute to country-, locality- and supply-chain oriented gender barrier analyses to inform the design of WEE initiatives and incorporation of do no harm principle within activities. Analyses may include interviewing farmers, company representatives, NGOs and other relevant organizations – analyzing the results and providing recommendations on activities for ‘next steps’ and measure against gender indicators;
• Identify opportunities to better include women in market systems, as well as integrating a gender lens into value chains or value chains involving women smallholder farmers, women-owned enterprises, and women’s associations;
• Consult with corporate partners, their field staff and other counterpart organizations on gender inclusion and barriers, and WEE practices and challenges;
• Contribute the design and deployment of innovation and challenge grant funds aimed at promoting and enabling WEE within global supply chains and market systems;
• Work closely with technical teams on project reporting, including outlining activities, key stakeholder meeting outcomes, assessments and results and general recommendations moving forward for successful implementation of gender mainstreaming;
• Contribute to thought leadership and outreach to influence and shape the integration of WEE principles and practices within the corporate global supply chain landscape.