Recruitment of one long-term full-time consultant to support the GCI and R&D-Dakar work in gender, skills for work and labour market

GCI (Gender at the Center Initiative) and R&D-Dakar (IIEP-UNESCO Dakar Research and Development program) are currently developing several analyses/diagnostics and research & development projects to contribute to clarify gender equality practices in education, facilitate understanding of issues and challenges, and support decision-making on gender equality in and through education.

GCI and R&D-Dakar are recruiting one junior/mid-level long-term consultant to support the development of a line of work on gender, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), skills for work and labour market, and contribute to the development of a participatory gender diagnostic in Burkina Faso. The consultant will contribute to the following projects:

  1. Youth employment and gender in sub-Saharan Africa
  2. Tackling skills mismatch with gender lenses in sub-Saharan Africa
  3. Gender Mainstreaming Approach in Labour Market in Nigeria

Time frame

The consultancies will run for a period of 11 months between January and December 2022. A full-time engagement is expected during that period, with the exception of specific vacation periods (not to exceed a total of 5 weeks) to be agreed upon in advance with the supervisor.

Required qualifications

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in education, gender, economics, social sciences, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated professional experience in quantitative research and report writing in education and/or skills for work and labour market. Professional experience at the international level in an asset.
  • Good knowledge of education and/or labour market issues in Africa.
  • Demonstrated prior knowledge and experience on gender issues in Africa.
  • Excellent proficiency (written and oral) in English or French. Written and oral proficiency in the other language and/or in Portuguese is an advantage.

Application and selection process

Interested candidates should submit their application to: before December 31, 2021. However, they are invited to send their application as soon as possible, as they will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Suitable candidates might be selected before the above date.

Only applications that include the following documents will be considered:

  1. An updated curriculum vitae (5 pages maximum), highlighting relevant experiences, the dates when they were carried out (month and year of beginning and end), and their duration (in months).
  2. A technical and financial offer (2 pages maximum), outlining the understanding of the assignments, highlighting the relevant experience, and presenting a proposed remuneration for the work (professional fees only – no other costs will be eligible).

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