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Gender Specialist at CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya

Gender Specialist at CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya,

Gender Specialist at CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya

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CAP-Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya (YEI) is a non government organization started in 2011 committed, to train youth out of school in job entry level skills. This training is operationalized using the Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) model.

Gender Specialist


  • Support STEEP projects to ensure the integration of gender mainstreaming concepts and activities in program implementation.
  • Contribute to the development and revision of project GE strategies on an annual basis based on changes to the projects, local context and current global trends, developments and innovations in GE and related fields.
  • Support project team in developing and updating Gender Based Analysis plus (GBA+).
  • Work closely with project team to align and integrate the project activities with GE strategies.
  • Capacity Building: Organize workshops, training sessions, and awareness programs for project staff and stakeholders to enhance their understanding of gender issues, promote inclusivity, and adopt gender-responsive approaches in liaison with the project coordinator.
  • Support the Project Management Unit in continuous improvements of STEEP project gender mainstreaming approaches and tools.
  • Work closely with PMU team and field team to ensure that MEL has an ongoing GE focus and that this is captured in reporting through the development and use of gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation, results-based management and outcome mapping tools.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation support; Support GE reporting for mid-year and annual reports by reviewing partnership narrative reports to synthesize data of GE accomplishments. Keep track of gender-sensitive indicators and regularly assess the impact of the project on gender-related outcomes in liaison with M&E. Conduct gender analysis and research to identify barriers faced by adolescent girls in STEM fields and use this data to inform project strategies and interventions.
  • Collaborate with local partner staff to ensure gender work is integrated in project partnerships through support to partners and guidance on GE strategies.
  • Participate collaboratively in development and implementation of gender-sensitive programming including work planning, reporting, capturing, and disseminating lessons learned/best practices.
  • Community Engagement: Provide technical expertise and handholding support to TVET staff for making gender friendly TVET facilities. Engage with local communities, parents, and guardians to promote the importance of gender equality in STEM education and encourage their active support and involvement.
  • Maintain an up-to-date and thorough understanding of the gender issues and implementation challenges related to project components and collaborate with project officers to resolve the same.
  • Contribute to the development of public engagement and communication materials.
  • Contribute to the development of human/impact stories focusing on GE aspects.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and strategies.
  • The incumbent must have a sound understanding of gender mainstreaming and gender equality with experience of applying these to project activities.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the external funder’s requirements to ensure that the project is being carried out in the expected manner.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies, & Skills

  • Full fluency in English and Swahili
  • Bachelors degree in gender studies, development or any related/allied sector
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role in Kenya, ideally in education or TVET sector.
  • Strong understanding of gender issues and challenges, particularly related to girls’ education and gender disparities in STEM fields.
  • Strong understanding of the Kenya Education system
  • Demonstrated cultural awareness and ability to work effectively with diverse communities and stakeholders.
  • Prior experience with working on bilateral and or multilateral-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in gender mainstreaming in similar project area.
  • Strong knowledge and at least three years of experience in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training sector/Education in Kenya.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to liaise cross-functionally and cross-culturally with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the implementation of the communication and dissemination strategy and provide advice based on the knowledge of the local context.
  • Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel). Willingness to learn and use other software.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to coordinate and implement project activities effectively
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a team.

How to apply

Interested internal candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to by 12th August 2023**.** Candidates are required to indicate the position title ” Gender Specialist” on the subject line of the email when applying.

Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

CAPYEI DOES NOT charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process