Project Gender Officer Job in Kenya – Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining

Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Job Opportunity


The Government of Kenya has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Global Opportunity for Long Term Development (GOLD) in the Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Sector Project.

The project which is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (ME&F) in partnership with UNDP seeks to advertise for the following vacancy:-

Advertisement of Positions in The Global Opportunity for Long Term Development (GOLD) in The Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Project.

Position of Project Gender Officer.

One (1) Position

Reporting to the Project manager, the Project Gender Officer will be responsible for the mainstreaming of gender in project implementation.

Terms of Engagement: The position shall be for an initial twelve (12) months contract with possibility for extension.

A. Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities will include:

i. Oversee the development and implementation of the Project Gender Action Plan;

ii. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting on the implementation of the Project Gender Action Plan and review corresponding management plan as necessary;

iii. Provide technical support to the project in ensuring that all project related activities include gender dimensions including but not restricted to the following:

a. Development and Review of the Mining Policy and Regulatory Framework;
b. That the Project supports mining groups and miners in access to finances and financial products; and the establishment of ASGM Associations and Cooperatives;
c. Development and Inclusion of gender sensitization modules in all training activities.

vi. Carry out Gender Impact Assessment; and

v. Make recommendations on how the Project can further improve its gender related interventions.

B. Requirements for the Position

1. Qualifications

Applicants must possess the following, in order to be considered for appointment to the position:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Gender studies, Development Studies, Community Development, Social Sciences, Law, Sustainable Development or any other related discipline.

2. Master’s degree in gender studies, gender and development, sustainable development or closely related area (will be added advantage).

3. Certificates in the following areas from recognized institutions will also be added advantages:

a) Managerial / Supervisory Skills Development;
b) Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation;
c) Training of Trainers; each lasting a minimum of four (4) weeks in duration; and /or
d) Report Writing; lasting not less than one (1) week in duration.

2. Experience

The applicant should also possess the following:

i. Minimum three (3) years’ of proven work experience in gender mainstreaming, women’s empowerment and sustainable development in Kenya; and

ii. Proven experience with donor funded projects will be an added advantage;

iii. Experience in working with ASGM and/or extractive industries will be of definite distinct advantage.

3. Skills and Competences

The applicant should, in addition demonstrate the following:-

i. In-depth-knowledge of issues related to women’s empowerment and sustainable development in Kenya;

ii. Ability to develop training modules in regard to gender-responsive capacity building;

iii. Knowledge and appreciation of environmental management;

iv. The applicant should also possess the following;

a) Excellent communication skills in Kiswahili,
b) Excellent language skills in English ( speaking and reading)
c) Excellent analytical, advocacy and presentation skills.
d) Report writing skills.

How to Apply:

Interested and eligible applicants are advised to visit the Ministry’s website for the specific job requirements, and guidelines for application.

Applicants are requested to email their applications using the Bio-Data Form in Ms Word or PDF to with the position Title as the subject.

Physical applications should be submitted not later than 4.00pm on 31st May, 2021 and addressed to,

Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
P.O. Box 30126 – 00100

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