Technical Manager for the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

  • Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

About Kaizen

The Kaizen Company is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally-driven, organizational and institutional performance improvements, and shift the development model into one that is bottom-up and ongoing.

We leverage existing knowledge along with new technologies and innovative business models to support local reform that is sustained through market forces. Since our inception, we have provided support to more than 100 government, private-sector, and non-profit organizations in markets worldwide. We have created solutions that achieve outcomes across a broad range of sectors including education, governance, economic growth, environment and water, energy, and global law enforcement.

Activity Objectives

The objective of the USAID/Djibouti Activity is to strengthen citizens’ participation and advocacy for more responsive governance to priority public needs. 

The activity is currently in the start-up phase of implementation and will operate for four years, through November 7, 2025.  

Position Summary

The Technical Manager for the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) will report to the Technical Lead for Objective Three. S/he will be responsible for promoting GBV prevention and mitigation with a special emphasis on FGM under the USAID/Djibouti Citizens Engagement for Advocacy and Accountability (CEAA) Activity.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the delivery of Objective 3 Activities under CEAA implementation;
  • Increase collaboration between associations, community organizations, local and regional government actors, and the private sector to prevent and mitigate GBV/FGM through innovative grant activities;
  • Work directly with regional councils to include GBV/FGM prevention and mitigation activities in their local development plans;
  • Make resources available to regional councils – through grants to associations – for the implementation of GBV/FGM prevention and mitigation interventions; and
  • Other tasks as reasonably assigned.

Qualifications

  • At least a bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field such as international development, political science, or public policy/administration;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience on USAID-funded projects will be considered beneficial, but not required;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to co-design innovative grant activities, in collaboration with associations, community organizations, local and regional government entities, and the private sector;
  • Must have a strong understanding of current and previous GBV and FGM prevention initiatives in Djibouti;
  • Strong work ethic, critical thinking abilities, and history of excelling at his/her work with minimal oversight;
  • Must be fluent in French; and
  • Must be a Djiboutian citizen.

 

 

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At Kaizen, A Tetra Tech Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. Kaizen is an equal opportunity employer.

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