Gender and Development Manager
Support Gum Arabic Value Chain Project



Gum Arabic is a strategic sector for improving exportations of Sudan and the living conditions of populations in the Sudan. For this reason, the Forests National Corporation (FNC) will implement a Trade Capacity Building Program (TCBP) financed by the European Union through the French Agency for Development (AFD) to support the value chain of the gum Arabic sector in Sudan.

The general objective of the Project is to contribute to poverty reduction and environment protection by strengthening the gum Arabic value chain in Sudan and by developing market opportunities for the sector


 Supervisor: Project National Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum with frequent moves to project site in the states as needed
 Duration: One year contract (renewable according to performance)
 Closing Date: 12 May 2021


Job Summary:

The project is looking to hire a full-time Gender Manager with Key responsibilities of the Gender Manager include managing and oversight over gender-related activities of the project, and serving as a liaison with relevant sector bodies of project. More specifically, the Gender Manager will be responsible for the project’s work to promote the mainstreaming of gender issues in the community. S/he will work with the project team to ensure that gender issues are addressed in all aspects of the project’s work. and to encourage greater recognition of women’s, youth and disables empowerment in the project policy making

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Be the project’s point person for promoting women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming in the project
  • Prepare, gender assessment indicators of opportunities and challenges for gender mainstreaming in the project
  • Working with the Project’s staff, to develop activities as part of the annual work planning process under each of the project’s program areas that address gender issues while ensuring that all work plan activities are gender-sensitive or transformative.
  • Provide trainings on gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment for project staff, communities and related bodies as requested.
  • Support project key bodies in promoting the mainstreaming of gender issues
  • Prepare inputs to all project reporting on the impact of the project’s work on gender mainstreaming
  • Working with the M&E Manager, develop and monitor gender-based indicators of the project’s performance.
  • Working with the states’ coordinators, identify potential grantees that can support the project in promoting gender mainstreaming
  • Such other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Party

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Advance University Degree in gender studies, rural development or related field.



  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant technical work experience on gender-related topics
  • Capacity to be original and creative in strategies to integrate gender considerations into non-gender related programming;
  • Experience in the following preferred: conducting gender and women’s empowerment research; conducting gender analyses, assessments, and qualitative and quantitative research studies; integrating gender and social inclusion considerations and women’s empowerment activities into program design and implementation; designing and facilitating gender trainings; integrating gender considerations into M&E systems and structures; designing gender integration tools and toolkits; developing risk mitigation strategies to prevent and address unintended, negative consequences


Qualities and interpersonal skills required

  • The selected candidate would be expected to have a creative, energetic but pragmatic approach to problem-solving and an appreciation of the respective roles of the public and private sectors in rural economic development.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to make quick but rational decisions.
  • Autonomy and responsibility.
  • Interpersonal skills and relationship.
  • Focuses on result for the client
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English.

Hierarchical and functional links

  • The GAD Manager will be under the direct responsibility of the Project National Coordinator based in Khartoum



  • Work at the project management unit in Khartoum with frequent moves to the project sites at the states’ levels;
  • One year contract (renewable according to performance);
  • Immediate availability.



Candidates who possess the above requirements are encouraged to submit their CVs along with cover letter explaining their suitability for the position before [12\05\2021] through


Only short listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be handled in strict confidence.

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