Gender-Based Violence Advisor

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Gender-Based Violence Advisor
Title: Gender-Based Violence Advisor
ID: 1309
Job Location: Washington, DC
Department: N/A

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for the last four decades. ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for evidence-based practical solutions to change policies and programs. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW conducts research to inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential. ICRW’s focal areas include gender-based violence, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

At ICRW, we believe that research can and should be a process of social development, and we employ participatory methods when appropriate. Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest extent possible. All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality, and eradicating poverty.

Brief Description:

ICRW is seeking candidates to serve as Gender Based Violence Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded task order focused on gender-based violence (GBV). The task order falls under the Analytical Services IV IDIQ and aims to strengthen the gender-based violence portfolio across the Agency through the development of strategic plans, research, training, and professional networking support. This task order is centered on strengthening USAID’s collective prevention and response, or “collective action” in GBV development programming across USAID. This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. reporting to the Project Director with a two-year period of performance.


The Gender-Based Violence Advisor is responsible for providing technical input into project activities. This includes a technical review of the program’s key technical and non-technical documents, such as the Minimum Standards, implementation plans, MEL, and knowledge products and other deliverables. The Gender Based Violence Advisor may be called on to design and deliver course modules, as appropriate. The GBV Advisor will provide gender technical assistance to all team members, as needed, including providing technical input on gender and women’s empowerment for the MEL plan, such as guidance on the use of performance indicators and evaluations to reflect progress toward women’s economic empowerment outcomes and impacts throughout the program.


  • Must have a graduate degree (Master’s or higher) in economic growth, gender, international development, business, human resources, social sciences or related field or at least ten years of relevant experience in lieu of a graduate degree.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience serving as a GBV Advisor or in a similar role with strong background in gender-based violence prevention and response, including child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

  • Must have had at least two (2) years’ experience providing direct services to communities

  • Demonstrated experience in building consensus among diverse populations and liaising with high level representatives from both the public and private sectors required.

  • Direct experience providing gender technical support, capacity building, and delivering trainings for a range of audiences for web-based and virtual learning opportunities.

  • Experience developing gender-sensitive MEL plans and building a variety of partnerships.

  • Experience in developing gender analyses, researching gender-related reports, and writing reports, documents, and other knowledge products on gender.

  • Experience in developing performance indicators and quantitative and qualitative methodologies for evaluating outcomes.

  • Experience with USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment preferred.

  • Highly organized, with outstanding written and oral communications skills.

  • Eligibility to work in the US.

****Please note this position will be hired upon receipt of funding

Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ICRW is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law, where applicable. ICRW is an E-Verify Employer.

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