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 Gender Advisor
 American India Foundation (AIF)

 Location: New Delhi
 Last Date: July 25, 2011
 Email: (Reference:

Background: American India Foundation (AIF) is the largest diaspora philanthropy organization focused on India and based out of United States.  Since its inception in 2001, AIF has benefited more than 1.5 million people, by implementing programs through a national network of more than 115 Indian NGOs. The mission of AIF is to catalyze social and economic change in India. AIF mobilizes and invests resources to improve education, livelihoods and public health for the marginalized in India (see more details at

AIF has always been committed to gender equity in its programs since inception; to take this commitment to the next level in its second decade, it has decided to take the necessary actions and strategic steps. To carry out this resolve for mainstreaming gender in all AIF programs (especially in signature programs) and institutional processes (including staffing), AIF is looking for an expert to serve the organization as a Gender Advisor.

Job Summary: The Gender Advisor will:

1.    Support AIF and partners to develop, and integrate gender strategies in all AIF and AIF supported programs through training, learning and knowledge sharing activities.

2.    Lead and contribute in gender mainstreaming within the AIF India team and its HR systems.

3.    Support identification and design of appropriate gender based indicators to track, ensure and evaluate gender equity outcomes and results for all AIF programs.

4.    Support the development and roll out of gender sensitive curricula, training tools, program/project management tools and results-based frameworks for AIF signature programs

5.    Undertake specific research and policy analysis exercise for programme development on AIF’s priority programme themes (Health, Education, and Livelihood). 

6.    Participate in development of proposals for funding from a gender perspective.  

7.    Identify needs for capacity building of the AIF programs and partners and facilitate development of the required skills through capacity building in co-ordination with program team

8.    Identify best practices and help undertaking benchmarking research to strengthen gender equity in all program areas and ensure that such learning contributes to AIF knowledge management initiatives.

9.    Help AIF Education and Livelihood teams to manage and report on Mrs. Indravati Sharma Memorial Initiative grant for expanding opportunities for girls and women.

The Gender Advisor will report to AIF Knowledge Director in India and will work closely with relevant AIF Program Managers and other Directors.

Educational Qualifications

A post graduate degree in any of the Social Sciences, with proven ability in social research and policy analysis and good understanding of gender issues in India

Work Experience and Skills Required

·          5 years of experience of working with development organisations of which at least 3 years should be on addressing gender issues in development  programs

·         Experience in supporting or leading mainstreaming gender in programs and organizations  

·         Well developed analytical, conceptual and writing skills.

·         Experience of capacity building and training development organisations

·         Good written and spoken English and working knowledge of one or more Indian languages is essential.

Compensation Package and Working Conditions:  Based on educational qualifications, experience, skills and performance.

Expected Travel Time:  Up to 10 days a month, depending on program needs

Last date for submission of CVs (by e-mail to 25th July 2011


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