Senior Gender Advisor, Agriculture Development In Timor-leste

Senior Gender Advisor, Agriculture development in Timor-Leste

Terms of Reference and Qualifications


GRI advances gender equality and women’s empowerment so that all people – women, men, boys, and girls – have equal abilities and opportunities to lead more fulfilling lives. We utilize innovative practices in adult education, communication technology, and results-based program management to achieve programs with tangible impacts for real people. Incorporated in 2012, GRI is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) based in San Francisco, California.



GRI is currently seeking a Senior Gender Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded agricultural development program in Timor-Leste, contingent upon funding. The Advisor would have overall accountability to ensure strategic development, delivery of project results, and client satisfaction for women’s agricultural development project components. Periodic overnight travel in-country would be required.

Timorese nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is contingent upon funding.


·         Oversee strategic development and program deliverables for gender and women’s programs

·         Monitor budgets, grants and expenditures

·         Serve as primary point of contact (POC) for gender   

·         Recruit and oversee international consultants and local national staff

·         Maintains collaborative relationships with project staff

·         Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual reports, work-plans, and success stories as required by client and GRI

·         Travel to field to ensure successful delivery of program results

·         Perform other duties as assigned by DCoP


·         BA in agriculture, rural development, economic development, or similar required; MA preferred.

·         Ten (10) years experience developing and managing agricultural and rural development programs for women; 15 years preferred.

·         Additional experience with food security, nutrition, climate change, access to rural finance, and agribusiness development preferred.

·         Prior Team Lead experience preferred.

·         Fluency in English required. Tetum strongly preferred.

·         Prior experience working on USAID programs preferred.

·         Excellent management and administrative skills.

·         High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders and policy makers

·         Self-motivated and well organized.

·         Ability to work collaboratively, supportively, and respectfully with others.

·         Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

·         Flexibility and willingness to travel to difficult environments to complete program assignments.

·         Timorese nationals strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply, please email your CV (in English) to Please include “Timor-Leste Agriculture” in the subject line.


  Pay is commensurate with position and experience.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

GRI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, disability, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, or pregnancy.
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