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Community development/gender expert job at Human Capital Business Solutions (HCBS) Limited

About the Organization

Human Capital Business Solutions is a boutique human resources consultancy that specializes in strategic HR consulting, Talent Acquisition & Management and HR Outsourced services.

Job Description

The Community Development/Gender Expert will be responsible for ensuring that project activities effectively integrate gender considerations and mainstream vulnerable groups, such as women and people living with disabilities. S/he will support the identification and prioritizing of the most vulnerable persons within the communities, in consultation and collaboration with local communities and other stakeholders such as local/provincial/national governmental authorities, peer organizations, national NGOs, and private sector

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Duties and Responsibilities

Community development

  • Ensure implementation of locally appropriate and feasible projects in close consultation with local authorities and communities.

  • Provide guidance to the project team throughout the project cycle to ensure community engagement and development are integrated across all program areas;

  • Assist in assessments and data collection to identify the priority needs in the project locations.

  • Communicate feedback from beneficiaries/communities and other key stakeholders to the Team leader and wider project team, as needed.

  • Facilitate community participation, accountability and monitoring in of projects to assist in the continuous review of implementation activities and recognize additional needs of the affected population.

  • Support the development of project activities according to feedback from monitoring and review mechanism.

Gender mainstreaming:

  • Lead the integration of gender responsive and as appropriate, transformative approaches across all program areas.

  • Provide guidance throughout the project cycle on gender issues across all program areas;

  • Conduct gender analysis at program outset and incorporate findings in work plan for ongoing monitoring and learning purposes;

  • Work with the team in the development, application, and monitoring of gender-sensitive indicators and the consistent use of sex disaggregation in reporting to better measure gender-related impacts and outcomes.

  • Lead the development and implementation of evidence-based equity and social inclusion analysis and the accompanying action plan.

  • Provide timely support in tracking and analysing gender related indicators under project log frame and share strategic findings with line staff and managers for action.

  • Continuously assess the gender needs of the community and adapt program activities to respond to their needs.

  • Identify gender gaps or deficiencies in program activities and develop interventions to address these gaps.

  • Review the Org gender strategy and developed customized strategy and program package(s) that helps to guide program staff on aspects of gender inclusiveness under the Project program.

  • Analyse and provide regular feedback to program staff and the Project Coordinator on the progress of gender interventions.

  • Contribute to preparation of project reports and ensure inclusion of gender lens and updates.

  • Develop and deliver training to program staff and relevant stakeholders on gender-related issues, tools and approaches, and conduct awareness raising initiatives;

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Team Leader/project Coordinator and country program leadership to achieve the Project’s goals and objectives.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Master in Sociology, Rural Development, Community Development or equivalent is required.

  • 5 years in community mobilization, facilitating capacity building and participating in community driven and gender sensitive development activities.

  • Previous experience in working for similar programming in conflict or crisis situations desired, experience in working in Somalia is an added value.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

  • Strong analytical skills with attention to details.

  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Fluency in English and Local Language (spoken and written).

  • Ability to manage a large and varied workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the criteria outlined above should submit their applications, resume and academic documents in pdf format with “HCBSU-CDGE-COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/GENDER EXPERT” as the Email subject via

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