SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Zambia
Posted Job
about 1 year ago

Project Officer Gender

SNV is a Not-for-Profit International Development Organisation with long-term, local presence in over 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of advisors works with local partners to equip communities and businesses with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works across three sectors: Agriculture, Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Several international donors fund our programmes. SNV has a +100 million euro annual turnover and is aiming for further growth.

Job Description

The Gender Officer is expected to work with existing networks of local and national service providers from public health, gender, agriculture, education and sanitation to which the project is already connected; to integrate gender particularly around intra-household dynamics in the project’s key pillars (triggering and demand maintenance, behaviour change communication and nutrition sensitive agriculture). The Gender Officer is expected to develop BCC activities with special focus on intra-household gender relations in particular workload, joint decision making and access to resources. He/She will be expected to work closely with other project staff including nutrition and agriculture officers, under the guidance of the Programme Manager in implementation activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop gender tools for the SBCC and NSA based on current SN4A gender approach- the Gender Officer will be tasked to build local capacity for implementation of gender and will work with the local nutrition teams (District, Ward, Hub Nutrition Coordinating Committees and Nutrition Action Groups at village team), and SN4A partners.
  • Coordinate Gender analysis as required in the targeted districts and assess and identify gender gaps related to intrahousehold dynamics.
  • This will be done in line with the project’s M&E framework.
  • Train local partners and build capacity on the Gender and Nutrition nexus and monitor and support nutrition teams and Nutrition Champions through supervision and support visits.
  • Coordination of project activities with SUN and national structures – gather lessons emerging from the project on early adaptors and results and ensure these are shared and reviewed at national and district level meetings.
  • With project team establish and build capacity of District and Ward Nutrition Teams- Establish the DNCCs and WNCCs and work with them to build their capacity for implementation of project activities related to gender as well as for upscaling activities in line with national standards.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Gender, social work, public health, nutrition or other relevant discipline or a Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in nutrition programming, with experience in gender mainstreaming.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge on how to improve dietary diversity at intra-household level.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing programs with a measurement for results framework.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing capacity development services
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating across projects.
  • Interested to undertake extensive field work
  • If you meet the requirements with interest apply via the link.

How to apply

Please apply by clicking on the “I AM INTERESTED” tab on this page and submitting a cover letter, CV and Salary History of the last Three (3) Years in English:

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