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Gender and Youth Integration Specialist at AFIDEP

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is a regional non-profit research and policy Institute established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. Our primary purpose is to contribute to sustainable development through the use of evidence and advocacy to strengthen political commitment and resource allocation for development issues; informing the design and implementation of effective interventions; and strengthening governance and accountability structures for tracking development challenges in Africa. AFIDEP is registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation in both Kenya and Malawi (where it has offices) and as a non-profit institution in the USA with 501(c)3 status. For further details about AFIDEP and its work refer to

AFIDEP, together with other partners, is implementing a five-year global project called Building Capacity for Integrated Family planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH) and Population, Environment and Development (PED) Action (BUILD) funded by the U.S. Agency for international Development (USAID) through the Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) in Washington D.C. The other consortium partners are Leadership for Environment and Development Southern and Eastern Africa (LEAD SEA); PATH Foundation Philippines Inc. (PFPI); FHI 360; and Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).

BUILD is designed to leverage the interconnectedness of Population, Environment and Development (PED), to spur strong political commitment, sustained financial resources, and accountability for voluntary family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH) in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). BUILD seeks to amplify the PED approach for transformative action across disciplinary, geographical, sociocultural and sectoral divides encompassing population dynamics, health, environment, climate change, resilience, livelihoods, food security, education, and governance.

The project is being implemented from 4 regional hubs in Eastern Africa (Kenya), Southern Africa (Malawi), Western Africa (Cote d’Ivoire) and Asia Pacific (Philippines).


BUILD is seeking a seeking a Gender and Youth Integration Specialist with deep experience in cross-sectoral development policy, research, and programming to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of gender and youth issues in development, as well as experience working with diverse stakeholders, including government officials, civil society organizations, and community groups.

The position could be based at either AFIDEP’s Nairobi office or Lilongwe office.


  • Implement the project gender and youth integration strategy across all project activities.
  • Conduct research and analysis on gender and youth issues in sustainable development, including positive youth development.
  • Provide technical assistance to project teams to ensure gender and youth considerations are incorporated into project design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Lead capacity building efforts for partners and staff on gender and youth integration, including developing training materials and facilitating workshops.
  • Support advocacy efforts around gender and youth issues, including policy development and engagement with decision-makers. 


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as gender studies, international development, social sciences or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in gender and youth integration in international development, including experience working with government agencies, civil society organizations, and community groups.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with a focus on gender and youth issues.
  • Deep experience developing and implementing gender and youth integration strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality technical assistance and training on gender and youth issues to partners and staff.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Fluency in English is required, with proficiency in French desirable. 


Method Of Application

To apply for this position, please submit a detailed CV and cover letter to [email protected]  including the position title “BUILD Project – Gender and Youth Integration Specialist” on the subject of the email by 26th May, 2023. In your cover letter, please highlight your relevant experience and qualifications, and explain why you are interested in this position. Your CV should include three relevant referees. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.