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Specialist, Gender, and Social Inclusion (GSI) at Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II

About Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II

The Government of Malawi signed a five-year agreement (‘Compact) with the Millennium Chaffenge Corporation (“MCC”) to fund specific programs targeted at reducing poverty and stimulating economic growth. MCC is a U.S. government agency focused on assisting countries dedicated to good governance, economic freedom, and investing in people. An Accountable Entity called the Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II (“MCA-Malawi II”) has been created and designated by the Government of Malawi to implement the Compact.

Malawi Compact

The Compact consists of three projects, namely:

  1. The Accelerated Growth Corridors Project (AGC) will focus on reducing transport costs in targeted rural areas. Under the AGC Project, the Road Corridor Improvement (RCI) Activity will target investment in physical upgrades and improvements across different classes of roads within four selected Accelerated Growth Corridors (AGCs) to improve rural access by addressing road conditions and reducing transport costs. The Policy and Institutional Reform and Capacity Building (PIR) Activity will focus on assisting the Government to address policy, legislative, institutional, and funding issues to ensure that road transport in AGC areas is well-maintained and managed.
  2. The Increased Land Productivity Project will focus on improving land services, strengthening conditions for increased investment in land and better-functioning land markets through two main activities: the Land Administration Resourcing and Institutions Activity – which will support development, adoption, and implementation of reforms to expand national land-based revenues and address institutional change – and the City Council Land-Based Revenue Modernization Activity, which will expand coverage and collection of land-based revenues, to increase resources for key services and increase investment in land and finally.
    The American Catalyst Facility for Development Project will focus on facilitating U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) investment in Malawi to catalyse increased private investment consistent with Compact objectives and increase the scale and impact of the Compact.


Specialist, Gender, and Social Inclusion (GSI)

Position Objective

The Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Specialist plays a critical role in supporting MCA-Malawi Il to integrate GSI considerations into project design, implementation, and monitoring. The GSI Specialist works closely with project teams, partners, and stakeholders to ensure that MCA activities are inclusive, gender-responsive, and contribute to the empowerment of marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with project teams including Consultants and Contractors to integrate GSI considerations into project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation processes.
  • Develop and implement strategies, guidelines, and tools to effectively address GSI issues such as TIP, GBV, Sexual Harassment (SH) and ensure participation of women and other vulnerable groups in MCA Malawi II activities
  • Support implementation and review of the Social and Gender Integration Plan (SGIP) for mainstreaming gender and social considerations across all MCA-Malawi Il projects and activities.
  • Conduct gender and social inclusion assessments, analyze findings, and provide recommendations for improving project impact on target populations.
  • Support the development and implementation of capacity-building activities to enhance MCA-Malawi Il staff, Consultants, Contractors and partner understanding of GSI principles and best practices.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of GSI-related activities and outcomes, ensuring alignment with MCA-Malawi Il and MCC requirements.
  • Foster partnerships and coordination with government agencies, local authorities, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to facilitate implementation of TIP, GBV/SEA/SH mitigation measures in MCA-Malawi Il corridors of impact and beyond.
  • Represent the MCA-Malawi Il in GSI-related meetings, workshops, and conferences, as required.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to project teams including Consultants, Contractors and partners on GSI-related issues, challenges, and opportunities
  • Contribute to the development of GSI-related communication materials and knowledge products.
  • Conduct regular reviews of GSI policies to ensure they are current and align with domestic and global best practices.
  • Identify potential risks or gaps in GSI implementation and proactively recommend corrective measures.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, seminars, and other training activities to build expertise and understanding of GSI practices among project teams, consultants, contractors and stakeholders including Government Agencies, Local Authorities, CSOs and Community Structures
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate GSI principles across various projects, ensuring consistency and effectiveness.
  • Perform additional tasks and responsibilities assigned by the Manager, GSI or CEO.


  • Bachelor’s degree in gender studies, sociology, anthropology, international development, or a related field.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring of gender and social inclusion initiatives, preferably within an international organization, government, or private sector environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting gender and social inclusion assessments, developing
  • GSI strategies, and providing technical guidance on GSI issues.
  • Knowledge of gender and social inclusion principles, best practices, and relevant international frameworks.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and presentation skills, with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders effectively.

Method Of Application

Applications for these positions should be sent to: [email protected]

Applications should be accompanied by the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae containing detailed work experience.
  2. Cover letter confirming interest and availability.
  3. Soft copies of education and professional certificates (if available).

The closing date for receiving applications is 28th June 2024. Please note that only applications received through [email protected] will be considered. Any applications received through other channels will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews. Interested applicants should indicate the position title in the subject line of the email.