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RTI International is recruiting for an Energy Gender Specialist. As a part of the Learning, Energy and Environment Development (LEED) Division within RTI’s International Development Group, this person will implement technical tasks and assignments, conduct energy and gender-related research and contribute to business development and technical proposal writing.

• Provide technical leadership and oversight, and integration of gender approaches across energy program activities
• Develop and lead the implementation of RTI’s gender strategy, including the adaptation and development of tools and approaches to support the strategy;
• Work with senior project management to raise awareness and capacity of project staff on issues related to gender, and to expand gender content of projects
• Conduct gender audits of counterpart organizations in the energy sector and develop practical recommendations on how to integrate gender considerations into utilities’ policies, practices and operations
• Assess the representation and active participation of women in energy project related stakeholder groups (such as community and local governance bodies) and make recommendations for engaging these groups;
• Support the integration of gender activities within the work plan; lead the design of gender sensitive performance indicators and gender specific tools in work planning to promote gender balance in the project implementation;
• Identify potential opportunities for gender inclusion and design and implement solutions that promote gender mainstreaming;
• Support development of gender sensitive behavior change communication activities and messages;
• Work closely with project staff to build their understanding of gender issues;
• Provide technical assistance to off-grid companies and electric utilities in mainstreaming gender in their policies, management systems and programs and provide training and education in implementing the policies.

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, international development, environment, human resources, social sciences or related fields and 12 years of experience designing and implementing gender plans and/or the energy sector or a master’s degree and 9 years of experience designing and implementing gender plans and/or the energy sector
• Ability to develop effective working relationships with USAID, government counterparts at all levels, local organizations, community groups, and other program partners and stakeholders.
• Ability to conceptualize, plan, guide, and implement work with demonstrated experience in integrating gender into business models in the private and public sector.
• Experience developing gender-sensitive MEL plans and building a variety of partnerships.

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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