CABI Gender Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Gender Coordinator


CABI is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. CABI is an intergovernmental organization that can trace its origins back to 1910.

Our 48 member countries guide and influence our core areas of work, which include International Development and Publishing.

We have over 500 staff based in 16 countries. We have offices in Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, the UK, the USA and Zambia.

CABI’s Knowledge Business

CABI produces key scientific publications, including CAB Abstracts – the world-leading abstracting and indexing database covering applied life sciences. We also publish multimedia compendia, books, eBooks and full text electronic resources aiming to further science and its application to real life. CABI invests its publishing surpluses directly into development projects, helping to improve livelihoods worldwide.

International Development projects and research

Through knowledge sharing and science, CABI helps address issues of global concern such as improving global food security and safeguarding the environment. We do this by helping farmers grow
more and lose less of what they produce, combating threats to agriculture and the environment from pests and diseases, protecting biodiversity from invasive species, and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge.

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Job title: Gender Coordinator

Grade: Hay Band 5 – 6

Reporting to: Global Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Direct reports: None

Key peer group: Project managers, PDG, RDs, GDs

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Purpose of the role: The gender coordinator is expected to lead the efforts to embed gender firmly across CABI. S/he will support gender mainstreaming by working with science staff to embed gender in proposals, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, and leading the development of gender related proposals. S/he will be required to report on progress on gender mainstreaming efforts.

The gender coordinator will be expected to stay abreast of current developments in the gender field, develop linkages and partnerships with external expertise and provide training and seminars to support staff in gender skills.

Key accountabilities:

  • Develop a gender action plan to outline actions to mainstream gender in CABI; review and update the action plan on an annual basis
  • Review and provide gender advice on project development, implementation and reporting across the organisation, with a particular focus on women’s empowerment.
  • Lead /contribute to projects where gender is a lead component of the work
  • Develop and maintain a gender knowledge base and good practice in relevant technical areas for dissemination to staff for professional development
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of latest developments in fields of gender, women’s empowerment and youth engagement in agriculture and the environment
  • Carry out staff training and capacity building, as required, in gender and women’s empowerment
  • Refine, develop and share with other staff, gender analysis and support tools to use during project development and implementation
  • Represent CABI and promote our experience in gendered work through publications and conference attendance
  • Any other duties as required


Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent understanding of gender issues in agriculture and the environment across a variety of cultures and contexts
  • Good ability to identify, obtain and analyse information from a variety of sources


  • Good ability to facilitate learning and professional development in others
  • Good organisational and research skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent excel and budget preparation skills

Education & Qualifications

  • MSc or equivalent in social sciences, gender, international development, rural sociology, anthropology
  • 5 years work experience in related fields


  • Experience in integrating gender into projects and programme design and implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • Experience in project development
  • Experience in design and use of gender tools and toolkits
  • Knowledge and experience of implementation of gender analyses and assessments
  • Knowledge and experience of implementation of women’s economic empowerment tools and research

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly motivated and resourceful
  • Ability to work collaboratively within varied teams
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly
  • Problem solving skills
  • Creative and innovative
  • Ability to manage work load and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural environment

Special Circumstances

  • Ability to travel on a frequent basis to CABI projects, programmes and other offices worldwide

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be exhaustive. It is expected that the post holder and CABI will adopt a flexible attitude and accept that the duties may have to be varied according to circumstances, in particular changing corporate requirements and individual development needs.


CABI is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or marital status. No applicant will be disadvantaged by conditions which cannot be shown to be justified and selection will be based on merit.


To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter via our online recruitment portal at by Friday July 19, 2019.

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Updated: July 3, 2019 — 9:49 pm