Senior Program Officer for Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Health Practices

Banyan Global

Job Description

Banyan Global, an international development consulting firm, is recruiting a full-time Senior Program Officer for GESI and Health. Banyan Global is looking for a self-starting mid-career professional, who is interested in helping us manage and grow our innovative health practice. This position is based in Washington, DC with travel abroad.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as Senior Technical Advisor for the USAID Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project
  • Integrate GESI considerations into health activities at both the core and country levels
  • Lead GESI analyses and develop GESI strategy documents
  • Manage and oversee GESI activities on other health projects including the USAID Nigeria Health Workforce Management (HWM) Activity
  • Recruit, mobilize, and oversee GESI staff and consultants on projects
  • Write and review work plans, reports, and other key deliverables
  • Support external communications efforts including development and review of success stories, articles, blog posts, website updates, or other external communications products
  • Support new business development for the GESI and health practices, including gathering information, writing key technical sections, and coordinating with partners.
  • Support the knowledge management and adaptive learning strategies of the GESI and health practices
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with potential partners
  • Represent Banyan Global to diverse stakeholders and audiences

Qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree in relevant field
  • Minimum of five years of experience implementing and managing USAID projects
  • Demonstrated expertise in GESI and health
  • Experience conducting GESI analyses and designing and implementing GESI strategy documents
  • Knowledge of USAID gender and health policies and programs, with experience in health system strengthening preferred
  • Experience managing teams and remote management
  • Experience developing USAID proposals, including writing technical sections and recruiting staff and consultants
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, and written and oral communication skills
  • Strong program management experience, including overseeing activities remotely
  • Familiarity with USAID contracting and reporting requirements
  • Ability to travel internationally for short-term technical assistance
  • English fluency required, additional language skills a plus

About the Organization

Banyan Global is a women-owned and managed international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff working in several countries across the world. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: gender and women’s economic empowerment, finance and investment, enterprise development, youth, health, and evaluation and learning.

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