Gender Technical Advisor at LVCT Health – May 2024

Gender Technical Advisor

Role Description

  • This is a full-time on-site role for a Gender Technical Advisor located in Nairobi County, Kenya. The Gender Technical Advisor will contribute to an innovative project exploring the multifaceted dimensions of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) while integrating gender perspectives. The project, GEAR UP is implemented by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as the prime partner with LVCT Health implementing it in Kenya and Uganda. Through the One Health lens, the Project will bring evidence of how gender dynamics intersect with AMR transmission and antibiotic practices, promoting inclusive and gender-responsive approaches to combat AMR threats effectively. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in advancing gender-responsive research and implementation within the AMR project while actively contributing to broader LVCT Health institutional gender initiatives that contribute to a holistic approach to gender equality and inclusion beyond the scope of research.
  • This position offers an exciting opportunity to conduct innovative research, collaborate with multidisciplinary teams across multiple countries and contribute to developing impactful outputs.

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Conducting gender-related research, analysis, and outputs
  • Develop and execute research plans within the scope of the gender-related study
  • Plan and conducts day-to-day research activities relating to assigned research projects
  • Design methodologies that align with project objectives, ensuring rigour and relevance
  • Oversee data mining, collection, analysis, synthesis, visualization and presentation utilizing advanced research methods
  • Employ advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques as required to derive meaningful insights
  • Interpret research findings and contribute to the development of publications

Capacity building: 

  • Develop resources and training to increase staff and partner knowledge and skills on gender
  • Undertake capacity building through the provision of mentorship and support to project and partner staff involved in the project
  • Actively participate in scholarly engagements through the development of seminars, webinars, journal clubs and other capacity-building methods
  • Monitor capacity building of project and partner staff

Program Design & Implementation 

  • Coordinating project teams
  • Ensuring that gender analysis informs program design and management among AMR project partners and in LVCT programs
  • Identifying strategic actions to improve program implementation quality
  • Facilitating the application of gender and intersectional approaches in program implementation

 Policy & Advocacy: 

  • Participating in the design of policy and influencing strategies at national and sub-national levels using evidence from research and programs
  • Participating in relevant technical working groups to influence policy and guidelines

 Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Monitoring project implementation against deliverables and milestones
  • Monitoring and analysing gender developments at the national and international levels and using them to inform the project
  • Oversight for evaluation of the project and providing technical support for gender evaluation of LVCT Health projects


  • Documenting lessons for policy dialogue, public advocacy, and future programming through various means
  • Lead the development of research papers for submission to peer-reviewed high-impact journals
  • Collaborate with the communications team to document project activities and communicate them via various platforms

Collaboration & Learning: 

  • Organizing the dissemination of learning within the team and with partners
  • Disseminate research findings at conferences, workshops, and other relevant forums
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, fostering a collaborative research environment to enhance the scope and impact of the study
  • Establish and maintain professional networks & partnerships with other researchers and institutions in gender studies

Resource Mobilization

  • Continuously identify opportunities and partnerships for resource mobilization
  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals to secure funding for continued research and implementation


  • Education: Masters’ Degree in a relevant field, such as Gender Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, or a related discipline focusing on gender-related research. PhD will be an added advantage


  • Proven experience in conducting independent gender-related research
  • Expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Familiarity with intersectionality and an understanding of diverse gender experiences
  • Experience in participating in policy and advocacy forums in Kenya and beyond
  • Track record of publications in reputable journals within the field of gender-related research
  • Experience in grant writing and securing research funding is advantageous

Skills and Attributes.

  • Excellent research, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in stakeholder engagement
  • Capacity to mentor and support junior members of the research & project team
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a research and/or project team
  • Proactive and self-driven, committed to advancing gender-related research and contributing innovative ideas to the field
  • Commitment to ethical research practices and sensitivity to gender-related issues

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV along with a cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to [email protected] by 31st May 2024. The advert will stay open until the position is filled. The position applied for and the reference number GTA/LVCT/05/2024 should be indicated on the subject line and cover letter.

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