The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) works with a global network of partners to build an inclusive industry that makes clean cooking accessible to the three billion people who live each day without it. Established in 2010, CCA is driving consumer demand, mobilizing investment to build a pipeline of scalable businesses, and fostering an enabling environment that allows the sector to thrive. Clean cooking transforms lives by improving health, protecting the climate and environment, empowering women, and helping consumers save time and money. In alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals, CCA is working to achieve universal access to clean cooking by 2030. As the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA), we commit to cultivating an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable in our work and in the communities, we will serve through the “Haiti Cookstoves and Clean Energy Market Project.” We affirm and reinforce our belief in equality and inclusion at all levels by hiring from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and voices. And we recognize that by committing to gender diversity, we will be better equipped to build an inclusive industry that makes clean cooking accessible to the three billion people who live each day without it.
The Project will apply a gender-informed approach across all its market development activities to stimulate market growth. The Project’s gender strategy takes an integrated approach to achieve gender equality outcomes and respond to the unique needs and interests of women. Specifically, it seeks to ensure that women and women’s organizations have the opportunity, skills, resources, and agency to participate in and guide the development of the clean cooking market in Haiti— as policymakers, advocates, and leaders; as clean cooking and enterprise leaders; as employees and entrepreneurs; as technical specialists and innovators; and as informed and empowered consumers. More broadly, it seeks to ensure that the clean cooking sector’s stakeholders have the awareness, knowledge, skills, and technical assistance necessary to serve women’s needs and leverage opportunities to advance women’s rights, their participation as decision-makers, and their access to and control over the resources and benefits of clean cooking solutions. To achieve this, CCA will implement targeted, gender-responsive interventions throughout the Project’s multi-pronged strategy to accelerate the delivery of clean cooking solutions by; Strengthening women’s economic power through targeted capacity building initiatives to increase their presence, knowledge and, skills across the clean cooking supply chain; Incorporating the voices and inputs of women and women’s organizations to mobilize demand through gender-sensitive Behavior Change interventions and innovative consumer financing models; and Deepening women’s active and effective participation to strengthen the enabling environment by involving women and women’s organizations in all policy groups, advocacy groups, and technical working groups.
The Gender Officer supports the Project’s gender strategy to increase the role of women in the clean cooking sector and ensure they have the opportunity, skills, and resources to participate in and guide the development of the clean cooking sector and policy environment. As the gender strategy is embedded across the Project’s market development activities, the person who fills this role will need to work closely with the Project’s Private Sector & Investment Manager who will oversee the market development component of the Project by collaborating with clean cooking enterprises and providing strategic support to consumer demand activities. The Gender Officer will lead all on-the-ground engagement with key gender stakeholders, from government ministries to local civil society organizations (CSOs), to ensure that gender interventions are implemented with and through local partners. The role will report directly to the PS&I Manager .
This position is based in Haiti.
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