Careers At World Environment Center

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Gender Specialist (Latin America & Caribbean)  


WEC is looking for a committed, capable team member to provide technical and programmatic support in advancing gender equality and female empowerment by ensuring full integration of gender issues in performance monitoring, evaluation, learning, and other activities supported by the contract. This is a four-year term with a grant that has been awarded and is being implemented.  

The candidate must possess superb written and verbal communication skills, be proficient in Spanish, be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and have a background working with US Government grants. This is a part time position, and the ideal candidate understands the importance and demands of being a central team member in an international NGO. 

  • Expected start date: start as soon as possible / March 2023 
  • Part time position (up to 30 hours/week) 
  • Salary range: $45,000 annually, flexible hours + benefits  
  • Location: Work from home position, with occasional in-person days at the DC office. Based in the Washington DC Metro area is strongly preferred. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Ensure the Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy and are applied throughout the activity  
  • Work with project staff to ensure gender is appropriately integrated in all training, documentation, communications. 
  • The Specialist will provide support with design of the RFPs, the templates, managing, reviewing all documentation and requirements that small grant recipients have to comply with. 
  • Draft or contribute to other project reports and presentations on activities as requested and provide data analysis and report writing related to gender mainstreaming 
  • Provide advice to management team on gender related issues, concerns, trends and policies  
  • Review written materials including marketing pieces, quarterly and annual reports, proposals and concept notes, and other written deliverables as needed. 
  • Provide administrative support in maintaining and updating grants management database as needed.  
  • Supports Programs meetings both in-person and virtual 
  • Might require travel to Latin America for in-person events to provide support at the conferences.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, development studies, gender, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.  
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in development sector (NGOs, CSO), with at least 2-3 years’ experience with women’s economic empowerment, and/or gender/social inclusion related job.  
  • Knowledge of Spanish – written & spoken, is a required.  
  • Strong project management skills, with exceptional written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines. 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and geographically diverse team. 
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office, and other content management systems. 
  • Experience with working with zoom & and other video communications tools. 
  • Authorization to work in the USA is required. 

WEC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications by candidates from diverse and under-represented communities. 

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter & CV addressing it to Smitha Konduri.  


A 501(c)3 organization, the World Environment Center is an independent, global, non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices of member companies and in partnership with governments, multi-lateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities and other stakeholders. 

WEC creates sustainable business solutions through individual projects in emerging markets; convenes leadership roundtables to shape strategic thinking across a range of sustainability topics; and honors industry excellence through the annual awarding of its Gold Medal Award. 

WEC was awarded a grant by the US Department of State to fund supporting the continuation and expansion of the La Red de Innovation e Impacto (La RED) network through a new Empower Innovation Challenge cooperative agreement. WEC and its partners, Núcleo de Biotecnología de Curauma (NBC) and Baastel, aim to develop a technically-sound training curriculum focused on democracy elements that will empower women-owned micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to scale up their businesses through a series of small grants focused on local solutions in green and blue economies. The grant will provide training, access to capital, networking, and partnership opportunities with local and international organizations.