Request for Expression of Interest for Gender Lens Investing Experts At Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

Request for Expression of Interest for Gender Lens Investing Experts At Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

Request for Expression of Interest for Gender Lens Investing Experts

Job Type: Consultancy
Job Category: Program/Project Management
Hiring Organization: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Education Level: Advanced university degree (master’s or higher) in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, International Development, or in an area relevant to AECF’s sectoral work
Experience: 10+ years
Deadline: April 11, 2024
Location: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan

About Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF)

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a leading non-profit development organization dedicated to supporting innovative enterprises in the agribusiness and renewable energy sectors. AECF aims to reduce rural poverty, promote resilient communities, and create jobs by catalyzing the private sector and financing high-risk businesses in frontier markets.

Gender Lens Investing Strategy

AECF is committed to gender equality and women empowerment in rural Africa. The Gender Lens Investing Strategy aims to achieve impactful outcomes such as at least 50% of development impact benefiting women, 35% of portfolio companies being women-led, and 40% of jobs created in these companies held by women. AECF integrates gender analysis into its investment activities, fosters inclusive investment processes, and shares insights on mainstreaming gender.

About the Assignment

Purpose of the Assignment

AECF seeks gender experts to provide technical assistance at regional and country levels in agribusiness and renewable energy programs to enhance the implementation of the GLI strategy. Successful applicants will join the Gender Consultant Roster for upcoming assignments.

Scope of Work

  • Gender & Sector Expertise
  • Gender Reviews, Assessments & Gender Analysis
  • Gender Research and Evidence Building
  • Advisory Services
  • Communication and Knowledge Management
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Areas of Expertise and Skills

  • Gender Lens Investing strategy development
  • Innovative financial instruments for gender lens investments
  • Gender transformation impact analytical frameworks
  • Nexus between gender inclusion and climate resilience
  • Women economic empowerment in fragile markets
  • SME advisory in investment readiness
  • Design thinking and collaborative knowledge workshops

Countries of Experience

Benin, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, and other Sub-Saharan African countries.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced university degree in relevant field
  • 10+ years of professional experience in gender and development
  • Strong technical skills in gender and sectoral expertise
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of French is an asset

Proposal Submission

Interested consultants should submit technical and financial proposals separately to by April 11, 2024, 5 pm (EAT). All questions must be directed to the procurement email by April 5, 2024.

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated based on understanding of the assignment, methodology, relevant experience, references, and cost. The technical proposal will be weighted 70%, while the financial proposal will be weighted 30%.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their technical and financial proposals to with the subject line “REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR GENDER LENS INVESTING EXPERTS” by the deadline.

Request for Expression of Interest for Gender Lens Investing Experts At Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

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