Banyan Global

National Gender/Gender-Based Violence Expert – Guatemala

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Posted Date 5 months ago(6/22/2022 10:27 AM)
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Banyan Global, an international development firm, seeks qualified candidates for an anticipated United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project focused on preventing, mitigating, and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) in Guatemala. The position will focus on overseeing research and analysis of GBV and its impact on national development, security, and migration. It will concentrate on three areas: 1. conducting research and analysis compiling evidence on GBV and its link to migration; 2. conducting analysis and research on GBV’s impact on economic and social development; and 3. analyzing and proposing reforms to the national legal framework and public policies to address GBV. The position will be based in Guatemala with travel throughout the country. Only Guatemalan candidates should apply.


The national gender expert will be responsible for the following:

  • Oversee project activities (including the design of methodologies) to compile evidence on GBV and its links to migration, including on the costs of GBV to the national economy and to survivors.
  • Oversee project analysis and research on GBV’s impact on economic and social development, with a focus on underserved communities and populations.
  • Analyze and identify windows of opportunity to support the Government of Guatemala to reform or enhance the implementation of the national legal framework and public policies to address GBV.
  • Collaborate with a national project team as well as the Banyan Global headquarters program management staff.



  • Master’s degree in the social sciences, juris doctorate, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience, including in the collection and analysis of data, national legislation, and policies on GBV prevalence and incidence.
  • Practical experience carrying out and overseeing quantitative and qualitative research on GBV or other protection issues.
  • Familiarity with Guatemalan national gender and GBV legislation and the legal reform process.
  • An understanding of USAID gender and GBV programming, particularly in the Latin America and Caribbean region, and experience managing USAID programs.
  • Strong research, writing, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • High level of oral communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience collaborating with indigenous persons organizations.
  • Guatemalan nationality.
  • Professional fluency in Spanish and English.


  • Fluency in one Guatemalan indigenous language.

Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants should submit their application with a cover letter and resume on our website ( Please no phone calls.


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