Project Code: L-USAID-USA-63
|Project Title||Help us empower women in agriculture and food systems!|
|Project Summary||Help our Inclusive Development Team at the The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Resilience and Food Security build and share the evidence base around programs and policies to advance gender equality and women's empowerment in food and and agriculture food systems.|
|Agency||Agency for International Development|
|Number of Interns||1|
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the U.S. Government’s international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USAID has a 9,000 person global workforce.
This VSFS position is located in the Program Office (PO) of USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS). RFS’s mission is to partner to advance inclusive agriculture-led growth, resilience, nutrition, and access to water and sanitation to accelerate and protect progress on the Journey to Self-Reliance. RFS oversees four high-level, integrated efforts in support of this mission: (1) Feed the Future, guided by the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS), (2) the USAID Multi-Sector Nutrition Strategy, (3) the U.S. Global Water Strategy, and (4) efforts to increase resilience in areas of recurrent humanitarian crisis.
The VSFS intern will work directly with the RFS Gender Adviser in producing materials and conducting research for the various projects. Some potential assignments may include developing or updating one pagers, fact sheets, toolkits, and infographics to highlight lessons learned such as how we are integrating gender in our RFS related programs. The intern may also be requested to conduct research and analyze data on a variety of topics such as the strategies to address the outcomes for increased incomes and food security of women and girls. This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in gaining experience in international development, specifically in nutrition, food security, agriculture, resilience, and the water sectors. The VSFS intern must have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively on assigned tasks in a virtual environment.