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Agnes Nyakujawa
Gender, Youth and Social Dynamics Lead , International non-profit organisation
Mutare, Zimbabwe
Technical expertise in gender, youth, inclusion and GBV in food security and nutrition, maternal health, livelihoods and markets, education, resilience, WASH and emergency programming, with vast experience in research, project design, and development, planning, project management, capacity development, community mobilization, documentation, advocacy and budgeting. English. Can relocate instantly.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Government, Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Agnes Nyakujawa, has more than 15 years of experience in gender, youth and social behavior change integration, social inclusion, citizen engagement, advocacy, and civil society development. She possesses technical expertise in gender issues with demonstrated ability to work effectively with civil society to engage and empower women, youth and people of other vulnerabilities including persons with disability. She has supported gender, youth and social behavior change integration and adaptations in development and humanitarian emergency programming. Her experience spans gender, equity, diversity and inclusion; sexual and gender-based violence prevention and mitigation; men and boys’ engagement; climate adaptation and women’s economic justice. Ms. Nyakujawa works and provides technical leadership to project activities that support disaster risk reduction; gender equality, education, women and youth empowerment in food security and nutrition; governance; livelihoods; Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and maternal health; natural resource management; resilience, WASH and value chain development and market systems. A CARE Zimbabwe staff member since 2013, Ms. Nyakujawa has served as a Gender Specialist/Advisor for three projects. Currently she is the Gender and Youth Lead for a CARE Zimbabwe USAID funded Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA). She develops capacities of consortium partner staff and key government ministries, facilitating effective and efficient integration of gender, youth and vulnerable or excluded groups to include persons with disability in program interventions. Ms. Nyakujawa, organizes and leads gender analysis processes, provides guidance and direction to formative research studies ensuring that they reflect gender, youth, disability and other social dynamics. She participates in data collection and analysis and develops transformative strategies, policies, approaches and action plans to the identified gender and social barriers. She leads her team and other project staff to ensure that gender considerations are adhered to as guided by the project design and work plans. Ms. Nyakujawa is knowledgeable of quantitative and qualitative approaches and tools to the evaluation of gender outcome and impact indicators. She leads the collaboration, Learning and Adaptations (CLA, for gender, youth and social dynamics integration to strengthen the achievement of program development outcomes. Ms. Nyakujawa spearheads gender impact assessments to assess progress of social norm change and positive gender behaviors. She led the World Vision led Enhancing Nutrition, Stepping Up Resilience and Enterprise (ENSURE) and CARE led Takunda gender outcome mapping evaluations. She plays a pivotal role in contributing to the Theory Of Change adaptations and establishment of a gender-transformative Monitoring Evaluation and Learning system in all the four projects she has worked for within CARE Zimbabwe. She possesses sound knowledge of transformative approaches including Social Analysis and Action; Positive Youth Development, gender equality; women’s voice; and male engagement models. She ensures that gender-sensitive tools and checklists address priorities of women, girls, boys, men, youth and persons of other intersects. These priorities are then reflected in all levels of the project cycle including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation including collaboration, learning and adaptation. She has solid experience in participatory learning and action, including developing participatory tools and approaches.
Ms. Nyakujawa holds a Master of Science degree in development studies with the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Zimbabwe-Overall degree class-Merit. Dissertation topic 'Rights Based Programming as an Effective Approach in Addressing Gender Based Violence'- Class: Merit. First degree "Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography with the University of Zimbabwe.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Ms. Nyakujawa is a member of the CARE Global Gender Cohort, and has successfully led multiple global gender cohort assignments on gender and climate adaptation with the CARE Netherlands Climate Justice team. She has also partnered and led the Women's Leadership Mapping assignment for CARE-World Wide Fund for Nature alliance. Ms. Nyakujawa is a key member of the Zimbabwe's Ministry Of Women Affairs Community Small and Medium Enterprises Development MOWACSMED), Technical Working Group at national level and has successfully engaged and influenced the adaptation of CARE's gender transformative approaches.
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Shona
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