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Job Description

EnCompass LLC seeks a

Team Lead for an anticipated five-year Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Call-Order in Lesotho. This project will support all GSI activities under MCC Lesotho’s Compact II Improving Capital Investment (ICI) Project including: Institutional Reforms, Market-Driven Irrigated Horticulture Activity (MDIH), Technical Assistance Facility to Leverage Private Investment, and others. The work will also include cross-cutting work related to social safeguards, resettlement, counter trafficking-in person, women and youth in construction, gender-based violence, and social and behavior change, and gender and inclusion-focused legal, regulatory and administrative reforms, institutional capacity strengthening, community consultations and community participation and empowerment.

The Team Lead will provide direction and leadership for the team. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact for MCC, facilitate coordination and collaboration among MCC stakeholders, partners and staff as needed, as well as provide overall and day-to-day management of contract activities, ensuring that activities meet and exceed client expectations. The Team Lead will be a highly organized, detail-oriented, proactive individual, who can effectively and efficiently coordinate multiple activities simultaneously. The Team Lead should have knowledge of MCC in Lesotho and will manage a small team of experts and consultants.

The Team Lead is expected to work from Lesotho with occasional travel around the country. This is a short-term consulting position.

Position Requirements


Academic Qualifications

Advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D. in economics, social science, sociology, or related field.

Experience and Skills

Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience in gender and social inclusion in economic development programs, with at least 5 of these years being in sub-Saharan Africa.

Must have 5 years’ experience coordinating and managing multiple team-members in multisectoral teams, and working with donors and governments.

Commitment to and experience integrating gender and inclusive development and diversity, equity, and inclusion.


administrative reform

behavior change

community participation

counter trafficking

economic development

food security

gender based violence

global health

human rights

inclusive development

laws and regulations

monitoring and evaluation

organizational culture

poverty reduction

primary health care

public institutions


social inclusion

sub saharan africa


Demonstrated experience in liaising with local and national governments and strengthening the voice of the private sector in investment decision-making processes. Demonstrated experience supporting the improvement of public institutions.

Strong leadership, communication, supervision, and management skills required. Ability to work in a collaborative and appreciative work environment, and to model appreciative approaches for the team.

Demonstrated experience leading innovative approaches to empowerment through economic development and poverty reduction programs.

Experience working on at least one complex project with multiple levels of management, many contractors, diverse government and other stakeholders; experience working in multilingual settings.

Must have knowledge of and experience in Lesotho. Experience with MCC is an advantage.

Must be proficient in English including speaking, reading, and writing.

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application on the Careers & Consulting page of

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

For US based positions: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

Job Requirements

MCC, Team Lead, GSI, Gender and Social Inclusion, Lesotho, Horticulture

About Company

EnCompass LLC is a women-owned, small business consulting firm working in International Development, and offering innovative and customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 100 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe. We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, rich diversity, and technical expertise in global health, inclusive development, education, human rights, and food security.

Founded in 1999, EnCompass began as a virtual organization supporting clients and implementing work through a network of staff and expert consultants. Today, we have more than 110 full-time staff and a Global Consulting Network, our vetted database of specialists, through which we engage, on average, 200 consultants each year. In early 2017, EnCompass opened its first international office in Addis Ababa for Transform: a Primary Health Care project. In 2019, we set up our second field office in Lima, Peru. We maintain a full-time staff presence in Benin, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Peru, and Uganda.

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