Sustainable WASH for All (SusWA)

GEDSI Compliance Monitoring Officer (GEDSI Auditor)

Sustainable WASH for All (SusWA)

GEDSI Compliance Monitoring Officer (GEDSI Audito…

Sustainable WASH for All (SusWA) is a bilateral WASH sector project funded by the Government of Nepal (GoN), the Government of Finland (GoF) and the European Union, to be implemented in Karnali Province, Nepal.

GEDSI Compliance Monitoring Officer (GEDSI Auditor)

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Position:                     Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Compliance Monitoring Officer
Duty Station:              Project Support Unit, Birendranagar, Surkhet with frequent travel to project LGs
Position Reports To:   GEDSI Specialist

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The GEDSI Compliance Monitoring Officer will monitor WASH Units to ensure the compliances of gender, caste, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disabilities are meaningfully considered in project activities. Moreover, the GEDSI Compliance Monitoring Officer will check whether women, Dalit, Janajati, PwDs and representatives of other marginalized groups are able to actively and meaningfully participate in SUSWA’s interventions. Furthermore, He/She will responsible to conduct GEDSI audit at project working LGs. 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Work with the team to monitor and ensure GEDSI compliances in SUSWA’s interventions. 
  • Cooperate with the SUSWA team and WASH Units to comply with the GEDSI Strategy and Action Plan in all sectors, as it is cross-cutting.
  • Verifying GEDSI integration in SUSWA’s interventions by analyzing disaggregated smartME data (qualitative and quantitative) and filing verification.
  • Monitor:
    a. WASH Units to ensure meaningful integration of women, gender and sexual minorities, Dalit, Janajati, PwDs and other marginalized groups in WASH activities as per step-by-step process. Identify the gap of capacity at community level in meaningful mainstreaming GEDSI.
    b. Proper and timely implementation of the GEDSI plan formulated by LGs and measure performances and accountability of “women, children and senior citizen” section.
    c. WUSCs, procurement committees, school management committee and other functional groups to ensure meaningful leadership and participation in decision making process and other actions.
    d. DMM/MHM interventions and analyze the post intervention situation
  • Verify how the voices of women, gender and sexual minorities, Dalit, Janajati, PwDs and other marginalised groups are properly listened to in the meetings, trainings and other capacity-building events. 
  • Coordinate with the “women, children and senior citizen” section and the “account” section to verify that activities are properly categorised and coded in the SUTRA. 
  • Execute GEDSI auditing at community and LG level.
  • Participate in periodic reviews of progress meeting in PSU.
  • Other duties assigned by the GEDSI Specialist.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field or a master’s degree in social science, behavioral science, gender studies, development studies, or related subject will be an advantage.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience for bachelor degree and 5 years’ experience for master degree in the sector of gender, disability and social inclusion, and at least 2 years’ experience in the WASH sector.      
  • Knowledge in GEDSI issues including menstrual management practices in Karnali and understanding of actions needed to address GEDSI disparities.  
  • Knowledge of the legal provision of gender mainstreaming in Nepal.
  • Knowledge on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and government (MoF) policies for GRB at local level including GRB coding standards.
  • Experience working on GEDSI issues within the WASH sectors, with an emphasis on ensuring equitable WASH for all.
  • Demonstrated experience on monitoring and evaluation of WASH interventions for GEDSI mainstreaming. 
  • Experience on delivering GEDSI training is preferred. 
  • Ability to write coherent and analytical reports from the filed visit.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and appropriate professional image.
  • An extremely well organized and self-directed individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
  • Strong ethics and experience dealing with sensitive community dynamics and conflict. 
  • Very good written and oral communication skills, and fluency in English.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: 

  • TBC based on level of experience 

Note: Women and individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, disadvantaged groups and persons with disabilities will be given privilege.

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