Sustainable WASH for All (SusWA)

GEDSI Service Provider (Readvertised)

Sustainable WASH for All (SusWA)

GEDSI Service Provider (Readvertised)

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 Service Provider (Readvertised)

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Sustainable WASH for All in Nepal (SUSWA) is a WASH project funded by the Government of Nepal (GoN), the Government of Finland (GoF) and the European Union, implemented in and with selected municipalities in the Karnali Province. Niras Finland is the technical advisor.

SUSWA follows a Human Right Based Approach (HRBA) Gender Equality, Social Inclusion with focus on disability, and climate resilience are cross-cutting objectives, governing the design and implementation of the project, ensuring that everyone is included throughout.

The project adopts a twin track approach of 1) mainstreaming GEDSI in all project plans and activities to ensure GEDSI responsive WASH implementation and equal access and participation, and 2) targeted special activities for dignified menstruation management (DMM) and disability inclusion (DI) to address specific forms of harmful social norms, stigma and barriers that prevent women and girls and persons with disabilities accessing WASH and DMM on an equal basis with others.

In order to achieve the above, SUSWA needs to review and update the five-year “Gender Responsive and Disability Inclusive Plan” of 8 fast track LGs. In case of the 13 new LGs, basic workshop on “Inclusive Policy Analysis and Planning Workshop” is to be conducted to formulate the “Gender Responsive and Disability Inclusive Plan”. Follow-up of the current status of their implementation is also important. Therefore, gender responsive planning/budgeting and coding in all 21 LGs is also to be followed up. In connection to the OA1, DMM policy with annual plan is also to be formulated. Analyzing the work volume of GEDSI interventions to be executed during the year, a professional service provider is needed to facilitate the actions mentioned under the scope of work in the Terms of Reference (TOR).

SUSWA is looking for a short term GEDSI Service Provider to facilitate the “Inclusive Policy Analysis and Planning Workshop/Review Workshops” aiming to formulate the “Gender Responsive and Disability Inclusive Plan” of the assigned local levels. She/he will also facilitate Dignified Menstruation Management (DMM) Policy Consultations workshops at the same local levels. Monitoring of Gender Responsive Budget (GRB) coding in SUTRA at local level and mentoring WASH Unit to follow it up, will also remain her/his responsibility.   

Intervention Name: Facilitation of Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion in WASH 
Location: Birendranagar, Surkhet with field travel to the selected working LGs as named in the Full TOR.
Sector: GEDSI
Reports to: GEDSI Specialist
Intervention Language: English
Total number of working days:  90
Number of short-term service contracts: 1

Required Qualification and Experiences

  • A master’s degree in social science, behavioral science, gender studies, development studies, or related subjects
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the sector of gender and social inclusion, including experience in the WASH sector
  • Strong skills in inclusive training/workshop planning and facilitation Knowledge of issues related to dignified menstrual hygiene management and menstruation-based discrimination in Karnali.
  • 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
  • Knowledge of sectoral and periodic planning

Applying Procedure

  • Interested candidates should request the Full TOR by sending an email with a subject line ‘GEDSI Service Provider' to [email protected] by 15 February 2024.
  • Candidates should apply for this position via Merojob's System but should request the Full TOR. The TOR should be requested until 15 February within 5:00 PM. Who had requested the TOR before and did not apply, should not request again.
  • If any candidate submits the application directly without requesting the Full TOR, it will lead to disqualification.

Note:

  • SUSWA reserves the right to accept or reject any applications without assigning any reasons.
  • Women and individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, disadvantaged groups and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. 

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