Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor
Louis Berger

As part of its efforts to promote good governance in Nepal, USAID is funding the Public Financial Management Strengthening Project (PFMSP), implemented by Louis Berger Inc. The project commenced in August 2016 and will run for a five-year period through August 2021.

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Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor

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Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal (with extensive travel in Nepal)

Start Date: February 2019 

Background and Objectives:

Louis Berger Group seeks a GESI Advisor for an ongoing programme that will enhance the ability of Nepalese workforce to find better jobs for the following key sectors: ICT, Hospitality/Tourism, Agriculture, Light manufacturing and Construction. The Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor will work with the Nepalese public and private sector to improve the provision of skills development for women, disadvantaged groups and PwDs in Nepal and support greater development benefits from migration.  


The role of the GESI Advisor is to ensure that sound gender equality and social inclusion analysis is fully integrated into the programme partnerships with the private sector. S/he will conduct GESI analysis and build capacity to enable action across the programme and its partners in both skills and the migration components of the programme.  

Key Tasks:

The key responsibilities of the GESI Advisor is as follows:

  • Undertake gender equality and social inclusion analysis of key issues, sectors, and themes of interest to the programme with a view to facilitating partnerships for skilling for women, disadvantaged groups and PwDs
  • Engage the Nepalese private sector in a co-partnership mechanism to enable skilling and employment with a view towards prioritizing disadvantaged groups, women and PwDs
  • Design, support and facilitate participatory GESI exercises with the team and partners - for e.g. round table discussions, stakeholder mapping, beneficiary mapping, etc.
  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring to the programme team and partners on integrating gender and social analysis findings
  • Provide GESI inputs to key programme strategy, planning, and M&E documents including theories of change, work plans, etc.
  • Provide advice and inputs for GESI aspects of programme and issue level monitoring and learning; including but not limited to review of results and indicators, data collection and analysis and lesson products
  • Provide analysis, information and lesson-learning relating to GESI to feed into political economy and other review work undertaken by the different components within the programme


  • Candidate will report to the Team Leader

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in Human Resource Management, Social Science, Gender Studies, Public Policy or any other relevant subject discipline
  • A minimum of 20 years of overall work experience in the private and development sector. A lower number of years of work experience with significant experience of working with the private sector in a co-investment model for delivering skills for employment for women, disadvantaged and PwDs will also be preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of Nepal, in particular, a strong foundation in most if not all the following areas: 

          a) Private sector engagement around buildings sustainable business models for the GESI window with an emphasis on PwDs
          b) Drivers of poverty and exclusion in Nepal
          c) GESI data and an understanding of the context for gender equality in Nepal and beyond;
          d) Social norms and social movements
          e) Demonstrated ability to work with the Nepalese private and public sector in a persuasive, constructive manner

  • Experience of having conducted research, collaboration and consensus-building are essential. The ability to listen well and employ different styles of communication, including in conducting round table discussions and analysis in different contexts is crucial
  • Demonstrated networking abilities, especially within the private sector in Nepal
  • Basic knowledge of donor-driven tools such as M4P, theories of change and M&E
  • Ability to research, construct and present an argument that is organized, concise, evidence-based and referenced
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Nepali

Applying Procedure

Interested applicants are requested to send their CVs and a cover letter to by 17:00 PM COB, January 21, 2019.

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