Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal (with extensive travel in Nepal)
Start Date: Mid-March 2020
Background and Objectives:
The four-year UKaid Skills for Employment (सीप) programme seeks a part-time Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor. Launched in April 2019, UKaid सीप is brokering transformational partnerships with the Nepali private and public sector to propel growth in selected priority sectors – commercial agriculture, light manufacturing, tourism, ICT, and construction – at Provinces 2 and 5 through expanded access to quality skills training linked to gainful employment and migration optimization. सीप uses a Challenge Fund mechanism to forge collaborations aimed at introducing innovative, scalable training models and unlocking public and private capital to address market constraints and boost sectoral growth.
Role: The part-time GESI Advisor will work closely with the UKaid सीप team to ensure sound comprehension, improved capacity, actionable analysis, and integration of gender equality and social inclusion in thinking and operations across the programme and its partnerships.
Key Tasks: The key responsibilities of the part-time GESI Advisor is as follows:
- Ensure periodic review and updates to UKaid सीप’s GESI analysis to keep the information relevant and timely for the programme and its partnerships
- Design, support, and facilitate participatory GESI exercises with the team and partners - for example GESI
- Partner Working Group, monthly partner meetings, and updates to the stakeholder mapping etc
- Provide training and mentoring to the programme team and partners on GESI
- GESI inputs to key programme strategy, planning, and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) documents and analysis including theories of change, work plans, MEL plans etc
- Provide advice and inputs for GESI aspects of programme, partner, and issue-level monitoring and learning; including but not limited to review of results and indicators, data collection and analysis, and lesson/knowledge products
Reporting: Candidate will work closely with the Deputy Team Leader, and report to the Team Leader.
- A higher degree in a social science, gender studies, public policy or any other relevant subject
- A minimum of five years of overall work experience in similar development programmes in Nepal
- In-depth knowledge of Nepal, in particular, a strong foundation in most of the following areas:
Quantitative and qualitative poverty data in Nepal
Drivers of poverty and exclusion in Nepal
Gender data and an understanding of the context for GESI in Nepal and beyond
- Demonstrated ability to work with people in a persuasive, constructive manner
- Ability to collaborate and consensus-build are essential. The ability to listen well and employ different styles of communication in different contexts
- Demonstrated networking abilities, especially within policy and governance circles in Nepal
- Basic knowledge of donor-driven tools such as theories of change, M&E, project proposals
- Ability to research, construct, and present arguments that are organized, concise, and evidence-based
- Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Nepali
Interested applicants are requested to send their CVs and a cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, March 13, 2020.