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Location: Surkhet, Jumla- Nepal
Position Status: Full-time, Regular
Salary Level: M1
Mercy Corps has launched a new program to enhance food and nutrition security, reduce future humanitarian caseload and improve the resilience of communities to recurrent shocks in the Karnali Province in Nepal. The program will be a Multi-Year Emergency Food Security Activity funded by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Affairs, and implemented in 6 districts (Mugu, Jumla, Kalikot, Surkhet, Achham, and Dailekh, with cluster hubs in Surkhet and Jumla) in the Karnali River Basin area. The new program, called “Building Hope Along the Karnali River Basin (Bhakari)”, builds upon many of the successes of the Nepal team’s previous Food for Peace program which ended in January 2020, the PAHAL program, but with some new districts and a much heavier emphasis on emergency response through cash transfer programming. Parallel to the emergency cash programming are emergency-prevention components of agriculture and market systems, disaster risk reduction, water for productive use, natural resources management, and a large emphasis on a gender and social inclusion approach, all with a highly integrated multi-sectoral approach.
General Position Summary
The GESI Advisor is responsible for contributing in overall integration of Gender and Social Inclusion approach in Bhakari Program. They are responsible for facilitating a participatory process in order to develop a targeted gender strategy and framework in the program's detailed implementation plans (DIP), implementation, monitoring and evaluation in close coordination with partner organizations and technical leads of other thematic areas of the Bhakari program.
This position ensures appropriate systems and support mechanisms are in place to track, analyze and report on GESI data and results as well as engaging with senior management on the strategic direction of the overall GESI approach implementation in the district and support in adaptive management decisions based on analysis. Specifically, this role will provide daily on the job support to the Bhakari district teams, including implementing partners, on Mercy Corps’ “GESI First” approach. The GESI Advisor will work closely with the district management team, field technical managers, district coordinators and cluster officers, as well as local implementing partners, to implement the planned GESI interventions. They will mentor and supervise a district-based GESI Officer.
Essential Job Responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of the GESI Advisor include, but are not limited to, the following:
Technical - Design & Implementation
Monitoring & Evaluation
External coordination & Representation
Accountability to Beneficiaries
Reports Directly to: Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI) Director
Works Directly with: Technical program officers, Partnership Manager, MEL team at the district level
Knowledge and Experience
The successful GESI Advisor will combine in-depth understanding of GESI approaches and strong technical skill to design, implement and monitor GESI activities, particularly in Food Security and DRR. They will have proven ability to learn quickly, take initiative, and be accountable for GESI results, with an ability and willingness to remain mobile for field support and activity monitoring based on programmatic needs. They will have an ability to think creatively about contributing directly and measurably to Bhakari’s GESI First approaches, and have experiences in both community mobilization, sensitization and influencing local government on GESI integration. They will have proven experience with diverse teams and capacity building. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail as well as ability to influence and build relations internally and externally, are essential. The most successful staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
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