Saathi

GESI Expert/ Project Coordinator

Saathi

GESI Expert/ Project Coordinator

Saathi, an apolitical and non-governmental organization, has long been crusading against gender-based violence in Nepal. It has been working for the safety, security and empowerment of violence survivor women and girls since its establishment in 1992. As an organization committed to the elimination of all forms of violence meted about against women and girls in the country, it focuses on tackling trafficking, unsafe migration, child marriage, domestic violence and sexual and gender-based violence. The organization is also running the interventions in addressing internal trafficking of the young children and girls, specially in the adult entertainment sector. Saathi is now going to implement Supporting Children, Adolescents and Youth At Risk Of And Survivors Of Exploitation. In Nepal (UTTHAN)” under the auspices of The World Education Inc (WEI). The project aims to reach out and provide protection services, including psychosocial counselling and training for the children trafficked internally and children in exploitative child labor such as in the adult entertainment sector. The project will build the capacity of the children at risk and survivors providing them with educational, life skills or vocational trainings. Therefore, Saathi invites application from interested and able candidates for the following posts for the project mentioned above
Saathi, an apolitical and non-governmental organization, has long been crusading against gender-based violence in Nepal. It has been working for the safety, security and empowerment of violence survivor women and girls since its establishment in 1992. As an organization committed to the elimination of all forms of violence meted about against women and girls in the country, it focuses on tackling trafficking, unsafe migration, …

GESI Expert/ Project Coordinator

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Post title: GESI Expert/Project Coordinator 
Reports to: Executive Director 
Office Station: Kathmandu, Nepal
Travel required: Frequent field visits 
Duration: 1 Year (High Possibility of Extension) 
Probation period: 3 months 

About Saathi  

Saathi is a non-governmental organization established 30 years ago to advance the rights of women and girls. We strive to ensure safety, security and empowerment of the women and children faced with violence. Though inclusive advocacy, community awareness and empowerment of underprivileged and marginalized of women and children, we aim to creating a safe, just and violence-free society where they can live with respect and dignity.

The programs implemented by Saathi reinforces our organizational values such as gender and social inclusion, integrity, accountability, transparency, cooperation and collaboration aimed at contributing to the greater movement of Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment (GEWE) in the country.  

Saathi is seeking a candidate who has experience of in gender mainstreaming across organizational policies, programs and practices, strong understanding and knowledge of gender transformation approach, gender and intersectionality, gender responsive and transformative approaches among approaches related to gender and social inclusion. 

Saathi has been selected as one of the technical partners within CSO-Strengthening program funded by Swiss Government (SIDA) and to be implemented under the auspices of Save the Children in Nepal. This is a five-year program that aims to build capacity of the civil society organizations (CSOs). 

Major Responsibilities 

  • Conduct gender analysis/ intersectional gender analysis
  • Develop a check list to address the gap in GESI integration in the organizations 
  • Develop GESI Audit tools in the organizational setting 
  • Conduct GESI Audit of the Civils society organizations involved in this program 
  • Deliver capacity building sessions on GESI 
  • Facilitate gender transformative and inclusion sessions that will lead into functional policies, practices, systems, and budgeting that addresses the root causes of the existing inequalities in the governance structure of CSOs. 
  • Ensure the organizational strategies of the CSOs entails gender equality and transform gender norms,
  • Support CSOs to develop/elaborate their advocacy strategy and carry advocacy initiatives for inclusive, gender-transformative policies, practices, systems, and budgets for children's rights.
  • Actively participate in cross-learning platform that is formed amongst the SIDA project partners and lead the technical sessions/discussions
  • Be responsible for preparing report and reporting as per the requirements.  

Experience and Qualification 

  • University degree in gender studies, development studies, human rights, social sciences, sociology or another related field.
  • At least 8-12 years of technical experience of working in GESI areas, specially GESI integration in program planning, design, implementation and MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability and Learning) 
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience of gender-transformative approaches and, gender and intersectionality, gender inclusion and exclusion approaches, including experience in supporting GESI responsive & transformative designs, related mainstreaming strategies and activities in the organizational governance process.
  • Experience leading GESI analysis/intersectional gender analysis (including gender LGBTIQA and disability analysis) to inform design and to support GESI-Responsive monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative gender research methods
  • Experience of design, development and implementation of such methods, approaches, and conceptual research frameworks with GESI in focus. 
  • Excellent communication skills including interpersonal, writing and presentation.
  • Experience in GESI mainstreaming in organization development context is highly desirable 
  • Excellent English and Nepali language skills for communication and writing.

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