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Gender Equality and Social inclusion (GESI) Lead, USAID Vietnam Climate Resilient Agriculture Development in the Mekong Delta Activity
Winrock International
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

Winrock International works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock is seeking a Gender Equality and Social inclusion (GESI) Lead to be part of a dynamic team in implementing an anticipated $25-49.99 million dollar USAID-funded project to address climate resilient agriculture development in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. The GESI Lead will provide technical guidance related to gender and inclusion-responsive programming for women, youth, and other vulnerable populations for this anticipate program. The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead the design, implementation, and monitoring of the project’s GESI strategy and related activities; ensure that all project activities and approaches holistically integrate GESI principles and reduce the specific barriers faced by women, youth, and marginalized groups. Collaborate with experts, project beneficiaries, community leaders, public and private sector actors, and other key stakeholders to identify opportunities for inclusive and context-specific intervention opportunities including activities, capacity building, and external and internal learning. Lead the design and implementation of continuous, context specific GESI analysis as well as the integration of learnings into the project’s GESI policy, principles, and strategy. Develop and regularly update the project’s GESI Action Plan and activity-specific guidelines on the incorporation of GESI principles. Serve as a resource and mentor project and partner staff on GESI; conduct training sessions and refresher workshops on GESI issues, principles, and opportunities. Coordinate and promote discussions on best practices and learning with external stakeholders. Establish and maintain productive relationships with government officials and civil society organizations representing the interests of marginalized and vulnerable populations. Prepare reports and track implementation progress. Support the integration of GESI content into communication materials (posters, scripts for radio or television, documentaries, success stories, etc.), and integrate GESI-related highlights and “success stories” for technical reports. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND: Education: Academic degree in gender, sociology, economics, international development, business administration, climate resiliency, natural resource management, or related field. Master's degree or higher strongly preferred. Experience: Minimum of 6 years progressive experience in social inclusion programming, such as youth and female empowerment, inclusion of persons with disabilities, and minority populations. Knowledge and experience in GESI programming under counter trafficking in persons, human rights, labor rights, migration, community development and gender equality and social inclusion. Strong understanding of issues faced by marginalized populations related to human trafficking and human rights. Experience in conducting assessments, monitoring and evaluation, strong analysis and writing reports. Practical experience and knowledge of community-based safeguarding and protection approaches, including experience in participatory approaches and methodologies. Direct experience in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta preferred. Previous experience working in USAID projects preferred. Skills/Knowledge: Commitment to the principles of inclusive approaches to programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability, status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status. Strong communication, writing, and public speaking skills. Strong management, communication, and negotiation skills with ability to coordinate and liaise with multiple partners and stakeholders to collect and share data. Knowledge of the Vietnamese agriculture sector, experience in the Mekong Delta region preferred. Strong training design, training delivery, and facilitation skills. Excellent written and oral communication skill in English required, professional fluency in Vietnamese strongly preferred. About Winrock International Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization. Learn more about our projects:

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