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Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor
Winrock International
Posted 3 months ago
Job Description

Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world. INTRODUCTION: The Climate Resilient Water Governance Activity in Pakistan is an anticipated $10-25M USAID-funded four-year project that aims to promote more resilient water governance and management systems in Pakistan to combat extreme weather events (floods and drought), exacerbated by climate change. Specifically, the activity plans to focus on improving community-led, cost-effective, and sustainable water systems in areas faced with flash floods/hill torrents across the country. This will be achieved by active participation of local communities and private sector for improvement/development of financially sustainable and/or market-oriented water management systems at a local scale. POSITION SUMMARY: Winrock International (WI) is currently recruiting for the position of Gender, Equality, and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Climate Resilient Water Governance Activity in Pakistan. The GESI Advisor will provide technical guidance related to gender and inclusion-responsive programming for women, youth, and other vulnerable populations under the upcoming Activity. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The GESI Advisor will support the following activities: Design and conduct the GESI Analysis at the start of the project. Lead the design and implementation of the project’s GESI Action Plan/strategy and related activities based on the findings from the GESI Analysis, ensuring that all project activities and approaches are, at a minimum, gender and inclusion-responsive. Regularly report on and update the GESI action plan/strategy. Work closely with the technical team to ensure gender and inclusion-responsive activities are integrated into project activities and reflected in annual workplans. With the Monitoring, Equity, and Learning (MEL) team, collect and analyze evidence and lead adaptation of project activities to respond to context, findings, and best practices in GESI for climate resilient water services. Collaborate with experts, project participants, community leaders, public and private sector actors, and other key stakeholders to design and carry out gender and inclusion-responsive activities (e.g., trainings, workshops) that address identified capacity needs. Facilitate a process of ongoing learning around gender equity and social inclusion with project staff, partners, and participants. Ensure inclusion of the youth, women, marginalized populations, and unrepresented groups in project activities to increase their understanding of climate resiliency and water resource management. Serve as a resource and mentor to project and partner staff on GESI (e.g., conduct training sessions and refresher workshops on GESI issues, principles, and opportunities). Organize meetings and workshops with entrepreneurs, community leaders, project partners and participants to share and disseminate GESI lessons learned, and best practices identified through project implementation. Serve as the project’s GESI subject matter expert in relevant national working groups and/or platforms. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in international development, education, gender and inclusion, sociology, or a related field. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of six years progressive experience in gender and social inclusion programming, such as youth and female empowerment, inclusion of persons with disabilities and minority populations. Previous experience working on donor-funded projects required, and USAID projects strongly preferred. Strong demonstrated experience in GESI analysis and assessment, development of GESI learning tools (e.g., training manuals, job aids) and GESI training and facilitation in Pakistan. Experience in the design of GESI-responsive climate resilient water programming in Pakistan. Strong understanding of issues faced by women and marginalized populations related climate change, water security, environmental degradation, and natural disasters (e.g., floods, droughts, etc.). Experience in conducting assessments, monitoring and evaluation, strong analysis and writing reports. Proficient written and oral communication skills in English required. Ability to travel up to 50% to the field, as necessary. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are shortlisted will be contacted. 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

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