Director GESI

CARE Nepal

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Vacancy Announcement

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. CARE has been operational in Nepal since 1978 and works in partnerships with government and non-government stakeholders across the spectrum of humanitarian action and long-term development programs. 

CARE Nepal hereby invites applications, for the below mentioned position, from the interested Nepali candidates.

Director GESI

Position Description:

GESI Director being under direct supervision of chief of party will be responsible for integration of the GESI and social norms intervention across program activities and support all levels of government to mainstream GESI and social norms change program intervention in different sectorial policies, plans and programs. She/he will be defining and implementing appropriate measurement tools and supporting project team in the integration of CARE/s GESI and inclusion strategy and related donor policies across the themes/objective of the project.  This position will cultivate a robust cutting-edge strategy that propels leaders across the project to have deeper understanding, knowledge, and skills to develop the competencies needed to accelerate our progress around diversity and inclusion efforts in that particular project.

This position brings specific expertise to support other technical staff and the provincial team to ensure gender, equity, inclusion, social norms activities are properly implemented and documented.

The employee shall fully comply with CARE policies and procedure and should be accountable for it.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

R1. Mainstreaming gender and social inclusion and social norms change into program and organization ensuring social equity and diversity including development/adaptation/application of tools for mainstreaming gender and social inclusion.

  1. Provide substantive assistance to develop/update required gender equality and social inclusion policies and strategies.
  2. Conduct gender and social inclusion analysis/audit and support incorporating the analysis/audit findings into program planning, budgeting, M&E and reporting tools and processes.
  3. Support the program team and partners to develop gender and social inclusion responsive guidelines, tools, training curriculum and other relevant materials.
  4. Lead to identify the best social norms change tools and approaches integrate in ARH program for positive behaviors change

R2.  Strategic support to program team and other stakeholders in gender and social inclusion mainstreaming initiatives, and social norms change

  1. Jointly with program partners and stakeholders develop mechanisms and processes for scaling up successful practices and results related to gender equality and social inclusion.
  2. Jointly with program partners and stakeholders support three levels of government to develop GESI sensitive policies, plans and procedures
  3. Work with program team and support to partner and all three level of government to development develop plan and strategies on norms change and social behavior change

R3.  Capacity building of program team and partners in gender and social inclusion, and social norms changes 

  1. Build technical skills of program team, partners and other stakeholders strengthening their capacity to deliver gender and social inclusion initiatives, SBC and social norms change.
  2. Capacity building of program partners, local bodies and different stakeholders for integrating gender and social inclusion programmatically and institutionally. 
  3. Identify linkages for gender and social inclusion related capacity building of program partners for influencing improved service provisions to women and the excluded
  4. Capacity building of local bodies, program teams and partners for integration of SBC and social norms change in sectorial programs as cross cutting issues

R4. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  1. Carry out monitoring, evaluation of program activities from gender and social inclusion perspective including impact measurement. 
  2. Lead/support documentation of ARH program GESI, SBC and social norms change related outputs, outcomes and lessons through regular monitoring, assessments and studies.
  3. Support M&E, communication and knowledge management team in capturing ARH program success stories, results and learning as well as in finalizing publications.

R5.  Consistency of GESI engagement across the components

  1. Establish effective institutional mechanisms for locating gender and social inclusion responsibilities from program to local level 
  2. Advocate for policy discourse based on learning and evidence with policy briefs on GESI, SBC and social norms change
  3. Provide policy feedback to ensure that national and international commitments made by GoN for gender and social inclusion are adequately addressed.

R6. Coordination and Networking   

  1. Coordination with program partners and GoN to mainstream gender and social inclusion, SBC and social norms change in planning, programming, budgeting, publications, monitoring and reporting of program activities.
  2. Establishing partnerships with government line agencies, partners and other stakeholders for effective implementation of gender and social inclusion, SBC and social norms change interventions. 
  3. Coordinate and strengthen networks of gender and social inclusion, SBC and social norms change focal institutions/experts including donors, partners, civil society and non-government organizations

R7.  Staff Management

  • Facilitate APAA of direct reports
  • Support staff development and capacity building
  • Keep them abreast on current situations and reorient them on new guideline whenever changes occur
  • Develop accurate and detailed job descriptions which reflect specific job responsibilities.
  • Motivate, train, coach, supervise and mentor staff from time to time to boost their confidence 

R8.  Upholding CARE’s Core values and ensuring its principles

  • Link and demonstrate CARE Nepal's core values, programming principles, strategic objects, gender equity and equality in programming and behavior
  • Comply and exercise organizational values and culture
  • Help to promote rights and good governance

Secondary Responsibilities and Task

Authority: To be Determined 

Working conditions:

Based in Kathmandu with estimated 50% travel to project implementing district

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

Master degree in sociology, women’s studies or public health with 7 years of experience in the relevant areas including extensive management exposure. 

Skills and knowledge:

  • Proven, progressive experience and demonstrated effectiveness leading diversity and inclusion related initiatives in complex organizational (Non profit/social justice)
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills, work ethic, initiative, sense of urgency and attention to detail. 
  • Displays a clear understanding of the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it. 
  • A diverse set of experiences and skills that enable out of the box thinking and solutions. 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. 
  • Ability to navigate tough conversations with varied audiences and challenge the status quo. 
  • Excellent influence, connector and facilitator within a matrixed/complex environment; demonstrated track record of influencing at senior levels.
  • Can demonstrate consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • History of modeling and being an ally of inclusivity in the workplace.
  • Knowledge and experience of integrating GESI across all themes, experience in Education/ Health sector preferred.
  • Expert knowledge on audit, review and verification techniques
  • Report writing skill along with basic formatting skill required to prepare report.
  • Communication skills including strong verbal and written language skills in both English and Nepali.
  • Interpersonal and facilitation skills.
  • Strong coordination, networking and advocacy skills.
  • Computer skills, including knowledge of relevant software e.g. Microsoft office and others

Competencies:

  • Strong understanding of major funded projects and programs and experience in GESI and tools of social norms changes. Relevant experience in major donor funded programs preferred.
  • Initiative – Deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently.
  • Team work and People Management – Able to work effectively with other people within a work group
  • Writing – Able to communicate ideas and information in writing to ensure that information and messages are understood and have the desired impact
  • Communicating and sharing ideas and information - Able to present findings/recommendation and express opinions confidently.
  • Planning and organizing – Able to define work goals and objectives; develop and execute work plans; and contribute to the achievement of work group objectives.

CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.

CARE Nepal participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we hereby request information from candidate’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the candidate left employment. All CARE Nepal’s offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

CARE places human dignity at the center of its relief and development work. At the heart of CARE’s efforts to impact poverty and social justice is its engagement with marginalized communities, and vulnerable adults and children. Vulnerable adults and children are particularly at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. CARE commits to the protection from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (PSHEA) of vulnerable adults, involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE has a zero tolerance toward sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse. CARE takes seriously all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE Employees and Related Personnel. CARE initiates rigorous investigation of complaints that indicate a possible violation of this policy and takes appropriate disciplinary action, as warranted.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.carenepal.org and complete the application process. The last date for submitting the application is 17:00 hours, August 19, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

“CARE Nepal is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply”

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Development / NGO
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 7+ years
Education Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 10 Aug, 2022
Apply Before 19 Aug, 2022
City Lalitpur