Nepal GESI Consultant_Sub Sectoral

Bixal

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Nepal GESI Consultant_Sub Sectoral

Who we are

Bixal is a mission-driven, woman-owned small business determined to improve people's lives through human-centered strategies and transformative technologies, with a firm belief that everyone has the right to an effective government.  

We deliver on this belief by partnering with leading Federal agencies to design, develop, and deliver powerful customer experiences through holistic digital product solutions and strategic communications initiatives––bringing a high standard and unique creative energy to our clients––and our wonderfully diverse culture is what makes it all possible.  

Bixal unites different people with different perspectives from all over the world! We provide our team with an open and empowered environment where collaboration thrives and solutions flourish. 

What Will You Do?

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Learning for Development Activity is a 5-year award led by Bixal Solutions, Inc. that provides USAID/Nepal with technical and advisory services in planning, designing, conducting, and learning from the monitoring and evaluation of the Mission’s strategies, projects, and activities in an efficient manner. USAID Learning for Development supports USAID/Nepal by providing services including a) learning and knowledge management; b) evaluations, assessments, and other studies; c) performance monitoring technical support; d) capacity building; and e) development outreach and communications support.  

USAID Learning for Development is currently conducting a gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) desk review to refresh the USAID/Nepal GESI analysis conducted as part of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) development in 2020. For the next stage of this analysis, we are recruiting a team of subject matter experts who will develop a series of 2-page analysis briefs related to the topics in the table below. We will hired up to four consultants in response to this advertisement to cover a combination of the Economic Growth, Environment and Resilience, Education, and Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance 2-pagers.

Economic Growth 

  • Agriculture and Food Security 
  • Trade and Tourism 
  • Private Sector Engagement 

Environment and Resilience 

  • Environment and Climate Change 
  • Energy 
  • Disaster Risk Management 
  • Humanitarian Assistance 

Health

  • WASH
  • Supply Chain Management 
  • Disability and Rehabilitation 

Education

  • Basic Education 
  • Disability Inclusive Education 

Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance

  • Democratic Institutions
  • Civic Engagement and Media
  • Countering Trafficking in Persons
  • Rule of Law

The findings from this GESI analysis will inform USAID/Nepal’s programming by ensuring explicit consideration of gender, caste, identity, and regional disparities. The primary audience will be USAID/Nepal. 

Assignment, duration, and anticipated level of effort 

The Consultant must be able to quickly start the assignment in December. We are estimating approximately 10 days’ level of effort (LOE) per the Consultant between December-January 2024, to be finalized in line with the final Scope of Work and the number of 2-pagers the consultant is responsible for. 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings with USAID, Bixal, and the GESI analysis team to understand the client’s needs, coordinate with the rest of the team, and discuss progress.
  • Develop an analytical 2-page summary for each sub-sector that succinctly summarizes key GESI considerations relevant to USAID programming, based on the GESI analysis refresh currently underway and supplementary desk review.
  • Revise the 2-page summaries based on feedback.

Qualifications:

  • Technical expertise in one or more of the sectors and sub-sectors listed above, with a focus on gender analysis and/or social inclusion.
  • Strong experience and knowledge in qualitative research, desk review, and data analysis.
  • Proven ability to write short, analytical documents.
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and timely communication.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field, including international development, sociology, or anthropology.
  • Professional written and spoken English skills.
  • Expertise in the Nepali context.

Deliverables:

  • Weekly check-in meeting with Learning for Development team
  • Outline of the assigned 2-pagers.
  • If requested, a brief presentation of findings to USAID.
  • Draft and revised versions of the 2-pagers

Please note that candidates selected may undergo a background investigation and, if applicable, meet eligibility requirements for suitability.

Bixal is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and beyond.

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Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education Graduate (Bachelors)
Posted Date 05 Dec, 2023
Apply Before 15 Dec, 2023
City Kathmandu