Procurement Notice - National Consultant - GESI Expert


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Terms of Reference (TOR)


Post Title: National Consultant – GESI Expert

Type of Contract Individual Contract

Location: Home-based

Project: Climate Promise

Additional Category: Resilience, Agriculture and Climate Change

Starting Date: 1st August 2024

Duration: 63 days spread over 6 months (till 30 December 2024)


The Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS) is Nepal's national sectoral strategy for 2015-2035. The ADS is a living strategy designed to evolve and improve through continuous monitoring and review. The ADS has five key objectives: enhancing food and nutrition security, reducing poverty, increasing competitiveness, ensuring higher and more equitable incomes for rural households, and strengthening farmers' rights. Regarding food security, the ADS outlines that all its outcomes, outputs, and activities aim to improve food and nutrition security, either directly or indirectly. It focuses on sustainably increasing food production through higher productivity and sustainable resource use; reducing farmers' vulnerability by improving food, feed, and seed reserves, emergency preparedness and response, and implementing climate-smart agricultural practices; increasing farmers' incomes; enhancing market access; reducing post-harvest losses; improving food safety; promoting trade for a more diversified diet; and accelerating the growth of micro, small, and medium agro-enterprises, particularly those led by women, youth, disadvantaged groups, and individuals in disadvantaged regions. Additionally, the ADS supports the development of legislation related to food rights and food sovereignty in line with the principles of the Interim Constitution 2063 (2007 AD)

The ADS also aims to boost the prosperity of farmers and agro-entrepreneurs through higher incomes, improved livelihoods, and enhanced food and nutrition security. It emphasizes the inclusion of disadvantaged groups and regions and adopts a value chain development approach based on the markets for the poor framework, which focuses on more equitable benefit distribution along the value chain. The ADS promotes the growth of agro-enterprises led by traditionally excluded groups such as women, youth, Dalits, and Janajatis.


The consultant will have competency and demonstrated experience and expertise in undertaking the assignments. The consultant shall possess following qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Agriculture/Extension Education, or development studies or any other relevant field.


  • At least ten years of experience in gender equality and social inclusion in agriculture and natural resources sector with government, UN agency or development partners.
  • Demonstrated track record experience in similar assignment to support policy advice and policy advocacy on agriculture, forestry, land use and Natural resource management.
  • Track record of leading multi-disciplinary team in complex assignment with experience in liaising and coordination with government agencies and
  • Good understanding, knowledge and prior experience in Gender sensitivity and mainstreaming of GESI.
  • Strong knowledge of agriculture, forestry, climate change, setting national and sub national climate priorities, implementation framework, policies and strategies development and other key requirements to advise government.
  • Also have a proven track record of publications in GESI and governance and generation and dissemination of knowledge products.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral in English.

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Terms of Reference_GESI EXPERT

Deadline: 12th July, 2024, 5:00 PM (Nepal Time)

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Category Agriculture, Education, Public Health, Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
Experience 10+ years
Education M. Ed. (Education), Master's degree in Sociology, Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Master's in Public Health, Gender or Equivalent
Posted Date 04 Jul, 2024
Apply Before 12 Jul, 2024
City Other - Specify