Senior Gender Equality and Social Inclusion ( GESI) Lead

USAID Biodiversity (Jal Jangal)

Details / requirements:

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

Scope of Work


POSITIONSenior Gender Equality and Social Inclusion ( GESI) Lead

USAID Biodiversity will conserve nature, enhance human well-being, and safeguard Nepal’s biodiversity to improve the health of ecosystems, fight environmental crime, and improve the ability of communities to prepare for and adapt to impacts caused by climate change and natural disasters. The activity will achieve measurable conservation targets within the biodiversity-rich, terrestrial, and freshwater ecosystems in and around the Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape, Kailash Sacred Landscape, Terai Arc Landscape, and the proposed Karnali Conservation Landscape while increasing resilience to climate change and contributing to the inclusive and sustainable development of the Nepali people. To accomplish this, USAID Biodiversity will implement activities aligned with three mutually interrelated and reinforcing objectives: Improve the health of ecosystems (Objective 1), Strengthen environmental crime control and natural resource safeguards (Objective 2), and enhance the climate resilience of natural and human systems (Objective 3).

1. Objectives 

The Senior GESI Lead will lead the development of the USAID Biodiversity gender and social inclusion mainstreaming strategy consistent with relevant USAID policies. They will work with technical specialists in developing the system for the consolidation and analysis of sex-disaggregated data and other gender, caste and youth related data and identifying potential socio-economic impacts on project activities. They will provide training or guidance to teams in mainstreaming gender and social inclusion in technical work and organize capacity-building interventions for partners on gender and social inclusion polices and other related concerns.

2. Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Lead USAID Biodiversity team in implementing high-impact gender equality and social inclusion activities for engagement, education, and demonstration throughout the target areas. 
  • Develop meaningful outreach and education events and materials related to GESI for diverse audiences
  • Lead updates to GESI Analysis and Action Plan as necessary. 
  • Identify and integrate GESI and capacity building activities in USAID Biodiversity work plan and activities learnings from past gender and inclusion mainstreaming activities.
  • Develop appropriate tools, and methods for use by technical teams in the development, implementation, and documentation of mainstreaming actions in USAID Biodiversity technical assistance activities
  • Reviews activity designs and outputs to inform improved gender and social inclusion mainstreaming in activity planning and implementation.
  • Develop innovative ways to educate, engage, and empower community members to be advocates for and stewards of the target areas.
  • Advise on grant development and management related to GESI. 
  • Design and implement capacity building trainings, events and activities for USAID Biodiversity staffs, partners, and relevant stakeholders.
  • Review technical reports prepared by the team and its partners to ensure quality standards are met before submission to USAID and sharing with GoN and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant USAID, GoN, Provincial governments, local governments, communities, and other stakeholder representatives.
  • Substantively contribute to Annual Work Plan formulation and periodic reporting, including annual and quarterly progress reports. 
  • Co-chair USAID Biodiversity’s internal Anti-Harassment Working Group with the HR Manager.
  • Other duties as requested by Chief of Party.

3. Qualifications

  • At least 12 years of experience if master’s degree holder/14 years of experience if bachelor’s degree holder in relevant area. (Subtract one year of relevant experience—11 years with master’s or 13 years with Bachelors—for persons of excluded groups)
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, technical, and interpersonal skills
  • Preferred: Prior experience in a similar biodiversity and climate change activity in Nepal
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills
  • Ability to speak, read and write English fluently
  • Fluent in Nepali

4. Travel and Reporting 

This position requires travel to USAID Biodiversity working areas as and when required. This position reports to the Chief of Party

Application link:

Application instructions:

Please select the position for which you are interested in applying for, fill out the required information and upload your CV. Only shortlisted applicants will receive notifications on the next steps.

Interested candidates should submit their application no later than July 7, 2023

Women and persons from excluded groups are encouraged to apply.

Consistent with DAI’s commitment to attracting and retaining staff from all races, ethnicities, castes and backgrounds, DAI may adjust eligibility requirements to allow for applicants from excluded groups.  In these cases, the Scope of Work and vacancy announcement will clearly indicate the minimum requirements according to the Country Compensation Plan as well as the revised minimum requirements for applicants representing an excluded group. DAI promotes workforce diversity and in Nepal, DAI considers excluded groups to be women, Dalits, indigenous ethnic minority groups, Madhesi, Muslim, persons with disabilities, people living in remote areas, and sexual and gender minorities.


Category Development and Project, Development / NGO
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
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Posted Date 23 Jun, 2023
Apply Before 07 Jul, 2023
City Lalitpur