Senior GESI Officer

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


Senior GESI Officer

POSITION Senior GESI Officer

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. USAID Biodiversity 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).

Objectives of the assignment 

The Senior GESI Officer will provide technical programmatic support to ensure smooth implementation and ensure GESI is incorporated in all elements of the program. The Senior GESI Officer will principally support GESI activities in the technical field office team but will also engage in activities related to knowledge management, communications, biodiversity, climate change, and other various tasks. S/he will work with all the technical leads, target community members/stakeholders and the Landscape Team Leader. S/he will have strong community mobilizing skills. 

Tasks & Responsibilities

The Senior GESI Officer’s tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Work with the team to implement the USAID Biodiversity’s GESI Action Plan and produce regular reports on GESI integration.
  • Strengthen GESI integration by proposing required adaptation based on analysis of disaggregated MEL data (qualitative and quantitative), recommendations and inputs gathered from the GESI team, other team members, and key stakeholders.
  • Support the development and implementation of GESI-related trainings to build capacity of USAID Biodiversity staff, municipal staff, communities, and partners. 
  • Identify opportunities to integrate GESI considerations and principles in local government structures, performance measurement processes, policies, plans, enforcement and oversight mechanisms, and budget allocations.
  • Design interventions that address GESI disparities and create opportunities for women and other marginalized groups’ meaningful leadership and participation in biodiversity, conservation, and environmental sectors. 
  • Work with field staff to track GESI performance in participating municipalities and with service providers and grantees to track GESI performance in implementation.
  • Participate in periodic reviews of progress under the Work Plan and adapt plans and activities as appropriate in collaboration with other team members. 
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with donor agencies, local implementing partners (including grant recipients), and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to good, frequent, and direct communications between the project’s Kathmandu office and the regional offices. 
  • Coordinate closely with communication team to make sure GESI initiatives are promoted and highlighted.
  • Other duties assigned by the GESI Director, DCOP or COP.


  • University degree in relevant field required, advanced degree preferred. 
  • GESI, biodiversity, conservation and/or climate change experience, preferably with international donor-funded organization. For a candidate with a master’s 6 years of professional work experience is required, for a candidate with a bachelor’s 10 years of relevant technical experience is required. (Subtract one year of relevant experience—5 years with MA or 9 years with BA—for persons of excluded groups)
  • Good grasp of monitoring, evaluation and learning as well as communications functions.
  • Relevant experience working on USAID-funded programs in a related role preferred but not required. 
  • Demonstrated sensitively when engaging with GESI topics.
  • Technical experience exposure in biodiversity, ecosystems, climate resilience, environmental conversation, watershed management, environmental crime is highly desired. 
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office suite) preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. 
  • Fluent Nepali and English required.

Application instructions:

Select the position in which you are interested in applying for, fill out the required information and upload your CV. Please note, due to the volume of applications that we receive and the urgency to fill-up positions, only shortlisted applicants will receive notifications on next steps. 

Application link:

Interested candidates should submit their application no later than 31st  March 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
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
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Posted Date 16 Mar, 2023
Apply Before 31 Mar, 2023
City Dhangadhi