Gender Equality & Social Inclusion Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
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Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist


Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and future we share. Save the Children expects that anyone associated with it abides by its Safeguarding and other Zero Tolerance Policies.

The objective of the USAID Early Grade Learning (EGL) activity is to strengthen the capacity of federal, provincial, and municipal governments to improve learning outcomes in Grades 1-3. Specifically, EGL aims to (1) build federal, provincial, and local level capacity for delivering EGL services, (2) improve local governments’ ability to provide teacher professional support, coaching, mentorship, and supervision, and (3) support local level governments in improving access to and quality of education services in early grades.

The GESI Specialist will develop the activity’s GESI strategy; work with program and inclusion experts, program partners, teachers, and parents to develop messages and activities that promote inclusion and gender equity in education; and conduct and report on GESI consultations to inform interventions. The position holder will work closely with gender focal points stationed in provincial and municipal governments to support local education units in integrating GESI elements into the education planning process. The position holder will support the use and integration of universal design learning (UDL); review existing curriculum to ensure GESI-sensitive pedagogy; review all grants across the program with a GESI lens; and provide training as needed to include GESI awareness in the classroom for educators.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the position holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Lead in the development of GESI strategy and a GESI integration plan for the project
  • Lead in the development and implementation of universal design learning (UDL); review existing curriculum to ensure GESI-sensitive pedagogy; review all grants across the program with a GESI lens; and provide training as needed to include GESI awareness in the classroom for educators.
  • Coordinate with the PDQ and Field Office teams for technical support, as required
  •  Participate in the inclusion of gender and disabilities issues in manuals and guidelines developed/adapted for the project by other technical teams of the project.
  • Ensure the inclusion of GESI issues in tailored messages to engage policy makers, key government officials, key community representatives, families, and individuals in the promotion of EGL in disaster affected areas.
  • Provide regular coaching and mentoring to implementing partners’ staff and project technical team on integrating gender transformative approach and disability responsive education modalities into all project activities at center and community level.
  • Ensure gender equality benchmarks are used in the project implementation and monitoring.
  • Presents evidence of successes and challenges on the integration of GESI issues in the implementation of project activities, and on the extent of materials and guidelines preparation from gender transformative approach and disability responsive modalities.
  • Contributes to the quality, clarity and consistency of technical reports ensuring that GESI issues are well addressed.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s in Social Science or related field; Master’s in Gender studies preferred;
  •  At least 7 years of experience (5 years for GSI) in similar position
  •  Experience on leading the development and planning of GESI strategy, training, coaching and mentoring
  • Prior experience in USAID funded projects
  • Demonstrated experience in working in consortium projects
  • Strong Communication skills both in English and Nepali, added value if s/he has expertise on Maithali and Bhojpuri language.

Required No.(s): 1 (Nepalese Citizen Only)
Contract length: Fixed Term
Location: Kathmandu

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.