Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) Specialist

Millenium Challenge Account - Liberia (MCA- Liberia)
Monrovia, Liberia
Apply by 15 February 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 7 February 2018

Job Description

1. MCA-Liberia seeks an Individual Consultant (or “Consultant”) to advise and support its endeavor to implement the Social and Gender Integration Plan (SGIRP) as well as strengthen the planning and implementation capacity of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME), The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), and the Ministry of Public Works with respect to gender and social inclusion.

The Liberia Compact’s GSI Objective seeks to reduce the fragility of vulnerable groups by enhancing their opportunities through electricity and road maintenance services.

The Consultant shall achieve the following objectives:

  • Assist MCA-L GSI Director to ensure that gender and social inclusion issues are integrated into all Compact Projects and activities;
  • Assist MCA-L GSI Director in implementing and updating the Social and Gender Integration Plan (SGIP);
  • Provide oversight for Gender Focal Points (GFPs) in Gender and Social Inclusion Units (GSIUs) at Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME), The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), and the Ministry of Public Works (MPW);
  • Assist MCA-L GSI Director in managing GSI Projects including LEC Customer Service Center Improvement, Entrepreneurship Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection

2. Interested Individual Consultants should submit, at the address indicated below (see Section 11), an application consisting of the following:

a.) Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing the consultant’s professional qualifications, areas of expertise, and experience in carrying out similar assignments.

b.) Professional References (at least three (3) referees) with valid contact details, such as Email address and contact numbers.

c.) Evidence of the experience requirements of at least three (3) relevant and verifiable references of projects completed within the last ten (10) years, including the project name, description of the work performed, client address, and client contact person (name/position/phone/email).

d.) A narrative explanation addressing each of the following required individual capabilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects or working with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Liberia or the West African region is an asset.
  • Knowledge of policies, laws and regulations and programs in Liberia pertaining to development and the socio-economic status of women and vulnerable populations.
  • Demonstrated experience using participatory development approaches and working closely with civil society (NGOs and CBOs), government, project affected persons and other relevant stakeholders. Experience working with major donor organizations, including a US Government donor agency is a plus.
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, including constructive engagement with technical and construction experts.
  • Experience in Behavior Change Communication, desirable.
  • Excellent organizational skills; responsible and flexible attitude and capacity to manage a variety of tasks with minimal supervision.

3. All documents submitted shall be in English. Any application which is not submitted in English, or is not accompanied by a certified translation, will be rejected.

Electronic submission of applications (including CV) is acceptable if the documents are sent in a format that cannot be altered (pdf format is preferred).

4. This assignment is open to eligible Individual Consultants as defined in the MCC Program Procurement Guidelines (current edition). Each applicant will undergo eligibility verification during the evaluation process, and throughout the life of the contract, in accordance with MCC Guidance on Excluded Parties Verification Procedure.

Note: Please carefully review the SPN below and submit your application accordingly, using the CV template below, to: MCALiberia@cardno.com

More information (Download)

CV Template Jan 2018.docx

SPN - GSI Specialist (MCA-Liberia).pdf

About the Organization

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”) and the Government of Liberia (the “Government” or “GoL”) have entered into a Millennium Challenge Compact for Millennium Challenge Account assistance to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in Liberia (the “Compact”) in the amount of approximately 256,726,000 USD (“MCC Funding”). The Government, acting through MCA-Liberia Authority (“MCA Entity”), intends to apply a portion of the MCC Funding to eligible payments under a contract for which the Request for Qualifications is issued. Any payments made under the proposed contract will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the Compact and related documents, including restrictions on the use of MCC funding and conditions to the disbursements of MCC funding. No party other than the Government and the MCA Entity shall derive any rights from the Compact or have any claim to the proceeds of MCC Funding.

More information

CV Template Jan 2018.docx
SPN - GSI Specialist (MCA-Liberia).pdf

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