Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist

  • Mid-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 30 June 2020
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Job Description

Category: Programs
Req ID: GENDE02129
Posted Date: 2020-06-29
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Nicaragua NIC


Description



Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

The purpose of Nicaragua Youth and Communities Secure, Empowered and Resilient (NYCSER) is to empower youth and their communities to acquire the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to become resilient and better equipped to advocate for their own best interests and security in the current national context of social and political instability and discrimination, including by actively participating in their communities’ and nation’s decision-making.

Position Summary:


The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) specialist will take a lead role in improving the quality and relevance of GESI activities. The Gender Specialist will provide guidance on gender and social inclusion across project objectives and activities. S/he will be responsible for gender and social inclusion analysis as well as developing a robust gender and people with disabilities inclusion strategy.

Reporting and Supervision:

This position reports to the Chief of Party (COP)

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop GESI specific recommendations tailored to project objectives and activities;
  • Develop GESI strategy and identify activity level gender and inclusion related indicators;
  • Conduct staff and partner training sessions tailored to the local project context, discussing how proposed interventions strengthen project objectives and results;
  • Identify and engage relevant local stakeholders to support GESI work and assist in socializing interventions;
  • Facilitate GESI analysis and maintains ongoing monitoring and evaluation of gender focused initiatives and activities; and
  • Ensure the project’s gender equality and social inclusion strategy is implemented in compliance with project work plan and client expectations, particular those applicable to people with disabilities.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Masters’ degree in social studies, business, international development, or a related field (or, alternately, a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and five (5) additional years of relevant experience);
  • At least five (5) years of technical experience in donor funded gender or people with disability inclusion programming;
  • Experience with women-focused entrepreneurship programming is highly desired; and
  • Fluency is Spanish is required; English desired.

Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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About the Organization

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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