World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization advancing education, systems strengthening and inclusive development through programming around the world. We are seeking an experienced Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Georgia New Education Program (NEP). The project will seek to: 1) Expand the innovative learning instruction methods in reading and math into the national curriculum in all 2,400 of Georgia’s primary schools for grades 1-6, including schools in marginalized communities; 2) Strengthen teacher development curricula and teacher induction activities in at least five universities across the country that will result in a highly-qualified cadre of teachers and; 3) Build financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills.
The GESI Specialist will lead design and implementation of context-specific gender and social inclusion analysis and ensure findings are adequately integrated into the program’s implementation and collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) agenda. S/he will work closely with technical specialists and the monitoring and evaluation team to develop GESI activities and targets and recommend improvements to address the needs of marginalized and excluded populations. S/he will lead programming efforts related to gender-sensitive education, inclusive education for youth with disabilities, and minority populations. S/he will also promote and undertake discussions on best practices and learning with external stakeholders as planned within the program.
Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. If you are unable to access the position on our career’s page, you can submit your CV or resume/cover letter (in English) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the post title on the subject line as well as a note explaining your qualifications for the position in the email body. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and qualified candidates should apply as soon as possible.
• Develop and oversee implementation of the program’s GESI strategy, including specific activities, capacity building, external and internal learning agenda on GESI issues, and integration into the program’s overall CLA agenda;
• Coordinate closely with the Chief of Party and technical leads to ensure full integration of social inclusion throughout program design, planning, and activity implementation;
• Conduct social inclusion analysis activities with program staff, beneficiaries, and key stakeholders; lead efforts to integrate inclusive practices and recommendations related to gender, youth with disabilities, and minority populations into program design and activities;
• Serve as a resource and mentor program staff on social inclusion programming; conduct trainings and other capacity building activities as needed;
• Collaborate with program beneficiaries, community leaders, public and private sector actors, and other key stakeholders to develop and implement inclusive and gender-sensitive education practices, periodically report on achievements to the program teams, partners, and donor;
• Establish and maintain productive relationships with Government of Georgia officials and civil society organizations representing the interests of marginalized populations;
• Working closely with the MEL Manager, develop specific GESI indicators and targets; lead the implementation and monitoring of social inclusion strategies across programming, building a strong evidence base on GESI achievements;
• Support MEL team in data collection and monitoring program activities’ impact on marginalized populations and social inclusion; prepare reports and recommendations for program implementation.
• Master’s degree or higher in international development, education, gender and inclusion, sociology, or related field;
• A minimum of three to five years of progressive experience in social inclusion programming, such as youth and women’s’ empowerment, inclusion of persons with disabilities, and inclusion of minority populations
• Experience in inclusive programming related to basic education, access to education, formal and informal educational programming, community development, and/or systems strengthening preferred;
• Strong understanding of issues faced by marginalized populations related to education access and educational achievement;
• Experience working with international organizations and donors in the country of Georgia
• Professional level of verbal and written fluency in English as well as in Georgian; Georgian Nationals preferred
• Strong communication, writing, and public speaking skills;
• Commitment to the principles of inclusive approaches to programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.
About the Organization
Why World Learning
For more than 85 years, World Learning has worked to create a more peaceful, sustainable, and just world. Our education, development, and exchange programs help people find their voices, connect with their communities, and strengthen the institutions that form the backbone of a democratic society. With our support, these emerging leaders tackle critical global issues like poverty, conflict, and inequality.
As a thriving international nonprofit organization with impact in 150 countries, World Learning works across six major program areas. We’re hard at work improving global education to ensure schools and teachers have the tools they need to support students — including English language instruction through our TESOL teacher training. We encourage civic engagement in communities around the world, and we strengthen institutions so that they can best serve their constituencies. Our workforce developmentprograms help people cultivate the hard and soft skills they need to succeed. And we offer people-to-people exchanges for people of all ages who seek professional and academic enrichment.
All World Learning programs are grounded in five key approaches: experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive practices, innovation, and grants management. We believe in partnering with local experts, organizations, and institutions to find solutions that will truly work for each community. Together, we create the foundations for a better tomorrow.
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