Gender Equity, Youth & Social Inclusion (GEYSI) Expert via LinkedIn

DAI

Tegucigalpa, Honduras 🇭🇳

About the job

The purpose of USAID/Honduras’s Building Climate Resilience (BCR) Program is to strengthen the capacity of Honduran systems to withstand and respond to climate variability and change, thereby helping address underlying factors that contribute to irregular migration. The limited ability of Honduran systems to withstand and respond to climate variability and change, and to equitably, inclusively, and transparently manage key resources, impedes the country’s path to a more prosperous and secure place where its citizens are inspired to stay and invest in their future.

BCR seeks to help Honduras break the vicious cycle described above. In accordance with U.S. Government priorities to address the underlying factors that contribute to irregular migration,

BCR will engage with public and private sector actors through this Program to:

  1. improve equitable, inclusive, and transparent water resources management
  2. conserve critical ecosystems, and
  3. manage climate risk.

The Program will improve water availability for domestic and agricultural use, which in turn will improve economic investments and food security, reduce social conflict around water resources, and ultimately build resilience to climate change.

Position Description:

The GEYSI Expert will work with the DCOP to ensure such considerations are mainstreamed and integrated throughout BCR activities. S/he will use findings from the GEYSI Analysis and Strategy to identify, implement, and monitor initiatives that benefit women, young people, LGBTQI+ persons, indigenous groups, and human rights defenders. The GEYSI Expert will identify approaches to address gender gaps, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and other GEYSI related issues that hinder BCR implementation, and recommend and support opportunities to empower vulnerable groups.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all BCR activities incorporate GEYSI considerations and build the capacity of intervention portfolio teams to do so.
  • Develop and periodically update the GEYSI Analysis and Strategy, in coordination with the COP, DCOP, Director for MEL, and other project leadership and start-up team members, as applicable, to guide inclusion efforts. Lead the finalization of research questions and indicators and contribute to the design of data collection and verification strategies that reflect the socioeconomic, gender, age, and other conditions of the contexts where BCR is implemented.
  • Coordinate with ME&L and communications staff to monitor, measure, and report on BCR inclusion work.
  • Participate in annual portfolio reviews to assess GEYSI impacts as part of the project’s overall adaptive management approach.
  • Support the BCR team, and subcontractors and grantees to identify opportunities to integrate GEYSI into tools, strategies, and processes used by the project and its partners to achieve improved social inclusion outcomes.
  • Work with project grantees to develop and refine GEYSI plans detailing specific mechanisms for participation of youth, women, and marginalized groups in grants activities.
  • Contribute to project reporting, work planning, communications, MEL, and CLA actions/tasks. Quarterly and annual reports must specifically include information regarding progress of activities and indicators relevant to Gender, GBV, and social inclusion.
  • Develop communications materials to disseminate new resources, efforts to promote GEYSI, lessons learned, and success stories.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None; the GEYSI Expert may supervise independent consultants supporting relevant activities.

Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience in gender and social inclusion, plus a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting GEYSI-related analyses, assessments, and/or research, plus prior experience developing and implementing GEYSI strategies/plans in support of development projects.
  • Demonstrated experience developing GEYSI-related indicators and supporting monitoring and evaluation of GEYSI indicators.
  • Experience working on USAID or other international donor-funded projects preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Applied Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, OneDrive, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and/or SharePoint, etc.
  • Full professional proficiency in Spanish is required (Level IV Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale).

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