EnCompass seeks Gender and Inclusive Development Specialist candidates for an anticipated 5-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) program in Nepal. The anticipated USAID/Nepal MEL Activity is expected to be a follow-on to a current contract that assists USAID/Nepal in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities aligned to the mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy and development objectives.
The position will be full time and based in in Kathmandu, with travel throughout the country. Citizens of Nepal are encouraged to apply.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
The Gender and Inclusive Development Specialist will provide expertise in inclusive programming to technical assistance activities, ensuring the effective integration of gender- and vulnerability-sensitive approaches. Duties could include designing and conducting gender analysis and assessments; supporting monitoring and evaluation; preparing high-quality reports and technical resources; conducting field work; and designing and facilitating face-to-face and virtual training sessions related to gender equality and female empowerment.
Graduate degree in gender studies, international development, organizational development, social science, or a related field preferred
No less than 5 years of demonstrated experience in gender analysis, gender integration, and/or gender-based violence, with preference for work on U.S. Government-funded activities, preferably in Nepal or South Asia
Demonstrated experience applying a variety of participatory and strengths-based learning design and delivery approaches, blended learning, and evidence-based learning theory desirable but not required
Experience in monitoring and evaluation and/or capacity building highly preferred
Experience and Skills
Ability to work with host-country governments at different levels
Substantial experience in managing a team using mixed research methods of similar magnitude
Strong communication, supervision, and management skills required
Working knowledge of and experience with U.S. Government-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures
Strong familiarity with USAID collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) practices preferred
Understanding of gender norms and social constraints in the Nepal context required
Familiarity with USAID/Nepal preferred
Excellent communication, both verbal and written English skills; capabilities in Nepali highly preferred.
Citizens of Nepal are strongly encouraged to apply
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EnCompass is a women-owned business headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. Our global and multicultural team of staff and consultants are passionate about supporting positive change in education, food security, gender equality and inclusive development, global health, and human rights.
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