GESI and Community Mobilization Coordinator (1 Position-Based in Tanhun): As the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and Social Mobilization Coordinator in CRS, you will provide technical guidance from the GESI and social mobilization perspectives in and across the CRS projects and their activities ensuring that gender and social inclusion is mainstreamed into programs and policies and that the projects are implementing the approaches most suitable for the communities. You will be required to identify the relevant concerns in your sector of expertise by working directly with local partners and community members, coordinating various project activities and events focusing on the emergency response recovery support to the vulnerable households. You will develop, adapt and apply strategies, guidelines and tools based on the findings to ensure that gender equity and diversity issues are appropriately analyzed, identified and addressed in program and policies, providing strategic support to CRS/partner program teams in building and strengthening their capacities. The GESI and Social Mobilization Coordinator will closely work with program component coordinators and MEAL Team to development of gender and social inclusion responsive monitoring systems and mechanisms ensuring maximum community participation. You will also be part of the ReCoVER Project Management Team (PMT-ReCoVER) to make sure the project approaches are aligned with agency priorities.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Mainstreaming gender and social inclusion into program and organization ensuring social equity and diversity including development/adaptation/application of tools for mainstreaming gender and social inclusion.
Conduct Gender and Social Inclusion assessment and develop annual action plans to implement recommendations.
Lead the development of Social Mobilization specific manuals and facilitation guidelines in line with the policies and procedures of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) and Local Government to support the housing reconstruction process for most vulnerable households.
Jointly with CRS and program implementing partners, develop mechanisms and processes for scaling up successful practices and results related to GESI and social mobilization.
Build technical skills of program team, partners and other stakeholders strengthening their capacity to deliver GESI and community led initiatives and approaches.
Conduct training on the basic social mobilization concepts, tools and techniques, Government Grant specific and top-up specific procedures, community-based resource mobilization and social inclusions.
Coordinate with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities. Ensure that any concerns raised, discussed for way-forward and resolved in a timely manner.
Oversee the approaches to identify the gaps in staff capacity needs in delivering GESI transformation programming and develop and deliver technical assistance catered to the needs within the organization and implementing partners.
Establish partnerships with government line agencies, partner organizations and other stakeholder to continuously improve and influence adaptation of locally appropriate interventions with transformative actions for GESI.
Education and Experience
Bachelors Degree required in social science or women studies or other relevant subject
Minimum of 5 years of work experience in the similar projects. With field-level community mobilization experience at the minimum of 3 years.
Experience in developing training manual and session plans/facilitation guidelines.
Gender sensitive, responsive and experience in gender and inclusion mainstreaming.
Preferred Master’s degree in social science or women studies or other relevant subject
Strong documentation and report preparation skills.
Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Candidates with GESI diversity is a plus, including gender (female, other); marginalized groups; persons with disability; and, origin from geographically marginalized location
Local expertise w/ permanent address in project district and local language competency is a plus.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Reimbursement for lodging and transportation will be provided for the shortlisted candidates who travel from outside of Kathmandu Valley for written test and interview. Until further notice CRS will be following COVID-19 prevention protocols outlined in CRS global guidance, including limiting travel to mission-critical movement only, and using all WHO and Gov’t of Nepal- suggested prevention measures for travel and in-person meetings.
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