Vacancy Announcement: AID Development Program Specialist-GESI Advisor

Vacancy Announcement

(Announcement Number: 13-07)

USAID/Nepal invites applications for employment from all interested and qualified Nepali citizens for the position of AID Development Program Specialist -GESI Advisor  in the Program and Project Development Office, under a Personal Services Contract subject to availability of funds. 

OPEN TO:                                All interested and qualified Nepali citizens

POSITION:                               AID Development Program Specialist-GESI Advisor, FSNPSC-11

OPENING DATE:                    August 30, 2013

CLOSING DATE:                    September 13, 2013 – 5:00 P.M Kathmandu time

WORK HOURS:                      Full-time; 40 hours/week


The Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor will serve as the Mission’s lead technical expert on the development implications of gender, caste, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disabilities for each of the sectors in which USAID/Nepal works.  S/he will help USAID/Nepal achieve greater impact by leading integration of gender equality and social inclusion considerations throughout all Mission activities and in all stages of the USAID Program Cycle (strategy, project design and implementation, evaluation and monitoring, budgeting, learning, and adapting).  As lead technical expert, s/he will represent the Mission to USAID/Washington, other U.S. Government agencies, Government of Nepal ministries and officials, other development partners, and civil society groups.  S/he will coordinate GESI strategy development and implementation across USAID projects and serve as a technical advisor to the Mission, technical and support offices, , and USAID implementing partners.  S/he will also ensure Mission compliance with the USAID Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy.


NOTE:  All applicants are instructed to address each selection criterion detailed below.  Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Education: A minimum of master’s degree is required in a development-related field or in one of the core technical areas in which the Mission conducts programming:  public health, economics, rural development, natural resources management, social science, governance, etc.
  2. Prior Work Experience: Minimum of seven years of full-time employment as a gender and/or social inclusion advisor working with international development agencies or implementing partners.
  3. Level IV (Speaking, Reading and Writing) Nepali and English are required.
  1. Job Knowledge: Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, strategic planning, program coordination and/or implementation, especially within a developing country context.  Experience conducting gender analysis for development projects in multiple sectors.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the monitoring and evaluation of gender programs, including indicator development, study design, and data analysis.  Demonstrated experience in working with international development organizations.  Experience in providing small and large group training in gender integration and female empowerment.  Experience managing grants or contracts is preferred.
  2. Skills and Abilities: A deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing women, girls, historically marginalized castes, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities in Nepal.  Understanding of the impact of gender-based violence on gender equality and women’s empowerment and some experiencing assisting programs to address this issue.  Excellent analytical, written and oral English communication skills.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across U.S. Government agencies and cross-culturally with diverse teams.  A high degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity, and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop, and present work, and to oversee and evaluate implementation of programs.  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  Willingness to travel frequently throughout Nepal.

Please visit the USAID Nepal website at for a detailed job description of the position.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and a C.V. - not to exceed 3 pages - and any other documentation that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the full job description.  Please provide names of three references and their contact numbers and email addresses as well.  Please send your application to the attention of USAID/Nepal Human Resources Office, U.S Embassy Maharajgunj, G.P.O. Box. 295, Kathmandu, Nepal.  Applications may be sent electronically to:

Only short listed applicants will be contacted to participate in the hiring process.

USAID/Nepal is an equal opportunity employer committed to a staff composition that reflects the social and ethnic diversity of Nepali society.  We believe that social inclusion and diversity contribute to excellence.  Applicants from Disadvantaged caste, under-represented ethnic groups, and women are especially encouraged to apply.



Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 5:00am

Last updated: March 11, 2014