Please Note: This position is contingent upon award and USAID approval with an anticipated start date of late 2022/early 2023.
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity, and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society, and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous, and equitable global community. We work with government, non-government, private sector, and community stakeholders to promote transparency, foster accountability, and access the channels they need to make their voices heard, promote change, and realize their full potential.
Global Communities is seeking a full-time Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Senior Specialist to lead and oversee efforts aimed at integrating the principles of gender equality and social inclusion across all components of the anticipated Climate Resilient WASH (CR WASH) Project in Ethiopia. Given the demographic context of the project, this individual will also oversee the inclusion of positive youth development principles as appropriate and in support of USAID’s efforts to mainstream youth in development. This five-year $30-40M program will accelerate the expansion and sustainability of climate-resilient water services and the adoption of key hygiene and sanitation practices in targeted pastoralist areas in Somali, Oromia, SNNPR, and Afar. The Activity will work to fulfill this purpose through four complementary intermediate results: 1) Professionalize and expand climate-resilient water services; 2) Increase adoption of key hygiene behaviors, including menstrual health and hygiene (MHH), and ending open defecation; 3) Improve gender power dynamics; and 4) Strengthen the enabling environment for climate-resilient water and sanitation services.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
The GESI Specialist will provide strategic guidance and technical leadership to all project teams and key partners to ensure that all project activities and approaches are designed and implemented in a gender-responsive and inclusive manner, accounting for the specific needs and priorities of women, youth, and underserved groups, especially (PWD).
Technical and Strategic Leadership
Capacity Strengthening & Standard-setting
Reporting and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Strategic Partnerships and Communications
Education and Experience
Knowledge and Skills
In addition to your CV/resume, we are requesting that all applicants submit a cover letter with their application.
Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society. We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.