POSITION TITLE: Team Leader/GESI Expert
> POSITION TYPE: Part Time (15 months)
> LOCATION: Kathmandu, Nepal
> GROUP: Clean Energy
> REPORTS TO: Director-Clean Energy
Winrock is seeking a qualified International candidate to serve as Team Leader for an anticipated ADB-funded project in Nepal to assist Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in implementation of Gender Action Plan of the project and to strengthen institutionalization of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) to its operations and to support women and the excluded group to productively use energy with safety and efficiency. The Team Leader will be responsible in overall coordination with NEA, ADB and other crucial stakeholders, and will be accountable for achievement of project results and objectives. It will be a part time position of 15 months spread over the total project period of 42 months. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.
The expert will be responsible in overall coordination with NEA, ADB and other crucial stakeholders, and will be accountable for achievement of project results and objectives. The expert will be responsible for supporting NEA to institutionalize GESI through the implementation of the strategy, guidelines and manuals of NEA on GESI. S/he will work with the GESI Secretariat and GESI team within NEA directorates and GESI officer/focal at project level to implement the GESI provisions approved by NEA in the strategy and guidelines. S/he will travel to all the 7 provinces to facilitate the process of GESI mainstreaming. S/he will plan, implement and supervise the GESI training of the NEA GESI team and the GESI orientation for NEA directorates, departments, divisions, regional offices and relevant stakeholders. The expert will support the GESI officer to implement the planned activities in Province 2, Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara and Bharatpur. The expert will supervise consultant team members, will take responsibility of reporting to ADB with relevant deliverables and will maintain day-to-day coordination with assigned staff(s) of NEA. The expert will ensure that all team members are delivering quality documents as planned and liaise the team with NEA, and relevant government agencies. The expert will draft the inception report including work plan and budget, progress reports and final report in coordination with the team members and will be responsible for ensuring all the project activities and the institutional arrangements are gender and inclusion responsive.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
The expert will have a master’s degree in a relevant social science discipline or equivalent professional training.
At least 10 years of experience on GESI mainstreaming, policy advocacy, analysis and training, social development work, specifically in empowerment of women and excluded communities, preferably in energy programs and projects, in collaboration with the government and non-government development institutions. S/he will have experience in annual planning and budgeting, regular periodic monitoring and reporting and in integrating and mainstreaming GESI across the system.
> Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
> Financial management skills and experience.
> Sound knowledge of international donor contracts, financial and accounting regulations and procedures, particularly ADB contract regulations.
> Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the project.
> Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
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