Background & Description

IRSP is implementing 4½ years project in selected villages of district Buner with technical and financial support of IRC and AusAid in WASH sector. 

Background & Description

We need to hire the Gender & Inclusion Coordinator with following job descriptions;

Identify critical project areas for gender and social inclusion based on WASH interventions;
Contribute in planning, monitoring and reporting of the project and integrate GESI in all the process;
Explore the baseline data on the gender dynamics and the status of women and poor/marginalized communities in the context of the project and relating to access to water & sanitation, which will constitute the project’s base for a monitoring and evaluation plan for gender and social integration;
Identify a list of key gender/social inclusion-related indicators to be included in the project M&E plan, which include sex/caste/ethnicity/income status, disaggregated data wherever possible;
Assess and recommend to the project activities that can be incorporated into planning and implementation to ensure improvement of conditions of women and poor/marginalized communities’  in general and more specifically as it relates to access to WASH;
Support implementation of the strategy for mainstreaming gender and social inclusion in WASH programme activities and develop action-plan for implementing the strategy;
Provide necessary orientation and advise to all the implementing partners and agencies on  gender and social inclusion issues and policies;
Contribute to produce resource materials addressing the issues of gender and social inclusion in WASH sector;
Facilitate policy dialogue on gender and social inclusion, sexual and gender based violence, gender sensitive WASH interventions with government and other relevant stakeholders;
Provide technical assistance to each project activity to ensure that gender and social inclusion is influencing their planning and activities and budgets;
Review necessary procedures, policies related to the WASH from GESI perspective;
Build capacity of CSOs and government partners to plan and implement project activities on gender and social inclusion;
Conduct desk review of  existing  WASH policies to identify areas for improvement on gender and social inclusion issues in collaboration with Government counterparts;
Collaborate with Senior MEAL Officer to make sure that the impact measurements focus on women and other vulnerable groups;
Assist implementation to ensure gender sensitive and gender responsive mechanism;
Maintain awareness of and relationships  with civil society organizations and  development partners also working in areas of social inclusion and women rights;
Document lessons learned and best practices and communicate with IRSP head office to contribute to knowledge management on gender and social inclusion in access to WASH;
Perform other works necessary for the successful implementation of Project activities.

Requirements and Skills

Education:

·      Completion of  Masters' degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Social Work or related discipline;

·      Additional training and certification in Gender and Social Inclusion would be an advantage.

Experience:

·      At least five years of progressive relevant experience of mainstreaming gender and social inclusion especially into WASH programmes;

·      Proven experience in developing concepts, backgrounds, training material for gender and social inclusion mainstreaming in project implementation;

·      Familiarity with the WASAH sector actors and issues of access to WASH from gender and social inclusion perspective;

·      Strong management skills including ability to provide strategic guidance, technical oversight; mentor staff and develop work plans;

·      Demonstrated ability in monitoring and evaluation and reporting experience.

Computer Skills:

·      Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc);

·      Knowledge of handling web based management systems.

Language:

·        Fluency in oral and written English and spoken Pashto is required.

How to Apply

The candidates who fulfill the required criteria should send their CVs along with covering letter to the following email address with "Application for the post of Gender & Inclusion Coordinator" in the subject;

saif@irsp.org.pk 

The application received after due date will not be considered. Those applicants who fulfill the required criteria will be shortlisted for interviews. 

About Organization

IRSP is a multi?sector development organization working on integrated approach to bring sustainabledevelopment in the region. IRSP was evolved from Pak?German IRDP (established in 1984) and wentthrough evolutionary process of its organizational development. Being established in 1996 and formallyregistered in 2001. The Pak?German IRDP (GTZ funded Program) in 1984 initiated developmental projects in poppycultivation districts of KP. The projects carried out its activities for more than a decade. The IRDP staffarranged a series of social and community organization campaigns to enable the poor and vulnerablerural communities to be a part of the planning and implementation of the proposed IRDP projects andafter phasing out stage the communities should operate and maintained the work carried out. It wasdecided to hire a consultant to review the IRDP developmental projects before its phasing out in 2000.The consultant came up with findings that the projects have far reaching effects in the developmentand organization of the rural communities and it was suggested to continue the process. This was the stage where various partner organizations of the IRDP were summoned to finalize the strategy forsustaining the good work done. The partner organization of IRDP develop consensus to form a bodywhich could find ways and means to sustain itself and coordinate with stakeholders for better projectmanagement for public wellbeing. This gave birth to IRSP.