Website People in Need
GEDSI and Protection Coordinator
Location (base): Kathmandu with frequent travels to field locations
Reports to: Head of Programs (and GEDSI & Protection Lead)
Department or Program: Program Quality
Expected joining date: November 2023
Contract End Date: 30 April 2024 (with possibility if extension)
No of opening: 1
People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit, international organization founded in the Czech Republic in 1992. PIN arrived in Nepal as part of a humanitarian response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Since its inception in Nepal, PIN has had a strong role in designing and facilitating systemic solutions advocating for and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations affected by disasters including person categories who live in geographically remote areas of the country, historically marginalized ethnic groups, and those marginalized because of their age and/or gender identity. Currently, PIN Nepal is implementing programmes under three strategic pillars 1) Emergency response and recovery, 2) Climate resilience, and 3) Civil society and inclusive governance. PIN Nepal team works in and promotes strong partnerships with civil society, Government of Nepal, academia, private sector and other key stakeholders in Nepal. Together with them, PIN Nepal has been for example one of the pioneer organizations advancing programmes such as landslide disaster preparedness and anticipatory action, climate and flood resilient housing, durable local solutions, climate change modelling for more inclusive and efficient local decision-making, girls and inclusive education, waste management and circular economy approaches. PIN is strongly committed for safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, including persons with disabilities, in line with its safeguarding framework and child protection policy.
Scope of work
GEDSI and Protection Coordinator will provide specialized support to PIN Nepal Country Programme (CP) in the areas of gender equality, disability and social inclusion. In particular, he/she/they will lead on development and adaptation of relevant GEDSI and Protection tools and approaches for CP ongoing programme portfolio and programme development, as well as actively participating in collecting evidence on GEDSI, engagement with key stakeholders, designing programmes with strong GEDSI components, and participate in its implementation. He/she/they will also provide regular training, coaching and mentorship to PIN and partner staff, in line with CP GEDSI and Protection Strategy, Code of Conduct and relevant Policies.
Key responsibilities, duties and tasks
Support in development and adaptation of GEDSI and Protection tools/approaches across CP programmatic portfolio
- Support GEDSI and Protection Lead in, and coordinate, the implementation of PIN CPCP GEDSI and Protection strategy in line with PIN Code of Conduct and all Policies, including PIN Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies
- Coordinate programmatic adaptation on specific GEDSI and Protection activities in all stages of project cycle management (assessment and analysis, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation)
- Conduct gender/GEDSI analysis activities with program staff, beneficiaries, and key stakeholders
- Support GEDSI Lead on, and coordinate integration of inclusive practices and recommendations related to CP strategic sectors, ensuring vulnerable groups, such as adolescent girls, youth with disabilities and ethnic minorities, are well represented in programme design and activities
- Advise and monitor the implementation of social inclusion strategies across programming, building strong evidence base on GEDSI achievements
- Support Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team in data collection and monitoring program activities’ impact on marginalized populations and social inclusion, also making sure that tools include and are in line with GEDSI and Protection elements and approaches
- Prepare reports and recommendations for programme implementation
- Support in the case handling of protection cases and ensure safe referral of the cases as required adhering to the protection principles.
- Ensure the integration of “do no harm” approach and protection principles in the CP and project interventions
- Carry out the duties in accordance with the PIN Code of Conduct (CoC) and Key policies
- Participate in training and awareness raising of CoC and Key Policies of PIN including RDD GESI Policy
- Ensure to have measures in place to create and maintain a respectful, dignified, and safe workplace
Programmatic support & Programme development
- Support PINproject teams with GEDSI and Protection inputs in programmatic design and adaptation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Collect and share lessons learned from the project’s implementation and recommend integration of best practices into CP development efforts
- Lead and/or Support on GEDSI analysis for new proposals, including all other relevant GEDSI components
- Lead on, and coordinate on design and adaptation of PIN gender-transformative programming, facilitate ToTs and monitor/evaluate quality of implementation on the ground
- Coordinate the compilation and review of the existing Social Norms and Gender Transformative curricula (both in Nepal and globally), and regularly update them
- Support the development of Social Norms and Gender Transformative Programming Toolkit
- Support the Security and Justice Programme design and needs assessment as per the guidance of Project Manager/GEDSI and Protection Lead
- Lead and coordinate programme design components related to the GEDSI for any new upcoming programmes of PIN Nepal (under strategic pillars of Climate resilience and Civil Society & Inclusive Governance)
- Develop and maintain a database of contextually specific GEDSI indicators and good practices for use in program development
- Contribute to monitoring of programme activities and their impact on marginalised populations, in close coordination with project management and PIN GEDSI and Protection Lead
- Coordinate training, coaching and mentoring to PIN and partner staff on GEDSI and Protection mainstreaming as part of systematic capacity building through trainings, workshops and other tools
- Design and facilitate participatory GEDSI and Protection mainstreaming exercises with PIN and partner staff as part of the capacity building plan
- In collaboration with Communication and Programme Teams, build strong evidence-based track record on GEDSI and Protection achievements of PIN Nepal and supports PIN strategic communication & advocacy efforts
Data Collection and Information Management/Dissemination
- Collect required data from field, in coordination with the project’s MEAL team
- Maintain data and information confidentiality as set out in the Data Protection Policy.
- Coordinate with project management for required updated data ensuring that the shared data in field is updated and verified.
Fulfill other relevant responsibilities as assigned
Education and Training
- At least bachelor degree in social science or development related fields, with good understanding and interest in project management.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in handling protection cases, GEDSI integration, project management, field monitoring, data collection, and reporting preferably with development projects
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
- Good understanding of gender issues and rights-based approach
- Willingness to undertake extensive field works in remote and rural/urban communities
- Outstanding communication skills- written and spoken
- Fluency in English-written and spoken
- Knowledge of local language/s to be considered an advantage
- Strong critical thinking and ability to self-initiate
- Preferably women candidates, with considerable field experience and knowledge of local language
- Respect diversity and inclusion
- Have high level of commitment and integrity
Note: People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and is committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need involves. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: https://www.peopleinneed.net/key-policies-4142gp). People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Interested candidates can submit an updated CV and Motivation letter to the following link on or before 20th October 2023. Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and should a suitable candidate be found before the official closing date, the advertisement might be withdrawn prior to the deadline, thus early submissions are strongly encouraged. Nepalese citizen can only apply for the position. No phone calls will be entertained.