Safeguards and GESI Officer

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed



WWF Nepal, the global conservation organization leading international efforts for a living planet, seeks applications from qualified Nepali candidates for the following full-time position. If you think you are an achiever and are willing to work within a diverse team in a multicultural environment with commitment and passion for what you believe in, you are highly encouraged to apply.
The WWF-GEF project, Integrated Landscape Management to Secure Nepal’s Protected Areas and Critical Corridors (ILaM) Project is executed by the Ministry of Forests and Environment (MOFE), Government of Nepal. The project’s geographic scope is the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL), Nepal. The project aims to promote integrated landscape management and provides support in building the ecological integrity of large, forested areas, globally significant wildlife populations, and resilience of forest dwelling communities.


Major Responsibilities: The Safeguards and GESI Officer will be responsible for coordination and supervision of environment/social safeguarding and GESI mainstreaming related to execution of the Project. Responsibilities will include the execution of the Process Framework (PF) and Indigenous People Planning Framework (IPPF) through Indigenous People Plan (IPP) and implementation of the GESI action plan. This position is based in field and requires substantial travel to the remote project sites and interactions with government partners, community organizations and other project stakeholders.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology, Applied Social Science, Gender Studies, Environment Science or related field with at least 3 years of experience in safeguard and GESI works. The individual should have sound knowledge in safeguards policies (national and GEF), IP related issues, gender and social inclusion, livelihood, conservation policies and current development issues in Nepal. Experience of working with field-based conservation and development initiatives, diverse community groups in various altitudinal gradients in the country and government agencies is desirable.

Interested applicants are requested to download the application form from the website mentioned below and send the same with an application letter to the email address also listed below by 17:00 hours on 23rd August 2022. Please mention the position you are applying for clearly in the subject line. Emails without an application letter and completed application form will not be entertained. Only shortlisted candidates will be informed. Detailed TOR for the above-mentioned position can be downloaded from our website.


WWF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Join us in our mission to save life on Earth.

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