GESI Specialist


Asia Foundation

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Consultancy
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:0-5 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Nationals-only contract
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:06/10/2023
  • Location:Thailand , Bangkok
Gender equality and Social inclusion (GESI)
  • Provide GESI technical guidance related to Mekong Safeguards objectives.  
  • Advise on applied GESI improvements and implementation to policies, standards and specific infrastructure project developments in the energy, transportation, and water sectors. Specific infrastructure project types include transboundary high-speed railways, power plants (hydropower, conventional, and renewable), canals, and waterways. 
  • Support technical assistance for project developers and contractors to strengthen GESI standards and GESI-responsive procurement in project planning. 
  • Support the monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) team to track and report against GESI-related indicators, disaggregate data appropriately to analyze results within each project component, and conduct annual GESI assessments to measure progress and adjust and/or refine project activities. 
  • Develop tools, frameworks, and resources to enable better GESI integration in program activities. 
  • Assist in preparing communications materials highlighting the program’s GESI programming, successes, and lessons learned. 
  • Provide hands-on advice on integration of GESI into community engagement activities in Thailand. The GESI specialist should understand social safeguards relating to the economic empowerment of communities (especially vulnerable populations, including the aged groups, women, people with disabilities, and women-owned micro businesses) in the countries.
  • Available to conduct fieldwork and community engagement in different provinces in Thailand
  • Bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject area(s), preferably in gender, social work, political science, international development, or community development required. Master’s degree or higher is desirable. 
  • At least 4-5 years of relevant experience in mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion in designing, managing, and implementing project activities, preferably in the energy, transportation, and water sectors. 
  • Thai nationals are preferred.
  • Strong understanding of issues related to gender equality and social inclusion in the region's energy and transportation infrastructure projects. 
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of Thailand’s context
  • Ability to navigate politically sensitive subjects and maintain constructive relationships with diverse stakeholders, particularly in GESI. 
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and transmit her/his vision to partners and colleagues. 
  • Ability to influence, motivate, and collaborate with others. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and against deadlines. 
  • Fluent in English and Thai speaking, reading, and writing; knowledge of Lao language desirable.  
  • Experience working in Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and/or Vietnam is preferred. 
  • Experience with USAID and/or DFAT preferred.  
  • Women are highly encouraged to apply.

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