Senior Social Development Officer (Gender) at ADB, Nepal


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Deadline: 04 August 2022

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Social Development Officer (Gender) in Nepal. The duration of this post is 3 years.

The ADB aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Senior Social Development Officer (Gender) will perform the following functions-

  • Strategy and Planning
    • Assist in the formulation and update of the Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) by contributing to prepare and/or update the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Diagnostic of Selected Sectors; and by providing inputs to other relevant documents e.g., Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Assessment, mid-term CPS Review, and annual updates.
    • Contribute to country programming activities by identifying opportunities for GESI mainstreaming in operational strategies to be reflected in country programming documents and Indicative Country Pipeline and Monitoring Reports, among others.
    • Keep ADB updated on key GESI issues and initiatives of the Government of Nepal that would inform ADB strategies and interventions.
    • Prepare background and issue papers on policy reforms on GESI-related aspects across all sectors of ADB operations.
    • Participate in country portfolio and performance reviews and identifies GESI mainstreaming concerns.
  • Project Preparation, Implementation and Administration
    • Support the mainstreaming of GESI in the preparation, implementation, and administration of assigned loans, grants, and TAs; and engaging pro-actively and independently with NRM staff, SARD sector divisions, the Office of the Director General (SAOD), SDCC, and other relevant HQ Departments/units, government agencies, civil society organizations (CSOs) and development partners to ensure adequate visibility of GESI in SARD pipeline and portfolio of operations. This will involve:
      • Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nepal operations not only in support of stand-alone Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 but also, in the mainstreaming of gender-related targets and indicators across the other SDGs.
      • Contributing to the implementation of Strategy 2030 Operational Plan for Priority 2 (OP2):
      • Accelerating Gender Equality (and OP2’s intersection with Operational Plan for Priority 1:
      • Addressing Remaining Poverty and Reducing Inequalities) in Nepal operations.
      • Ensuring adequate incorporation of consultation and participation (C&P) approaches and role of civil society in the design of designated ADB operations.
      • Providing quality GESI inputs in loan projects and programs across all sectors, with emphasis on summary of poverty reduction and social strategy (SPRSSs), GESI analysis and evidence-based gender action plans (GAPs) or GESI action plans (GESI-APs) informed by SMART indicators, and relevant sections of the RRP and Project Administration Manuals (PAMs), and inputs to project mission report, including Aide Memoires and Back-To-Office Reports (BTORs).
      • Monitoring the implementation of GAPs/GESI-APs in country operations and drafting relevant sections of project and TA completion reports (PCRs/TCRs), incl. GAP/GESI-AP implementation matrix and narrative in the PCR appendix.
      • Identifying issues requiring remedial actions and address them through interactions with EAs/IAs, contractors, consultants, and project beneficiaries.
      • Contributes to developing and administering stand-alone or attached GESI-related grants and TAs, to enhance GESI results and impacts of SARD operations.
  • Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Development
    • Contribute to GESI thematic work in Nepal by assisting in research, updating information, analyzing financial, institutional, or economic data, and preparing relevant reports.
    • Support the identification, conceptualization, development, and review of high quality and in-depth knowledge products relating to GESI.
    • Contribute to develop GESI capacities of ADB’s EAs/IAs by conducting training and capacity development activities -based on the SARD Training Manual and Modules- for government officials and project staff.
    • Participate in and contributes to internal and external training and conferences on gender equality, as well as support activities on advocacy, dissemination, and knowledge sharing.
  • Other Support
    • Coordinate NRM inputs to SARD GESI Tracking System including regular updates to Management.
    • Coordinate and participate in NRM or joint departmental missions, if required.
    • Other duties that may be assigned as reflected in the incumbent’s work plan.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences (e.g., sociology, anthropology), social and/or economic development, gender and development, public policy, or related fields, with demonstrated professional, field, and operational experience in adapting GESI concepts to operations. Preferably with advanced training.
  • At least 8 year’s of relevant professional experience in project management and implementation, in sectors relevant to ADB operations; and at least 4 years of supervisory experience
  • Experience and knowledge of stages of project cycle (project planning, feasibility analysis, detailed design, project implementation and completion, construction supervision and contract management).
  • Good understanding of ADB’s guidelines and policies and programs of the Government of Nepal on gender equality, women empowerment and social inclusion
  • Effective technical report-writing and oral communication skills in English, with ability to communicate in Nepali
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with counterpart governments as well as a range of multilateral and bilateral donors.
  • Solid analytical, organizational, and negotiation skills.
  • Strong planning and organizing skills to handle a multitude of tasks withing given timeframes.
  • Strong leadership qualities and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, visit ADB.

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