Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist
Purpose and Objectives
ADPC is an autonomous international organization established for scientific, educational, developmental, and humanitarian purposes with a vision of safer communities and sustainable development through disaster risk reduction and climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and expanded its role to be for scientific, educational, developmental and humanitarian purposes. ADPC employs a wide range of professional expertise typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner.
ADPC develops and implements cross-sectoral projects/programs on the strategic themes of risk governance, urban resilience, climate resilience, health risk management, preparedness for response and resilient recovery. Our strategic themes are complemented and underpinned by the cross-cutting themes of gender and diversity, regional and transboundary cooperation as well as poverty and livelihoods.
Through its work, ADPC supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the agenda defined at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, and other relevant international frameworks
For details, please refer to ADPC website.
The Geospatial Information (GEO) Department supports stakeholders to increase their uses of geospatial technology, data, and information for supporting decision making related to disaster risk management and climate resilience. The department supports all thematic areas of focus of ADPC to achieve their goals, mainly through:
- Increased accessibility and technical capacity to develop, maintain, and use geospatial information including disaster and climate risk maps, forecasted and real-time disaster data for early warning, and damage data for post-disaster assessment and recovery planning,
- Increased awareness by decision makers on applications of geospatial information in disaster risk management and climate resilience decision making, and
- Geospatial solutions, such as maps, tools, models, and data, customized to the demands of stakeholders
SERVIR Southeast Asia (SERVIR SEA) is a 5-year project, co-created by USAID, NASA, and ADPC, to address disaster and climate resilience as well as environmental issues in Southeast Asia. SERVIR SEA’s objective is Expanded and Scaled Climate Actions by using Satellite Data and Geospatial Information in Decision Making, which will be achieved through the following outcomes:
- Regional platform(s) strengthened and/or established for accelerating, scaling, and/or sustaining adoption of data and information
- Increased investment from diversified partnership with stakeholders to support the development and use of data and information
- Increased accessibility of data and information
- Strengthened capacity of Stakeholders to use data and information
Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) is an important cross-cutting outcome of the SERVIR SEA project. The project seeks to deepen its development impact while: 1) ensuring that activities do not exacerbate or perpetuate gender and other social disparities; 2) reducing those disparities where possible; and 3) empowering women, girls, and members of traditionally disadvantaged groups. To fully achieve this cross-cutting outcome, ADPC is seeking a qualified GESI Specialist to help the team develop an overall GESI framework, strategies, and implementation plans, while providing technical inputs as needed.
The following outputs are expected from the assignment:
- A report synthesizing the findings and action items from the Regional Workshop and Training on Inclusive Climate Actions
- Gender and Inclusive Development Action Plan for SERVIR SEA’s work on enhancing anticipatory actions for flood and drought risk management
- Gender and Inclusive Development Action Plan for SERVIR SEA’s work on enhancing air quality monitoring for sustainable landscape and better human health
- Gender and Inclusive Development Action Plan for SERVIR SEA’s work on Supporting Forest Protection and Healthy Ecosystems through Land Use Monitoring and Planning
Scope of Work
The Consultant will deliver the outputs through the following work scope:
- Support the final design of the Regional Workshop and Training on Inclusive Climate Actions;
- Facilitate discussions, present, and take notes from the Regional Workshop and Training on Inclusive Climate Actions;
- Synthesize the findings from the Regional Workshop and Training on Inclusive Climate Actions, develop ways forward, and put them into a report;
- Work closely with the ADPC Vulnerability and Impact Specialist, Gender Coordinator, the SERVIR SEA thematic leads, and the M&E Specialist to develop the Gender and Inclusive Development Action Plans – using the already developed GESI Analysis for Southeast Asia;
- Identify and conduct online interviews of key informants – from regional organizations such as the ASEAN Secretariat, the Mekong River Commission, etc., to national organizations in Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines, as well as international organizations such as UN agencies and INGOs to support the development of the Gender and Inclusive Development Action Plans;
- Make recommendations on gender-sensitive indicators to measure results of the Gender and Inclusive Development Action Plans;
The Consultant will report to the Director of the Geospatial Information Department of ADPC, while taking inputs from the thematic leads and the vulnerability and impact specialist of SERVIR Southeast Asia.
The Consultant is expected to possess the following qualifications.
- At least 7 years of professional experience in international development, focusing on gender programming, with experience on GESI;
- Experience in conducting GESI analysis and GESI action plans required; experience working on the GESI component of USAID projects considered very favorably;
- Experience working with a variety of stakeholders and partners related to GESI in a development context, preferably in the region;
- Exemplary English writing and editing skills (writing samples/writing test will be requested);
- Strong research skills;
- Knowledge of the development context of Southeast Asia considered a plus;
- Work experience in Southeast Asian Countries considered favorably;
The individuals must submit the following documents for ADPC’s consideration.
- a CV
- a cover letter
- at least 2 references who can attest to the provided examples of the prior work
- evidences of successful similar work conducted by the applicant
Bangkok, Thailand, preferred, but a home-based consultancy could be considered
This assignment will be 5 months
Condition of payment
Payment will be made based on completion of key milestone outputs, as per the payment schedule agreed by the consultant and ADPC.
How to apply
Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to firstname.lastname@example.org
ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.
Note: Applicant who submits incomplete documents required as listed above will not be considered.