Fixed Term Contract – Up to Dec 2022 (option to June ‘24)
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Officer – Partnerships for Infrastructure
Location: Bangkok, Thailand.
Est. Date: July or August 2021
Rate: 100-140,000 BHT/month
Seeking: A GESI specialist with proven experience in the identification, design and delivery of activities focused specifically on GESI issues relating to infrastructure development. A strong background in monitoring and evaluating both qualitative and quantitative GESI data across development projects, and delivering high-quality, actionable, technical input and coordination. Experience in infrastructure projects and the Southeast Asia region will be a bonus.
The goal of Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) is to contribute to quality infrastructure development that drives inclusive growth in Southeast Asia. P4I’s end-of-investment outcome is improved decision-making towards quality infrastructure underpinned by strong government-to-government partnerships. P4I aspires to integrate gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in all its activities.
P4I works with Southeast Asian partner countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It will operate initially for four years (2020-21 to 2023-24) and is being delivered by One-Team comprising the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and P4I Delivery Partner organisations (EY, Adam Smith International, The Asia Foundation and Ninti One).
Gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) is a key cross-cutting theme for P4I, reflecting Australia's leadership and commitment in this arena. The Program will ensure GESI is integrated across operations and governance, as well as thematic and service delivery functions, including raising the profile of GESI in government-to-government and other partnerships.
The GESI Officer will work closely with P4I’s GESI Adviser, DFAT-appointed Executive Director of P4I, the Head of Program Delivery and Performance, and other P4I staff to develop and implement P4I’s integrated approach to GESI so that the Program effectively incorporates GESI principles and activities.
The responsibilities of the position will include, but not be limited to:
- Support the Gender Adviser to coordinate and drive implementation of the GESI workstream through the twin-track approach of standalone GESI activities and integrating GESI into the Program’s four service delivery functions – government-to-government (G2G) partnerships, quick response advice (QRA), technical advisory partnerships (TAP), and regional learning and networking (RLN).
- Undertake research and analysis to ensure: GESI needs, barriers, opportunities and risks are identified and addressed during the design and delivery of Program activities; that P4I’s approaches are informed by latest evidence and tools; and to support innovations in this area.
- Lead the identification, design and delivery of selected activities focused specifically on GESI issues relating to infrastructure development.
- Work with team members to: produce analytical products related to GESI, which may include (but not be limited to) activity evaluations, thematic studies or country studies; and to identify and support appropriate activities to share these outputs (e.g. RLN events)
- Collaborate with stakeholders on GESI and infrastructure, including officers and programs at Australian Government posts, Southeast Asian government and ASEAN officials, other donors and civil society. Coordinate with P4I’s Delivery Partner organisations to align activities with their existing programs, training and networking activities, such as EY’s Asia Pacific Winning Women Conference.
- Working with technical teams and the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) team, ensure MERL activities are GESI-informed, including by incorporating gender-sensitive and inclusive indicators and targets disaggregated by sex, age, and (dis)ability to inform decision-making and performance. This will include helping to identify and design targeted evaluations.
- Coordinate the delivery of ongoing GESI training for Program and DFAT staff to build the Program’s capacity to apply a GESI lens to infrastructure issues in the region.
- Contribute to the preparation of Program reports, including Bi-annual Work Plans and six-monthly Program Performance Reports.
- 5+ years of experience as a GESI analyst, in international relations or in international development program delivery
- Relevant qualifications related to GESI and/or international development.
- Demonstrated understanding of GESI issues in the context of infrastructure development.
- Demonstrated experience implementing twin-track approaches in development assistance programs.
- Strong writing and analytical skills in English and preferably in at least one other Southeast Asian language.
- Experience with monitoring and evaluation, including identifying requirements for data collection to ensure GESI considerations are addressed.
- Ability to work in a complex environment with a multi-disciplinary team working on a range of infrastructure issues across the Southeast Asia region.
- Demonstrated initiative, drive and creativity to support the establishment and delivery of a new program; and a proven ability to prioritise and coordinate multiple activities while producing high-quality outputs.
How to apply:
Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV and a one-page covering note in an email with the subject “P4I GESI Officer – (Applicant’s Name)” to email@example.com. Unfortunately, due to high application volume, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Applications close 21 June 2021.
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