(GESI) Advisor

at Winrock International
Published November 10, 2023
Location Islamabad, Pakistan
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


Winrock International (WI) is currently recruiting for the position of Gender, Equality, and Social Inclusion (GESI) Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Climate Resilient Water Governance Activity in Pakistan. The GESI Advisor will provide technical guidance related to gender and inclusion-responsive programming for women, youth, and other vulnerable populations under the upcoming Activity.

This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.


The GESI Advisor will support the following activities:

Design and conduct the GESI Analysis at the start of the project.
Lead the design and implementation of the project’s GESI Action Plan/strategy and related activities based on the findings from the GESI Analysis, ensuring that all project activities and approaches are, at a minimum, gender and inclusion-responsive.
Regularly report on and update the GESI action plan/strategy.
Work closely with the technical team to ensure gender and inclusion-responsive activities are integrated into project activities and reflected in annual workplans.
With the Monitoring, Equity, and Learning (MEL) team, collect and analyze evidence and lead adaptation of project activities to respond to context, findings, and best practices in GESI for climate resilient water services.
Collaborate with experts, project participants, community leaders, public and private sector actors, and other key stakeholders to design and carry out gender and inclusion-responsive activities (e.g., trainings, workshops) that address identified capacity needs.
Facilitate a process of ongoing learning around gender equity and social inclusion with project staff, partners, and participants.
Ensure inclusion of the youth, women, marginalized populations, and unrepresented groups in project activities to increase their understanding of climate resiliency and water resource management.


Bachelor’s degree in international development, education, gender and inclusion, sociology, or a related field.

Minimum of six years progressive experience in gender and social inclusion programming, such as youth and female empowerment, inclusion of persons with disabilities and minority populations.
Previous experience working on donor-funded projects required, and USAID projects strongly preferred.
Strong demonstrated experience in GESI analysis and assessment, development of GESI learning tools (e.g., training manuals, job aids) and GESI training and facilitation in Pakistan.
Experience in the design of GESI-responsive climate resilient water programming in Pakistan.
Strong understanding of issues faced by women and marginalized populations related climate change, water security, environmental degradation, and natural disasters (e.g., floods, droughts, etc.).
Experience in conducting assessments, monitoring and evaluation, strong analysis and writing reports.


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