Call for International consultancy: GESI expert / Team leader (subject to bid success)

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Call for International consultancy: GESI expert / Team leader (subject to bid success)
  • Nepal
Asia and Pacific
Type of job
consultancy contract
Energy Access
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Job description
Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical knowledge to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for structural change and scale in its programmes, as well as bringing knowledge and initiatives from different programmes together at country level to contribute to systems’ change. We will continue to position ourselves as a learning organisation striving for excellence and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline. For more information on SNV, visit our website: Future position is subject to contract award. Background of assignment SNV in Nepal is considering to provide technical assistance in support to the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). The project aims to strengthen institutionalization of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) to its operations and to support women and excluded groups to productively use energy with safety and efficiency.

Job Description

SNV in Nepal seeks a qualified GESI expert consultant in order to contribute to the mainstreaming of GESI in NEA and strengthening capacity of women and marginalized groups to use electricity efficiency.   The international expert consultant will have the overall responsibility of supporting the NEA to strengthen their capacity to implement strategies, guidelines and manuals on GESI. In addition, the expert will be responsible for the increased capacity of women, poor and marginalized people to use electricity efficiently. The expert will work close with the NEA and other stakeholders to support the process of gender mainstreaming. Deliverables ·       Overall coordination with NEA, donor and other stakeholders to ensure close and                  effective collaboration; ·       Supporting and strengthening NEA to institutionalize GESI through the implementation          of the strategies, guidelines and manuals on GESI; ·       Implementation of GESI trainings to NEA and other stakeholders in the country; ·       Overall programme set-up and design, development and implementation of the GESI             assignment; ·       Account and report to the donor and consortium partners on programme performance            and progress including inception, progress and final reports; ·       Monitor and ensure performance of the programme and ensure that all milestones are            met according to the donor requirements, develop mitigation plans to reduce setbacks            and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from work plan(s); ·       Supervise team members and overall management of resources allocated to the                    project.  


·       A master’s degree in a relevant social science discipline or equivalent profession                    training; ·       Minimum 10 years relevant international working experience; ·       Minimum 10 years professional experience in GESI mainstreaming (in projects and                across systems) and empowering women and excluded communities via policy                      advocacy, analysis and/or training; ·       Experience in working in energy sector, preferably in access to and use of electricity ·       Minimum 10 years of project management experience including planning, budgeting,              monitoring, and reporting; ·       Minimum 5 years of professional experience in managing/supporting (sub)national                  government and non-government development institutions in developing, implementing          and monitoring GESI approaches; ·       Experience in Southeast Asia, preferably in Nepal with NEA; ·       Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills; ·       Excellent command of English in speaking and writing.

Additional Information

 Qualifications & Requirements  

  • A relevant qualification in Agri economics, Agricultural Economics, Business or related field;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in value chain/ market development and inclusive business;
  • Experience implementing projects related to inclusive business, value chain development;
  • Proven track record in networking and dialogue facilitation with private and public sector actors;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity development;
  • Sound experience in knowledge management;
  • Able to strategically inspire and energise multi- partner project teams;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing various stakeholders;
  • Strong strategic decision-making and communication skills including reporting and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken French and English is required.

Additional information

·        Contract type: Consultancy  .       Contract Duration: 15 months, divided over 3.5 years. ·       Expected start date: 1 March 2021 (subject to bid success) ·       Duty station: Kathmandu, Nepal (travel to all the 7 provinces to facilitate the process          of GESI mainstreaming is required). We will require that you provide us with full details of three people who are willing to act as a referee. We will not contact these referees without your explicit permission. How to Apply? If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation indicating salary expectations before 20th of December 2020 by clicking on the ‘I'm interested' button. In your letter you are kindly requested to provide your daily consultancy rate. SNC will cover for assignment related travel expenses and lodging and group travel insurance. SNV will not be liable for other insurances. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should SNV wish to proceed with your application, two interviews with the Selection Committee will take place. SNV is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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