Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Expert

Job Description

Position Overview:

ACE Advisors is a women-owned and led independent advisory firm that is dedicated to promoting innovation for better development outcomes and social change. Our firm brings a strategic cross-domain perspective with deep expertise in driving public-sector delivery capabilities and private-sector development by partnering with government, private-sector, and development partners.
We envision becoming the preferred partner to government, private sector, and development partners as a change catalyst to transform investments and impact life and boldly embrace our core values of promoting equity,  inclusion professionalism, meticulousness, partnerships, and impact orientation. With our diverse team of experts and multi-sectoral outlook, we are strategically placed to provide bespoke services across sectors and industries.

We are seeking a highly qualified Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Expert to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of GESI concepts and principles and will be able to apply them to different contexts, projects and organizational systems to promote gender equality and social inclusion in our projects as well as within the organization.
Key Responsibilities:

Design and implement GESI and safeguarding strategies and activities at the organizational level as well as for clients’ programs, and projects, ensuring that they are aligned with international standards and best practices.
Conduct gender analyses and develop gender-responsive interventions, programs, and policies, and manuals to guide organization practices (internal and external)
Provide technical support and guidance to project teams, partners, and stakeholders on GESI issues and assess the safeguarding needs of projects and programs
Develop and deliver capacity-building activities and training sessions on GESI and Safeguarding to project teams, partners, and stakeholders as well as provide orientation to new recruits
Contribute to the development of proposals, concept notes, and reports in relation to GESI, including conducting desk research, providing technical inputs, and drafting sections related to GESI.
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of GESI strategies and activities, and provide recommendations for improvements in internal operations as well as in project implementations
Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments related to GESI; Seek, Acquire, Develop and Share Gender and safeguarding (women, youth, etc.) tips for staff and stakeholders on a regular basis
Develop gender and safeguarding assessments and outcome analysis, disaggregating gender-specific data and analysis across programs and projects.
Ensure safeguarding risks are assessed, develop mitigation strategies, monitor and update status on regular basis during the implementation of programs
Ensure strategic cohesion, coordination of implementation, and knowledge sharing within the gender and safeguarding across organizational pillars and projects
Develop systems to prevent and also to report any incidents or safeguarding issues in coordination with Human Resource Management

Direct supervisor: Talent and Performance Lead
Supervision: Talen and Performance
Department: Project Implementation
Job grade: Managerial

Job Requirements


Master’s degree in Gender studies, Social Development, International Development, or in any other related social science fields
At least 6 years of experience working on GESI issues in international development contexts and streamlining GESI principles in programs and projects.
Strong knowledge of GESI and Safeguarding concepts, principles, and best practices.
Experience developing Social Safeguarding, Gender and inclusion standards, guidelines, specifications, tools and activities.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team.
Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Fluency in English (both written and spoken)

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and strongly encourage women to apply for this position and are committed to creating a workplace that is inclusive and supportive of all employees.
If you meet the above qualifications and are passionate about promoting gender equality and social inclusion with prior experience in integrating GESI into program development and implementation, please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration at with the e-mail subject line ‘Application to GESI Expert Position’.

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