Gender Consultant-Nepal

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Country: Nepal
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Closing date: 18 Feb 2021

A. About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
ADPC is an autonomous international organization with a vision to reduce disaster and
climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with
governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society,
private sector, media, and other key stakeholders.
Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and diversified
its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk
reduction across a broad range of specialist areas. With over 100 staff from 19 different
nationalities and a wide range of professional expertise from atmospheric scientists to
social scientists with experiences from all levels of engagement typically required for
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner. ADPC has
six strategic themes supported by seven departments: ADPC Academy, Risk Governance,
Climate Resilience, Urban Resilience, Health Risk Management, Preparedness for Response
and Recovery, Geospatial Information. These are supported by Finance, Human Resources
and Administration, and Strategic Planning departments. In addition to the departments,
ADPC also works on three cross-cutting themes: Gender and Diversity, Poverty and
Livelihoods, and Regional and Transboundary Cooperation through permanent working
ADPC Strategy 2020 guides the organization in providing comprehensive risk reduction
support to countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific. ADPC recognizes the
importance of examining the linkages between disaster risk management, poverty
reduction, gender equality, sustainability, rights-based approaches, climate change and
regional cooperation.
For details please refer to ADPC website at

B. Background
Disasters take a huge toll on the development agenda of SAR countries. Between 2000 and
2017, disasters in South Asia incurred estimated damages of US$ 149.27 billion. Public
expenditure is under stress by the repeated need to reallocate capital budgets away from
long term development planning and towards reconstruction activities in post-disaster
environments. For example, since 2005, Pakistan has suffered losses on the order of US$ 16
billion due to natural disasters. In Bangladesh, 2007 Cyclone Sidr resulted in damages and
losses of US$1.7 billion, or 2.6 per cent of GDP.
To increase resilience and achieve climate commitments, there is a need for a
transformational shift towards policies and institutions that enable climate resilient
investments. Investing in more resilient infrastructure is both profitable and urgent as
disruptions are extremely costly for governments, households and private sector and large
ongoing investments in infrastructure assets will have long-lasting repercussions as poor
maintenance and natural disasters result in a vulnerable stock.
With the financial support from the World Bank Group, ADPC will be implementing a five
years’ project, titled “Climate Adaptation and Resilience Project for South Asia” (CARE). The
project aims to create an enabling environment for climate resilience policies and
investments across South Asia. This objective will be achieved through enhanced regional
cooperation and knowledge exchange for climate resilience and adaptation and
mainstreaming of resilience and adaptation in national policies, plans and investments.
Gender mainstreaming is vital to achievement of the project objectives. Gender component
involves planning, implementation and monitoring of gender and inclusion across the
project activities. Accordingly, a highly qualified and experienced Gender Consultant will be
required in Kathmandu, Nepal, to provide technical support to the component.
The objectives of this consultant position are to:
 Support gender mainstreaming across sectors and policies;
 Support planning, implementation and monitoring of gender and inclusion related
activities under the component;
 Support development of action plans and guidelines;
 Support capacity building initiatives across sectors in Nepal.

C. Statement of Intent
The Gender Consultant will play an essential role in Nepal to provide support with regards to
policy review, capacity building and other activities across sectors from gender perspective.
The Consultant will ensure quality and timely delivery of in-country activities and outputs.
S/he will liaise with government agencies and other Nepal-based stakeholders. The
Consultant will be working on implementation and/or monitoring of the component
activities in selected provinces, as required. The Consultant will coordinate the in-country
capacity development activities. S/he will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal.
It is not the intent of this Terms of Reference to cover every aspect of the position
requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint

D. Duties and Responsibilities
The Gender Consultant will be responsible for:
 Supporting gender mainstreaming across agriculture, water and transport sectors
and policies in Nepal;
 Reviewing key sectoral policy documents to support assessing the gender landscape
in relation to climate-resilient development;
 Coordinating consultations, focus group discussions, forums, surveys, as necessary,
to collect and share information for gender component of CARE project;
 Supporting development of action plan for mainstreaming gender into budgeting,
planning and sectoral development processes in Nepal;
 Supporting development of sectoral adaptation plans at provincial level with
adequate attention to gender;
 Providing support to capacity needs assessments and trainings for gender
mainstreaming in agriculture, water and transport sectors;
 Coordinating in-country capacity development activities on gender and climate
 Undertaking field missions, as necessary;
 Drafting reports, documents, knowledge products and other communication
materials focusing on gender aspects of project activities;
 Liaising with in-country stakeholders ranging from government and non-government
sectors for effective implementation of project activities;
 Performing other relevant tasks as assigned by the Project Director.

E. Qualifications
The candidate should at least have:
 Advanced degree in gender and development studies, social sciences, anthropology
or a relevant field;
 A minimum of 7 years of professional experience of working in the area of Gender
and at least 5 years of experience in gender and climate change and/or disaster risk
 A minimum of 4 years of professional experience of working in Nepal;
 Demonstrated experience of successfully carrying out similar assignments;
 Well-versed in analysis of gender oriented policies and strategies;
 Excellent knowledge of mainstreaming gender equality in programs, especially in DRR
and CR;
 Excellent understanding of current discourse related to gender and inclusion in DRR
and CR;
 Demonstrated understanding of climate policies, frameworks such as the ccGAP,
NDC, NAPA, LAPA, and other obligatory and non-binding agreements relevant to CR;
 Excellent English proficiency in oral and written communication, including a
demonstrated track record in technical report writing and ability to communicate
technical matters effectively to a variety of audience.;
 Native level fluency in Nepali language;
 Excellent research and analytical skills and capacity to work under pressure and short
 Proven experience of coordinating training, capacity building and facilitating technical
 Ability to undertake field missions, including coordinating field-based research
 Ability to work amongst a diverse group of staff and partners;
 Proficient on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams and skilled at organizing
online meetings.

F. Reporting Relationships
The Gender Consultant (Nepal) will report to the Project Director. The technical oversight
will be provided by the Gender and Inclusion in Climate Change Specialist (Regional) at the
Bangkok office through the PIU. S/he will maintain close coordination with Country Project
Lead for the day to day activities in Nepal. The Consultant will also coordinate with the
other CARE project specialists at the regional and national level to carry out different
activities under the project.

G. Contract Duration
The contract duration will be for 1 year initially with a possibility of extension based on
performance and technical requirements of the position.

H. Selection Method
The consultant will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process and in
compliance with the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

How to apply:

How to apply:
Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable
from, resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to:
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.

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