Overview and Background
The Judicial System Strengthening Activity (JSSA) in Uzbekistan is a four-year project implemented by the East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project aims to strengthen the administration of justice by improving court and case management, strengthen the professionalism of the judiciary through enhanced training initiatives, and strengthen public trust in the judiciary. The project will be implemented in Uzbekistan beginning in October 2021, with the staff working from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.This position is open only to persons eligible to work in Uzbekistan.
The Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) Expert reports to the Chief of Party (COP).
Schedule and Level of Effort
Full-time, five days per week for the duration of the agreement.
The GESI Expert will collaborate with all stakeholders to identify gaps and opportunities for supporting a justice system that is both reflective of and responsive to women, as well as the poor, marginalized populations, disabled, and other key population groups. This expert will work with all objective leaders to develop tailored interventions that support a more inclusive and equitable justice system and ensure the gender and social inclusion considerations are in all programming and MEL plans and reports.
- Deliver project-wide technical expertise, including relevant training, to strengthen social inclusion and gender-responsive approaches to JSSA programming across all objectives and partnerships; foresee potential challenges and propose strategies and actions to address them;
- Provide policy and programming advice on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and social inclusion to ensure all activities effectively mainstream gender and social inclusion;
- Directly oversee activities primarily focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment, where applicable, in addition to engaging across all program objectives;
- Provide and continually update project-relevant resources on gender, social inclusion, and rule of law programming for JSSA purposes;
- Contribute to project strategies, work plans, and task lists as they relate to gender and social inclusion in cooperation with JSSA COP, DCOP, and Objective Leaders;
- Ensure that JSSA MEL planning, data collection, and reporting effectively mainstream GESI priorities, including gender-disaggregated data and other social inclusion considerations;
- Collaborate effectively with the MEL Manager in designing and deploying data collection tools for all gender- and social inclusion-related activities.
- Collaborate effectively with the MEL Manager to track progress against gender-related AMELP indicators.
- Oversee data collection for all gender and social inclusion related activities
- Assist the COP and DCOP in drafting JSSA quarterly, annual, and final technical reports as well as other reports on as-needed basis;
- Provide timely, accurate inputs for financial management of the project as needed, such as assistance in budget planning, cost clarification, and activity budgeting;
- Respond to requests from EWMI HO regarding gender and social inclusion;
- Participate in analysis, creative strategy development, and problem-solving;
- Adhere to all relevant EWMI and USAID policies and procedures in the execution of these duties, ensure compliance with such by other JSSA staff;
- Travel outside of Tashkent to implement activities as needed;
- Perform other tasks assigned by the COP on an ad hoc basis that are consistent with this Scope of Work and JSSA’s general requirements.
- University degree in Law, Political Sciences, International Development, Sociology, Social Work, or related field.
- Specialization in gender equality, women’s/gender studies, social development, or social inclusion is an asset. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree)
Experience and Skills:
- Six years of experience in a relevant field.
- Demonstrated experience and technical knowledge in GESI required.
- Cultural awareness and knowledge of the Central Asian context.
- Professional experience in the legal/judicial sector is preferred.
- Experience conducting GESI trainings.
- Experience with USAID or other donor programming.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships with host country government counterparts, NGOs, community groups, and key stakeholders.
- Strong interpersonal and team skills, with the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to work independently.
- Fluent in written and spoken English, Russian and Uzbek.
To apply: Please send (i) a curriculum vitae, (ii) cover letter, and (iii) contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. EWMI will contact applicants for interviews or to request additional information. EWMI is an equal-opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply