Gender Equality Social Inclusion Specialist

Gender Equality Social Inclusion Specialist - 0009 Individual Consultant (46462-003)
Application deadline closed.
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The Specialist will be working closely with the PMU, OSDP gender focal point and responsible to carry
out the following tasks: Guide implementation of GESI activities; ensure equitable access of girls and women to market-responsive skills development programs; ensure institutional strengthening for gender mainstreaming and strengthening skills eco system through promotion of partnerships with international and national knowledge institutions; support in establishing a web-based skills database/inventory including sex-disaggregated information; and assist in operationalizing the M & E framework including gender equality and social inclusion indicators.

Project Description
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $75 million loan for the
implementation of the Odisha Skill Development Project (OSDP). The project aims to improve the skills
development ecosystem in Odisha and establish an advanced skills training center, the World Skill Center
(WSC), in the state capital Bhubaneswar. The proposed project will help the Government of Odisha transform its skills development system by establishing WSC and integrating government ITIs,
polytechnics as well as engineering colleges under a hub-and-spoke model. The proposed model aims to
expand the state’s training capacity, uplift the quality of skills training, and strengthen the market
relevance of training programs, which would enhance the skills and employability of young workforce for
the high-demand priority sectors. It will further strengthen the overall branding of “Skilled in Odisha”
Screening Criteria 1
The National gender specialist's qualifications include a Master's degree in Gender and Development Studies, Sociology, Economics, or relevant social sciences,"
Screening Criteria 2
With a minimum relevant professional experience of 10 years on gender mainstreaming and community based projects in the sector."
Screening Criteria 3
"For a national consultant to qualify, he/she has to have the same nationality as the country of assignment."
Screening Criteria 4
"He/she must be technically competent to implement the assigned tasks and have excellent oral and written English communication skills."
Screening Criteria 5
"Familiar with gender issues in the skills, technical and vocational development and should be conversant with national, state and ADB policy on social safeguards and gender policies."

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