Gender and Social Inclusion Director

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.


Feed the Future USAID Agricultural Inputs (USAID Agricultural Inputs) is a new five-year USAID-supported activity in Nepal. The aim of USAID Agricultural Inputs is to increase the availability, accessibility, and use of agricultural inputs and technology to improve Nepal’s agricultural productivity. The activity is implemented by Winrock International in collaboration with five organizations: Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy, Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED), MarketShare Associates (MSA), Pathway Technology, Fertilizer Association Nepal (FAN), and Vikara Institute.

USAID Agricultural Inputs will enable lead firms, agrovets, input suppliers, local machinery service providers, and Government of Nepal (GON) change agents and farmers to increase productivity, input supply chain efficiency, market system competitiveness, and strengthen the enabling environment in a way that equitably addresses the needs of women, youth, and members of marginalized groups. USAID Agricultural Inputs will benefit 200,000 farmers in the USAID Feed the Future (FTF) zone of influence.


The GESI Director will lead the operationalization of an evidence-based gender and social inclusion analysis through integration of the resulting action plan throughout activities. The GESI Director will work with staff to build their capacity and understanding of GESI concepts, and work with them to design an implement GESI-sensitive activities. They will also work closely with the MEL Director to design GESI surveys, assessments, and learning questions, analyze results, and report on these findings.


  • Work with COP and DCOP to ensure that activities are designed and implemented in accordance with the program’s GESI action plan and address gender- and other inclusion-specific considerations, needs and gaps.
  • Support gender and social inclusion integration in workplans and grant/partnership agreements, as appropriate.
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to program activities that promote gender transformative approaches resulting in, for example, equitable decision-making, gender pay equity, growth of women- and minority-owned enterprises, improved market inclusion, control over income, leadership, women’s engagement in on- and off-farm economic opportunities, male engagement and inclusive rules and norms.
  • Lead and/or support the implementation of gender and social inclusion considerations into studies and assessments to identify constraints and opportunities to women’s empowerment, gender equity, and inclusive development to ensure equitable benefits.
  • In collaboration with technical team and other program staff, support the identification of strategic partners and develop partnerships to pilot and/or scale up innovative approaches to improve gender equity and social inclusion.
  • Collaborate internally and externally to synthesize, share, and apply learning methods that promote gender equity and social inclusion; create greater opportunities for inclusive participation.
  • Support the MEL Director to plan the collection, analysis, and reporting of relevant data, including reporting on all sex-, ethnicity, and age-disaggregated data. Ensure that gender and social inclusion outcomes and impacts (intended and unintended) are captured and reflected on.
  • Help facilitate a culture of CLA by leading gender equity and social inclusion P&R sessions to take stock of progress and learning around gender, social inclusion, and women’s empowerment approaches. Document and share
  • Represent the program at relevant conferences and stakeholder/donor meetings, as appropriate.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with Winrock’s Senior Gender and Social Inclusion Adviser, embedded within the AGILE Team at the Home Office to share learning, troubleshoot, and gain access to broader resources, tools, and support.
  • Contribute to a safe and equitable workplace, create opportunities, and offer support to women and those from disadvantaged groups.



  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in sociology, anthropology, gender or women’s studies, international development, or another relevant field

Required Experience

  • Minimum of ten years of prior work experience in international development (preferably in agriculture), including at least seven years of work experience in gender integration or gender mainstreaming.
  • In-depth knowledge of gender and other social inclusion considerations (constraints and opportunities) in project sector and main actors in the project sector
  • Experience with implementing gender and socially inclusive approaches and tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative research methods, including leading gender and social inclusion analysis, strategy development, and implementation of gender-sensitive workplans.
  • Demonstrated experience advising on gender- and youth-sensitive MEL activities.
  • Excellent facilitation skills, including proven ability to lead the design and delivery of participatory training and capacity building activities on gender and social inclusion.


  • Fluent Nepali is required. Advanced/Professional English is required.


Winrock International seeks to cultivate an environment where all candidates relish equal employment opportunities devoid of discrimination, misconduct, fraud, and abuse. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and Localization guides our practices not just in hiring, but also in staff retention, growth, and policy implementation. This commitment signifies that we value diversity in all its forms including age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and cultural background. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, recognizing the rich tapestry of the communities in which we live and work.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are shortlisted will be contacted.

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.

At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation.

Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization.

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