The USAID-funded Integrated Land and Resource Governance Project (ILRG II), implemented by Tetra Tech International Development (International Development Jobs – Tetra Tech), is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Senior Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist position.

Position Description: ILRG II seeks to promote the development of equitable and resilient societies where land and resource governance rights are respected and utilized to create broad-based growth for all. Guided by its GESI Strategy, the program seeks to strengthen and secure the land tenure and resource rights of women, Indigenous Peoples, local communities, youth, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized and underrepresented populations in USAID-presence countries. The Senior GESI Specialist will contribute to these efforts. This is a part-time, long-term position estimated to last 4 years at up to 50% time. The position can be fully remote from a continental US-based location or hybrid within a commutable distance to either one of our office locations in Burlington, VT, or Arlington, VA.


The ILRG II Senior GESI Specialist will provide expert guidance and technical support to ensure that project interventions promote equitable and inclusive land and resource governance and empower women, youth, Indigenous Peoples, and other marginalized groups. The Specialist will design and deliver a variety of approaches to reach, benefit, and empower women, youth, Indigenous Peoples, and other marginalized groups, including consultations, training, awareness-raising campaigns, advocacy for legal reform, Social Behavior Change Communication strategies, and social norms-shifting activities. The Specialist will ensure that the rights of Indigenous Peoples are protected and that engagements with Indigenous Peoples are aligned with the USAID Policy on the Promotion of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (PRO-IP) and follow best practices for Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). The Specialist will stay up to date with current trends, best practices, and emerging issues in the field of GESI, and maintain regular engagement in international, regional, and national GESI communities of practices. The Specialist will prepare high-quality reports, communications materials, and other products to effectively communicate GESI impact and lessons learned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

* Minimum advanced degree in gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, international development, political science, or a related field.

* Minimum of 8 years of demonstrated relevant experience integrating GESI into land and resource governance or other donor-funded projects in the developing world.

* Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the social norms, power dynamics, and institutional constraints that constrain equality and inclusion in land and resource governance.

* Experience leading/coordinating GESI integration in complex global projects, with demonstrated ability to work effectively across different contexts and draw cross-country lessons and best practices.

* Experience in developing GESI analyses, GESI integration plans and strategies, GESI training curricula, and GESI-responsive MEL.

* Experience in designing and facilitating GESI training and other capacity-strengthening activities for different stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and literacy levels.

* Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills, with the ability to engage effectively in consensus-building and manage disagreement and resistance professionally.

* Strong task management and coordination skills.

* Current U.S. work authorization is required at the time of application.

How to apply

Preferred Qualifications:

* Direct experience working with Indigenous People on land and natural resource rights and climate activities is highly desirable.

* Experience with USAID-funded projects is highly desirable.

* Familiarity with USG and USAID GESI frameworks, best practices, approaches, and methodologies is highly desirable.

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

Apply on-line at: Senior Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Specialist for ILRG II Project – US based remote – Tetra Tech Careers (

Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Application deadline is May 1, 2024.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background.

Pay Transparency Statement:

We are committed to taking a thoughtful, compliant and equitable approach to employment compensation and rate setting. We commit to providing a holistic comprehensive salary analysis, including reviews of individual skill sets and compensable factors related to qualifications, business needs, internal compensation data, and industry and labor market surveys. The anticipated pay range for this position is an hourly rate in the range of $43.75 – $78.13.

Please view our benefits at Life at Tetra Tech – Tetra Tech.

Reasonable Accommodations:

We are dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide helpful and reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.

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