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Thematic Adviser on Gender Equality and Social Equity


Organization : Stockholm Environment Institute
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 6 Jun 2019
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Deadline : 17 / June / 2019

Call for Application 

Thematic Adviser on Gender Equality and Social Equity 

SUMERNET 4 All Programme 

SUMERNET 4 All is a knowledge-based policy research programme. The programme wants to support research projects that focus on reducing water insecurity for all in particular for the poor, marginalized and socially vulnerable groups of women and men in the Mekong Region. Within this focus are three themes: 

1.water access, rights and allocation in times of water insecurity;

2.governance and management of water-related disaster risks;

3.transboundary interactions with water systems.

For more details on SUMERNET, please see this link. 

To ensure SUMERNET delivers the greatest impact, we are looking for thematic advisers. 

Deadline: 17 June 2019

The Advisers will help provide credible and reliable support for SUMERNET 4 All and its partners in conducting collaborative research and policy engagement. The SUMERNET Advisers are high‐profile academics, experts, policy makers, NGO and donor representatives who provide strategic advice on the development of research for policy and practice, communications and policy engagement. They are drawn from some of the best minds, skills and competencies found in the Mekong Region. 

The SUMERNET 4 All Thematic Advisers will provide support for research partners in the following topicss: Gender equality and social equity; Human rights-based approaches; Conflict sensitivity; Integrated regional assessment; Decision support system, modelling, tools and analysis; and, Water insecurity. Importantly the thematic advisers will work together to provide an integrated resource to improve knowledge and build capacity in SUMERNET projects and across the network. 

Gender Equality and Social Equity Adviser 

SUMERNET 4 is committed to embed and mainstream gender equality and social equity in all its relevant research and policy engagement activities to address water insecurity issues of the poor, marginalized and socially vulnerable groups of women and men in the Mekong Region. 

Specifically, the Gender Equality and Social Equity adviser will guide SUMERNET in addressing water insecurity for all, both women and men. This will cover consideration of the concepts and analysis on gender and social equality in the water sector, gender responsive assessment in the water sector, mainstreaming gender into research in the water sector and others. 

Contract period 

The Thematic Adviser will contribute to SUMERNET 4 All programme activities on a part-time basis an initial period of 18 months, after which extension is possible subject to the performance assessment and endorsement of the SUMERNET Steering Committee. Estimated time inputs in each year is between 20 - 30 working days. The final number of working days will be discussed during contract negotiation process. 


1)Review the applications for SUMERNET grants with a gender equality and social equity lens andnote gender blindness in proposals with a view of how to address these gaps.

2)Plan and ensure gender equality and social equity are incorporated as cross-cutting themes intothe research and policy engagement efforts of the Network.

3)Work with Component Coordinators and network partners to ensure that gender equality andsocial equity are issues central to the problem sets designed for each Component.

4)In collaboration with Component Coordinators and network partners design specific researchactivities related to the subject matter and ensure gender equality and social equity perspectivesare tied to these activities.

5)Design and organize training activities and mentoring support to improve and update theknowledge of researchers on feminist conceptual and methodological approaches to addressingthe subject matter.

6)Review and provide inputs into the methodology and work plans of research projects undertakenwithin the Network from a feminist methodology perspective.

7)Review and provide inputs into research and policy products from a gender equality and socialequity lens.

8)Advise on gender mainstreaming mechanisms or entry points that research findings and policyrecommendations can be used to contribute to relevant national and regional strategies, policies,planning, institutes effectively in practice.

Specific Tasks 

1)Provide gender equality and social equity capacity building to all relevant grantees, SSC andSUMERNET Secretariat

2)Lead the development of the Critical Gender Analysis Tool (CGAT) on water insecurity.

3)Develop a guideline for the incorporation of the CGAT into all research granted projects withinSUMERNET 4 All.

4)Develop a gender mentoring plan for each granted research project post gender needsassessment.

5)Provide mentoring support to the research project teams according to gender mentoring plan.

6)Advise and review gender action plans to be developed by all research granted projects.


1)Formal recognition for their contribution to SUMERNET 4 All this being acknowledged throughmeetings, the SUMERNET website, and relevant publications.

2)Co-authorship or acknowledgement (depending on the level of contribution) in the writing of sub-national and integrated regional assessment and associated peer reviewed articles of grantees.

3)Direct costs (e.g. travel and accommodation) when participating in SUMERNET related events.

4)Professional fees where relevant for associated services.

Note that this is not a full-time position with monthly salary and benefits. 

Application process 

SUMERNET invites highly qualified network members with relevant background and experience to apply for this long-term advisory position. For any interest, please submit the application documents below: 

  • •Cover letter highlighting the candidate’s motivation to apply for this position, and specificexperience related to each of all general and specific tasks
  • •CV
  • •2-3 writing samples in which the candidate is the lead author
  • •Daily rate (in USD) of the applicant.

All documents should be submitted online at this following link: latest by 17 June 2019.For inquiries please contact SUMERNET Programme Manager, Mr. Agus Nugroho ( and Ms. Unchulee Lualon ( 

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