Gender Research Associate

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) seeks to enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge generation and regional cooperation. ICIMOD is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge-sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 1+ Years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jun 02, 2022

Job Description

Title: Gender Research Associate (open for Nepali nationals only)
Thematic Area: Livelihoods


Do you want to support gender-positive and gender-transformative change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya? In this position, you will have the opportunity to support ICIMOD’s gender and social inclusion work across the region and within the institution.

We are looking for someone who is competitive, dynamic, and self-motivated to make a difference. You will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and working in a cross-cultural, impact-oriented environment. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who values working in partnership towards improving mountain environments and livelihoods as ICIMOD moves into its new Strategy 2030 period, from 2023, with gender and social inclusion at the heart of its work.

Main duties and responsibilities 

The Gender Research Associate will work under the direct guidance and supervision of the Senior Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist. The Associate will support the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialists in their work under the programmes of the institution.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Work closely with the GESI team to assist GESI-focused knowledge and engagement activities
  • Work with the GESI team to integrate GESI into the design of new activities and into planned activities and programmes
  • Undertake field visits as per the requirements of the programmes and activities planned
  • Support the GESI team in the collection and analysis of gender and inclusion-related data in the HKH region
  • Support the GESI team with reporting on GESI-focused research and activities
  • Draft/write papers on gender issues based on datasets reviewed and analysed
  • Work with the Knowledge Management and Communication Unit to ensure GESI success is promoted widely internally and externally
  • Network with partners for advancing GESI goals in the HKH context

Required Qualification & Experience

  • A master’s degree in gender or women’s studies, social sciences, international development, human rights, sociology, anthropology, or any related field with at least one year of relevant work experience working on gender issues, preferably in the HKH. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Knowledge on gender and/or social research methodologies, including data collection and analysis
  • Ability to undertake field travel to remote areas in the HKH
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good writing, oral presentation, and communication skills

Skills and competencies

  • Teamwork and cooperation: Works collaboratively in a team, seeking opinions and feedback to find solutions and meet team objectives
  • Result orientation: Takes responsibility for fulfilling challenging goals set in line with organisational processes
  • Cross-cultural impact: Adjusts to cultural differences to ensure broad participation
  • Continuous improvement and innovation: Continually improves work processes and questions status quo practices, traditions, and assumptions
  • Analytical thinking: Seeks out information and does research to understand problems
  • Self-development: Positive attitude towards learning and professional development
  • Developing others: Facilitates effective operational results and compliance

Duty station

  • The duty station is Kathmandu, Nepal. Frequent travel within the HKH region may be required.


  • The position is for one year, with a probation period of three months and with a possibility of yearly extension, subject to performance and ICIMOD’s future funding levels.


  • Salaries and benefits at ICIMOD are competitive compared with other international organisations. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, which includes provident fund, health insurance, severance pay, education grant, and paid leave.
  • Remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Gender and equity policy

  • Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD upholds a gender equity policy and is supportive of women professionals. It operates a day-care centre at the campus and is committed to the integration of gender equity at organisational and programmatic levels.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to apply online by June 14, 2022 (11:59 PM Nepal Standard Time) through ICIMOD’s Online Application System.