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Environmental Social Inclusion Director, Kyrgyzstan

  • Contractor
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • ACDI/VOCA profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.

Environmental Social Inclusion Director, Kyrgyzstan

ACDI/VOCA is seeking an Environmental Social Inclusion Director for an upcoming Green Economy Activity in Kyrgyzstan funded by USAID. The anticipated program will address climate related issues in the economy of Kyrgyzstan. The Activity will include work on a policy framework for sustainable and green solutions in the economy and the promotion of practices that contribute to a green economy within the private and public sectors.

The Environmental Social Inclusion Director will lead the development and implementation of the program’s overall gender, youth, and social inclusion (GYSI) strategy and will ensure the integration of women, youth, and other vulnerable populations into all program activities. The program is anticipated to start in 2024 and this position will be based in Kyrgyzstan.


  • Lead the development of the GYSI strategy which will guide the integration of GYSI concepts and approaches into all program activities, including technical implementation, monitoring, operations, policies, and procedures
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Party, technical teams, and other personnel on GYSI strategy implementation and monitoring
  • Lead or assist in the design and implementation of GYSI analyses, impact assessments, and other learning studies
  • Provide technical advice and trainings to program staff, partners, and stakeholders to build their capacity to integrate gender, youth, and other relevant social considerations into designing interventions, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Review and provide input to project work plans, with attention to GYSI dimensions of technical activities and operations and discuss GYSI issues and priorities with project senior management and other technical specialists
  • Work with technical teams to incorporate GYSI into CLA plans and practices, including developing GYSI indicators and learning questions, incorporating GYSI issues into pause and reflect sessions, and ensuring that the project reports on GYSI outcomes and impacts
  • Lead or assist in the preparation of reports and documents for submission to USAID and ACDI/VOCA home office
  • Write, coordinate, and disseminate lessons learned among team and program stakeholders
  • Maintain an up-to-date and thorough understanding of GYSI related to project components


  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, gender, international development, or relevant field is required; master’s degree is desired.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience in international development, including 5 years of experience in GYSI programming.
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID rules and regulations related to GYSI is required.
  • Knowledge of do no harm, women’s empowerment, and positive youth development frameworks and approaches is encouraged.
  • Experience conducting gender analysis and research a plus.
  • Experience integrating GYSI into environmental programs (i.e. – climate change mitigation, natural resource management, resilience, clean energy and industry, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience working in Kyrgyzstan preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in Russian and/or a local language is required

Kyrgyz nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.

Deadline: 12-Mar-24

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