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Work type: Contract
Location: Bosnia And Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia
Categories: Economic Growth, Governance, Infrastructure, Rule of Law

  • Technical Assistance Facility funded by the UK Government under the Good Governance Fund 
  • 1 to 3 years
  • Skopje, North Macedonia; Belgrade, Serbia; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


The Programme


The Good Governance Fund (GGF) Managed Fund is a programme of work delivered by UK Government (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, FCDO) which spans several countries, including regional work. The GGF Managed Fund’s portfolio of work is comprised of Official Development Assistance (ODA)-eligible projects, covering economic reform and governance areas of work. The new Managed Fund is being delivered by suppliers on behalf of UK Government (HMG) across three Lots – a Project Management Unit (PMU), and two Technical Assistance Facilities, each covering a different geographic area.


Tetra Tech International Development is implementing Lot 2B: Technical Assistance Facility, Western Balkans (TAF WB), undertaking detailed proposal design and delivery of projects across (initially) three countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and North Macedonia. We are working closely together with other suppliers, UK Government regional teams and country embassies, local actors (such as civil society organisations and government) to design and deliver high quality, rapidly mobilised work in areas including:


  • Reform to the regulation of the business environment and economic governance.
  • Institutional capacity building to develop more effective governance.
  • Anti-corruption measures and judicial reform.
  • Modernisation of key sectors.
  • Stronger and more independent media and civil society.


The Position


We are seeking a highly competent GESI Lead to ensure the TAF WB programme, and the projects that fall under it, deliver against our agreed GESI strategy and approaches. These GESI standards are in line with CSSF requirements (derived from the UK International Development (Gender Equality) Act (2014), and are designed to ensure equitable access to TAF WB outcomes across the Western Balkans.


The GESI Lead will be accountable to the TAF WB Monitoring and Learning (M&L) Lead, working closely with a broad range of programme and project stakeholders, and delivering the TAF WB’s GESI approach. The role will work closely with a variety of programme stakeholders including: the TAF WB Core Team including Country Leads, delivery partners of individual projects (Technical Lead Organisations), and the Programme Management Unit (PMU) and sister TAF in the Eastern Partnership.


The GESI Lead will be engaged by the Core Team on demand-driven basis, supporting individual projects across the full project cycle (proposal development to project close); and leading programme-level GESI activity. 


Specific responsibilities


  • Programme-level GESI activity:
    • Ensure TAF WB’s GESI standards are met, which are in turn line with Tetra Tech’s GESI standards. This includes ensuring compliance with HMG’s ambition for GESI programming in the region. 
    • Undertake ongoing assessment of GESI capacity and capability at country level and on individual projects, and provide capacity building support to our Technical Lead Organisations and Country Leads as needed; ensuring they understand the TAF WB’s GESI requirements and can deliver against them. 


  • Project-level GESI activity:
    • At request of the M&L Lead, undertake feasibility assessment of PMU-owned project TOR to ensure the Gender Equality Marker (GEM) rating is appropriate and in line with any country-specific GESI analysis undertaken by the Country Lead.
    • Support Country Leads to develop GESI elements of proposal development (e.g. ensuring GESI indicators are developed), and quality assure the GESI and disability inclusion narrative sections of proposals.
    • Work with project team to ensure they understand GESI requirements, as they relate to their project (inputs/outputs and project outcome).
    • Incorporate GESI lessons from other projects into project proposals and ongoing delivery.
    • Review relevant client deliverables (that have gender or inclusion aspects) ahead of submission to the PMU, in coordination with Project Director and Country Lead, to ensure GESI standards are met.


  • Data and reporting:
    • Work with the M&L Lead and project delivery teams to develop monitoring plans to capture the necessary GESI data (e.g. reporting against GESI indicators, disaggregating indicators by gender). This includes any programme-level GESI indicators (for example, those that are captured in our value for money equity indicators).
    • Support the project delivery team, as needed to deliver the monitoring plan.
    • Provide capacity building support to individual projects’ GESI Advisors, Project Managers and the TAF WB M&L Lead to ensure their projects are delivering against agreed GESI requirements, in line with their TOR and logframe.
    • Provide capacity building support to individual projects’ GESI Advisors, Project Managers to enable them to report to the Project Director and TLO’s project Team Leader on any deviation from agreed GESI standards.
    • Provide GESI-related narrative and data for programme-level reports (quarterly reports, annual report).


  • Other
    • This role will be desk-based, with potential for travel as required by individual projects (subject to travel restrictions).
    • Contract type: Framework consultancy contract – part time, call down. Anticipated to be an initial input of approximately eight days per month. The ongoing workload will be connected to the project pipeline so may vary month to month.   
    • Start Date: ASAP


The Person




  • Minimum of eight years experience in international development, focusing on technical gender delivery.
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders and partners on work related to gender equality and women’s empowerment e.g. UN agencies, government and civil society organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience in diverse thematic areas within GESI e.g. GBV, economic empowerment etc.
  • Demonstrated experience of GESI across both project delivery and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning work.
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building relating to GESI.
  • Strong relationship building and stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience working with a range of clients, in particular HMG (DFID and FCO)
  • Quality assurance skills including the ability to revise deliverables against short timeframes as necessary.
  • Experience working in the Western Balkans (e.g. Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro).
  • Fluent English language skills and the ability to draft narrative in English.
  • Postgraduate qualification in social sciences, economics, gender, or other development-related fields




  • Specialised qualifications on gender or social inclusion would be an advantage



Applications close: 3 December 2020


Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors around the world, including the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO), and the European Union (EU). Our people are focused on improving lives by working side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth, and good governance.


Tetra Tech International Development  is part of Tetra Tech, a global family of experts providing international development services in over 13 key practice areas in over 100 countries around the world. Tetra Tech serves the major aid markets in the UK and Europe, as well as the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and multilateral development banks.


Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all of our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

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