GEDSI Specialist

Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Specialist

(For End of Program Review - Australia Indonesia Infrastructure Grants for Municipal Sanitation (sAIIG))


Program Background

The Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur (KIAT) is a 10-year facility supported by the Australian Government and implemented by Cardno. KIAT’s overarching goal is to support ‘sustainable and inclusive economic growth through improved access to infrastructure for all people’. To support this goal, KIAT works with the Government of Indonesia (GOI), Government of Australia, the private sector, Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and other development partners, as well as civil society to help achieve the following ‘End-of-Facility Outcomes’:

  1. Improved GOI policy and regulatory framework for infrastructure development
  2. High quality projects prepared and financed by GOI, the private sector and / or MDBs
  3. High quality infrastructure delivery, management and maintenance by GOI

The initial focus of the KIAT Facility is on the following areas: Water and Sanitation; Transport; Gender, Social Inclusion and Civil Society Engagement (GESI-CSE); and Infrastructure Funding and Financing.

The role

The objective of the position is to assess the extent to which issues related to (a) gender equality and (b) disability were appropriately and effectively considered within the design and implementation of the sAIIG program

This role also involves the following key activities:

  • Primary responsibility for analysis, consultation, and inputs to related to gender and disability.
  • Review and analyse various documentation provided by sAIIG related to gender and disability.
  • Lead consultations with local government (LGs) gender focal points and other relevant stakeholders, in line with the agreed review plan.
  • Provide inputs to ensure that considerations related to gender and disability are appropriately integrated into the proposed approach to the review (as described in the review plan) and all review deliverables.
  • Other contributions to the review as requested by the Team Leader.
  • Ensure that consultations, meetings, and decision-making processes include representations of gender.
  • Ensure that all Key Activities consider opportunities to strengthen GEDSI outcomes during implementation, and where relevant consider the feasibility of engaging with civil society to enhance these outcomes.

Please copy paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection:;


About you

The GEDSI Specialist must bring a deep understanding and/or have experience of:

  • Significant prior experience (at least 10 years) implementing evidence-based reviews and evaluations of development programming from a gender or disability perspective. Prior experience with infrastructure programs is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of DFAT strategies, requirements and standards on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and disability inclusions.
  • Experience with gender analysis and strong knowledge of gender and disability issues within the context of Indonesia.
  • Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia is preferred.

Qualified female candidates and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Based on DFAT standard ARF rates (assessed as ARF classification B3/4 depending on the skills and experience of the selected candidate) under a Short Term Local Independent Contractor Agreement. Successful Indonesian nationals will be engaged under a local contract in IDR, and will be subject to Indonesian employment regulations and tax obligations.

“Applicants that are found suitable but who are not offered one of the positions may be invited to be included in the KIAT Short-Term Technical Assistance (STA) Consultant Panel.”

Why join KIAT?

The Australia Indonesia Infrastructure Partnership (Kemitraan Indonesia Australia untuk Infrastruktur - KIAT) offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.

By joining KIAT, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.


How to apply
  1. CV
  2. Statement (of up to 1,000 words) addressing the candidate’s skills and experience, and outlining the relevance to the role
  3. Two referee names, position details and contact information
  4. Please apply from the following link : Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Specialist | Jobs at Cardno;

Closing Date

The position closes on 31 October 2021

About Cardno

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Notice to recruitment agencies: 

Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.

Cardno is an equal opportunity employer.

Cardno is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include relevant criminal record checks.

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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