Gender Consultant

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

South East Asia One Health University Network

Job title: Gender Consultant

Location: Home based

Contract period: 5 weeks

Start: Immediately


The spillover of infectious agents from animals to humans in recent decades has had a significant impact on the health of humans, animals, and our environment. To minimize the impact of future pandemic threats, the Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) was established in 2011 with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop a resilient and competent One Health workforce to effectively prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats by leveraging education, research, and training excellence provided by member universities.

Since its establishment, SEAOHUN has expanded network membership from 10 universities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam to over 95 universities in eight countries, including the four founding countries plus Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The expansion was made possible with the support of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), U.S. Department of State (DOS) through its Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI), and USAID. Our university members come from multiple disciplines connected to the health of humans, animals, and their ecosystem. For more information, you may visit and

On 1 October 2022, SEAOHUN received the “SEAOHUN Transition Award” Cooperative Agreement from USAID. The goal is to develop and strengthen a local One Health workforce with the capacity to prepare, prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks and complex health challenges in the Southeast Asia region. As a part of the award, SEAOHUN has to develop a gender action plan (GAP) informing the technical approach as it relates to gender throughout all project activities to reduce opportunity gaps between men and women or address power differentials to promote gender equity. Recognizing gender as the cross-cutting issue in One Health, it is crucial for SEAOHUN to integrate gender considerations at every level from planning, policy development, program implementation to program evaluation. The gender action plan should be developed in conjunction with the monitoring, evaluation and learning plan.

SEAOHUN upholds the vision of the USAID Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy where women and girls, men and boys, and gender diverse individuals enjoy equal rights and agency; have equitable access to quality education and health care; accumulate and control their own assets; exercise their own voice; and live free from restrictive gender norms and violence.


Under the overall supervision of the Executive Director, a Gender Consultant will develop a Gender Action Plan for the SEAOHUN Transition Award that provides technical guidance on integrating gender in all activities and addressing gender disparities in building a gender inclusive and transdisciplinary One Health workforce. The estimated start of the consultancy will be 4 November 2022 and estimated completion date of the consultancy will be 9 December 2022.

After receiving an initial briefing of the SEAOHUN Transition Award, the Consultant will

  1. Review the SEAOHUN Gender Policy, technical proposal of the SEAOHUN Transition Award, and other related USAID documents to guide the development of Gender Action Plan.
  2. Develop the Gender Action Plan, including gender related activities, in consultation with SEAOHUN Secretariat team


4 NOV Contract award and signing, and virtual briefing of the assignment

18 NOV Present an outline of Gender Action Plan by the Consultant

25 NOV Submit draft Gender Action Plan by the Consultant

2 DEC Comments provided by the SEAOHUN Secretariat

9 DEC Final Gender Action Plan submitted


The consultant will report directly to the Executive Director of SEAOHUN Secretariat.


The transfer will be made within one week after the acceptance of Gender Action Plan.


  • An advanced degree in gender studies, social sciences, international studies, or related field.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in gender and development projects, preferably in the context of Southeast Asia
  • Experience providing technical assistance to government agencies, intergovernmental agencies, academic universities, or NGOs is required.
  • Excellent English language ability both written and oral
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with international/regional organizations, and/or SEAOHUN member countries is an asset.
  • Basic understanding of One Health is preferable.

How to apply


Applicants should submit the following documents to [email protected] using the subject line “Apply for Gender Consultant” by 31 October 2022.

1. Letter stating how s/he is a suitable consultant

2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae detailing experience from similar projects as well as the contact details

3. Technical proposal of how to carry out the required assignment

4. Financial proposal, including a daily rate and a number of days

Applicants will be evaluated against their experience (20%), technical proposal (50%), and financial proposal (30%).

All inquiries regarding the TOR should be directed to Vipat Kuruchittham at [email protected]

SEAOHUN is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity. SEAOHUN prohibits the use of forced labor and trafficking in persons and does not charge any fees from applicants. While we respect all applications, only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.