Development Pathways



Job Type


Closing Date

28th Nov 2022

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About us


Development Pathways are the leading global consultancy specialising in designing and developing social protection systems – one fundamental way that governments can guard people from poverty and vulnerability.


Since 2010, our team has delivered over 150 global projects for governments, the UN and many other clients. 


A British-Kenyan company, we began when Stephen Kidd and Richard Chirchir put their heads together with a group of like-minded development professionals to change the way countries address poverty, inequality and other key development challenges. We have offices in London, Nairobi and Australia. 


About the program


The Partnerships for Social Protection program (P4SP) is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and implemented by Development Pathways. 


P4SP is a regional program that will contribute to greater coverage of quality, sustainable social protection systems in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and Timor-Leste, that reduce poverty and exclusion, address vulnerabilities through the life-course and stimulate economic growth. 


The End-of-Investment Outcome is that PICs and Timor-Leste have established or strengthened formal social assistance systems to reduce gender inequality, vulnerabilities, an economic and social exclusion, while promoting stability and economic growth through increased government ownership and commitment to increasing and institutionalising formal social assistance systems. 


P4SP commenced 20 September 2021 and will operate until 19 September 2025, with an optional four-year extension.


About the role




With the support of a gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) consultant, P4SP developed its GEDSI Strategy in November of 2020. The Strategy provided critical recommendations for ensuring that P4SP is maintaining a strong commitment to GEDSI principles through its program activities, strategies and key deliverables. P4SP’s Senior Management Team recognise, however, that implementing the recommendations put forth in the strategy will require a more sustained GEDSI engagement within the P4SP program. In response to this need, P4SP is seeking to engage a GEDSI Specialist during our second year of program implementation.




The purpose of the role is to ensure that gender, disability, and social inclusion issues are well-integrated within P4SP strategies, deliverables and activities. The GEDSI Specialist will work with P4SP team members (including our Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Adviser) to ensure that the GEDSI Strategy is implemented across all areas of the P4SP.




The GEDSI Specialist will be engaged for up to 96 days (over 12 months), providing technical support to the program for approximately 2 days each week.


The majority of the services this GEDSI Specialist provides will be desk-based, work from home, with the possibility of some travel within the Pacific region. The GEDSI Specialist will work remotely, as part of a broader regional team, with the base location of the GEDSI Specialist negotiable, either in Australia, the Pacific, or Timor-Leste. 


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To find out more about this opportunity, including the detailed terms of reference, and how to apply, please follow this link to the Development Pathways website: https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/current-opportunities/gedsi-specialist-p4sp/



To apply for this role, please send a CV and brief cover letter to admin@p4sp.org by 28 November 2022. 


Please note that applications submitted directly through Pacific Island Jobs will not be considered.