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Gender Trainer (Consultant)

Kampala (Uganda)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kampala (Uganda)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-21

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Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. In Uganda, the IRC serves populations affected by conflict in Northern Uganda and Karamoja sub-region. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been implementing Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) programs in Uganda since 2005. In 2014, the IRC with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) began implementing the ‘Strengthening Private Sector Engagement in Enterprise Development’ (SPEED) project in northern Uganda, specifically the districts of Kitgum and Lamwo. The project focuses on increasing agricultural (including livestock) productivity, facilitating increased access to markets through collective marketing, increasing access to rural financial services, and improving the local business environment via private sector led initiatives, with specific focus on youth and women. The project has a key focus on promotion of gender equality and women’s engagement across selected value chains in the region.

As part of the SPEED project activities, the IRC wishes to conduct a training for community based trainers on gender dynamics, to help them understand how gender relations, norms and existing policies and regulations affect people’s wellbeing and the development process in general. The agency also intends to provide the community based trainers with a manual that will help them conduct outreach services in their communities and sensitize community members on gender dynamics and implications for social wellbeing and community development.

The Assignment

The IRC is seeking the services of an experienced consultant to provide the following services:

I. Conduct Capacity building training for Community based Trainers on Gender Dynamics, with the following objectives

a) equip the Community Based Trainers with basic knowledge of gender concerns, women’s rights issues and some laws and policies related to the same;

b) create awareness among Community Based Trainers regarding the ways in which unequal power relations and discriminative gender norms pose threats to general wellbeing of men, women, boys and girls, and hampers the development process;

c) to equip the Community Based Trainers with skills to enable them to train other community leaders on gender dynamics

d) and finally to build capacity of Community Based Trainers to become change agents for achievement of gender equality in their communities.

II. Develop a training manual for gender dynamics that will be used by the CBTs in their outreach activities

Geographical and time scope

The training will take place in Kitgum district during the month of October 2015 covering a period of 5 days. The development of the training manual, and implementation of training activities are all expected to be completed within a period of 15 days.

Key Deliverables:

  • Workshop training schedule (complete with proposed topics)
  • Report for the five day training event
  • Training manual for use by community based trainers


The consultant is expected to have the following skills

  • A a minimum of a Master’s degree in Gender
  • Experience facilitating training and capacity building activities in the area of gender
  • Experience developing training manuals for use by community change agents

Application Procedures:

Interested consultants should submit a proposal detailing their understanding of the TOR and clearly outlining a workshop training schedule complete with topics to be taught in the five days training. The technical proposal should also outline how the manual will be developed and an outline of the key topics to be included in the manual must also be attached to the proposal.

The technical proposal must be accompanied by the consultant’s CV detailing their qualifications, and previous experience in conducting similar assignments. At least two agencies for which similar assignments have been done should be identified and their contacts provided for reference purposes. A financial proposal detailing the cost of the assignment, and professional fees for both assignments must also be included.

The technical and financial proposals must be submitted to the following address and copied to with “Speed Gender training for CBTs” indicated in the subject line. Deadline for submission is 5pm on Wednesday 21st October 2015.

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