Gender analysis for the ‘Meeting the Humanitarian Needs of Conflict Affected Vulnerable Groups in Gaza’ ECHO funded project 2016-2017
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Gender analysis for the
‘Meeting the Humanitarian Needs of Conflict Affected Vulnerable Groups in Gaza’ ECHO funded project 2016-2017
Oxfam is currently starting an ECHO funded project that aims at supporting protection of the most vulnerable groups through addressing basic needs in terms of water, cash and fresh food. The focus will be on building systems and institutional capacity to deliver such life-saving assistance during a protracted crisis with the capacity to scale up rapidly during emergencies while ensuring inclusion of those with the greatest protection needs including vulnerable women including widows and female heads of households, agricultural workers, girls and persons with disabilities.
Tasks and deliverables:
The technical consultant expected to conduct the following deliverables:
Detailed work plan (methodology and tools)
Presentation - of key findings, gaps and existing best practices within Oxfam and externally - from the desk review to Oxfam staff and partners
Carry out 2-3 day training/workshops to build the capacity of Oxfam/partner’s project team by engaging project staff in the field research component, in a process of learning by doing. Produce a summary table showing how this was achieved.
Draft and submit a Gender Analysis report, including but not limited to executive summary, methodology, findings and recommendations in English.
Facilitation of a workshop in coordination with Oxfam staff for project partners, end users and other relevant stakeholders to present findings and recommendations of the gender analysis.
The technical consultant is expected to deliver the following Tasks:
Liaise with OPT, Global and Regional Oxfam staff, international organisations working on Gender in the Gaza Strip, and Project partners to engage with existing processes and utilise existing tools, in particular with regards to the work on preparedness efforts.
Identify gender related barriers in accessing assistance in WASH and Food Security including beneficiary selection criteria, intra-household power dynamics, types of assistance, gender roles, participation, and groups facing particular vulnerabilities.
Based on the barriers and opportunities identified make recommendations for areas of action and potential activities to address them and ensure compliance with Oxfam’s gender guidelines for WASH and food security
Use the Protection mainstreaming in WASH programmes checklist in emergencies tool as key a reference that Oxfam for the analysis and recommendations, in particular the ‘Do No Harm’, and the ‘Non-discrimination’ principles that Oxfam aims to meet.
Conduct a desk review to identify existing information, gaps and best practices in increasing women’s access to and benefit from project activities.
Carry out the necessary assessments in the field in consultation and coordination with implementing partners (MA’AN), (PEF), (YEC) and with existing beneficiaries and/or new potential project beneficiaries to inform the gender analysis.
§ Qualifications The ideal consultant will have Expert level knowledge in working on gender mainstreaming, gender analysis, and gender impact studies, within humanitarian projects in the INGO sector in particularly cash programming, WASH and emergency preparedness
§ commitment to meet agreed deadlines
§ Relevant geographical experience from the Middle East, ideally including previous work in the oPt/Gaza, knowledge of relevant the programme profile
§ Fluency in English and Arabic is a requirement. If the consultant is not fluent in Arabic, ability to sub-contract and work with teams to carry out primary research, review, and capacity building workshop(s).
§ Excellent verbal/written communication skills & strong report writing skills.
§ Awareness of cultural sensitivities and local context
§ Ability to work with a team and under pressure to meet deadlines and produce agreed deliverables
§ The consultant must be independent, but collaborative, willing to share thoughts, ideas, and make constructive criticism
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates and teams are requested to submit A cover letter of no more than 2 pages introducing the consultancy institute/team and how the skills and competencies described above are met, Proposed evaluation team leader’s and team members’ CVs, A proposal on how s/he will approach this task (no more than 5 pages) including a technical offer (key considerations, proposed outline methodology, deliverables and detailed schedule, roles of different team members proposed) along with a detailed breakdown of financial proposal/budget and other documents as detailed in the TOR to www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs quoting INT 2620 no later than 30th July 2016.
A more detailed Terms of Reference is within the link above