National consultant - Gender Analyst and Trainer
Palestinian Gatherings were first identified by Fafo (2003) as informal areas that constitute relatively homogenous refugees’ communities of a minimum of 25 households exhibiting humanitarian needs. In 2017, the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC) survey identified a total of 154 gatherings, while dropping the number of minimum households to 15. According to this study, 55% of Palestinian refugees live outside camps, in informal gatherings.
While Palestinian refugees in Gatherings are registered with UNRWA and/or the Lebanese Government, their place of settlement, unlike camps, is not officially recognized. This has reflected on refugees’ living conditions, marked by run-down physical environments, limited access to income-generating activities, and weak tenure security and access to basic urban services, mainly WASH. While municipalities generally retract from extending development plans or providing services in these informal gatherings, UNRWA’s mandate to provide basic urban services is restricted to the borders of the 12 recognized camps. To access urban services, resources and jobs, refugees in Gatherings rely on short-term alternative solutions, which are usually associated with informality, risks and lack of efficiency. This situation has been leading to increased tensions and conflicts within the gatherings and with surrounding communities, undermining stability and promoting risky behaviors, particularly among youth.
In an effort to advance gender transformative programming, UNDP is applying the “Gender Equality Seal” - a certification process aiming to evaluate the level of gender responsiveness of different UNDP Country Offices. The UNDP Country Office in Lebanon is committed to effectively take part in this process, through the active engagement of all its key projects.
In this context, the UNDP project in Palestinian Gatherings seeks to recruit a Gender Analyst and Trainer to (1) conduct a comprehensive gender analysis of the project that will support gender mainstreaming in all the project’s aspects and to (2) contribute to the capacity building of project team members and partners through tailored trainings on gender and development.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Gender Analysis: The consultant, together with the project team, will conduct a comprehensive gender analysis of the project and will present it through a written analytical report and PowerPoint presentation. The presented gender analysis is expected to:
- Provide strategic and technical recommendations for the advancement of gender equity through the effective planning and execution of the project outputs and activities. This should include in-depth analysis of the social and gender dynamics of the project’s context and recommendations for tailored approaches to identify and support women’s needs and identified gender equality priorities;
- Highlight roots of gender inequality or challenges to gender equality in the design and implementation of project activities;
- Highlight opportunities to support inclusive engagement of men and women in various activities of projects;
- Suggest effective and feasible tools and methodologies to support gender equality mainstreaming at all stages of the project, including project proposals, annual work planning, data collection, monitoring, reporting and evaluation, including SMART indicators to assess project’s progress at this level;
- Highlight best practices to support the communication of gender equality and women’s empowerment results to the project’s various stakeholders;
- Translate recommendations into a project action plan summarizing specific actions, responsible parties and timeline:
2. Training Project Staff: Based on the findings of the gender analysis, the consultant will design and facilitate a six-hour training to sensitize the project team members on gender concepts and the basics of gender transformative programing, with particular focus on applied tools to actively engage women and men in project activities, report sex desegregated data, capture gender transformative impact, among other gender mainstreaming practices.
3. Training Project Partners: The consultant will design and facilitate a six-hour training to sensitize the project partner members on gender concepts and the basics of gender transformative programing, with particular focus on applied tools to include gender in project planning and proposals, actively engage women and men in project activities, report sex desegregated data, capture gender transformative impact, among other gender mainstreaming practices. This training shall also include gender-related core values, approaches and practices favored by UNDP.
- Demonstrated evidence of writing analytical documents and reports, with special focus on gender analysis reports and presentations;
- Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English.
Required Skills and Experience
I. Academic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in gender, women’s studies, social sciences, international development, or other development-related field
II. Years of experience:
- Previous experience in development with special focus on programming and technical assistance related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights issues;
- Previous experience in designing and implementing gender mainstreaming agendas across a variety of sectors within development projects;
- Proven similar experience in designing and conducting trainings on gender and development;
III. Technical experience:
- Experience in development with special focus on programming and technical assistance related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights issues with international organization and / or UN agencies;
- Experience in designing and implementing gender mainstreaming agendas across a variety of sectors within development projects in vulnerable communities in Lebanon;
- Experience in designing and conducting trainings on gender and development
How to apply:The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.Submissions through any other media will not be considered.The application must include all of the following documents:1. P11,2. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter),
3. Financial proposal,
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chance to be selected for a contract with UNDP. before you submit your offer please revise that the application is complete and comprises all documents.Incomplete applications will not be considered.