National consultant to collect and analyze project end-line data on investing in capacity strengthening of women’s organizations in crisis settings
- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: Addis Ababa
- Grade: Consultancy - National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement
- Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
- Education, Learning and Training
- Information Technology and Computer Science
- External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
- Project and Programme Management
- Impact investing, Social venture capital
- Closing Date: Closed
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as equal partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action as well as peace and security. As such, UN Women seeks to complement and enhance the capacity of other UN entities to serve their respective mandates to deliver on gender equality. In Ethiopia, to ensure gendered response to a worsening humanitarian situation, the UN Women Ethiopia Country Office is working actively to prevent violence against women and girls through focus on participation, protection, as well as recovery and relief efforts. Within this context, a particular emphasis is being placed on the gendered impacts of conflict, such as meaningful access to justice for women and girls, gender-based violence in emergencies (GBViE), protection against sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), accountability to affected populations (AAP) and community-based complaint mechanisms (CBCMs).
Through funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), UN Women, in collaboration with five local implementing partners, has been working on the rehabilitation and reintegration of women and girls who experienced gender based violence (GBV) / conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) in the Northern Ethiopia conflict. The project also focuses on providing survivors of GBV and those at risk of GBV with livelihoods and agency to facilitate their access to lifesaving humanitarian services and facilitate their voices in promoting GBV accountability in humanitarian contexts. Furthermore, the project aims to mitigate, prevent, and respond to GBV amongst crisis affected communities more effectively through social norm change and more meaningful engagement of women’s organizations in humanitarian decision-making processes.
The overall aim of the project is to provide survivors of GBV and those at risk of GBV with GBV multi-sectoral services, including legal aid and livelihoods opportunities and to facilitate their voices and participation in humanitarian action. Recognizing the importance of women led organizations (WLOs) and women’s rights organization (WROs) in responding to GBV in their communities, and in line with Grand Bargain commitments on localization, the Emergency Relief Coordinator required 30 percent of the CERF Global Grant funding to be allocated directly to local WLOs and WROs, with a view to enhancing their GBV operational capacity (prevention and protection) and engagement in decision making and accountability in the humanitarian architecture.
There are four outcomes in the CERF project:
Common Outcome 1: Targeted people, through programme interventions, report changes in perceptions and attitudes towards social norms and practices that perpetuate gender-based violence and gender inequalities
Common Outcome 2: WLOs and WROs are empowered to increasingly engage in decision making and leadership in GBV response, mitigation, and prevention
Outcome 3 (Agency specific): Women and girls who have experienced/are experiencing GBV or are at risk of GBV benefit from provision of and access to quality, multi-sectoral services, including legal aid
Outcome 4 (Agency specific): Reduced risk of GBV through provision of livelihoods opportunities, cash transfers including cash for work
Duties and Responsibilities
The following will be the expected deliverables of the consultancy:
- Inception report / workplan on how the task will be conducted (including scope, methodology, indicators, interview protocols, timeline, budget and any other relevant factors)
- Context adjusted data collection tools
- Raw data collected from the data collection in Amhara and Afar regions
- Data analysis and transcription of interviews, focus group discussion, and any other collection methods from field visits
- PowerPoint presentation of preliminary findings to UN Women ECO
- Two assessment reports of the data collection related to women’s leadership, participation and partnership for each region (Amhara and Afar)
- One clear and concise learning brief on women’s leadership, participation, and partnerships outlining key results and lessons learnt which can be used to advocate and mobilize resources.
The duration of the contract will be for a period of 48 days between February and May 2023. The consultant is expected to begin the task after the contract is signed. The data collection will start once the provider contracted by UN Women at the global level has developed the assessment methodology and tools and shared them with UN Women Ethiopia. It is expected that the work would start in the second half of February 2023. The work outlined in this ToR should be finalized by mid-May 2023 and be coordinated with UN Women at the global level.
Develop inception report
Inception report (will outline the scope, work plan, list of stakeholders for interviews, timeline, and other key actions for the successful completion of the assignment)
End of February 2023
Training on data collection tools and guidance
Adapted data collection tools as required based on the training, training attendance record of full data collection team (if applicable)
Data collection?and analysis
Raw data collected from all assessment areas, consolidated data analysis, and transcripts from interviews, focus group discussions and other data collection tools as relevant (this will be shared with UN Women at the global level to feed into the global learning briefs and analysis).
Powerpoint presentation to UN Women on key assessment findings.
End of March 2023
Presentation of the draft assessment reports and learning brief to UN Women?
Two draft assessment reports; one for Amhara and one for Afar.
One draft learning brief on women’s leadership, participation, and partnerships.
Early April 2023??
Finalization of the assessment reports and learning brief
Two final assessment reports; one for Amhara and one for Afar.
One final learning briefs on women’s leadership, participation and partnerships.
End of April 2023??
Presentation of findings??
Delivery of one virtual workshop for humanitarian stakeholders wherein the assessment findings, including key recommendations for future programming are shared.
Early May 2023
- Respect for Diversity
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Awareness & Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in Women/Gender Studies, Humanitarian Action, or relevant Social Sciences.
Experience and skills
- At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience with gender and GBV in emergencies at global, regional and / or country level with a focus on women’s leadership and local partnerships.
- At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in conducting programmatic assessments / evaluations and with results-based management review methodologies.
- Extensive knowledge and technical expertise on quantitative and qualitative research methods for data collection and analysis
- Strong knowledge of the Ethiopian humanitarian context including the Northern Ethiopia crisis
- Familiarity with humanitarian coordination and response architecture
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic is required
- Knowledge of Afari and / or other local languages is an asset
- Experience of working with UN Women or other UN agencies is an asset
Language and other skills
- Excellent Amharic and English skills required.
- Computer skills: full command of relevant Microsoft applications
- All applications must include (as an attachment) a completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment.
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