Gender Assessment

Vacancy Number:
Title:Gender Assessment
Category:Program
Duration: Short Term
Exp.: 2015-10-18-(4 Yearss Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:0
Gender:Male/Female

Location

Organization: CTG/ILO (R2J) | About CTG/ILO (R2J)
City: Balkh
Country: AF

Qualification

Education:Colac-Otway - North
Work Experience:5 Years
Qualification:
~~Academic qualifications and experience requirements
The SELECT SQL_CACHEed candidates will have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and well versed with statistical analysis and a ‘reasonable’ record of similar studies is necessary. They must have working experience/consultancy of 5-8 years in gender main-streaming programmes
 

Duties & Responsibilities


~~In order to identify the pathway and design the gender strategy, the ILO will conduct an assessment to understand the location and situation of women in the local economy in the project area, their needs and constraints (stakeholder analysis) and the optimal approach the project could adopt to respond to them. It would be imperative to assess the project’s potential for achieving gender results in the context of the existing delivery approach of the project, the causal relationships embedded in the outputs  outcomes to assess how these projects are optimally linked to the promote gender equality and to the achievements of the intended impact on gender equality. The final outcomes are (1) evaluation findings; (2) Gender Strategy for the project.


Expected output


In order to design the gender strategy, the ILO will conduct a gender assessment to
(a) understand the location and situation of women in the local economy in the project area including their existing paid and unpaid work (SNA and non SNA), how they are integrated in the local economy/ value chain, their needs and constraints (stakeholder analysis);
(b) understand if and how these concerns have been incorporated in the project,
(c) in the event they have not been, analyse the project’s potential for achieving the preceding gender results and implications for the design and approach adopted by the project;
(d) draw out the causal pathways and the shifts needed in the design and delivery of the activities and outputs to address gender equality;
(e) identification of performance measures; and formulation of a gender strategy in view of the findings.
 
It should be borne in mind that the aim of the assessment and the gender strategy is to provide information on the appropriateness of design and delivery of the activities and outputs early in the process when changes or adaptations can be made to maximise the likelihood of success in achieving positive gender results


The final outputs are (1) assessment findings; (2) draft gender strategy for the project reflecting what the project could do.


Gender assessment and draft gender strategy:  A comprehensive report of approximately 30-40 pages in length, containing the following


• National context (Economy and employment)
• Afghani women in the economy (recognition / visibility in the economy) and at work (sectors of work/ occupation as much as available through existing data), covering national level situation, regional variations and nature of work; also include what literature states about their barriers to enter into employment and constraints and good practices;
• Policy framework for women’s employment in Afghanistan including challenges and opportunities
• Description of the project target locations- the local economy, composition of the labour force and the nature of their work, particularly highlighting
o Broad description of women’s existing paid and unpaid work (SNA and non SNA);
o  how they are integrated in the local economy/ value chain, their needs and constraints from the perspective of women, family members, employer and workers’ organizations (stakeholder analysis);
o assessment of if and how these concerns have been incorporated in the project, and in the event they have not been, the project’s potential for achieving the preceding gender results and implications for the design and approach adopted by the project;
o causal pathways and the shifts needed in the design and delivery of the activities and outputs to address gender equality;
• Suggested programmatic changes (draft gender strategy) include the following:
o What significant challenge would the project be able to address?
o Suggest the causal pathways to achieve the challenges highlighted above, including suggested outputs and how they could contribute to positive gender outcomes.
o Reflect on whether the interventions utilize common actors, are mutually reinforcing and converge /synergize with one another to deliver against the gender outcome.
o What are the programmatic elements that need to be incorporated to address the above challenges, and how can the changes be introduced?
o What changes are needed in the current performance measure indicators, how can the changes be introduced?


Methodology


Desk review of relevant literature and secondary data, policy documents on Afghan economy and labour force, women and employment, local economic development of project target districts, available products of the project inception phase;


Key informant interviews with Workers Organizations, Employers Organizations, Relevant government officials (at least labour, and women); women’s organizations and researchers.


Focus Group Discussions with women and their male family members (separately).


Given security and language concerns, the consultant shall recommend the best means to conduct interviews and discussions.


Deliverables:


1. A work plan for the assessment including how the interviews will be conducted (by self or through a another means)


2. Draft report


3. Final report
It is estimated that the Consultant will provide 20 days of work inputs during the period 15th October to 5th November 2015 and will work under the overall management and direction of R2J CTA, Julius Mutio on the technical delivery of this assignment. The CTA will be the main counterpart for the Consultant and will work on a day to day basis with the official, agree on work plans and review and approve deliverables.


Submission Guideline

~~Submission guidelines:  
Interested Applicants must submit their Cover letter and CV to [email protected]   the Province name and vacancy number should be indicated on the subject of their emails.
Closing Date for this position is 18th October 2015. CVs receiving after the closing date and/ or without Province name and vacancy number will not be accepted.
 
Email: [email protected]
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