Jun 19, 2017

Consultant to develop a Gender Equality Toolkit

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 27 Jun 2017

Background:

This project is designed in response to the needs identified by operations in the 2016 UNHCR Review of Gender Equality in Operations. During this review, operations identified the need for further tools, guidance, capacity development and learning on gender equality integration within UNHCR’s work. This gender equality toolkit will aim to address this need. In addition, the toolkit will provide support for the operational implementation of UNHCR’s Revised Commitments to Women and Girls, once it is finalised. The toolkit will address key areas of UNHCR’s work, including, for example, practical measures on increasing the meaningful participation of women and girls in decision-making processes in diverse displacement situations; gender equality checklists for emergency situations; and gender equality entry points into sectoral responses.

The toolkit will address existing gaps in the UNHCR Handbook for the Protection of Women and Girls as well as other interagency publications, including the IASC handbooks.

The project will be a two- part series undertaken over two years. The first and longer phase of the project will be undertaken and completed in 2017, and the second phase will be undertaken and completed in 2018.

Recruitment for this consultancy is only for the first phase of the project (July – December 2017), with the key deliverable being part 1 of the UNHCR Gender Equality Toolkit.

Overall Purpose and Scope of Assignment:

The main purpose of this consultancy is to develop part 1 of a UNHCR Gender Equality Toolkit to assist gender equality integration in various areas of UNHCR’s work.

The consultant recruited for this project will conduct a desk review to map and gather relevant information from existing UNHCR tools, in particular the UNHCR Handbook for the Protection of Women and Girls (2008). S/he will conduct a mapping of existing inter-agency and other agency tools, the purpose of which will be to build on existing resources rather than duplicate efforts already made, as well as to prioritise the content and structure of the UNHCR Gender Equality Toolkit (including parts 1 and 2). This prioritisation will be assisted by an analysis of information from a needs survey targetting gender focal points in UNHCR that has already been conducted.

Based on the desk review, , the consultant will develop a draft outline of Part 1 and Part 2 of the toolkit. Further to this, and in close collaboration with the Gender Equality Unit/UNHCR, the consultant will develop the content of the Gender Equality Toolkit – Part 1. Where it is necessary, the consultant will consult with relevant Divisions in UNHCR.

The Gender Equality Toolkit – Part 1 will include innovative, practical tools on gender equality integration in prioritized UNHCR areas of work. This will be with the specific purpose of strengthening access and participation, reducing protection risks, and building upon existing capacities of diverse women, girls, boys and men of concern to UNHCR, including those faced by LGBTI persons, elderly persons, and persons with disabilities. The consultant will ensure that the toolkit is developed in a manner that is user-friendly, simple and easy to understand and put into use. To this extent, it is necessary that the toolkit is developed in a manner that is operationable within the contexts that UNHCR and its partners work in.

A qualified consultant, who is familiar with gender equality in humanitarian contexts will be recruited to develop this toolkit.

The consultant will produce the following key deliverables:

· Final Gender Equality Toolkit – Part 1 structure and full content. The toolkit is for UNHCR and partner staff with varying degrees of experience in implementing protection, assistance and solutions related work in humanitarian contexts, specifically on gender equality. The toolkit will build on existing and relevant documentation in UNHCR, inter-agency and other agencies. It will contextualise useful information in a manner that will be beneficial for UNHCR and partners. It will provide innovative tools that address key areas of UNHCR’s work.

In addition to the Gender Equality Toolkit, the consultant will produce the following:

· Work plan and timelines, decided in collaboration with the Gender Equality Unit/Division of International Protection.

· Brief desk review report which highlights relevant existing tools/guidance on gender equality integration in humanitarian contexts and key gaps and needs.

· Content list for Gender Equality Toolkit 1 and 2, based on mapping and information gathered from the learning needs survey.

· Draft outline of the Gender Equality Toolkit 1, including with structure and word allocation.

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls (report requirements, periodicity, format, deadlines):

a) The final product (e.g., survey completed, data collected, workshop conducted, research documents produced specify):

b) The final product from the consultant (e.g. research completed, data collected, research documents produced specify): 16 December 2017

b. Delivery Periodicity, as applicable:

a. 18 July 2017: submission of workplan and timelines, finalised in consultation with the Gender Equality Unit.

b. 24 July 2017: Brief desk review report, with bibliography, highlighting relevant existing tools/guidance on gender equality integration in humanitarian contexts and key gaps and needs.

c. 27 July 2017: Final content list for Gender Equality Toolkit 1 and 2, based on mapping and information gathered from the learning needs survey, submitted to the Gender Equality Unit.

d. 1 August 2017: Detailed draft outline of the Gender Equality Toolkit 1, including with structure and word allocation submitted to the Gender Equality Unit.

e. 15 September 2017: First complete draft submitted to the Gender Equality Unit.

f. 30 October 2017: Second draft submitted to the Gender Equality Unit, after revisions and inclusion of feedback.

g. 16 December 2017: Final submission of Gender Equality Toolkit – Part 1

c. Work on the basis of time employed Yes No

d. If it is to result in a written product specify:

i. Number of pages: 50 pages maximum (25,000 words)

ii. Language(s): English

iii. Number of copies: TBD

Qualifications and Experience:

Education

· Basic university degree in social sciences, gender and women studies or related field.

· Education and/or training on gender equality, SGBV prevention and response in humanitarian contexts.

Job Experience

· More than 13 years of experience working in the fields of humanitarian or development programming, ideally with displaced communities, on gender equality.

· 6 or more years of experience working on gender equality training and development of gender equality integration tools, that include women and LGBTI rights, SGBV prevention and response, and working with men and boys.

· Applicants with familiarity with UNHCR, and/or with previous experience working with UNHCR or other refugee organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

· Preference given to applicant with a history of publication on gender equality, including on the development of similar toolkits and guidance as required by this ToR.

Language

· Fluent English is required (speech, comprehension, reading and writing) including experience writing and editing.

Location:

Home - Based


How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit:

  • their letter of motivation, addressing each of the personal requirements in the vacancy notice;

  • a completed UN Personal History Form (P11), including testimonials/degrees/certificates. The UN personal History Form is mandatory. All applications without a P11 will not be considered.

Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation and Personal History Form (P11), including testimonials/degrees/certificates to HQDIPVAC@unhcr.org indicating “Consultant to develop a Gender Equality Toolkit” DIP/POS/017/2017 in the subject of the email latest 27 June 2017. P11 forms are available on http://ift.tt/UTwlTF