United States of America: Gender Analyst Consultant (Uganda)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 06 Apr 2017

Opportunity in Kampala, Uganda

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title:

Technical Advisor – Gender Analyst Consultant

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Sustainability and Development/Economic Growth, Environment and Agriculture Division

BACKGROUND:

The U.S. Agency for International Development Uganda (USAID/Uganda) requires a Gender and Inclusive Development for all five Project Appraisal Documents (PADS) for the Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) 2017- 2021. The new strategy focuses on five projects namely, i) The Resilience Project, ii) Demographics Project, iii) Market Systems Project, iv) Health Systems Project and V) Governance and Citizen Participation Systems Project. The strategy’s result framework has significant cross- sector integration and serves as a prism to ensure that sectoral programs converge to make sustained transformation possible.

The purpose of the gender and inclusive development analysis is to identify key gender and inclusive development issues and constraints that need to be addressed within USAID/Uganda portfolio and to recommend how USAID/Uganda can achieve greater inclusivity in its programs. The gender and inclusive development analysis will therefore analyze issues that will either prevent or accelerate development outcomes within the projects. The analysis will be comprised of a literature review, analysis and action plans for each of the five PADs.

The analysis will address six key tasks as follows;

  1. Assess key Government of Uganda policies and programs related to gender and inclusive development and identify where USAID can collaborate to improve Government of Uganda (GoU) policies and programs for gender equality. Identify the gender-based and other constraints (including gender based violence) to equitable participation and access of men, women, girls, and boys, persons with disabilities, youth and gender /sexual minorities in programs of all five projects. The analysis will be done at both the intermediate results and sub-intermediate results levels;
  2. Identify socio-cultural norms and practices and their implications for equitable participation and access of men, women, girls, and boys, persons with disabilities, youth and gender /sexual minorities most relevant to each of the five projects.
  3. Identify strategies and approaches that enhance access and equity for target populations including marginalized populations (Persons with disabilities, adolescents, Youth, LGBTI, indigenous groups, etc.). Closing gender gaps in adolescence will be particularly important for all five projects (through all the 12 intermediate results) since gender inequalities in education, health, time use can accumulate across the life cycle if not broken early;
  4. Analyze how gender relations will affect the achievement of sustainable results for all five projects;
  5. Analyze the potential impacts of the Mission’s proposed strategic approaches on the status of men, women, boys, girls, youth and other marginalized populations;
  6. Based on the analysis and dialogue within the Mission, support USAID/Uganda in developing an evidence-based Theory of Change (ToC) for empowering females and other marginalized groups.

Roles of consultant

  • Carry out a comprehensive review and analysis of existing relevant literature identify where there are gaps in data that USAID/Uganda activities can develop a learning agenda or conduct implementation research.
  • Develop comprehensive methodology for the assessment in consultation with all PAD team leaders and the Mission Gender and inclusive development points of contact.
  • Lead meetings and discussions with USAID/Uganda staff involved in developing the CDCS, the project teams and Gender and Inclusive Development POCs in the Mission. Meetings will include entry briefings with Mission Director and Deputy Mission Director, meetings with technical offices, support offices, implementing partners of specific activities and relevant sectors to identify possible links to gender and inclusive development issues for each project and identify possible entry points for incorporation of gender and inclusive development issues in all five projects. The consultant and team will coordinate with PAD team leaders and PAD gender and inclusive development POCs.
  • Consult with selected key stakeholders/ implementing partners involved in USAID/Uganda programs and possible partners for new programs including the National Gender steering committee, The Gender Donor Partners Group, gender experts, civil society organizations involved and working with women, children, youth, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups, relevant ministries for each of the projects and Washington stakeholders.
  • Consult with the marginalized populations in USAID/Uganda geographic areas identified in the CDCS.
  • Lead discussions with USAID sectors and project teams to review findings, develop recommendations with direct input and buy-in from the USAID staff and to shape their thinking.
  • Lead and develop a consultative workshop with project teams and other USAID staff to discuss and refine the draft theory of change and the gender and inclusive development action plan for USAID/Uganda. The gender and inclusive development action plan will make clear propositions of strategic choices that Mission Uganda should undertake in gender and inclusive development.

Responsibilities of Uganda Mission

  • Oversee and coordinate entire assessment with project teams and relevant stakeholders,
  • Share all relevant information and literature relevant for the assessment,
  • Coordinate and organize meetings and field work,
  • Respondents
  • Review and give feedback throughout the process for quality products

DELIVERABLES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • Inception report, detailing and finalizing methodology and work plan
  • A gender and inclusive development analysis report outlining the factors that help/inhibit development with respect to empowerment of women and girls, men and boys and other marginalized populations for each of the five projects.
  • A (draft) Theory of Change (ToC) produced through a participatory workshop with USAID/Uganda and key stakeholders and a close-out presentation. This ToC will be incorporated into the final report and will not be a standalone document.
  • A gender and inclusive development action plan which lays out steps for integrating gender and inclusive development issues into the Missions projects and activities. The action plan shall be practical and should contribute to the goals of the USAID gender policy such as (a) Reducing gender disparities in access to, control over and benefit from resources, (b) reducing SGBV and mitigating its harmful effects om individuals and communities, and (c) increasing the capability of women and girls to realize their rights, determine their life outcomes and influence decision making.
  • A final report including recommendations for USAID/Uganda to strengthen its gender and inclusivity focus in all five projects.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER

EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have:

  • Bachelors degree with 6 years of increasing professional experience and responsibilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of gender and human rights related issues
  • Experience leading team discussions and developing recommendations based on team output
  • Experience working in Africa
  • Working experience in policy analysis, advocacy for gender, and women empowerment and human rights
  • Must be able to travel long distances to engage key stakeholders in various selected rural areas in Uganda.

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