TERMS OF REFERENCE – CONSULTANCY TO DEVELOP A YOUTH, GENDER AND SOCIAL INCLUSION STRATEGY

DEADLINE: March 15, 2023
OPEN JOB

Introduction

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a regional office in Dakar, Senegal. Our researchers are contributing to the body of evidence about the critical issues in population health and wellbeing impeding Africa’s development in order to provide strong direction and recommendations to policy- and decision-makers at all levels. Our priority research areas are Human Development, Health and Well-Being, Data Science and Evaluation, and Population Dynamics and Urbanization in Africa. In addition to the research component, APHRC has other programmatic areas in Research and Related Capacity Strengthening, Policy Engagement and Communications and International programs.

APHRC supports African Minsters’ Council on Water (AMCOW) strategic and policy engagement in water and sanitation sector that includes gender mainstreaming, youth development and social inclusion in Africa. Gender mainstreaming and social inclusion incorporation is a perspective that promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment in all stages of a project that includes planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation in water and sanitation sector in Africa. Government and Non-Governmental actors have implemented interventions to respond to the global call on Sustainable Development Goals 5 on gender equality and Goal 6 on clean water and sanitation as well as the implementation of various international, regional national instruments on gender perspective in water and sanitation sector such, The Africa Water Vision 2025, AMCOW Strategy 2018-2030, and Agenda 2063.

APHRC is seeking the services of a Gender and Social Inclusion specialist to support the development of the Youth, Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy for AMCOW  that will enable a better understanding of the strategies (policies, practices, guidelines, decrees, and curriculum) that have been put in place by both Government and private sector to mainstream gender issues in the water and sanitation and how effective such strategies are in promoting gender equity.

Objective of the Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI)

  • Develop the AMCOW Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Strategy.
  • Support gender perspectives in water resource-related policies and plans, measures, technology development, and business management.
  • Promoting active participation of women in projects and the decision-making process to enhance project effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Improving access to water and sanitation facilities to improve the quality of life for women and girls.

The process will including both primary and secondary data collection in all the African Union (AU) member states. The methodology will be designed to take into consideration all proposals, cover all the objectives of the assignment, and the data collection that will take place as outlined:

Methods Sources/Respondents
Literature Review -An Analysis and overview of the policy framework that includes the national and regional legislations and regulations on gender equality, and regional and international policy frameworks.

-Assessment of country institutional arrangements.

– Assessment of country planning frameworks.

– Review of existing gender mainstreaming arrangements that include the Policy and Strategy for Mainstreaming Gender in the Water Sector in Africa (2011), United Nations Gender, Water and Sanitation: A Policy Brief (2006) and SDGs

Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) Relevant stakeholder that includes government officials, CSOs, private sector, partners, selected local level stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders.
Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) FGDs of various stakeholders in the water and sanitation sector in Africa
Validation Workshop Validation workshops to present the outcomes of the report.

 

Desired experience

  • Master of Arts Degree in Gender studies, International Relations, Development Studies or related fields.
  • More than ten years experience in Gender matters, working with AU and UN agencies, and international organisations, with a wide scope of the assignment.
  • Experience working with an international women organisation will be desired.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit their cover letters, technical and financial proposals to consultancies@aphrc.org  and copy procurement@aphrc.org with the email subject: “Youth, Gender and Social Inclusion Consultant.” The position will be open until March 15, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should be should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Website: www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons.