CONSULTANT FOR GENDER AND PROTECTION STUDY IN NIGERIA
1. Project Background
1.1. Rationale for the Project
Action Against Hunger (AAH) is an international humanitarian organization working across 40 countries in the world. The aim of AAH is to save lives of most vulnerable with a vision of “Zero Hunger” through dealing the causes and consequences of hunger. The organization works on Health and Nutrition, Mental Health, Care Practice, Gender and Protection (MHCPGP), Water Sanitation and hygiene, Food Security and Livelihood, Disaster Risk Reduction and communication with community in addition to mainstreaming Gender and Protection.
Operational in Nigeria since 2010, Action Against Hunger has responded to the high rate of chronic malnutrition in Northern Nigeria through an integrated programming approach that addresses the nutrition and health and related WASH, social protection and food security and livelihood concerns of IDPS and host communities. AAH currently delivers programs and established relationships with key Ministries, LGA authorities and the State with a presence in 10 LGAs in Borno State, 11 LGAs in Yobe and 6 LGAs in Jigawa State.
The large-scale humanitarian crisis continues to affect Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in North-East Nigeria for over a decade. The conflict has caused widespread displacement, the loss of civilian lives and the gross violation of their human rights. This SIDA project proposes a rapid emergency response initiative to contribute towards the provision of emergency WASH services to an overall HRP target of 2,517,740 people out of an identified 3,685,845 people in need.
Action Against Hunger also benefits from a funding from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) and European Civil Protection And Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) for its RRM projects.
1.2 Geographical scope covered by the analysis
The geographical scope of the study will cover Borno, Yobe and Jigawa States, in Nigeria (subject to change depending on security concerns).
2. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
2.1. Objectives of the Evaluation
A comprehensive gender and protection analysis on differential impacts of the crisis to women, men, girls, and boys is needed to capture and determine the vulnerability of affected population in conflict affected area. Pre-existing and changing power dynamics and gender roles will be considered in the analysis including access to and control over resources, and different constraints and risks faced by the population.
3. Profile of the Consultant
The study will be carried out by a third country national or a host country national consultant with the following profile:
• Preferably with post graduate degree or equivalent in social sciences, gender / women’s studies, international development, human rights, or related field.
• Minimum 5 years of experience working on gender issues, gender and development, gender equality, gender mainstreaming, policies analysis, and capacity building.
• Demonstrated expertise in gender and protection analysis, mainstreaming of gender and protection in projects and programmes.
• Considerable experience in adaptation, development and use of gender and protection analysis tools and methodologies, analysis and quality reporting
• Good communication and facilitation skills
• Experience in conflict areas is an asset.
• Able to work independently
• Maturity, cultural sensitivity, tactfulness, diplomacy, inter-personal skills and ability to work well under pressure in a demanding environment and tight deadlines.
• Computer Skills (knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook is a pre-requisite)
• Fluency in written and spoken English required
• Experience working in Northeast Nigeria preferred
• Knowledge of Hausa is an advantage
How to apply:
All interested consultants should send expression of interest electronically before 23rd July 2020 to:
in order to receive the full ToR. Proposal without request of the full ToR will not accepted.