Established in 1981, The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) is a non-governmental women’s, mass, developmental, and learning human rights organization that contributes to developing feminist struggle within national, social, and developmental dimensions. The organization believes that liberating women is connected directly with ending the occupation and establishing a full Palestinian democratic sovereign civil state. PWWSD is active all over West Bank including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip and is an active member in several local, regional, and global networks and coalitions.
The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) aims for a free and democratic Palestinian society based on gender equality, respect for human rights and social justice. The organization promotes women empowerment, women’s participation in the national struggle against the occupation, women’s contribution to the development processes, the entitlement of woman to political, economic and civic rights, women’s access to justice and their right to a life free of violence.
PWWSD core function focuses on provision of psychosocial and legal services including group and individual counselling and to provide women with the resources they need to combat gender-based violence, empower themselves politically, economically and socially, and transform their society to one that is inclusive, egalitarian and democratic. PWWSD takes a gender-responsive, rights-based approach, particularly regarding international human rights.
About the Project
The project “Preventing and Responding to Gender Based Violence in the West Bank” is supported by the UNFPA and implemented by the Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD), during the period 1/4/2021 until 31/12/2021. The project aims at promoting women and girls access to lifesaving integrated GBV/SRH and PSS services in Nablus governorate, and contributing to increasing the capacity of local women's organization(s) to implement GBV prevention and response in the West Bank.
To this end, PWWSD is seeking to hire a consultant to perform an assessment on issues of top priority in relation to S&GBV and gender equality needs, develop a position paper for policy advocacy, facilitate a policy dialogue between rights holders and duty bearers, and produce a presentable policy paper documenting the results and recommendations of the policy dialogue in both Arabic and English.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will undertake the following tasks:
- Conduct a desk review and analytical assessment of GBV situation in Palestine (2 days).
- In close coordination with PWWSD, Organize on focus group discussion with PWWSD’s rights holders to identify issues of top priorities that would need to be addressed in policy interventions (1 day).
- Develop one position paper (1 day)
- In close coordination and consultation with PWWSD, facilitate policy dialogue session with duty bearers and rights holders (1 day)
- Develop a policy paper in both Arabic and English for dissemination through multi-media (2 days)
- Prepare and submit a detailed and analytical consultancy/assignment report (1 day)
- One position paper including context analysis (maximum 5 pages)
- One policy paper (maximum 3 pages)
- One consultancy/assignment analytical report.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
- Post-graduate degree in social sciences, including Gender and Development, Human Rights or equivalent
- At least 8 years of proven professional experience in women’s empowerment, gender equality and academic research and analytical reports development.
- Proven experience in applying human rights-based-approach (HRBA) in policy dialogue interventions and papers (samples of previous work might be requested).
- Very strong understanding of national and international policy and legal frameworks on gender equality, and women's rights, including understanding of social, cultural, economic and political context of Palestine.
- Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English are required.
Interested consultants are required to prepare and submit the following:
- A Technical proposal including context (brief), approach, methodology, and work plan including the proposed timeframe (maximum 3 pages).
- Updated CV of the consultant.
- Financial offer: budget breakdown of the proposed costs in ILS including VAT.
Interested Individual Consultants are requested to send the above package to [email protected], with the subject line: “Combating S&GBV in the West Bank”.
The applications must be submitted to the above addresses by 6 June 2021. Any application that is submitted after this deadline might not be considered.
Thank you for considering working with PWWSD to serve a gender equality agenda in Palestine