Gender Mapping Consultancy
Background about Sharek Youth Forum and the Project
i. Sharek Youth Forum
Sharek Youth Forum is a leading Palestinian youth organization with the primary goal of creating the space and capacity for youth to engage as active participants in all sectors of civil society and to participate in the development of local communities. Originally launched as a program of the UNDP in 1996, Sharek became an independent NGO in 2004. As a youth organization for youth, run by youth, Sharek tackles development issues from a unique perspective which directly reflects youth needs and visions. Sharek’s core programs include economic empowerment initiatives, providing services to connect youth mentors with underserved children to ensure the realization of children’s right to play and provide complimentary education services; building capacities of other youth organizations, especially small community based youth organizations; and arming youth with knowledge of their human rights and the capacity to articulate, effectively communicate, and persuasively advocate for change on the issues that most affect them, as active individuals and engaged citizens in the process of building a culture of reciprocal respect and democracy in Palestine. Sharek designs and carries out its youth development programs with hundreds of motivated youth volunteers involved in project.
ii. HAYA Joint Programme: Eliminating Violence Against Women
The HAYA Joint Programme brings together the Palestinian Authority (PA), UN agencies, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, and other partners to reduce vulnerability of women and girls to all forms and threats of violence. This Joint Programme is funded by the Government of Canada and
implemented by a consortium of UN agencies consisting of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Social Development are key partners of the HAYA Joint Programme, along with other ministries including the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Heath, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Local Governance, and various civil society organizations.
Sharek is one of the program partners, where the project titled “Brave Man: Changing stereotype perceptions of masculinity” will be implemented by Sharek. Project started on 3rd July 2019 and will conclude on 31st October 2022
II. Assignment Scope of Work
The consultant is supposed to conduct a contextual social and gender analysis and mapping of existing positive deviants, identifying 36 positive deviants from the 9 communities and selecting cycle. Identification of positive deviants should be done in a participatory approach with local communities and in close coordination with Sharek Project management team.
The consultant is expected to:
- Propose methodology along with the proposed selection criteria, criteria should include attitudes about gender equality, their willingness and commitment to invest time into the project, their reliability, and their willingness to share their stories through social media.
- Conduct workshops/meetings with local community to further verify the criteria
- Join the selection committee where candidates will be interviewed by a committee of experienced Sharek staff members and local CBOs and respected community figures.
- Finalize the identification of the positive deviants, while documenting the methodology and the selection results.
- Design and implement an empowerment (ToT) training for the selected 36 positive deviants ( men and women) to give them the needed skills to become key players and influencers for promoting equal and respectful relationships
i. Duration of Consultancy
The consultant will implement all the activities under this ToR in three months starting 15th October 2019.
- The consultant with at least Master’s degree, preferably in Gender studies or social sciences
- Minimum seven years of experience in Gender mapping, previous experience in similar assignment is highly preferred.
- Experience using participatory methodologies and facilitating workshops
- Excellent skills and experience with data analysis and reporting
- Proficiency in Arabic and in English
iii. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
Interested consultants are requested to submit proposals in two separated sealed envelopes including the following documents:
- Technical proposal with specific focus addressing the purpose and objectives of the assignment, methodology & proposed work plan. Previous work, expertise showed be highlighted in the technical proposal along with his/her C.V.
- Financial Proposal: Detailed budget breakdown based on expected daily rate in NIS liked to the expected LOE per the initial work plan.
The proposal must be submitted no later than 20th Oct 2019 at the following address:
Al Tireh St.
PO Box 500
Late, fax, email and unsealed submittals will be rejected
Attachment: ToR- Brave Man Project - Gender Mapping