The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages and delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, education, protection, environmental health, and livelihoods for displaced, poor, and conflict-affected communities. The IRC is currently working in partnership with non-governmental organizations and in close coordination with district and local government in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan and Punjab and Sindh provinces.
About Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Project:
The International Rescue Committee in partnership with Voluntary Services Overseas is implementing a five-year, WEE Activity funded by USAID’s development cooperation in Bannu, Kurram, North Waziristan and South Waziristan in KP province. This project is part of USAID’s cooperative assistance that supports sustainable economic and human development in Pakistan by promoting women’s empowerment.
WEE project interventions are based on a dual strategy that involves: a) advocating for and working with government, private sector businesses and CSO alliances to adopt women inclusive and pro-poor social protection, market development, and value chain policies and practices; and b) modeling and implementing interventions that empower women by promoting and protecting their socio-economic rights, entitlements, inclusivity, and political participation in the conflict-affected, conservative and hard to reach areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The project understands that all women may experience GBV in their lifetime. When women and girls seek support as a survivor of GBV during this project, they will be linked to and safely referred to GBV response services, with their informed consent. In addition, the project will implement EMAP approach to engage men in gender-based violence prevention, as a key primary intervention. The EMAP offers an innovative primary prevention model for engaging men in transformative individual behavior change in a post-conflict context, guided by the input and realities of the women in their communities.
Purpose and scope of work:
The purpose of this consultancy is to contextualize, adopt and translate the EMAP implementation guide (including facilitators guide, EMAP men curriculum and women curriculum and monitoring tool) and training material, as per the below scope of work:
· Develop and submit a detailed work plan and inception report
· Conduct focus group discussions with men and women community groups to help understand the gender and cultural dynamics and make adaptation, using relevant, easy to understand, and non-discriminatory language, according to local context.
· Adopt the content in implementation guide and especially men and women curriculum in such a way that is acceptable and fit in to the NMDs cultural context and present to IRC technical team
· Conduct a consultation with local CSOs / NGOs working on women empowerment, GBV services, women’s leadership, and men and boys’ engagement on anti-sexism to discuss / validate the modification proposed in EMAP package based on community groups FGDs
· Translate the package in easy to understand Urdu language
· Conduct the EMAP ToT and test the adapted/translated version with the field team and community facilitators, collect their reflection and incorporate any final changes considering their feedback
· Present the final version of the Training Pack to IRC in both Urdu and English languages.
· Share the final report on the process of developing the CBP Training Pack
Deliverables and timeframe:
Estimated Working Days
1. Inception report with detailed workplan, and community FGD tool for adaptation
2. A brief report on community FGDs, stakeholder’s consultation and summary of proposed adaptations in the package
3. First draft of Urdu version of adapted package for IRC review and feedback
4. Conduct a ToT of field staff and facilitators including practice sessions
5. Final version of implementation guide including facilitators guide, EMAP men curriculum and women curriculum and monitoring tools (soft and hard copies)
The duration of contract shall be for a maximum of 45 working days staring from the 1st March 2021.
The payment for rendering the services will be linked with the deliverables and shall be released after completion and acceptance of quality work by IRC team. Tax will be deducted as per Govt. policy.
% of payment
First installment – at completion of deliverable 1
Second installment – at completion of deliverable 2
Third installment – at completion of deliverable 3&4
Last installment – at completion of final submission
To ensure quality control, the consultant will be expected to participate in briefing meetings with the IRC as needed to monitor the progress of the assignment and to ensure the timelines are met. The Consultant shall make itself available to the IRC as when desired by the Client to review and discuss the progress.
In all matters in relation to the assignment, the consultant will work closely with Women Protection and Empowerment TA at regional level and with Senior Protection, Inclusion and Safeguarding Coordinator and Gender Technical Specialist at country office level. The consultant will report directly to Sr. protection, inclusion and SG coordinator based in Islamabad Office
The consultant will undertake task in a mix of Islamabad and KP including Newly Merged Districts of Pakistan based on the agreed work-plan and methodology.
· Master’s degree in gender or women studies, social sciences, or development studies.
· At least 7 years’ experience in the field of protection, GBV, women-centered services, and especially men and boy’s engagement with I/NGOs, UN agencies or government.
· Proven experience in development and implementation of gender-focused, women-led training packages for community groups
· Excellent English and Urdu written and spoken.
· Proven experience and track record of timely and high-quality completion of assignments.
· Strong communication and presentation skills.
· Flexible attitude towards receiving feedback.
Commitment to IRC WAY and gender and safeguarding policies:
The IRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The consultant will abide by the IRC WAY and Safeguarding Policies.
Submission of Proposal:
Interested consultants must submit the following to IRC:
1. Profile of the consultant (max 1 page) explaining why they are the most suitable for the work and CV.
2. Technical proposal
3. Financial proposal
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading global relief and development organization, established in 1933, and currently working in 42 countries worldwide. IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages & delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, educatio ...Read More