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Offer: Job: Gender Analysis In Gambella And Somali Regions Using PRA Techniques

UNDP. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Closing date: June 10, 2011.
Objectives:

The main objectives of the assessment is to establish facts and evidence based on Gender differentials at the local level and build capacities of local communities for effective management and sustainability of the Disaster Risk and Early recovery of Program, using participatory rural development approach.

Duration of Initial Contract: 10 weeks
Expected Duration of Assignment: 10 weeks

Specific Objectives:

Gather information on the social, cultural and economic factor that may impact on equal participation of men and women identified
Establish data on the gender differential, roles and responsibilities
Participation of women and men in the DRR program ensured.

Expected Outputs

Identify socio-economic status of the two selected regions namely: Somali and Gambella, as it relates to Disaster Risk Early Recovery.
Establish cultural norms, values, believes and practices that aggrevate gender inequality, harmful traditional practices identified in the two regions which would impact on the DRR programmes.
Identify barriers to effective and equal participation by male and females in DRR programmes.
Increase knowledge of the communities understanding of the importance of gender mainstreaming in DRR.
Develop skills in gender mainstreaming, gender sensitive monitoring and evaluation developed. Checklist for gender mainstreaming in DRR.
Produce a comprehensive report on the findings of the gender analysis, strategies to address gender gaps and recommendations.

Scope of the Gender Analysis - PRA:

The Gambella and Somali regions are among the four DRR implemented regions of Ethiopia. These areas have repeatedly encountered recurrent drought that worsened vulnerability level of the poor, resulting in wide spread internal displacement, and posed the need for an integrated recovery program to enable pastoral and agro pastoral communities to recover from the impacts of drought. As in most natural calamities, women are the most vulnerable groups as they try to blend their social roles and the crisis.
Methodology:

A Participatory rural Appraisal (PRA) approach is considered more appropriate in ensuring equal participation and in the identification of the gender gaps and ensures community involvement in the planning and management of the disaster risk program. In addition, the communities would recognize the causative factors and barriers that contribute to the gender barriers. The value added to this approach is that those negative practices and beliefs that may impact on the vulnerable groups to enjoy equal rights and benefits from development activates in their communities would be identified and addressed by themselves.
Duration 10 weeks:

1st week consultation with relevant Bureaus, review documents, policies and strategies and submit inception report
2nd – 5th weeks (2 weeks each) - conduct PRA and ngender analysis in each of the two regions
6th week – analyse the findings and prepare the draft report and submit for comments
7th week - Incorporate feedback/comments
8th – 9th weeks – validation workshop per region
10th week – report completed with amendments and recommendations and submit the final report not later than end of the 10th week.

Deliverables:

Conduct PRA and carry out gender analysis after all the protocols/negotiations completed and contract signed
Prepare inception report and submit to DRR team and Gender Adviser
Conduct PRA and carry out gender analysis in each of the two regions
Analyse the findings and prepare draft report and submit to DRR team
Incorporate comments and amend report
Conduct validation workshop in each region
Amend draft report
Discuss draft with project team
Finalize report
Submit final report to the DRR Project Manager

Competencies:

Proven work experience in gender participatory rural appraisal.
Knowledge of Gender Analysis using PRA techniques is an added advantage.
Knowledge of Disaster Risk reduction and Early Recovery is a great advantage.
Good knowledge of UNDP Rules and regulations added advantage.
Excellent spoken and written English language and interpersonal communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience:

Advance University Degree in Gender and Development or any of the relevant social Sciences with focus on Gender Analysis with at least 3 years practical experience.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and five years work experience.
Minimum of 5 years work experience in gender analysis, gender mainstreaming in programs and projects.
At least 5 years work experience with local communities in and the field of rural development – programs/projects preferably in disaster risk reduction and recovery.

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