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CONSULTANCY FOR GENDER ANALYSIS & DEVELOPMENT OF A CORRESPONDING ADVOCACY STRATEGY IN GARISSA COUNTY

1.0 Womankind Kenya

Womankind Kenya (WOKIKE) is an indigenous local NGO based in North Eastern province of Kenya with its head office at Garissa County. It was founded in 1989 as a welfare society by a group of local Somali pastoral women who were committed to improving the living standards of local communities and increasing the level of participation of women in decision making at all levels.

The organization particularly targeted women and children, the most vulnerable members of the society; it addressed issues of education, agriculture and livestock management, water and sanitation, health, campaigns and advocacy, women’s empowerment through civic education, emergency interventions and women’s income generating activities (IGA). WOKIKE works with the pastoral communities at large to identify core problems and practical, sustainable solutions.

WOKIKE is a human rights organization, a local NGO that focuses primarily on women and children. Members govern the organization through a board that is elected every three years by the founder members. The Executive Director is an ex officio member of the Board. WOKIKE implements its programmes through full time staff members and partners.

2.0 Jiongoze Project Background

I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) in partnership with Social Welfare Development Program (SOWED, Woman Kind Kenya (WOKIKE), DOCUBOX, and EASTLEIGHWOOD is implementing the Jiongoze Project funded by Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund (GCERF). The goal of the project is to increase resilience to radicalization through improved sense of purpose and life opportunities of 6,000 youths (15 – 24 Years) in Nairobi and Garissa Counties by May 2021. The project will contribute to the goal by working towards achieving the following objectives:

· To enhance a sense of purpose, identity and inclusion among 6,000 youth in and out of school through behaviour change approaches by May 2021

· To reduce vulnerabilities to radicalization of 6,000 youth in Nairobi and Garissa counties through improving their employment and economic opportunities by May 2021

· To adopt non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through enhancing cultural
understanding and acceptance of diversity among 20,000 community members in Nairobi and Garissa Counties by May 2021.

It will address conditions that support the spread and adoption of violent extremist ideologies among in and out of school youths. ICL’s approach will build on education, mentorship, skills building, economic empowerment and capacity building approaches.

2.1 Objective of the Assignment

Womankind Kenya seeks the services of an experienced consultant to conduct a gender analysis on the existing community structures addressing violence and radicalization in the project area and develop a corresponding advocacy strategy. This is in line with the project outcome of adopting non-violent approaches to conflict resolution through enhancing cultural understanding and acceptance of diversity among community members in Garissa County from 2nd to 22nd June 2020

2.2 Scope of Work

Under the supervision of Jiongoze Programme Manager and Wokike program team, the consultant will carry out gender analysis on the existing community structures addressing violence and radicalization targeting women and develop an advocacy strategy involving the following tasks:

· Desk research: The consultant will carry out a desk study review from existing secondary sources and analyse the data. The purpose of the desk research is to review and conceptualize the existing situation, Desk research will look into the existing frameworks on gender mainstreaming within the community structures

· Consultative meetings with all stakeholders: The consultant will interview sampled respondents in Garissa County; Consultations are aimed at identifying awareness levels on gender mainstreaming. The consultant will also hold Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with women within the communities in County

· Validation Workshops to present the draft report to WOKIKE: The purpose is to share and discuss the findings of the study with WOKIKE and seek their feedback and input before finalizing the report. **

2.4 Deliverables

· Inception report from the review of documentation and interviews including a clear methodology and work plan.

· Draft gender analysis report

· Final gender analysis report

The structure of the final baseline study report should include the following: –

· Acknowledgements

· Glossary/Acronyms

· Introduction

· Executive Summary

· Methodology

· Limitations

· Findings, Conclusion and recommendations

· Appendices

2.5 Duration of the assignment

A work plan for this assignment should be developed in relation to the methodology suggested by the consultant and the number of days set for this assignment which not more than 20 working days.

2.6 Skills, Qualifications and experience

The consultant(s) should possess the following**

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  • Advanced degree in social sciences, community development, monitoring and evaluation or project management with experience in similar assignment
  • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional experience working on gender
  • responsive programming in development and/or humanitarian/post-conflict settings.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with marginalized groups such as women, persons with disability, youth and childre
  • Knowledge and experience in adult learning and participatory methodologies and approaches
  • Geographic expertise in Garissa County preferably.

How to apply

Interested consultant(s) are/is requested to submit their technical & financial proposals outlining relevant qualifications, experience and a breakdown on proposed budget to [email protected] by 22nd May 2020. Please reference “Consultancy for Gender Analysis”. Successful consultants should be available to commence the assignment immediately.

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