Training for DRA Partners, Community Committees, Community Volunteers and implementing local partners on Gender, Protection and Conflict Sensitivity

Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) | Yemen Joint Response 3 (Training for DRA Partners, Community Committees, Community Volunteers and implementing local partners on Gender, Protection and Conflict Sensitivity)

Background

CARE Yemen in partnership with OXFAM Novb, War Child, IRC, ZOA and Save the Children is implementing the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) | Yemen Joint Response 3 designed in alignment with the 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview for Yemen.

YJR3 has adopted three of the four Strategic Objectives for Yemen as set out by the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, reflecting the DRA focus on saving lives in emergencies and ensuring an effective humanitarian response where members commit to saving lives; ensuring equity and consideration for gender, age, and protection concerns at all stages of the programme life-cycle; and coordination and learning as a means to achieve more than the sum of each individual programme.

YJR3 activities in each sector contribute to one or more of these objectives, with a focus on three sectors: Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL); Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); and Health, with Gender/Protection mainstreamed at all stages of the programme cycle and efforts for adapted programming to better address the specific needs of the sick or elderly, women, pregnant women, girls and boys.

Partners are operational in 6 governorates Aden, Abyan, Lahj, Hajjah, Hudaydah and Sana’a

Gender, Protection and Conflict Sensitivity are key cross cutting themes in the design and implementation of the YJR3 and should inform the design of Phase 4.

Accordingly, CARE is inviting competent consultants to conduct a (Training for DRA Partners, Community Committees, Community Volunteers and implementing local partners on Gender, Protection and Conflict Sensitivity).

Objectives of the assignment

The objective of this assignment is to conduct a (Training for Community Committees, Community Volunteers and implementing local partners on Gender, Protection and Conflict Sensitivity).

Specifically, the trainings should:

  • Compile handbook/training manual with DRA partners’ best practices and manuals on Gender, Protection and Conflict Sensitivity
  • Familiarize participants with key concepts and practical framework of gender integration and mainstreaming in general and in WASH sector in particular. Linking that with Protection and the concepts of Do No Harm.
  • Equip trainees with the required tools to be gender & conflict sensitive when planning, implementing and monitoring.
  • Document and share observations regarding protection, gender and conflict sensitivity issues as well as recommendations for phase 3 as well as the design of phase 4 in a final report

Methodology

The training should be delivered in Arabic; therefore all the materials should be in Arabic. The Consultant/ trainer will rely in developing the training manual and all other materials on literature of the consortium organizations members as available and use resources from other organizations as needed. The trainings will be in four rounds/ workshops; two in Aden and two in Hajjah (location for the training will be identified and consultant informed in due course)). Each workshop will consist of 20-25 participants from consortium partners, Community Committees, Community Volunteers and implementing local partners and will be for four days.

Tasks

The consultant will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Develop a training proposal and submit it for discussion with CARE as Consortium lead
  2. Develop the training manual and all other related materials and submit it to Care for review and approval.
  3. Design the pre-test to be send to participants a week before the training
  4. Analyze the pre-test and modify the training literature accordingly
  5. Discuss and agree with the Consortium Coordinator on division of participants in the four training workshops
  6. Conduct the four training workshops
  7. Submit final reports including the individual report on each workshop and a consolidated report with recommendations 

Deliverables and time-frame

The consultants will produce the following specific deliverables after signing the contract and will provide regular briefings to CARE Yemen.

Deliverables

Days

training proposal

1 day

training manual

5 days

pre-test

1 day

Analyze the pre-test and modify the training literature

2 days

Propose final list of  of participants per training and location for the four training workshops (as discussed and agreed with the consortium coordinator)

1 day

Conduct  the four training workshops

16

Submit final reports

3 days

Total number of Days

29 days

Expertise required

The consultant should be an experienced and independent consultant with the following expertise:

  • Advanced university degree in Gender, International Development, Social Sciences or any other related field with a minimum of 5 years of professional in complex humanitarian programs
  • Expertise and experience in developing Gender integration and mainstreaming programs
  • Expertise and experience designing and delivering interactive and participatory trainings mainly in gender to different groups including INGOs and community mobilizes.
  • Familiarity with the applications of Gender sensitivity into WASH, Health and Food sectors.
  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitive communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of humanitarian response programming (including food security, livelihoods, resilience, and cash transfer programs) 
  • Have an understanding of operating conditions in an insecure environment
  • Advanced analytical and report writing skills.
  • Be willing to travel extensively in the working areas of the project.
  • Fluent in English and Arabic (both reading and writing)

Management of the consultancy and logistical support

The principal contact for this consultancy will be the DRA Consortium Coordinator. CARE Yemen will provide all reasonably available secondary information as the Consultant may require performing his/her obligations under this Agreement. Logistical arrangements for fieldwork will be provided by CARE Yemen as agreed with the consultant. All data gathered in the field is property of CARE International in Yemen. The consultant shall ensure at all times the confidentiality of data, respect the privacy of all individuals concerned. The Consultant will operate within CARE‟s established security systems during field work.

Terms of payment:

The consultant will be paid $USD XXX for XXX days in consultancy fees

  • 20% upon receipt of the methodology and tools accepted by CARE and an invoice for payment
  • 30% upon satisfactory completion of 1st training and an invoice for payment
  • 30% upon satisfactory completion of 2nd training and an invoice for payment
  • 20% upon receipt of the final consultancy report accepted by CARE and an invoice for payment

The consultant will be reimbursed for the following by CARE against receipts:

  • Accommodation in Sana’a and in the field
  • Per Diem for number of travel to training locations (as agreed and cleared with the principle contact for this consultancy)
  • Transportation to and from the field
  • All meetings costs relevant for the assignment are covered as agreed with CARE principle contact.

Application process:

The deadline for submission of applications is September 20th, 2017. All applications should include the following:

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) stating the candidate’s motivation to undertake this assignment and an updated CV’s of the candidate, including three references with contact details
  • Technical proposal: Which should include (i) brief explanation about the Consultant with particular emphasis on previous experience in this kind of work; (ii) profile of the Consultant to be involved in undertaking the trainings, (iii) Understanding of the TOR and the task to be accomplished, (iv) draft plan
  • Financial Proposal: Which should include consultancy fees

Interested consultants should submit their applications to: Lina.Alsafi@care.org and Basem.Alaghbri@care.org Please indicate (Training for Community Committees, Community Volunteers and implementing local partners on Gender, Protection and Conflict Sensitivity) as the subject heading.

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Technical experience and expertise
  • Quality of proposal
  • Cost-effectiveness of proposal

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