Overview of CTG Global
CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.Overview of position
In Yemen, since mid-March 2015, the conflict has spread to 20 of the country’s 22 governorates, prompting a large-scale protection crisis and aggravating an already dire humanitarian crisis brought on by years of poverty, poor governance and ongoing instability. Since the intensification of fighting, the number of people in need of some form of humanitarian assistance has increased by 33% from 15.9 million to 21.1 million people. This means that 80% of Yemen’s population now require some assistance to meet their basic needs for food, water, healthcare, shelter and other basic supplies, or to protect their fundamental rights. More than 12 million people have been directly affected by the conflict, including more than 7 million children.
The objective of the EU-funded Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) is to enhance the self-reliance of rural people and communities to better cope with crises, risks and shocks. The programme will be implemented for a period of three years (starting March, 2016) in four governorates: Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj and Abyan.
The overall objective of the ERRY joint programme will be achieved through a complementary approach building on participating UN agencies’ comparative advantages through the following two outcomes:
- Outcome 1: Communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased economic self-reliance and enhanced social cohesion.
- Outcome 2: Institutions are responsive, accountable and effective to deliver services, build the social contract and meet community identified needsWithin its three-year timeframe, the following results will be achieved:
- Community livelihoods and productive assets are improved to strengthen resilience and economic self-reliance;
- Communities benefit from improved and more sustainable livelihoods opportunities through better access to solar energy;
- Informal networks promote social cohesion through community dialogue and delivery of services;
- Increased capacity of local actors and strengthened partnership of private sector to enhance collective actions, aid delivery and economic recovery.
- ERRY focuses on the most vulnerable such as women, the unemployed, youth, the Muhamasheen, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and stressed host communities, using inclusive, participatory and conflict-sensitive tools to mobilize and involve them in the proposed activities. Active partnerships with local authorities, the private sector, communities, the Social Fund for Development (SFD) and NGOs are sought for the successful implementation of the programme.
The women economic empowerment review for the ERRY JP is aimed to carry out an assessment and analysis of gender mainstreaming and women participation in the ongoing ERRY joint programme interventions, document impacts, best practices and drawn lessons learned and provide recommendations to improve the women participation, economic empowerment and benefit from all the programme interventions with very clear target and strategies for each component.
- Document the current economic situation of Yemeni women in the geographical areas targeted by ERRY JP
- Assess to what extent is the ERRY joint Programme targeted and benefit women particularly in economic empowerment by its various interventions under each programme component.
- Type of interventions targeted women in each component of the programme
- Number of women and percentage benefited from the programme
- Percentage of resources used for activities directly targeted women
- Document Case studies, best practices, lessons learned and impacts on women economic and social empowerment.
- Document case studies in the level of increased income, improved skills and improved access to food etc of targeted women.
- Assess and document impacts/results achieved on Women & their families (social & economic)
- To what extent the programme interventions matches to the needs of women and contribute to change the life of the targeted women and households.
- Relevancy of the interventions to the women economic need and resilience of the households
- Identifying opportunities to enhance women’s economic empowerment for resilience building and provide an analysis on the extent to which the PUNOs/IPs already address gender concerns throughout their interventions.
- Assess and document to what extend the programme mainstreaming gender in its interventions.
- Review the challenges and constraints that limited the programme interventions including the capacity of IPs/PUNOs to advance gender mainstreaming activities and to increase women economic participations in each programme interventions and how to address the challenges in the future.
- Provide recommendations, action plans and strategies to increase women economic participations/empowerment and benefit from the programme interventions
• Strong analytical, reporting and writing skills.
• Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
• Ability to persuade and influence others in order to gain specific details of impact and effect.
• Works with communities and has a constructive, positive attitude.
• Possesses expert knowledge of women empowerment and gender mainstreaming.
• At least a masters’ degree in gender and development, social study, International Development, Development Economics/Planning, Economics, International Relations or any other relevant university degree.
• Knowledge of the general situation and similar working experience in the region.
• Extensive expertise, knowledge, and experience in the field of gender mainstreaming, women economic empowerment, community resilience, community livelihoods, early recovery.
• At least 10 years of experience working with international organizations and donors.
• Experience of women economic empowerment and gender in Yemen.
• Fluent in English and Arabic.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Scope & Focus of the Review
The assessment will cover the programme geographical areas of Hoddeidah, Hajjah, Lahj and Abyan governorates, ensuring a proper representation of the districts and components within each governorate. Women have been targeted & benefitted from the diverse interventions of the below major components of the programme:
- Community Resilience planning and support to community micro projects33,600 individuals benefitted, 45% women for this component.
- Emergency employment and small business development using 3×6 approaches18,294 men & women benefited indirectly from improved skills & established social businesses for self reliance; 33% women.
- Cash for work and community asset rehabilitation20,556 individuals from vulnerable and food insecure HHs participated in cash for work and improved income and access to food, 300 community assets rehabilitated & benefitted 60,000 individuals, 47% women.
- Agriculture and Livestock value chain improved84,000 are benefitting indirectly from AVC inputs and support, 40% women.
- Provide support to improve access to Solar Energy to sustain basic services and create opportunities for livelihoods.Solar Provided to schools, Health centers, productive assets, agriculture irrigation, women dairy product processing groups, water projects etc
- Entrepreneurship and other competency skills development through apprenticeship.53 benefited (including 47% female trainers) from the training
2,121 trainees (39% females) acquired business development services (BDS) to enhance their potential for success in their business endeavours
- Strengthening of Social cohesion through insider mediators and local capacity improvements229 insider mediators (31% women) trained and mediated conflicts.
33 community-based initiatives to resolve conflicts were identified and supported by the project to resolve the conflict related to water infrastructures.
Methods of the assessment
- Desk Reviewof the programme’s documentation and other similar studies
- Key-informants’ Interviews: collect primary data from the targeted and benefited women, IPs, local authorities, participating UN agencies.
- Focus-groups discussion: of beneficiaries and/or community members & leaders to collect first-hand information about the programme’s implementation and expected or actual impacts on women.
- Case Studies: collect case studies and best practices from selected target women beneficiaries in selected districts for the main components as best practices.Based on the information collected, the consultant(s) should submit a draft and a final report synthetizing the review findings, and recommendations. The report should respond in detail to the key focus areas described above. It should include a set of specific and actionable recommendations formulated for the programme, and identify the necessary actions required to be undertaken, who should undertake those and possible time-lines.
Lump sum proposal:
Recommended Presentation of Offer
The following documents may be requested:
- Duly accomplishedLetter of Confirmation of Interest and Availabilityusing the template provided by UNDP;
- Personal P11 or CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
- Brief descriptionof why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
- Financial Proposalthat indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.
Lump-sum should be inclusive of planned travel to field locations. If additional travel is required by UNDP, applicable DSA rate will be covered.