Job Title: SAMM Project – Call for Applications: Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Development and Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support
Consultancy – Call for Applications
Terms of Reference
Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Development and Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support
The Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM) project is a four-year project to improve migration management in the Southern African and Indian Ocean region. The SAMM project is a model of a ONE-UN approach with collaboration between four UN agencies: The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The SAMM project is funded by the European Commission and forms part of the European Union Regional Indicative Programme (11th EDF RIP) for Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and the Indian Ocean (2014–2020) which includes among its objectives the facilitation of safe, orderly, and regular migration and the prevention of irregular migration. It focuses on South-South migration flows, identifying positive spill-over effects of international migration on regional integration and regional economic development.
Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are key stakeholders in SAMM’s implementation. One of SAMM’s key project priorities is to support the formulation and realisation of International Labour Migration and Mixed Migration Frameworks of: i) the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), ii) the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and iii) the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC).
The project focuses on the Southern African Region, and targets the following 16 SADC countries: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Its overall objective is to improve migration management in the Southern African and Indian Ocean region guided by, and contributing to the realisation of, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, especially Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 on decent work and economic growth and SDG 10 on reducing inequalities.
The SAMM project is comprised of two main project components: 1. Labour Migration; and 2. Mixed Migration. The first component supports the implementation of the UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and the second one the application of the UN Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), as well as of the GCM.
Gender is a crucial variable of migration and gender dimensions shape both the reasons for and the experiences of migration. The lack of a gender equality perspective in migration, asylum and integration policies can have detrimental effects for the women and men on the move. Whether they are forced to move, migrate on a voluntary basis or their reasons for migration are a combination of the two, women and men, girl and boy migrants are a highly heterogeneous group and a careful analysis of gender as a basis and source of discrimination cannot neglect or overlook diversity of experiences. Women and men migrants experience intersectional discrimination based on multiple factors including gender identity, race/ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, migration status, age and class. Gender dimensions – i.e., socially constructed roles, expectations and power relations – impact the whole migration process and translate into inequality of opportunity and treatment for women and men migrant workers. Women migrant workers face a dual challenge: they are at the intersection of two groups – women and migrants – that are often marginalised and facing various labour market barriers.
Gender equality is vital for economic growth and sustainable development. It is recognized as a cross-cutting objective within the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda and within the work of the partner UN agencies and is a key goal within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Goal 5 of the SDGs on gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world and it is mainstreamed throughout the other sixteen goals. Furthermore, gender mainstreaming is essential in programme implementation project planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and post-evaluation.
Against this backdrop, and considering the SAMM project’s strong commitment to gender equality and gender-responsive outcomes, the ILO is seeking the services of qualified and experienced gender equality and M&E practitioner and researcher, preferably with a working knowledge of the ILO decent work agenda, to develop a gender equality strategy for the SAMM project. Moreover, the consultant will assist in turning the gender equality strategy into practice by reviewing the logical framework of the SAMM project, as well as provide M&E technical support.
2. Duties and Deliverables
The duties and deliverables of the consultant are:
· Review and take into consideration the recommendations of the Results Oriented Monitoring (ROM) Mission and the Evaluability Assessment when carrying this consultancy.
· To review SAMM’s four main project documents (narrative, workplan, logical framework, budget, data collection and reporting tools) particularly its logical framework (indicators, targets, baselines, assumptions, etc.), determine if they are gender-responsive and provide a revised version highlighting specific areas of improvement;
· Provide technical support and facilitate sessions between the SAMM partners to review and finalize the draft Annual Workplan. This will include moderating discussions to establish areas of collaboration, synergies and development of simplified and clear/detailed activities as well as the development of corresponding indicators for the activities.
· To conduct a desk review of all SAMM activities (e.g. relevant studies, assessments, reports, policy papers/strategies and action plans, advocacy events, political meetings, as well as capacity-building activities, collection and analysis of statistics, etc.), and determine if on gender equality and gender mainstreaming for the 16 countries is considered and ensured in all of them (including in terms of male-female participation to the meetings, inclusion of specific gender sessions, sex-disaggregated collection and analysis of statistics, etc.) and to provide a Gender Action Plan comprising gender mainstreaming recommendations to improve future activities.
· To develop a gender mainstreaming strategy (including recommendations on non-discrimination of vulnerable groups) aligned to the objectives of the SAMM project with corresponding indicators and provide technical support in the inclusion of the indicators in the project’s logical framework, considering the conclusions of the Migrant Domestic Workers study and the Women Migrant Workers’ Labour Market Situation Analysis in the Southern African and Indian Ocean Region
· Provide specific recommendations to include a gender-responsive angle in the draft Comprehensive M&E Strategy, including facilitating discussion with all the four UN implementing agencies.
· Once the reviews of the SAMM four project documents, the Gender Action Plan, the Gender Mainstreaming Strategy and the revision through a gender-lens of the Comprehensive M&E Strategy are finalized, to present the recommendations through two (2) gender mainstreaming capacity building trainings (two days each) to SAMM partners.
· Develop training materials and at least three advocacy materials including PPTs
Provide technical support towards the process of the revision of the SAMM project logical framework;
Provide technical support to review the draft Comprehensive M&E Strategy and facilitate participatory exercises (with all the four UN implementing agencies) to drive completion and validation of the strategy.
Task 1. A revised (gender-mainstreamed and gender-responsive) final version of the four project documents (narrative, workplan, logical framework, budget, data collection and reporting tools) – 10 days
Task 2. A revised and final Annual Work Plan with simplified and clear/detailed activities as well as the development of corresponding indicators for the activities – 3 days
Task 3. A revised (gender-mainstreamed and gender-responsive) final version of SAMM’s Comprehensive M&E Strategy – 10 days
Task 4. A Gender Action Plan or short (10 to 15 pages maximum) report comprising the results of the desk review of the project activities completed (including recommendations) and submitted to the ILO – 40 days
Task 5. A Gender mainstreaming strategy (including recommendations on non-discrimination of vulnerable groups) for the SAMM project – 20 days
Task. 6. Training materials, including training outline, handouts and PPT presentations developed for the gender mainstreaming capacity development trainings, submitted and approved by ILO – 5 days
Task. 7. Two (2) gender mainstreaming capacity building workshops (two days each) for SAMM partners presenting the reviews of the SAMM four project documents, the Gender Action Plan, the Gender Mainstreaming Strategy and the revision through a gender-lens of the Comprehensive M&E Strategy. – 5 days
3. Qualifications and Experience Required
Master’s degree in Gender Studies, Development Studies, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Migration, Public Administration, or other relevant fields.
- At least 5 years of experience working on gender mainstreaming and analysis, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes;
- At least 3 years of experience in developing policies, guidelines and/or tools on gender equality and gender mainstreaming;
- At least 2 years of experience in providing capacity building trainings on gender equality and gender mainstreaming to various stakeholders;
- Previous professional experience working with UN Agencies, COMESA, IOC and or SADC countries on gender mainstreaming is a strong asset;
- Familiarity with ILO, OECD, EIGE gender mainstreaming tools and other global and regional frameworks on gender equality is a requirement
- Working knowledge of the ILO decent work agenda is a strong asset;
Languages: Excellent command of English.
4. Terms of Contract for Consultant
The consultant will be required to carry out all outputs as outlined above.
Fees will be determined depending on the knowledge and experience of by the consultant(s) and based on the available of funds for this assignment.
The ILO will separately cover the cost of travel and daily subsistence allowance (DSA) of the consultant in case of need to organise face-to-face meetings or interviews, subject to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
5. Timeline and payment breakdown
The consultant will work for 93 non-consecutive working days.
Starting date: 17 January 2022
End date: 30 June 2022
Payments will be disbursed as follows:
- 20% of the total representing 23 days upon the completion, submission and acceptance of Tasks 1 and 2 to the satisfaction of the ILO;
- 20% of the total representing 40 days upon the completion, submission, and acceptance of Task 4 to the satisfaction of the ILO;
- 40% of the total representing 20 days upon the completion, submission, and acceptance of Task 5 to the satisfaction of the ILO;
- 20% of the total representing 10 days upon the completion, submission, and acceptance of Tasks 6 & 7 to the satisfaction of the ILO.
6. Supervision and Reporting
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser of the SAMM project and work closely with the Gender Officer and the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the SAMM project. Furthermore, the consultant will be required to interact with the Project Managers from the other UN implementing agencies IOM, UNHCR and UNODC as well as other key stakeholders as relevant.
How to apply:
7. Application Process
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications by midnight, Sunday 12th December 2021 to the International Labour Organization (email@example.com) and copying: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The e-mail subject heading should state the following: SAMM Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Development and M&E. Applicants should include the following documentation:
- Technical proposal highlighting technical profile and experience relevant to these terms of reference – in particular gender mainstreaming and M&E – as well as understanding of the assignment and methodology to be used;
- 2 similar strategies developed in the past attached or links provided;
- 3 contactable references for previous work;**
- A financial proposal indicating the consultant’s daily professional fees in USD. **