CARE has been working in the Pacific region since 1989, with established Country Offices in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, and projects implemented together with partners in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati and Tuvalu. Key programs in the Pacific focus on resilience and reducing the risk posed by disasters and climate change as well as advancing gender equality through activities to empower women and girls, increase women’s access to economic opportunities, and reduce gender-based violence. CARE has been actively responding to the largest natural disasters in the Pacific including Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu in 2015, Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji in 2016, Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga in 2018, Tropical Cyclone Harold in 2020, the 2022 volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. CARE’s programs in the region are implemented in partnership with a diverse range of local NGOs and civil society organisations.
The Consultant(s) will work closely with the Gender and Inclusion team and other PPU team members. While the consultancy will have a primary focus on providing the GEDSI specific responsibilities outlined below and supporting the capability strengthening of partners, the Consultant(s) will need to have a flexible approach and understand that specific roles and responsibilities may change as the Pacific program portfolio and team changes.
Key responsibilities include:
- In close consultation with the CARE Gender and Inclusion Senior Adviser and relevant partners, draw on existing training packages within CARE to develop GEDSI training modules for delivery for partners in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu and Kiribati;
- Support partners to deliver GEDSI training modules. This may also include in person and/or remote leading and delivery of training;
- Support organisational gender strengthening of partners, which may include conducting gender audits, gender capacity analysis or gender action plans remotely with partners;
- Support the research and development of specific GEDSI analysis products, like GEDSI in Briefs, Guidance notes, and/or a Rapid Gender and Disability Inclusion Analysis;
- Support integration of GEDSI approaches within existing projects through the development of work plans, remote mentoring, advice and ongoing coaching and;
- Support other GEDSI related project management and engagement tasks as required or directed by the Pacific Gender & Inclusion Senior Adviser.
- Understanding of, and preferably lived experience of, working in the Pacific Islands context.
- Strong GEDSI technical skills and experience in the Pacific context.
- Understanding of, and experience and skills in adult learning and facilitation methodologies.
- Demonstrated experience in integrating gender equality and/or disability and social inclusion approaches into humanitarian and development programming.
- Demonstrated experience working with national partner organisations in a respectful and equitable manner.
- Ability to work independently with little direction.
Steps for submission of expressions of interest
If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest in short term consultancies with CARE, please provide the following information:
- Details of your relevant skills and experience in GEDSI, research, training and facilitation
- Specific availability over the cyclone season (December 2022 – June 2023)
- Daily rate
- Countries you have worked in
- Resume detailing three referees and their contact details and provide your confirmation for approaching referees
- Ability to complete a police check
Please refer to the attached Terms of Reference for more information, and submit the above information to Shirleen Ali on [email protected] by Friday 6th January 2023.