FIDA Consultancy to Undertake a Gender Audit Jobs in Kenya

FIDA Consultancy to Undertake a Gender Audit Jobs in Kenya


Scope of Consultancy

  • FIDA-Kenya would like to undertake a Gender Audit whose purpose is to understand gender patterns in the design and delivery of policies and legal services in Kenya; performance and management of gender equality at national level and focus counties Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. The role and impact of FIDA-Kenya’s programs in enhancing women’s rights and access to justice at the national and focus counties level.

  • The organization would like to contract the services of a suitable firm or individual to undertake this evaluation.

    Overall Objective of the Consultancy

  • The overall objective of this consultancy is to gather evidence based information to determine the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact of FIDA-Kenya’s programs and the extent to which women’s and girl’s constitutional gains / rights have been realized in Kenya and measure their level of access to justice at national level and focus counties Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

    Specific Objectives of the Consultancy

    More specifically, the gender audit will:

  • Determine the level of public knowledge on women’s and girls’ rights, and their perception of gender equality.

  • Measure percentage increase in the realization of women and girls’ constitutional rights in Kenya.

  • Determine relevance and effectiveness of advocacy activities carried out by the organization to promote gender responsive policies, laws, processes and programs at national level implemented to promote compliance with constitutional provisions and international standards Indicators.

  • Measure the impact of reviewed and implemented gender responsive policies, laws, processes and programs at County levels in promotion and compliance with constitutional provisions and international standards Indicators.

  • Ascertain the impact of work done by FIDA-Kenya on Strategic Impact Litigation.

  • Determine the effectiveness and efficiency of women causes established and supported by FIDA-Kenya.

  • Measure percentage increase in access to justice by women in Kenya.

  • Measure percentage increase in the number of women filing cases to court over the past five years.

  • Establish whether Court decisions delivered by the Family Court, Land and Environment Court and the Employment and Labor Court reflect an understanding and respect of the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination.

  • Determine what role Alternative Justice Systems (Mediation and Traditional Justice System) have played in enhancing women’s access to justice in the focus counties.

  • Determine impact of FIDA-Kenya’s publications in informing and guiding intervention by public and private institutions on women’s rights concerns.

  • Gauge the level of knowledge on issues of women’s and girls’ rights among public staff in national and county departments (gender expertise, competence and efforts at capacity building).

  • Determine the level of information and knowledge management within the national and county departments, and gender equality policy as reflected in its products and public image, which can be in formal and informal means of information and knowledge sharing.

  • Establish how gender issues are mainstreamed in various departmental work and programming in national and county government.

  • Ascertain gender issues in staffing and human resources concerning balance of women and men in the national and county government.

  • To establish the perceptions of achievement on gender equality among public staff in the national and county governments.

  • Determine systems and instruments in use for accountability, evaluating
    and monitoring on gender equality in the national and county governments.

  • Ascertain the level of female political participation in decision making / leadership processes.

  • Gauge the level of sustainability of the program.

    Methodology

  • The consultant will be expected to utilize a multi-method, qualitative and quantitative participatory approach to conduct the evaluation.

  • The questionnaires will be administered on FIDA-Kenya clients and public officers in departments that have worked with FIDA-Kenya at the national and county levels.

  • The Consultant will also be expected to carry out an analysis of case law and other relevant Court documentation from the identified Courts.

  • NB: The consultant will be required to provide a methodology that takes cognizance of the prevailing WHO/MOH Guidelines on COVID-19 Pandemic.

    Indicative Time Frame

  • It is expected that the whole task should be completed within 45 calendar days.

    Deliverables

    The following are the deliverables:

  • Inception report detailing the methodology, work plan and budget.

  • Submission of all data collection tools for approval before data collection.

  • First draft narrative report.

  • Submission of hard and electronic copies of materials, data collected/analyzed and other gender audit documents.

  • A summary PowerPoint presentation highlighting main findings and recommendations.

  • Final narrative report of the gender audit detailing the process and methodology, findings, lessons learnt and key recommendations.

  • The consultant will report to the Deputy Executive Director and have direct communication with FIDA-Kenya’s Senior Program Officer and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer during the execution of this assignment.

    Expected Profile of the Consultant

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, Research or Gender Studies. (Master’s degree in the above will be an added advantage.)

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience undertaking research on human rights.

  • Evidence of undertaking of similar work in the last five years.

  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.

    Requirements

    Interested individuals, companies or research firms should submit a detailed expression of interest (technical and financial proposal):

  • The technical proposal should include an interpretation of the objectives of the consultancy, detailed methodology and an elaborate work plan. Organization/individual capacity statement, past experience and activities related to the gender audit, CVs of the consulting team and their roles in the achievement of the assignment; names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional referees.

  • The financial proposal should include a detailed budget proposal; a detailed profile of the firm including contact and physical address, telephone numbers and copy of registration certificate, VAT and PIN where applicable.

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should send their expression of interest documents (in PDF format), clearly marked “EOI/09A/2020: Expression of Interest - Gender Audit” on or before 15 September 2020 to: The Executive Director, Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya), Amboseli Road, Off Gitanga Road, Lavington. P.O. Box 46324– 00100, NAIROBI or email to:

  • recruitment@fidakenya.org.


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