Interpeace Terms of Reference – Local expert on Gender Mainstreaming in Trauma Healing and Social cohesion programming in Rwanda Jobs

Interpeace Terms of Reference – Local expert on Gender Mainstreaming in Trauma Healing and Social cohesion programming in Rwanda Jobs


  • In the 26 years since the genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda has made strident efforts towards recovery and healing, across various dimensions of social and economic life.

  • This has been characterized by cross-sectoral and locally owned innovations in diverse fields of practice, such as mental health, social cohesion and sustainability of livelihoods.

  • With a view to meeting Rwanda’s of becoming a middle-income country by 2050, while sustaining peace amongst its citizens, there is now a need to systematize, enrich and standardize innovations in the above-mentioned fields of practice, to pave the way for country-wide scaling.

  • The initial multi-stakeholder consultations led by Interpeace and involving several governmental and non-governmental actors in Rwanda has identified four specific activity domains, where such systematization and enrichment could prove beneficial for Rwanda:

  • Integration of group-based approaches in the treatment of mental health disorders; systematization and standardization of community-based socio-therapy; utilization of collaborative livelihood initiatives as an approach for reconciliation and social cohesion; and development of group-based protocols for socio-emotional and skills strengthening.

  • To advance this agenda further, Interpeace is now seeking the services of a local (Rwandan) consultant to provide technical advice on gender mainstreaming in the design and implementation of the various components and activities of ‘’Reinforcing Community capacity for Social Cohesion through societal trauma healing in Bugesera District’’ Programme; implemented by Interpeace and Prison Fellowship Rwanda, with funding from the European Union.

  • The contract will be for a total of 60 working days, between 10th June to 31st October 2021.

    Assignment Description and Expected Deliverables

  • The consultant is expected to provide technical support and advice on the integration
    of gender in the design and implementation of various activities related to trauma-healing, social cohesion, prisoner reintegration and collective livelihood initiatives in Bugesera District. These include:

  • To review and provide inputs on the intervention protocols in mental health, social cohesion, and collective livelihood initiatives, with a focus on gender responsiveness and sensitivity.

  • To participate in the analysis of data from the programme’s baseline and community mapping surveys conducted by the programme across all 15 Sectors of Bugesera District.

  • To provide advice and guidance in integrating gender in the development of training and interventional protocols.

  • To participate in the training of therapists and community facilitators, mainly on gender sensitiveness in implementing trauma healing, social cohesion, prisoners’ reintegration and collaborative livelihoods interventions.

  • To contribute to the development of a ‘’Prisoner Reintegration Curriculum’’ and related protocols, particularly on the aspects related to psychoeducation and reintegration of current and former female prisoners who were convicted of the genocide against the Tutsi.
    Financial Proposal

  • The applicants should indicate their daily rate, in Rwandan Francs.


  • The consultant should demonstrate a proven track-record in mainstreaming gender in trauma-healing, peacebuilding, prisoner reintegration, social cohesion and/or collective livelihoods in Rwanda.

  • In particular, the consultant must have at least 7 years’ experience in research, data analysis and community engagement on issues related to social cohesion and trauma-healing in Rwanda, as well as advising programmes or projects on mainstreaming in the said thematic areas.

  • Experience in Bugesera District will be an advantage.

    Evaluation Criteria

  • Applicants will be evaluated in accordance with the following scoring criteria:

  • Quality and clarity of the technical proposal: 40%

  • Suitability of the Consultant’s profile to the assignment: 30%

  • Financial Proposal: 30%

    How to apply

  • To apply, please apply via e-mail to


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