UNHCR National Consultant on Protection, Gender and Accountability Jobs in Ethiopia

UNHCR National Consultant on Protection, Gender and Accountability Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Job creation opportunities and other refugees inclusion projects are expected to target and engage with the most vulnerable refugees in particular women and girls due to the realization that conflict, displacement and humanitarian crisis do not affect everyone equally, henceforth, the need to deliberately centralize gender equality and empowerment of refugee women and girls at the heart of an effective, inclusive and a right based response.

  • The purpose of the assignment is therefore to generate evidence on the gendered impact of displacement and humanitarian crisis, capture the changing gender roles and power dynamics among different people and communities of concern to UNHCR, including the intersections with other identity factor such as age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religious affiliation, country of origin, migration and economic status to determine the distinct needs, capacities and vulnerabilities among the refugees and IDP women, men, boys and girls.

    Scope of Work

  • The general objective of the assignment is to identify key gender dimensions of social, economic and cultural rules (policies, systems, procedures, attitudes and beliefs), and institutional barriers, opportunities and risks that affect, or could affect, the rights and livelihoods of refugees, IDP and host community women and men in terms of social-economic inclusion in Ethiopia.

  • The deliverables of this service will produce a guidance document to promote women’s rights, ensure the enjoyment of equal rights to and benefits from inclusive development, enhance accountability to affected population and mitigate any protection and gender related risks.

  • The specific purpose of this assignment is to provide an understanding of the specific needs, priorities, capacities, vulnerabilities and risks faced by women, men, boys and girls in refugee, IDP and host communities in Ethiopia through critically analysing the following.

  • Percentage and profile of women, men, boys and girls, persons with disability, elderly and marginalized groups in targeted locations.

  • Distinct impact and experiences of conflict, displacement and humanitarian crisis on women, men, boys and girls in the targeted refugee, IDPs and host communities with a focus on capturing the assigned division of labor, roles, responsibilities and privileges among women, men, boys and girls.

  • Different needs, capacities, vulnerabilities and aspirations between and among the refugee, IDPs and host communities in relation to overall social-economic inclusion and participation with a specific focus on education, livelihood and protection.

  • Critically examine the changing gendered roles, types of access, control over assistance and resources as well as perspectives, capacities and constrains relatively towards each other in accessing critical
    services, assistance and livelihood opportunities.

  • Identify specific gender dimension in relations to access to information and rights.

  • Identify trusted and preferred sources of information; information needs of women, girls, men and boys (including elderly and persons with disabilities); and preferred channels to provide feedback to GoE, UNHCR and partners.

  • Identify challenges/barriers faced by women, girls, men and boys in accessing information.

  • Assess and identify the different prevailing attitudes in the targeted communities that define men and women roles and the gender imbalance in access and control over resources and benefits.

  • Explore and map challenges faced by women in raising their voices, influence and in accessing employment opportunities including enterprise development in the personal, social, economic and political sphere.

  • Conduct a comprehensive gender-sensitive risk and threat assessment and map the coping strategies adopted individually, at household level and community in meeting their basic and long-term needs.

  • Identify local capacities, potentials and opportunities that can help to promote women and girls’ participation and address key gender inequality issues.

  • Identify community and household structures in place that influence community cohesion and participation of women, girls, men and boys.

  • Assess current gender and protection policies and its optimal impact on PoCs, as well as identify any gaps within the current policies, systems and procedures, including the technical capacity.

  • In collaboration with ARRA, understand the current gender and protection procedures of the main line ministries including, but not limited to MOLSA, MOYWCA, MOE, MOH to support in devising actions that would enhance the protection of PoCs.

  • Provide specific recommendations that will address the above and mitigate any gender differences in access, participation or decision making that may be experienced by women and girls. Including a clear Plan of Action to address the gender imbalance in access to and control over resources and decision making at household, community and national level.

    Required Qualifications, Skills and Compitencies

    The consultant selected will have the following expertise:

  • The minimum academic qualification is post-graduate degree (Masters) in Gender studies, Law, Cultural Studies, Human Rights, Social Work, Social Science, Law or other clearly related disciplines;

  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in conducting gender related work including conducting gender analysis studies and other social and anthropological research;

  • Experience in conducting assignments in multi-cultural vulnerable communities (refugee and IDPs)

  • Experience in working in humanitarian and development context.

  • Fluency in English is mandatory.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR National Consultant on Protection, Gender and Accountability Jobs in Ethiopia

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