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National Consultant - UNHCR

Location: Tongogara Refugee Camp
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

National Consultant for Conducting Participatory Gender Audit in Tongogara Refugee Camp 

Duration: Approximately 3 weeks

Date of assignment: September-October 2022 (15 working days)

Duty Station: Tongogara Refugee Camp 

Gender-based Violence (GBV) is a grave risk for persons of concern, in particular for women and girls residing in Tongogara Refugee Camp. UNHCR Zimbabwe aims to conduct a GBV Safety Audit to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the specific GBV risks in Tongogara Refugee Camp. The aim of the GBV Safety Audits, as a participatory assessment tool with the community, is to understand the specific GBV risks, community response and prevention mechanisms, and relevant gaps regarding access to quality services for GBV survivors, and women and girls at displacement sites. 

Job Summary

The Consultant, under the guidance of the Assistant Protection Officer and the UNHCR Gender Based Violence Safety Audit focal person will participate in the data collection in the camp in late September, consolidate the final comprehensive gender safety audit evidence reflecting on observational data from the safety walks, focus group discussion, community mapping among others.

The final gender audit report should be brief and punctual, indicate the gender risk issues with clear strategies and recommendations (approved by UNHCR) on how to address them and annexes of the assessment tools. In addition, the consultant is expected to develop recommendations in line with the GBV Policy core action outcomes pursued by UNHCR operations. The consultant will therefore be required to be present in Tongogara Refugee Camp during the safety audit data collection period. 

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Develop an Inception report-3 pages
  • Participate in the gender audit safety audit toolkit training facilitated by the Regional Bureau for Southern Africa [RBSA]
  • Together with UNHCR Protection Teams, RBSA and partners hold meetings with the community led structures to introduce the Participatory Gender Audit
  • Develop the assessment outline in coordination with the UNHCRTeam in Zimbabwe.
  • Conduct interviews, focus group discussions, safety walks or any other activities during the data collection period
  • Prepare and present a final report in English for the operation's approval, that can be developed into a strategy and action plan for the operation.
  • Produce final GBV audit report indicating the gender issues for persons of concern with clear strategies and recommendations 

Qualifications And Experience

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in gender studies, social sciences, women law, or any related development field preferable
  • Knowledge and experience working in Zimbabwe or the region.
  • Demonstrated background in gender mainstreaming, policy development and gender analysis
  • 3-5years of significant experience in conducting gender audits for civil society organizations; public institutions or development partners
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in working on women's development and gender issues 

How To Apply 

Application Procedure Interested and suitable candidates should submit a technical proposal detailing how they are going to approach the assignment showing the methodology, time frame and work plan. A separate single pager to be submitted also giving the financial proposal to undertake the assignment. The full package to be submitted to: zimha@unhcr.org by the 12th of September, 2022. 

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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