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CONSULTANCY – TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO STRENGTHEN THE INTERNAL MONITORING, REPORTING AND LEARNING OF THE PROJECT “ENHANCING WOMEN´S PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING AND PEACE BUILDING PROCESSES IN SYRIA”

11/25/2021 |

CONSULTANCY – TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO strengthen the internal monitoring, reporting and learning of THE project “Enhancing women´s participation in decision making and peace building processes in Syria”

 

Introduction

EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) is a policy network that provides expertise in the field of gender equality as inseparable from democracy building and citizenship, and advocates for political solutions to all conflicts, and for the right of people to self-determination. EFI’s headquarter is in Paris and the regional MENA office is in Amman, Jordan with country offices in Amman and Beirut.

On October 1st, 2019, EFI in partnership with the Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) started implementing a 28-month project “Enhancing women´s participation in decision making and peace building processes in Syria”, funded by the European Union (EU). The overall objective is to contribute to gender-sensitive and inclusive peace-building process in Syria through promoting women´s participation, empowerment and women´s rights.

 

Overview of the Project

The specific objectives of the project are:

The expected results/outputs of the project:

Main activities of the project:

  • Capacity-building and tools to address VAW and CRSV for Syrian women and Syrian women lawyers.
  • Raising awareness, pressure dialogue and networking.
  • Empowering victims and survivors to participate effectively in Syrian-led and inclusive accountability strategies.

 

Intervention Background

EFI has been supporting Syrian women rights and human rights organizations and activists for the last couple of decades involving both and activists who stand for and advocate for women´s participation in all decision- and peace-making processes for and in Syria and for gender equality as central to political transition. The present project builds on the discussions and outcomes of this work and the recommendations to enhance knowledge and skills on prevention and protection from violence against women (VAW) and   Conflict related sexual violence (CRSV), as a major obstacle to women’s participation in all decision-making processes related to the future of their country. During the networking meeting in 2016 organised by EFI with Syrian women’s organisations and networks from different political, religious and ethnic backgrounds, participants agreed on communalities and mechanism of cooperation, despite the differences in terms of understanding of democracy and gender equality or/and strategies to reach there. A preference was given to having regular thematic discussions, in particular sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

Furthermore, Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) held a preliminary dialogue with Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) to assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011, on how the project can support the IIIM in achieving its mandate. Accordingly, LAW has aimed to transform survivor’s access to justice, by integrating existing documentation efforts with a durable approach of placing survivors and female Syrian lawyers at the helm of a creative and coordinated accountability strategy and providing them with direct legal representation.

 

Rationale of the technical support required

EFI wishes to receive technical support to strengthen its internal monitoring, reporting and learning of its project “Enhancing women´s participation in decision making and peace building processes in Syria” in accordance with the general terms of agreement with the EU. The purpose is to improve the internal monitoring system, ensure a sound reporting based on lessons learned and good practices.

 

Scope of work

It is expected that the consultant will provide technical support to strengthen the internal monitoring, reporting and learning of the project with the following expected deliverables:

  • Monitoring tools are verified and finalised while all corresponding supporting documents are checked and properly filed
  • The final report is completed including the measurement of outcome and output indicators and lessons learnt as per logical framework

 

Profile and requirements

Competencies expected from the consultant are:  

  • Master's or doctoral degree, preferably in Social Sciences.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in developing and supporting monitoring, evaluation and learning systems in gender and human-rights based interventions. A good knowledge in transitional justice is desired.
  • Experience in results-based management and EU reporting requirements.
  • Ability to produce well-written reports that demonstrate excellent analytical and communication skills from the perspective of women’s rights and participation.
  • Ability to work with the organization and with other stakeholders to ensure the delivery of a high-quality product in a timely manner.
  • Regional/Country experience and knowledge.
  • Excellent command of English is mandatory. Arabic is a plus

 

The technical support can be provided entirely remotely.

 

Timeline

The technical support to strengthen the internal monitoring, reporting and learning of the project will be carried out from 05/01/2022 until 31/01/2022 for an estimated 20 days within this period.

The deadlines for the completion of the deliverables of the technical support to strengthen the internal monitoring, reporting and learning of the project (monitoring tool and final report) will be agreed with EuroMed Feminist Initiative’s management team.

 

Budget

The total estimate for the technical support to strengthen the internal monitoring, reporting and learning of the project is: Euros 8,000 (including VAT and all relevant taxes)

 

How to apply

 

Documents required to apply:

  • Detailed Curriculum vitae of the consultant
  • Quotation including the daily fare, the number of days estimated and the total cost.

 

All applications must be submitted in English.

 

Criteria to evaluate applications:

Applications received will be assessed according to the following criteria:

CRITERION 1: Adequacy of the professional profile based on CV (60%).

CRITERION 2: Price based on quotation (40%).

 

Place and deadline for submission of applications:

Applications including detailed CV and quotation should be submitted in English by email to: application@efi-ife.org indicating the reference: “TJ Internal Monitoring" in the email subject.

 

The deadline for submission of applications is January 2nd, 2022.

 

RFP for an M&E Consultant

11/09/2021 | Lebanon

EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) is a policy network that provides expertise in the field of gender equality and women’s rights as inseparable from democracy building and citizenship, and advocates for political solutions to all conflicts, and for the right of peoples to self-determination. EFI seeks to improve and promote women’s rights as universal human rights, the value of gender equality and the use of non-violent means to solve conflicts. Our criterion and position align with the international resolutions and conventions and regional instruments promoting the universality of women’s rights and strengthening women's impact and voices in conflict resolution.

EFI is implementing in partnership with Syrian feminist organisations and human rights organisations the programme “Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction”, funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation agency (SIDA). In the frame of the program, a platform will be established providing relevant feminist resources, studies, research, and information on feminist initiatives in Syria, for Syria and in the region.

EFI is welcoming applications from qualified consultants to provide technical support on all M&E related activities related to the Syria program as follows:

  1. Enhance multi-year results and monitoring framework for the Syria program
  2. Monitor and report on progress and results
  3. Provide monitoring support to the staff of EFI and implementing partners
  4. Document good practices and lessons learned
  5. Oversee and ensure the quality of mid-term and final evaluations as well as other program-related research

The M&E consultant is expected to develop an M&E framework and guidelines for the program. The M&E consultant will also be responsible for ensuring proper implementation of M&E activities by EFI and implementing partners’ staff throughout the program timeframe. Moreover, the M&E consultant will be required to provide ongoing technical support and quality assurance to ensure that M&E activities and reporting are implemented effectively and efficiently, and harmoniously.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the anticipated subcontract, kindly send an email request before the 21st of November 2021 to application@efi-ife.org to receive the full TOR. We will respond by email with a soft copy of the TOR. Reference should be given to the title of the position “M&E Consultant” in the subject of the email.

Feminist Platform Social Media Specialist

08/31/2021 | Lebanon

EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) is a policy network that provides expertise in the field of gender equality and women’s rights as inseparable from democracy building and citizenship, and advocates for political solutions to all conflicts, and for the right of peoples to self-determination. EFI seeks to improve and promote women’s rights as universal human rights, the value of gender equality and the use of non-violent means to solve conflicts. Our criterion and position align with the international resolutions and conventions and regional instruments promoting the universality of women’s rights and strengthening women's impact and voices in conflict resolution.

EFI is implementing in partnership with Syrian feminist organisations and human rights organisations the program “Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction”, funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation agency (SIDA). In the frame of the program, a platform will be established providing relevant feminist resources, studies, research, and information on feminist initiatives in Syria, for Syria and in the region.

EFI-IFE is cooperating with Musawa in this project. Musawa is an organization whose primary mission is to promote a democratic and human rights culture, that is especially concerned with women's rights and gender equality, and to contribute to eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against women, and to empowering women and their effective participation in political, economic, social and cultural fields.

Scope of Work

An online platform is being created with the main purpose of providing access to relevant data on Women’s Rights, Gender Equality, and women’s participation. Gathering relevant feminist resources, studies, research, and information on feminist initiatives in Syria, for Syria and in the region. The platform will also be used to feature the courses and seminars provided at the feminist school. The platform will include materials in both Arabic and English.

       The Media Specialist will be oriented with the platform and its main goals after which he/she is expected to:

  • Draft a media campaign for the platform that should include a clear timeline, proposed topics for research and content to be featured, as well as advocacy campaigns for the project stakeholders
  • Collaborate with researchers, programme manager, and project partners to generate rich and distinguished content for the platform on a constant basis, and feature key issues of direct relevance and importance to the platform audience.
  • Handle all the social media platforms pertaining to the platform, and using them to boost the visibility of platform  
  • Update the platform on a daily basis with the activities, events, and publications of the platform members

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Feminist Platform Website Developer

08/25/2021 | Lebanon

EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) is a policy network that provides expertise in the field of gender equality and women’s rights as inseparable from democracy building and citizenship, and advocates for political solutions to all conflicts, and for the right of peoples to self-determination. EFI seeks to improve and promote women’s rights as universal human rights, the value of gender equality and the use of non-violent means to solve conflicts. Our criterion and position align with the international resolutions and conventions and regional instruments promoting the universality of women’s rights and strengthening women's impact and voices in conflict resolution.

EFI is implementing in partnership with Syrian feminist organisations and human rights organisations the program “Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction”, funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation agency (SIDA). In the frame of the program, a platform will be established providing relevant feminist resources, studies, research, and information on feminist initiatives in Syria, for Syria and in the region.

EFI-IFE is cooperating with Musawa in this project. Musawa is an organization whose primary mission is to promote a democratic and human rights culture, that is especially concerned with women's rights and gender equality, and to contribute to eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against women, and to empowering women and their effective participation in political, economic, social and cultural fields.
 

Objectives of the consultancy
The creation of an online platform that provides access to relevant data on Women’s Rights, Gender Equality, and women’s participation. Gathering relevant feminist resources, studies, research, and information on feminist initiatives in Syria, for Syria and in the region. The platform will also be used to feature the courses and seminars provided at the feminist school. The platform will include materials in both Arabic and English.

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Feminist Platform Developer

08/25/2021 | Lebanon

EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) is a policy network that provides expertise in the field of gender equality and women’s rights as inseparable from democracy building and citizenship, and advocates for political solutions to all conflicts, and for the right of peoples to self-determination. EFI seeks to improve and promote women’s rights as universal human rights, the value of gender equality and the use of non-violent means to solve conflicts. Our criterion and position align with the international resolutions and conventions and regional instruments promoting the universality of women’s rights and strengthening women's impact and voices in conflict resolution.

EFI is implementing in partnership with Syrian feminist organisations and human rights organisations the program “Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction”, funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation agency (SIDA). In the frame of the program, a platform will be established providing relevant feminist resources, studies, research, and information on feminist initiatives in Syria, for Syria and in the region.

EFI-IFE is cooperating with Musawa in this project. Musawa is an organization whose primary mission is to promote a democratic and human rights culture, that is especially concerned with women's rights and gender equality, and to contribute to eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against women, and to empowering women and their effective participation in political, economic, social and cultural fields.

 Objectives of the consultancy

To complete the mapping of Syrian feminist organizations, and Syrian women-led initiatives in Syria, Turkey, MENA and Europe. The consultant needs to develop a clear mapping of the location of these entities, a link to their contact information (Email, Website, LinkedIn Profile, etc), and a communication tool to reach key leaders of women initiatives. The mapping document must be produced in both English and Arabic.

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Feminist Platform Coordinator

08/25/2021 | Lebanon

EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) is a policy network that provides expertise in the field of gender equality and women’s rights as inseparable from democracy building and citizenship, and advocates for political solutions to all conflicts, and for the right of peoples to self-determination. EFI seeks to improve and promote women’s rights as universal human rights, the value of gender equality and the use of non-violent means to solve conflicts. Our criterion and position align with the international resolutions and conventions and regional instruments promoting the universality of women’s rights and strengthening women's impact and voices in conflict resolution.

EFI is implementing in partnership with Syrian feminist organisations and human rights organisations the program “Supporting political transition in Syria through gender-sensitive social reconstruction”, funded by the Swedish International Development and Cooperation agency (SIDA). In the frame of the program, a platform will be established providing relevant feminist resources, studies, research, and information on feminist initiatives in Syria, for Syria and in the region.

EFI-IFE is cooperating with Musawa in this project. Musawa is an organization whose primary mission is to promote a democratic and human rights culture, that is especially concerned with women's rights and gender equality, and to contribute to eliminating all forms of discrimination and violence against women, and to empowering women and their effective participation in political, economic, social, and cultural fields.

Objectives of the consultancy

The consultant must establish relations with Syrian organizations that wish to be part of the platform. The consultant also needs to create monthly calendar and provide daily updates from all participants. Additionally, the consultant needs to coordinate with the mapping consultant, the web developer, the media specialist, and the translator to ensure that all content on the website is up to date and that the website is functioning and accessible in all its technical aspects.

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Call for a Social Media consultant for a ToT

07/20/2021 | Lebanon

Introduction

EFI’s partners will be provided with specialized advanced trainings on communication skills, using social media platforms, community outreach, and building networks and synergies on WR and GE issues including women’s participation in the public sphere and decision making, the WPSA, the implementation of NAP1325, advocacy for amending discriminatory articles in the PSL and penal code, and the promotion of a comprehensive law on the protection from VAWG. These trainings will be replicated to support the spread of gained knowledge and skills.  The ToT will have 15 participants.

Objectives of the consultancy

To offer a one-day training of trainers (ToT) that seeks to improve skills related to gender balance in social media communication products of partners. The goal is to assist partners increase visibility of the plight of women and girls affected by the Syria crisis in a manner that does not compromise human dignity; does not take away their voice; and works in line with internationally recognized humanitarian standards.

Scope of work

The trainer is expected to deliver a one-day ToT (part of a 5-day training session) that will enable participants to gain knowledge on the importance of social media as platforms for advocacy and awareness raising, as well as for increasing visibility of their organization, its mission, vision and achievements.

The training must include the following:

  • A step-by-step explanation of the specific characteristics of each available digital platform as well as the similarities and differences between digital (mainly Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, re audiences, ethics, consent, and terms and regulations)
  • Best (and worst) practices for social media posts, including examples of effective content, and how to support that with an impactful image, or other material (infographics, statistics etc.)
  • Do’s and don’ts for organisations on social media, including examples of other prominent organizations.
  • Explain and assist in the application of Search Engine Optimization, as well as other tools that help boost visibility of social media content, per each platform.
  • Providing support and guidance in the designing and implementation of an online social media campaign that will be developed following the training

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Call for (ToT) consultancy for communication, outreach, and networking

07/20/2021 | Lebanon

EFI’s partners will be provided with specialized advanced trainings on communication skills, using social media platforms, community outreach, and building networks and synergies on WR and GE issues including women’s participation in the public sphere and decision making, the WPSA, the implementation of NAP1325, advocacy for amending discriminatory articles in the PSL and penal code, and the promotion of a comprehensive law on the protection from VAWG. These trainings will be replicated to support the spread of gained knowledge and skills.  The ToT will have 15 participants.

Objectives of the consultancy

To offer a training of trainers that raises awareness and improves skills related to gender balance in communication products of partners, through research-based materials, case studies, media-friendly packages etc. The goal is to assist partners increase visibility of the plight of women and girls affected by the Syria crisis in a manner that does not compromise human dignity; does not take away their voice; and works in line with internationally recognized humanitarian standards.

The ToT will be implemented Mid-August in Beirut or online depending on the COVID 19 regulations.

Deadline for submission: 20th of July 2021. Download pdf file to apply. 

Call for an Advocacy Consultant

04/25/2019 | Jordan

 

Scope and Objectives of the Advocacy Campaign

EFI’s and consortium members’ is creating partnerships to facilitate women’s access to labour market.

The Consultant is expected to provide technical support to design, implement and evaluate the development of a local advocacy campaign aiming at holding consultations with targeted private sector companies in close coordination with EFI, BDC and Tamkeen. The direct consultations will focus on influencing the private sector companies and lobby them to establish day-care centres for women. Additionally, the Consultant is expected to provide technical assistance for private sector employers to open day-care centers in their premises or within other agreed models. Article 72 of Jordan’s labour law stipulates the provision of workplace day care centers at factories and companies where more than 20 women are employed with at least 10 total children under the age of four; but this has been scarcely implemented over the last two decades.

The Consultant will jointly plan and conduct a national campaign that aims to organize a one hundred consultations during the project period. It is expected that the consultations will target 200 private sector companies, to push for the establishment of day-care centres.

By the end of the campaign, at least 50 companies will be committed to open day care centres for women.

Deliverables:

  1. Organise a planning workshop with Syrian and Jordanian women to develop 15 months advocacy campaign strategy in a participatory approach.
  2. Hold 100 Consultations with 200 private companies in targeted locations facilitating opening day care centres for women to improve supportive environments for women in employment. 
  3. Produce a technical manual to provide advisory support on opening day-care centers to private sector companies.
  4. Submit a final report that reflects the campaign results including planning meetings, campaign design, and consultation meetings with private sector companies.
  5. Insure that the visibility of the campaign is covered and documented through the campaign activities.

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Recrutement d’une consultante

07/14/2021 | Algeria

L'Initiative Féministe Euro-Méditerranéenne  (IFE) recherche un.e consultant.e suivi et évaluation dans le cadre de son projet « Mowatinat, Mowatinoun, Pour protéger les femmes et les filles des violences», qui a pour objectif premier de “Renforcer et soutenir le réseau associatif algérien actif dans la prévention et la lutte contre les violences à l’encontre des femmes et des filles”. 

Cette consultation requiert une bonne connaissance du milieu associatif pour l’étude des besoins des associations / collectifs engagés pour les droits des femmes. Il en est attendu un état des lieux précis et à jour qui contribuera à la réussite du projet tant pour le contenu des formations que pour l’organisation des différentes activités. Veuillez vous référer au document PDF ci-dessous pour plus d'informations. 

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