Open vacancy: Consultant (Jijiga, Ethiopia)

The International Solidarity Foundation Ethiopia is seeking experienced consultant to analyze the issue of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and gender norms in the targeted communities of Degahbour and Harrow in Somali Region, Ethiopia.

The main objective of this analysis is to provide insight into the dynamics, triggers, and underlying causes of VAWG, including female genital mutilation/cutting and partner violence, in the lives of the beneficiaries and their communities. Additionally, the analysis aims to enhance understanding of the prevalence, severity, responsibility, and preventability of various forms of VAWG among community members (rights holders) and relevant duty bearers. Given that rigid gender norms and harmful stereotypes often contribute to VAWG, they will be an integral focus of this analysis.

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How to apply and selection process

Qualifications of the consultant 

The profile of the leading consultant needs to meet the below requirements:  

  • University degree in development studies or social science, preferably doctoral degree 
  • Minimum 7 years’ professional experience in gender equality and women’s rights, preferably violence against women and girls 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in research and/or programme evaluation 
  • Profound understanding of the Somali region context 
  • Evidence of quality outputs from previous assignments 
  • Full professional fluency in written and oral English  
  • Good qualitative and quantitative analytical skills 
  • Good reporting and presenting skills 
  • Punctuality and availability to complete the work on time  

How to apply and selection criteria 

Requested information: 

  • a draft consultancy plan (1-2 pages) including a short description on the methods, duration of the consultancy (number of days), consultant team 
  • CVs of all the consultant team members 
  • cost of the tender including facilitation fee/day, other costs  

ISF will choose the consultant according to a) the professional capacity of the consultant(s), b) the quality of the tender, c) the cost of the tender. 

The selection of the consultant will be done by ISF. The tender must be submitted by February 21st, 2024, to ISF Ethiopia email address: isfethiopia@solidaarisuus.fi