Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Gender Norms Analysis


International Solidarity Foundation

Remote (local)
  • Career category:Research/ Data analysis
  • Job type:Consultancy
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:5-10 years
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:Remote (local)
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Deadline:21/02/2024
  • Location:Ethiopia
Gender-based violence (GBV)
Purpose and scope of the analysis 
The overall purpose of the analysis is to illuminate the dynamics, triggers and root causes, as well as alternative solutions to mitigate VAWG (particularly female genital mutilation/cutting and partner violence) in the lives of the beneficiaries and their communities at large. It also aims to shed light on the understanding on the prevalence, severity, culpability and preventability of various types of VAWG among community members (rights holders) and relevant duty bearers. As rigid gender norms and harmful gender stereotypes often give rise to VAWG, they constitute a crucial part of the analysis. 
The topics and questions below are preliminary. The scope of the analysis will be agreed upon together with the consultant, ISF and ISF partners during the inception phase: 
  • Mandatory component: Gender norms analysis to explore the underlying gender stereotypes, norms and ideals in the target communities:  

  • Mandatory component: FGM analysis to explore the local dynamics and understandings in the target communities: 

  • Mandatory component: Domestic/partner violence analysis to explore the local dynamics and understandings in the target communities: 

  • Optional component (based on the desk review findings): Non-partner sexual violence, abuse, and harassment analysis to explore the local dynamics and understandings in the target communities: 
  • Mandatory component: Stakeholder analysis  

Methodology and sampling 
The inception phase entails preliminary discussions with each project team and desk review of at least the following documents: 
•       ISF 2022-25 Development Programme and Ethiopia Country Programme 
•       ISF partners’ initial 2022-25 project concept notes  
•       ISF Ethics and safety guidelines for addressing VAWG 

The analysis should collect qualitative data through some or all of the below methods, and/or other qualitative methods suggested by the consultant:  
•       Key informant in-depth interviews (KII) to gather primary data from key stakeholders  
•       Focus group discussions (FGD) with project beneficiaries and other stakeholders. 
•       Observations during field visit(s) 

Timing, duration and expected deliverables of the analysis 
The analysis is expected to start 28th of February and be finalized beginning of May 2024. Data collection during Ramadan will be negotiated with the consultant and will be decided during the inception report. An estimated duration is 20-30 working days including submission of an inception report.

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  

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