Job title Gender Analysis Consultant
Department PSI Cote d’Ivoire
Based in Location Abidjan
Term 30 working days
Reports to Country Representative
Who we are
With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
PSI Cote d’Ivoire is a well-established platform with a current portfolio of HIV, sanitation and reproductive health projects financed by USG agencies such as PEPFAR, USAID as well as the Dutch and Canadian governments. This past year, PSI/CI received new funding for reproductive health, to implement a reproductive health project in three regions of the country with an advocacy and knowledge sharing component that extends to the French West Africa (FWA) region. The project’s objectives are:
- Increase knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) among women and adolescent girls
- Increase access to a range of SRHR products and services for women and adolescent girls
- Increased knowledge of key stakeholders on effective delivery of quality SRHR services in the FWA region
In addition, PSI hopes to receive additional funds that will extend implementation to other countries in FWA.
Since gender plays a critical role in women’s access to and use of SRHR products and services, an experienced French speaking gender consultant is needed to conduct a broad review of the current state of gender equality in Cote d’Ivoire. The goal of the gender analysis is to increase insights to overcome gender barriers to SRHR in Cote d’Ivoire and possibly other FWA countries. This analysis will establish an understanding of the differences and disparities faced by women, girls, men, and boys due to their gender identities. Additionally, the consultant will summarize the impact of gender differences on intended programmatic implementation and potential affects of program activities on cultural norms, roles and responsibilities of women, girls, men, and boys in Cote d’Ivoire.
Sound like you? Read on.
- Convene a small working group from PSI network member office and PSI DC
- Review and present options for an evidence informed gender analysis framework or approach. Present options to the small working group and lead the selection of a gender analysis framework. The selected framework should comprise (in some way) review across five basic domains:
- Access to assets, resources, services and opportunities: e.g., What differences by gender exist in access to education, employment, income, health services, etc.
- Knowledge, beliefs, and perception: e.g., What are the differences between the knowledge and beliefs of various groups based on gender? What stereotypes exist?
- Practices and participation:g., What do different groups do? How do they spend their time? What are the varying responsibilities and expectations for each? Who is responsible for childcare?
- Institutions, laws and policies: g., What laws, restrictions, policies, protections, etc., exist based on gender?
- Power, Decision Making, Representation: g., What are the power dynamics among genders and groups at a point of intersectionality? How are groups represented in positions of power and authority?
- Develop a secondary data collection and analysis plan, inclusive of intended sources of information, types of data to collect and analysis activities. This plan should be specific to the program objectives and target population, with the goal of summarizing:
- How the intended programmatic activities will affect women, girls, men, boys in Cote d’Ivoire
- How the existing cultural norms, roles and expectations specific to women, girls, men, and boys in Cote d’Ivoire will affect intended programmatic activities
- Collect and analyze existing secondary literature, policies, laws, international guidance, and data (disaggregated by gender and age) available including results from relevant PSI research and activities, according to the selected gender analysis framework, and secondary data collection and analysis plan
- Write an actionable report for program implementers in Cote d’Ivoire
An action plan - The consultant will submit an action plan with the timeline, tools, an analysis framework and reporting
A literary review - Literature review of the tools and resources will focus on resources that have been successful in Cote d’Ivoire and the region to address the SRHR
Presentation to the PSI-CI team in French – the consultant will present the findings of the analysis, identify priority areas for the implementation team to integrate into project implementation
Final report and PowerPoint – The consultant will submit a PowerPoint presentation and final written report in English
What are we looking for?
- You have at least 5 years of experience conducting similar consultancies, particularly in gender and SRHR.
- You have a graduate degree in gender studies, social sciences or equivalent.
- You are experienced conducting qualitative/quantitative research inclusive of interviews and focus groups
- You have lived and/or worked in a Francophone developing country.
- You are fluent in English and French.
- References and examples are similar work will be requested.
What would get us excited?
Experience in the region: You have conducted similar work in West Africa or Cote d’Ivoire in recent years.
Collaborator. You are able to work in a team cutting across time zones and diverse background.
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PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.
About the OrganizationAbout PSI:
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations, in over 65 countries to lead healthier lives. Over 150 staff in the Washington D.C headquarters, 100 overseas expatriate staff and almost 8,000 local staff work to execute PSI’s critical and innovative programs worldwide.
Health Impact and Donors:
PSI has a unique focus on measurable health impact much like successful corporations measure profitability. Measuring the results of PSI’s health interventions isn’t as simple as counting lives saved. PSI employs an entire team of researchers to continuously evaluate PSI performance against evidence-based objectives and verifiable indicators. Such strict measurement of PSI performance is what sets the organization apart from others in the field and feeds into the design of innovative, targeted and cost-effective interventions.
By utilizing the DALY (Disability Adjusted Life Year) system, PSI estimates that in 2009 alone, its programs directly prevented more than 156,000 HIV infections, 2.6 million unintended pregnancies, almost 150,000 deaths from malaria and diarrhea and 19 million malaria episodes. In addition, roughly 25,000 patients were treated for TB.
With a focus on decentralized management and local experts, innovative programs and successful benchmarking, PSI is proud of its long term commitment to serve those most in need. PSI is supported by several major donors including: governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands; the Global Fund, various United Nations agencies, private foundations, corporations and individuals.
Areas of PSI focus:
PSI has HIV programs in over 60 countries around the world. Interventions, which include social marketing of HIV products and services and targeted HIV communications, are based upon a commitment to produce measurable health impact and an emphasis upon rigorous research and evaluation. Although condom social marketing and targeted communications remain the cornerstones of PSI's work to address the HIV pandemic, country programs also implement an increasingly comprehensive range of interventions in response to the changing needs of specific country contexts and populations. PSI is increasingly implementing innovations such as male circumcision services and targeted communications for concurrent sexual partnerships and injection drug use interventions.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a curable and preventable illness, yet it remains a major cause of death worldwide. It is one of the biggest killers of women of reproductive age and the most common cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS. PSI provides a variety of innovative TB and TB/HIV-related services, engaging private providers in diagnosis and treatment and integrating HIV counseling and testing with TB services. It also creates innovative behavior change communications campaigns to increase awareness of TB and TB/HIV and to promote healthy behaviors.
Vulnerable children are one of PSI’s most important target groups. According to the WHO, nearly 10 million children under the age of five die each year – more than 1,000 every hour. Tragically, about two-thirds of child deaths are preventable through practical, low-cost interventions. PSI works to improve child survival by helping developing countries address water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia and HIV with prevention and treatment education and products. PSI’s child survival programs improve the health and save the lives of children under five in more than 30 countries.
In over 30 countries throughout the world PSI empowers women and couples to lead healthier lives by providing access to innovative family planning and maternal health products and services. Every year, there are more than 60 million unintended pregnancies and more than 500,000 women die from pregnancy-related causes. In 2008 alone, PSI prevented an estimated 3.1 million unintended pregnancies and 15,000 maternal deaths, and enabled millions of couples to plan their families.
Over the past three decades, PSI has expanded the contraceptive methods in its portfolio from male condoms and oral contraceptives to include injectable contraceptives, intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD), emergency contraception pills, implants, female condoms, voluntary sterilization, and fertility awareness methods such as the Standard Days Method using Cyclebeads®. PSI’s RH platform has also grown to address maternal mortality through the prevention of post-partum hemorrhage and sepsis, and the prevention of unsafe abortion.
Access to clean water is a challenge in almost all of the countries PSI operates in. Increasing awareness of water borne diseases and accessibility to treated water are a core part of PSI’s efforts across its health areas.
PSI and its many partners are working together to promote the Safe Water System, a water quality intervention that employs proven, easy-to-use and inexpensive solutions such as household water treatment appropriate for the developing world. Household water treatment and safe storage ensures that each sip of water is safe to drink. Household water treatment can be adopted quickly, inexpensively, at national scale in both development and emergency situations, making an immediate difference on the lives of those who rely on transporting to and storing water in their homes.
PSI provides malaria control support to national Ministries of Health in over 30 countries worldwide. PSI tailors its malaria control programs to the unique environment in each country and the needs outlined by the Ministry of Health to achieve the Abuja Targets and MDGs. PSI’s malaria control programs include delivery of insecticide treated mosquito nets, pre-packaged malaria treatment, behavior change communications and operational research.