Individual Consultant: Gender Impact Analysis during COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 25 November 2020
  • Myanmar
  • Closing on 3 December 2020
  • Current

Job Description

Objectives of the Work

The overall objective of the assignment is to conduct a gender and situation analysis both structured and informal in order to identify Gender strategies, programmes and projects take place. The analysis will also focus on assessing gender roles, needs, interests, work, and status of women relative to men in a particular society, taking about a range of social, cultural, economic, environmental, and political considerations.

The results of the analysis will be used inform that all of project’s activities and interventions involve and impacts both women and men. Moreover, the result is to tackle the invisibility of women: to ensure that women’s status as equal partners in development, as well as their aspirations for change, are recognized, valued and supported.

Scope of Work, Specific Duties and Responsibilities, Schedule of Work

The gender analysis will emphasis on six different areas which are Dagon, Hlaing Thar Yar in Yangon, Pyi Gyi Tagon, Meikhtila in Mandalay, Demoso in Kayah, Hpa-An and Tantaung Gyi in Kayin and Kachin. The specific duties and responsibilities under this role will include;

a) Identifying, defining, and refining the issues; policy analysis usually begins with identifying a problem or an opportunity requiring policy development or analysis. This stage involves determining the nature, scope and importance of the issue within the context of the current policy environment that warranted placing it on the policy agenda.

b) Defining desired goals and anticipated outcomes; desired goals and anticipated outcomes for the policy are proposed. An analysis of intended/ unintended outcomes usually examines the degree to which the policy can meet or hinder other policies or government objectives. Outcome indicators, monitoring process, partners in defining outcomes, and accountability for achieving outcomes are usually considered.

c) Definition the information and consultation inputs; it looks at what knowledge is needed, and what sources can best provide it. Available and relevant data sources and partners in data gathering and analysis are identified.

d) Conducting research; the research design, and the type of analysis to be done that tasks and methods of analysis and approaches to data presentation are discussed

e) Developing and analyzing options; the relationship options and their impact on existing policies, programs and legislation are also studied for example: economic, social, equity, community, environmental etc. Impact analysis are developed preferably for each option while responsibility for implementation and the resources required are also examined.

f) Making recommendations; the recommendation of options if often a collaborative effort, and sometimes draws directly on public input and consultation. The rationale for the recommendations is derived from the analysis of options and presents the recommendation in terms of its favorable and unfavorable impacts, implications, and the policy environment.

g) Communicating policy; communicating the recommended policy can play a significant role in its acceptance and implementation. Timing, choice of media, language, and public involvement are important to ensure that government intent and the impacts of the policy, program and legislation are understood. The participation and acknowledgement of partners and consulting groups can be a key part of communicating policies inside the government and to the public

h) Assessing the quality of analysis.

Qualification Requirement

The consultant must be experienced in conduting gender and it’s impact analysis, writing academic papers and reports for AAM is familiar with the content of Myanmar.

a) Education

  • Master’s degree in gender and development studies or gender, social science, sociology, political science or any other related field.

b) Experience

  • A Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in conducting gender analysis exercises
  • Experience working in the current context of Myanmar and contextual Knowledge of gender in Myanmar
  • Experience in conducting research and report writing in the area of gender and development
  • Experience in report writing and editing for international development agencies’ documents

c) Language

  • Fluency in English written and spoken.
  • Ability to write academic report in English.

d) Others

  • Demonstrate strong written communication, research and analytical and ability to rapidly integrate information from various sources.
  • Excellent existing network of contacts and proven ability to build strong relationships with Government officals, non-state actors, and other local actors.
  • Ability to work in track changes in Word and Pdf files.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new working environments, to establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team spirit, innovative and takes initiative
  • Technical skills in production, editing, and ability to write quickly, clearly and concisely in English.
  • Ability to deliver on time as committed and be responsive to all communications from AAM.
  • Ability to produce timely and succinct monthly bulletin.

Expected Timeframe

  • From January 2021 to February 2021

Management/Reporting

The consultant will focus the whole process of gender analysis as mentioned on Scope of Work, Specific Duties and Responsibilities, Schedule of Work in collation with Program Manager of Women’s Rights team at Action Aid Myanmar. The timeline for deliverables (including each of outputs) will be agreed upon with the Program Manager of Women’s Rights team.

Interested persons should send a proposal and detailed CV, not later than 5:00 pm, 3rd December 2020. No requirement of photo or copy of certificates. We will prefer to receive application only through the following email address: hr.myanmar@actionaid.org.

Please note that due to high volume of application, we only contact shortlisted candidates for interview. ActionAid reserves the right to fill the post prior to the closing date if a suitable applicant is found beforehand. Internal applicants should inform their Line Managers of their application.

Application Deadline : 3rd December 2020

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