Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Gender Consultants at Plan International

Plan International is an independent child-centred international development organisation committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 75 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens' participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organisations, development partner government at all levels and the private sector.

We are currently implementing the Global Affairs Canada funded MNCH projects: Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and children (SHOW) in Sokoto and Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN) in Bauchi state.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Gender Consultant 

Location: Nigeria

Plan International Nigeria is currently requesting fur application for a Gender consultant to facilitate a gender assessment to provide more in-depth contextualized qualitative baseline data on the underlying causes relating to MNCH issues and experience of women, men, and boys and girls’realities in MNCH.

This assessment will capture:
  • Perceptions of women/girls and men/boys regarding their involvement in MNCH decision-making.
  • Differences between the roles and responsibilities of women and men and boys/girls.
  • Differences in their access to and control of resources,
  • Power dynamics between men/women, boys/girls and differences in practical needs and strategic interest.
  • Household, community and health facility level barriers/constraints they face in accessing and utilizing MNCH services.
The gender assessment is expected to compliment the baseline assessment being conducted for both projects that has already incorporated a gendered perspective using sex and age dis aggregated data where appropriate and specific gender equality (GE) questions in the different baseline tools such as in the household(HH)survey and health facility assessment.

The assessment will be guided but not limited by an analytical framework that hat key parameters and lines of exploration. This assessment’s findings and recommendations will serve to enable project staff and partners to refine and adapt project interventions’ effective response to the realities and needs of male/female target beneficiaries. It will also serve as aan ongoing learning and monitoring tool to better understand the progress in gender equality in relation to meeting the project’s health objectives. 

Scope of Work
  • Translate FGD/Kll tools provided by Plan into appropriate language.
  • Finalize research sites, sampling and field work logistics (approximately 3-4 FGDs per 3-4 sites and KIIs) as per guidance of Plan International Nigeria and Plan Canada.
  • Training/orientation by Plan International Nigeria on FGD/KII tools/approach including pilot testing for team members including facilitator and note-taker.
  • Finalize/adjust FGD/KII tools.
  • Carry out primary data collection as per defined sites and samples,
  • Transcribe/Write up data
  • Input data into software (NVivo preferably or at the very least in excel).
  • Data validation/verification for completeness and consistency and approval by Plan
  • Transfer of all data and materials to Plan.
  • Demonstrated minimum 5-10 years of experience in administering participatory qualitative research methods/approaches, especially for gender assessments/analyses/evaluations, preferably for international non-profit organizations, or bilateral, multilateral agencies
  • Experience analyzing qualitative data (ex. With Excel, Nvivo)
  • Knowledge of gender issues and women's/girls’ empowerment issues in Nigeria would be an advantage:
  • Knowledge/experience of health sector issues, particularly relating to maternal and newborn child health would be an added advantage
  • Fluency in English and national/local languages.
  • Ability to work as team player.
Application Closing Date
25th March, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send all applications and CV/Profile

Note: Only application sent electronically by e-mail with the format "Consultant - Gender Assessment" clearly indicated as as the subject of the mail will be considered.