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World Food Program Consultancy opportunity

Through Food assistance For Assets (FFA), WFP provides individuals from vulnerable and food insecure households with food or cash-based transfers to help them meet their household’s short-term food needs, in exchange for their participation in asset creation activities that contribute to building longer-term food security and/or the restoration of community services.

As part of an effort to strengthen existing FFA corporate guidance and field practices, WFP is about to undertake a study aimed at assessing the gender contribution of FFA, with a particular focus on women’s socioeconomic empowerment and women’s nutrition. The study is expected to demonstrate how FFA programmes – through their planning, design and implementation modalities, but also through the transfer they provide, the assets they build and the complementary activities with which they are integrated – can and should support a transformation of unequal gender relations to promote shared power, control of resources and decision-making between women and men, and ultimately serve as an effective tool to improve women’s nutrition.

WFP is looking for a senior consultant to undertake this study, for an estimated period of 4 to 6 months in 2016. The total workload is estimated at 80 working days, which should not necessarily be consecutive, and shall include missions to WFP HQ in Rome as well as to five countries where FFA is being implemented. The consultant should be highly specialized and qualified in the fields of gender and nutrition, with complementary knowledge on livelihoods and food security as well as on FFA-type projects. He/She will be given the possibility to mobilize additional junior and/or field-based consultants during specific periods of time when he/she will require technical support, within a budget range that is to be agreed with WFP.

All detailed information on the rationale, objectives and proposed modalities for the study are presented in the attached ToR’s: ToR_WFP Food assistance for assets project

If you wish to apply for this senior consultancy position please send your CV to Damien Vaquier (damien.vaquier@wfp.org) and Johanna Gårdesten (johanna.gardesten@wfp.org) by Monday 22nd February.

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Vacancies with UN-Women

UN Women is recruiting:

For all their vacancies visit the following weblink: http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment

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Consultant opportunity with World Bank Gender Innovation Lab

The World Bank’s Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab seeks a Short Term Consultant (STC) to produce a gender-disaggregated cross-country analysis of well-being using the new Listening to Africa (L2A) survey.

The STC will be responsible to produce a gender-disaggregated cross-country analysis of well-being using the new Listening to Africa (L2A) survey. The L2A uses mobile phone technologies to collect high-frequency household panel data on a wide range of topics including education, health, labor, housing, assets, electricity and transport, consumption, nutrition and food security, security and violence, subjective well-being, agriculture, shocks and coping strategies, as well as water, sanitation and hygiene. L2A surveys are currently being implemented in Madagascar, Malawi, Togo (Lome), Senegal and Tanzania.

Findings from this research will be published as a WB-GIL report, which seeks to allow better understanding of gender disparities in Africa as well as of what can be done to address them.

About the Gender Innovation Lab: 

The Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) supports rigorous research to build the evidence base for effective gender policies. The impact objective of the Gender Innovation Lab is to increase governments’ and the private sector’s take-up of effective policies that address the underlying causes of gender inequality in Africa, particularly by promoting growth through women’s economic and social empowerment.

Read the full Terms of Reference here: L2A Survey STC_GIL

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Consultancy for gender value chain work at HarvestPlus

The International Food Policy Research Institute seeks a gender consultant for the HarvestPlus program. The consultancy is expected to take 9 weeks in September and October 2015. Please see the attached Scope of Work document to read about the position: SOW – HarvestPlus Gender Consultant

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Consulting opportunity: Land, Gender, and Food Security Expert (apply by Feb 23)


The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is seeking a Consultant for 6 months to produce a policy brief/report and provide senior level legal and policy advice on strategic issues relating to the nexus of land, gender and women’s empowerment, food security and the law. The Consultant will work under the direction of IDLO’s Director of Research and Learning, and in close collaboration with the Gender Specialist.

To apply, please visit IDLO’s employment website at http://www.idlo.int/jobs

Click here to view the original announcement.

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