Call for Gender Consultants

Posted 10 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services

Call for Letter of Expression of Interest

The Programme “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq (SPW)”, commissioned on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is demanding services for an individual consultant to participate in the appraisal mission and to contribute to the development of the modification offer.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a public-benefit federal enterprise that on behalf of the German Government supports many public and private sector clients in around 120 countries in achieving their objectives in international cooperation. With this aim, GIZ works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
The SPW project aims at strengthening the participation of women in the peace and rehabilitation process in Iraq. In an integrated approach, it contributes to the implementation of two SDGs, objective 5 and more specifically 5.5: "To ensure the full and effective participation of women and their equal opportunities to assume leadership roles at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life", and objective 16.7: "To ensure that decision-making at all levels is demand-driven, inclusive, participatory and representative
Service requirement:
SPW will conduct an appraisal mission in order to produce a thoroughly researched and clearly structured modification offer for its programme.
The appraisal mission includes the analysis
• of requirements and expectations from the intended political partners as well as the commissioner BMZ),
• of the requirements and expectations of relevant public and civil society organisations as well as potential beneficiaries of services supported by the project,
• of programmes of other donors, as well as 
• of possible synergies and scope for cooperation with other regional or global projects, networks or platforms. 
The appraisal team carries out (remote) interviews and (remote) focus group discussions with relevant actors and studies relevant documents. The results which shall be endorsed by partners, commissioners and GIZ, will form the foundation for the future implementation of the project.
Therefore, the role within an appraisal team requires not only technical skills but also advisory and facilitation skills. 
The appraisal team: 
• identifies the needs of the target groups, 
• manages the appraisal mission content-wise, 
• organizes and moderates the interplay between the different actors, 
• mediates and deals with the different expectations towards the project. 
The appraisal should take account of relevant GIZ processes and rules, the Guidelines on preparing technical cooperation measures and the defined criteria for measures financed through the Special Initiative Forced Displacement commissioned by BMZ.
To this end, members of the appraisal team must cooperate effectively with each other and with all others involved in preparing and conducting the appraisal (officer responsible for preparing the commission, GIZ team, partners). 
The consultant will be part of the appraisal mission and contribute to the development of the modification offer and related documents. in the period of 01/11/2020 to 31/12/2020.
The consultant will be responsible for the adjustment of the integrated peace, conflict and human rights analysis, based on the analysis of the current project and the findings of the appraisal mission,  as well as gender analysis.        
The consultant shall provide the following work (in cooperation with the other members of the appraisal team):

1- Prepare the work-related elements of the appraisal 
Consultant should prepare for the appraisal using the documents and information provided (e.g. identify hypotheses, initial questions and pointers for discussion and clarify them with the officer responsible for preparing the commission and other members  
2- Hold the kick-off meeting
 At this meeting, the basis for cooperation is established (roles, tasks, responsibilities, etc.), the head of mission assumes responsibility for the process, and the team officially starts work on the assignment.
3- Develop the appraisal design (mostly remote appraisal) The appraisal team produces the appraisal design in consultation with the officer responsible for preparing the commission and the GIZ team.
4- Conduct the appraisal and prepare relevant conceptual documents
 The appraisal team carries out its assignment (mostly remotely).
5- Complete the appraisal
The team members deliver their respective contributions and sub-products and check the completeness of the work prepared and delivered.
6- Support the development of the modified project offer to be sent to the BMZ and finalize related annexes and documents 
Working closely and by agreement with the officer responsible for preparing the commission, the appraisal team develops the necessary deliverables for inclusion in the offer
The consultant contributes to the development and finalisation of the following documents:
  • Appraisal design  
The agreed appraisal design has been developed in consultation with the officer responsible for preparing the commission and, where applicable, the GIZ team.
The officer responsible for preparing the commission has supplied the required inputs and guidance on preparing the agenda.
  • Drafts for the content of the project proposal, including the required internal or external annexes 
  1. - Results matrix, logical framework
  2. - Modification offer 
  3. - Modified staffing concept and profiles (based on the current staffing profiles but adjusted according to the modification offer)

The approximate technical requirement of the consultant is as follows: 

Master’s degree in social sciences or related science
Professional experience:
- At least 3 years’ experience in the context of gender equality, women’s empowerment, and/or participation of women in the reconstruction and peace process in Iraq
- Knowledge of policies and regulations in the context of women’s empowerment and participation of women in the rehabilitation and peace process in Iraq
- Extensive knowledge about the women’s rights situation in Iraq
- Experience working within governments / UN / INGO's / NGO's and international donors on implementing programmes (preferably on gender equality or women’s rights, but not essential). 
- Experience in development cooperation especially with GIZ would be a strong asset
- Good network skills and knowledge of key state actors and civil society of Iraq working on women’s empowerment and the participation of women in the context of peace and rehabilitation 
- Good knowledge of project management and understanding of the programming cycle (planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation)
- Experience in designing programs or approaches and preparing complete proposals (including result matrix, logical frameworks, etc.)
 Language skills: 
- business fluency in written and spoken English, Arabic and Kurdish, knowledge of German would be an asset.

Interested individuals are kindly requested to express their interest for the above-mentioned services, to send a Letter of Interest with following documents:

1. The CV with references
2. Provide a letter directed to GIZ exploring the interest to work with GIZ for above mentioned service. 
3. Bank data with all details from a local bank (Bank Name, Account Holder, IBAN).
4. A copy of ID or Passport.
This expression of interest is a market search for qualified Consultants and GIZ keeps the right for appropriate selection of the best qualified consultants for future demand.
Interested individuals must submit above requirement forms (1. to 4.) via email to with the email subject name ‘’ EOI – Gender Consultant ‘’.
The deadline for submission is:
On Tuesday, 20.10.2020
AT 15:00

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