Appel à candidature : Cour Pénale Internationale (CPI) recherche un(e) Consultant(e) pour l’évaluation et le plan d’action en matière de genre, Fonds au profit des victimes, Europe.
Objective of the assignment
The overall objective of the assignment is to assess the TFV’s current gender strategy, policies, programmes, practices and capacities as a first step towards identification of key actions the TFV can put in place to live up to its ambitions in terms of working towards gender equality.
Scope of work of the assignment
The identified set of tentative tasks/activities for the consultant are:
- Review and analyse the TFV Strategic Plan, Theory of Change and programmatic and budget principles in relation to gender equality;
- Analyse the relevance of the TFV’s gender approach in the design and implementation of its programmes at the international, national, and local levels against the outcomes of the TFV’s Strategic Plan and SDG 5 and SDG 16+;
- Identify gaps and opportunities in terms of policies, training opportunities, capacities, programming, budgeting and actions geared toward strengthening gender mainstreaming at the TFV, including recommendations for the to-be-developed TFV Gender Policy;
- Conduct a series of interviews and consultations with TFV´s staff and other relevant stakeholders such as Implementing partners and donors through a well-designed participatory process during the entire assessment including the promotion of it results;
- Review and document key relevant case studies, to be selected in consultation with the TFV focal point for the assignment, for the different areas of the gender assessment, i.e. two light-touch case studies and one deep dive.
- In consultation with TFV staff and with the results of the gender assessment, develop a realistic budgeted gender action plan with concrete goals and objectives to strengthen gender-responsive policies, practices, and organisational culture for the next five years;
- Facilitate the clarification of internal roles and responsibilities at the TFV for an effective implementation of the action plan, including a monitoring and evaluation framework plan to measure progress.
Approach and methods
The design and methodology for the assignment are expected to be fully developed and presented in the proposal, including innovative and flexible ways of providing remote consultancy services. While this is a gender assessment and not a gender audit, participatory methods like the ones promoted by the ILO Participatory Gender Audit, amongst other tools to be suggested by the Consultant, are encouraged. Other encouraged approaches are multidisciplinary, mixed methodology (qualitative and quantitative) and learning.
The assignment shall be utilization-focused, which means the Consultant in consultation shall facilitate the gender assessment process with careful consideration of how intended users will contribute to the process and own the resulting findings and recommendations.
Organization of the assignment
The gender assessment is commissioned by the TFV with a focal point for the assignment based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and an assistant at HQ, with strong support from senior management. Given the workload and spread of TFV programmes, it is expected that the process will be strongly led by the Consultant. A steering group will be set up to oversee the implementation of the entire assignment and approve the gender assessment and budgeted action plan. The steering group, will evaluate the proposals and participate in the start-up meeting of the Consultant, as well as in mid and final meetings where results and recommendations will be discussed.
Deliverables and time frame
It is expected that a time and work plan is presented in the proposal and further detailed based on the gender assessment. The timing of surveys and interviews need to be settled by the Consultant in dialogue with the main stakeholders.
The assignment will commence as soon as possible in March 2023 and a start-up meeting between the TFV and the Consultant shall take place as soon as the contract for this assignment is signed. The assignment is remote, but the Consultant is expected to visit the TFV´s HQ in The Hague at an early stage of the assignment to discuss the design, methodology and do some initial consultations. Missions to ICC situation countries, as well as the timing, are to be agreed on an ad hoc basis.
Key deliverables are listed below:
- An inception report with a detailed methodology and work plan after initial consultations with relevant stakeholders.
- A draft report with preliminary findings obtained through data collection and analysis process in relation to the current state of play of the TFV with regard to gender in terms of its current strategy, policies, programmes, budgeting, practices and capacities, and the underlying gaps and areas for strengthening;
- A budgeted action plan with clear objectives, timelines, dedicated resources and a monitoring and evaluation framework;
- Tailored recommendations for the to-be-developed TFV Gender Policy
- A self-assessment tool to evaluate the gender responsiveness of TFV programme
- An organigram with a clear identification of the sharing of roles and responsibilities for the implementation of the action plan;
- An internal report of the consultation and recommendations for action;
- A public version of the above-mentioned report.
Specification of requirements in the proposal
It is required that the Consultant fulfils the following mandatory competencies:
- At least 10 years full time working experience within the thematic area of Gender Equality with minimum 4 years part time working experience with gender mainstreaming interventions, especially in programming and budgeting;
- Experience leading gender assessments and developing budgeted action plans;
- Experience working with international organisations and in a multilateral environment;
- Experience in working in complex organisations and with teams across multiple sectors;
- Work experience in post and/or on-going conflict situation countries;
- Proven track-record of facilitation, using participatory methodologies to ensure ownership and engagement of e.g. staff groups, partners, communities, and participants;
- Understanding of judicial environments and/or reparations is an asset;
- Proven communication skills;
- Ability to work in English and French;
- Willingness and ability to deploy and work in situation countries if required.
The proposal should present :
- CV of the expert (max. 5 pages);
- Technical proposal (max. 10 pages);
- Financial proposal (1 page budget indicating daily/monthly fee rate, any travel costs and stipulating no VTA).
Application deadline : February 28th, 2023