Alianza por la Solidaridad is looking for a consultant to generate evidence on response to gender based violence in the context of the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon and Jordan.
The purpose of the consultancy is to generate evidence as to the extent, types and response to gender based violence in the context of the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon and Jordan in order to improve prevention, protection and survivor support, particularly with regards to sexual violence.
The research should:
1. Provide data on the extent and types of conflict-related gender based violence in refugee population (Syrian, Palestinian, Syrian-Palestinian) in south of Lebanon and north of Jordan with special emphasis on sexual violence.
2. Analyze the scope, quality and effectiveness of the response to conflict-related gender-based violence, including both institutional and community-based responses1 , with special emphasis on sexual violence.
3. Generate recommendations to improve the response to conflict-related gender based violence, with special emphasis on sexual violence.
The research team should pay specific attention to the following considerations:
-Survivors’ perspectives should be central and paid special attention to throughout the study, both in order to collect data and generate recommendations.
-Possible differences and trends depending on the different categories of refugee population, should be highlighted throughout the study.
-Existing differences in the response to conflict-related gender based violence in the 2 countries, and factors affecting them (legal frameworks, humanitarian response in place, etc) should be highlighted.
With the aim of reducing the scope of the researcher’s work, ApS recommends focusing the research on:
- Geographical areas: north of Jordan and gatherings in the south of Lebanon.
-Age and sex groups: girls over 15 years old and women.
- Types of settlement: areas outside the refugee camps (informal settlements and gatherings).
Required skills and expertise of the consultant/s:
1. Advanced degree in research oriented social studies/women's studies.
2. Extensive knowledge of and experience in leading (designing and undertaking) social research using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, in an empowering way.
3. Proven experience with GBV research methodology, guidelines and protocols, with special focus on sexual violence.
4. Extensive knowledge and experience of the research team to undertake rigorous analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.
5. Advanced knowledge and skills on gender analysis in humanitarian settings.
6. Knowledge about the context in the Middle East.
7. Strong analytical skills.
8. Excellent written and speaking skills in English and Arabic, able to produce a high quality research report.
9. Clear understanding of the ethical considerations involved in GBV research and proven capacity to incorporate these in the research process.
10. Acquainted with the national legislation and the international conventions related to women’s rights.
11. Availability to move within Jordan (north) and Lebanon (south) (at least part of the team), including isolated and vulnerable areas
Application process: submission of proposals Interested researchers should submit: technical proposal, detailed financial offer in Euros (taxes included) and C.V. of the consultant/consultants no later than 15 April 2015 COB.
The technical proposal should have detailed methodology including at least the following items:
a. Objectives and scope of the research.
b. Research methods to be used.
c. Tools that researcher/research team will use.
d. Plan of data collection and analysis.
e. Timeframe The estimated budget for this consultancy will be between 32.000-36.000 Euro, based on the CVs, experience and technical proposal of the applicant/s.
Interested applicants should submit their proposals to Elena Alfageme: email@example.com