Rwanda Gender Analysis Consultant

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Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of conflict, poverty, and disease. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps children in more than 20 countries to build essential life skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change.  

Terms of Reference – Rwanda Gender Analysis  Consultant

Closing Date:                          Open until filled

Organization:                           Right To Play Rwanda

Department/Division:               Programs

Work location:                           Kayonza, Ruhango, and Bugesera Districts    

Right To Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease, and poverty. Established in 2000, Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. With programming in 18 countries, Right To Play transforms the lives of more than one million children each week, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to our work with children, Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities, and governments to advance the fundamental rights of all children.

Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Our programs are facilitated by more than 550 international staff and 15,800 local volunteer Coaches.

The Africa Regional Office located in Kampala, Uganda, supports 8 country offices including; Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com

The Rwanda Country Office is currently searching for a qualified consultant to carry out a gender analyis

 SCOPE OF WORK:

Right To Play has operated in Rwanda since 2003 and is currently implementing   among other projects five years Gender Responsive Education and Transformation (GREAT) project in Kayonza, Ruhango and Bugesera Districts

While the ultimate outcome of the GREAT project is Improved quality education for girls and boys at the primary school level the expected outcomes for this project are as follows:

  • Increased engagement of parents and caregivers in addressing gender-specific learning needs of girls and boys, including at-risk children.
  • Increased adoption of gender-responsive play-based learning in in-service and pre-service teacher training

The Gender Analysis Consultant will conduct a gender analysis to better understand the complex reality and specific learning needs of both girls’ and boys’ children in the communities where Right To Play intervenes. The consultant will identify the challenges they face in education, their causes and determine how to respond to their specific needs to equally benefit of quality education

The Consultant will work closely with the Senior Gender Specialist at Right To Play Head Quarters in Toronto, the Country Director for Rwanda and Uganda, the Rwanda Gender Officer with technical support/advice from the Program Director of Africa Region

Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with the Rwanda Right To Play team to design and plan a Gender Analysis at school and community level, including a desk review, and consultation/ participatory activities with beneficiaries, staff, local authorities, teachers and parents, using Right To Play’s Gender Analysis Toolkit as well as other gender analysis tools as per the consultant’s choice and expertise;
  • Carry out the gender analysis in partnership with Right To Play staff
  • Analyze the results of the gender analysis and its implication for GREAT project implementation success.

Time frame

The work is expected to start in April 2019. A detailed timeline for this work will be included by the consultant in the technical proposal, clearly indicating the number of billable days

 PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

Interested consultants are asked to submit a short proposal containing the following:

  • A cover letter highlighting the consultant’s interest, relevant experience and qualifications
  • A CV with 3 references
  • Two examples of a previous relevant piece of work on gender analysis of a project
  • Proposed fee per day including all associated costs and taxes
  • Proposed schedule including consultation travel

Proposals will be assessed with the following valuation of importance.

  • Qualifications of proponent
  • Cost/fee

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience (at least 7 years) in conducting Gender analysis and working on gender programmes in development contexts;
  • Previous work experience in Africa, preferably in Rwanda or the Great Lakes region;
  • Desirable: profesional experience of the Rwanda education sector

 

 HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your application to: RwandaHR@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Gender Analysis Consultant” in the subject line.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Right To Play is a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com