Terms of reference for conducting a Gender and Disability Inclusion Assessment for the “Uganda Re-Greening Communities in Yumbe District Project” 2021 – 2026Interested applicants should submit their technical and financial proposals to CARE International in Uganda. Proposals must be submitted to the following address: UGA.email@example.com not later than 27th January 2022, at 17:00hrs EST.
CARE International in Uganda, World Vision Uganda and Catholic Relief Services are part of the Evergreening Alliance and together will be implementing the Uganda Re-greening Communities in Yumbe Project. All three organizations have a strong programming footprint in the West Nile region, and will leverage their diverse expertise, approaches and best practices, to deliver an impactful program for the refugee and host populations in Yumbe District.
CARE is an International not-for-profit organisation, which works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice, for the poor and vulnerable people, especially women and girls. World Vision on the other hand, is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-governmental organisation, dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Similarly, Catholic Relief Services is an International not-for-profit organisation, whose commitment is to help the poor and vulnerable overseas, as set out by the Bishops of the United States.
About Re-Greening Communities Project
The Uganda Re-Greening Communities in Yumbe District is a five-year project (2021-2026) funded by the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) of the Australian Government through World Vision. The project will promote landscape protection and restoration to improve household food security, livelihoods, and community resilience to climate-related and other shocks/disasters among 40,000 people (60% women, 7% persons with disabilities) by 2026.
The project is a response to the accelerated deforestation in Yumbe district, resulting from the high demand on natural resources by the swelling district population. Since 2014, Yumbe District has been home to approximately 240,000 South Sudanese refugees (over 70 percent of which are women and children and 25% of total district population), a fact that has led to a sharp increase in population in a relatively short time. The high pressure on natural resources, although not a sole responsibility of refugees, is exacerbating a national deforestation trend where Uganda’s forest cover declined from over 24% in 1994 to less than 9% in 2019.
Procedures for submission of the Expression of Interest
Interested applicants should submit their technical and financial proposals to CARE International in Uganda. The technical proposal should be a maximum 10 pages (excluding annexes) and should include:
- The understanding of the terms of reference, proposed methodology and a time schedule for the assignment.
- The profile/CV of the consultant which clearly demonstrates experience and qualification to carry out the assignment. In case the consultant plans to bring on board any other individuals, their profiles/CVs should be submitted as well.
The financial proposal (maximum 4 pages excluding annexes), should be comprehensive and indicate professional fees, and all reimbursable costs.
Proposals must be submitted to the following address: UGA.firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 27th January 2022, at 17:00hrs EST.
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Kindly note that effective 1st January 2022, CARE International will require all its staff to be fully vaccinated with COVID 19 to access any CARE office premises.
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The Consultant will undertake the following tasks:
- While working with CARE, collect and conduct a desk review of relevant documents and literature to provide a basis for conducting the assessments.
- Develop an inception report detailing data collection and sampling methods for qualitative and quantitative data, tools and clear timeline for conducting the gender and disability inclusion assessments.
- Assemble a competent and diverse assessment team with extensive gender, disability, agribusiness and climate change knowledge and/or skills, to conduct the assessment.
- Train the assessment team, and provide sufficient supervision during data collection.
- Conduct fieldwork in a timely manner ensuring “do no harm” principles are respected.
- Collect, clean and analyse data, and also write a quality report.
- Prepare and present drafts and the final report as required.
- Submit a copy of the final electronic report to CARE International in Uganda as well as a PowerPoint presentation summarising the findings.
- Minimum of 7 years’ experience working on or implementing gender mainstreaming/integration in environment or climate change programmes in refugee and host communities.
- Proven knowledge and verifiable experience (with sample reports and referees) in conducting gender and/or disability analysis/assessments for climate change and environmental programmes.
- Substantial experience in conducting disability inclusion assessments in both humanitarian and development contexts.
- Formal academic training or progressive proven knowledge and skills that combine gender and climate change with a minimum of relevant Masters Studies, with a PhD preferred.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Understanding of the practical challenges pertaining to the development and use of gender analysis and disability inclusion assessment tools.
- Familiarity with the CARE approaches to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and World Vision approaches to disability and inclusive programming.
- Substantial grounding in theory and gender practice, as well as inclusion and disability issues.
- Solid grounding in mixed methods approaches that combine qualitative and quantitative methods.
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