ACT Alliance: Consultancy for Gender Responsive Humanitarianism 

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Location: Home based with In-Person training in Lebanon
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Languages required: English
Duration of Contract: 15 days (including 2 days in-person training)
Deadline for Applications:21 August 2022

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is the largest coalition of Protestant and Orthodox churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work in the world. It consists of 147 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to http://www.actalliance.org/

Gender Justice is one of the priorities identified in ACT Alliance’s current global strategy. Through the ACT Gender Programme, ACT is also seeking to develop structures and processes that will deliver a strong record of results and effective programming that respond to intersecting inequalities.  

The Government of Sweden, through Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency), has agreed to fund ACT’s Gender Programme for a three-year period through its Strategy for Global Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Rights.   

Scope of Consultancy
The Consultant is expected to work closely and collaboratively with the ACT Global Gender Justice and Humanitarian Programme Teams with a view to furthering and ensuring ACT’s humanitarian work is gender-responsive. The work of the consultant will primarily contribute to the following outcome:

O2: Supporting ACT Alliance Forums in shaping and implementing programmatic work that contributes to gender just societies
O4: Ensuring that the Programme providers’ capacity in the Programme areas is strengthened 

We want to ensure that Humanitarian Programme Officers and all relevant secretariat staff share a common understanding of Programme Quality and that they are trained to provide support to ACT forums and members in this regard.   

Expected Deliverables 

  1.  Design and deliver a 2-day Training of Trainers on Gender-Responsive Humanitarianism  
    • This may include adapting existing Gender-Responsive Humanitarianism training materials, to fit the ACT Alliance context.  
    •  The aim will be to equip the ACT Alliance secretariat with the skills and resources required to deliver the training to ACT forums and members.
  2. Review ACT Alliance Humanitarian Templates and Provide Recommendations for Gender Mainstreaming in each of the current templates. 
    This may include providing technical inputs to Templates to ensure gender is mainstreamed.
    We want to bring a consistent approach across the processes of engagement between members, forums and the secretariat – templates, guidance and policies underpinning our commitments are all part of the supporting architecture that ACT Alliance wants to put in place.

  3. Produce a Guidance for the ACT Alliance Secretariat and Implementing Members on Gender-Responsive Humanitarianism  
  • This may include guidance on planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Appeals / Rapid Response Funds to ensure gender disaggregated data and analysis.  

Required Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable expertise on humanitarianism, gender justice and alliances, desirable in relation to faith-based organisations and faith-based approaches;  
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in designing and managing humanitarian programmes, with a particular focus on gender and protection;  
  • Experience in developing and delivering trainings in international contexts;   
  • Listener and highly cooperative;  
  • Effective facilitation of discussions and trainings;  
  • Ability to write high quality, clear, concise recommendations;  
  • Strong computer and virtual meeting skills including experience using Microsoft Word, Skype, Zoom;   
  • Ability to sets priorities, meet deadlines and manage time efficiently;  
  • Highly organised and detail oriented.  

Selection
A panel of 3 persons composed by members of the ACT Alliance Gender and Humanitarian Teams will select the most appropriate candidate. 

Reporting
The consultant will work in collaboration with the Gender and Humanitarian Programme teams and report to the ACT Gender Programme Manager. 

Timeline
The consultancy is expected to be conducted over a period of 2 months based on up to 15 working days. The starting date is anticipated to be late August, until mid-October 2022.  

Application Process  

ACT will evaluate the following documents:  

  1. Expression of interest outlining how the work will be developed and the understanding of the Terms of Reference.  
  2. Copy of CV and any certificates for HEAT training (recommended). 
  3. The proposed budget, including costs for travel to Lebanon for three days (2 days of training). 
  4. Submit your documents via email to Elaine Neuenfeldt elaine.neuenfeldt@actalliance.org  and Francesca Traglia francesca.traglia@actalliance.org using the following subject reference:  Consultant ACT Gender Responsive Humanitarianism Applicant 

You will only be contacted if you have been shortlisted.