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  • Term of Reference for a Gender and Age Sensitive Local Labour Market Survey in Gwoza, Bama, Mafa, and Mongono Local Government Areas of Borno State and Michika, Madagali, Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa State North East Nigeria at Plan International

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    Term of Reference for a Gender and Age Sensitive Local Labour Market Survey in Gwoza, Bama, Mafa, and Mongono Local Government Areas of Borno State and Michika, Madagali, Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa State North East Nigeria

     

    Position:

    Consultant

    Grade

    Department & Location:

    Borno and Adamawa State

    Deadlien for submsision of CVs Monday 19th November, 2018

    Starting Date

    18th November, 2018

    Contract period:

    20 November 2018 to 12 January, 2019

    Contract duration:

    Maximum of 30 Days

    Reports to:  (position)

    The SIDA 3 Project Coordinator

    Purpose:

    How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?

    To provide consultancy service on livelihood labour market survey, Gender analysis and Cash transfer.

     Background:

    Now in its eighth year, the Boko Haram crisis is adding to the long history of marginalization and chronic under-development as well as high rates of poverty, illiteracy and un-and underemployment in North-East Nigeria. The North-East has experienced chronic under-development where poverty indicators continue to worsen with each year of the conflict – despite an overall poverty decrease in every other region in the country. Girls and young women are facing increased risk to GBV, including sexual violence, exploitation, early pregnancy and forced marriage in North-East Nigeria. Gender norms and socio-economic inequalities severely undermine the role of women in the community and society.

    In Borno state, Livelihood activities have been severely hampered over the last 8 years of the conflict, with commercial and other economic activities becoming paralyzed. The ongoing hostilities in North-East Nigeria has resulted in severe restrictions on population movements, which has had a massive negative impact on trade and markets, devastating livelihoods and rendering a significant portion of the civilian population extremely vulnerable and dependent on external assistance for survival.  It is estimated that more than 80% of IDPs identify agriculture or livestock as their main sources of livelihoods before the conflict, and access to rural livelihood activities in agriculture, fisheries, and pastoralism has been severely curtailed and reduced, leaving all households in conflict-affected areas facing increasingly high food prices – staple food prices are currently reported to be approximately 60% higher than the same period last year and up to 120% higher than the five-year average.

    In general, Livelihood activities in the North-East Nigeria are hampered by five critical structural barriers as a result of the insecurity: a) restricted movement of goods and people; b) restrictions on marketplaces and economic activity; c) limited access to financial services; d) limited access to inputs and extension-related services; and e) the effect of aid on markets

    Lack of employment and livelihood opportunities, particularly for youth, is a significant cause of hopelessness and frustration with the State, and has been identified as a potential “push factor” for radicalization and violence.  With a high proportion of IDPs currently separated from their families, there is increasing pressure on women as on average 30% of households (up to 54% in some areas) are now female-headed.  In North-East Nigeria there are entrenched gender biases when it comes to engagement in certain livelihood activities – cultural and religious context of a significant population of the proposed areas of intervention is not favourable to women working outside the home. Types of work are gendered as well; for example, 60% of farmers reportedly prefer hiring young men as casual laborers and men are also preferred for on-farm irrigation work, while women are considered for small-scale processing such as grinding and simple tasks such as weeding, picking, collection and harvesting. While such biases present a challenge, it also provides the opportunity to educate communities on this topic and train women and girls in those sectors which have not yet been dominated by entrenched gender norms.

    Recognizing the fact that lack of livelihoods opportunities can increase vulnerability to GBV and other forms of violence and as part of the IHA project activity, Plan International will obtain information through KAP to determine the direction of skills acquisition intervention through the development of labour market, gender analysis and cash transfer programming assessment in Gwoza, Bama, Mafa, Mongono, Michika, Madagali, Mubi North and Mubi South LGAs of Borno and Adamawa States

    Method of Application

    Applicants can send CVs to Nigeria.consultant@plan-international.org

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