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Consultant - Endline Survey Assessment for the Emergency Gender-Based Violence and Psychosocial Interventions for population affected by Boko Haram insurgency in North-East Nigeria.
Terms of reference
Department & Location:
Field Office of Plan International Nigeria in Maiduguri Borno State
21st November, 2018
Contract duration: 12 days
21st November, 2018 – 2nd December, 2018 (Total of 12 working Days)
Reports to: (position)
Protection Specialists, Project Coordinator and M&E Manager
How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?
Plan International Nigeria is seeking an experienced Consultant to conduct a final evaluation of the project “Emergency Gender-Based Violence and Psychosocial Interventions for population affected by Boko Haram insurgency in North-East Nigeria”.
Boko Haram related violence and military counter operations continue to affect 26 million people living in North East Nigeria and 14 million people (8.1 million children) are in need of humanitarian assistance in the three worst affected states of Borno Adamawa and Yobe. 8.5 million People are said to be in need of urgent lifesaving humanitarian assistance. Many people are forced to flee their homes and communities in search of safety and security causing large-scale displacement undermining human development and livelihoods. It is estimated that 80% of the 1.8 million IDPs live in host communities with Borno alone host to 67% of all IDPs and 52% of people said to be in need of urgent lifesaving humanitarian assistance posing strain on infrastructure and other resources in an already economically challenged region of North-eastern Nigeria. Some 11.9 million people in the northeast of Nigeria are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity or are food insecure. Of those, 96 per cent in critical phases of food insecurity live in the most affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Further, 5.2 million people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe are projected to face serious food shortages between June to August 2017 as the conflict and risk of unexploded improvised devices have hampered farming for a third year in a row, causing a major food crisis. The lack of access to livelihoods and resources is leading to negative coping mechanism among IDPs and host communities mostly affecting women and girls especially those from vulnerable households as it is estimated that only 20% of IDPs have access to livelihoods. There are wide spread reports of incidences of sex for survival where women, girls and boys are coerced to providing sexual favor to obtain food assistance thus making food, non-food, shelter items and protection among the most critical needs of both IDPs and host communities.
With Financial support from Plan Canada, Plan International Nigeria is implementing a 6 months’ project building on the foundation of a GBV project funded by UNFPA that ended in December 7, 2017. The project was designed to cover five Local Government Areas in Borno and Adamawa states. This project is targeting 7,000 individuals directly and 14,000 indirectly. Plan International Nigeria, through this project, has reached survivors of GBV and those at risk of GBV including strengthening local capacity to respond to GBV.
The project has considered reducing gender inequality by promoting equitable participation of boys and girls as well as men and women in project activities including community based protection mechanisms. The safe and confidential reporting mechanism will promote both men and women and boys and girls to safely participate in project activities. The project approach took into account the needs of boys and girls separately and activities are designed to address needs based on gender. The recruitment of gender balance Case Workers and project officers is an indication of how women and girls were encouraged to participate in decision of the project.
In order to address barriers that prevent girls and women from accessing assistance, the project took into consideration socio-cultural barriers to girls and women’s participation in project activities. For example, women’s participation at the community level in meetings dominated by men may restrict women’s participation due to the expected social role they are perceived to have, therefore it was important to provide opportunities for them to participate in meetings where they feel comfortable and safe such as in the safe space for women. Social roles of women would be challenged by having positive role models in female project officers and Case Workers and members of High Level Women’s Advocate (HilWA) group which are present in Adamawa and Borno.
Sessions were conducted on beneficiary rights with a focus on gender, and community sensitization were conducted at the onset of the program to avoid negative consequences affecting gender relations. As girls and women are specifically targeted, it was important to note that specific activities were designed to engage with men and boys through community dialogue and awareness activities. A small group of fathers were also targeted for livelihood activities.
food, non-food, shelter items and protection among the most critical needs of both IDPs and host communities.
Department & Location:
Borno and Adamawa State
Deadlien for submsision of CVs Monday 19th November, 2018
18th November, 2018
20 November 2018 to 12 January, 2019
Maximum of 30 Days
Reports to: (position)
The SIDA 3 Project Coordinator
How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?
To provide consultancy service on livelihood labour market survey, Gender analysis and Cash transfer.
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
Applicants can send CVs to Nigeria.firstname.lastname@example.org