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Jobs in Tanzania: Gender Analysis Consultants at Right To Play November, 2018

Jobs in Tanzania: Gender Analysis Consultants at Right To Play November, 2018
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. Nafasi za kazi November 2018

With programming in over 20 countries, Right To Play transforms the lives of more than one million children each week using play and sports, 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.

In Tanzania, Right to Play implements its activities in more than 162 primary schools and 5 secondary schools, with funding from different donor, NORAD, LEGO Foundation, Isle of Man and Accuro Trust.

Right To play Tanzania is implementing a program focusing on Enhancing quality Education through two specific projects ‘’The Play for the Advancement of Quality Education (PAQE)’’ and ‘’Girls on track project’’ that aim to directly address the educational needs of vulnerable and marginalized children and youth, especially girls, through play-based learning model. The projects operate in three regions, Dar-es-Salam, Mara and Morogoro, in collaboration with the Government, NGOs and community-based partners. The program seeks to improve the educational attainment and participation of more than 80,000 children ages 2-18, through gender sensitive, child-centered, play-based learning approaches in schools and in communities.

The program focuses its efforts in three key outcome areas: 
• Improved positive, participatory and gender-sensitive learning environments that promote play based learning. • Improved commitment of community stakeholders to address barriers to education such as child exploitation and harmful traditional practices. • Strengthened policy and regulatory systems to deliver gender sensitive, child centered, playbased learning policies and practices across communities. • Strengthened organizational capacity of civil society organization partner

To achieve Right To Play’s programs’ outcomes, gender equality should be considered in all stages of project cycle (as per RTP’s gender policy) from the project design, initiation and implementation including the monitoring and evaluation process

To be able to do so, Right To Play Tanzania would like to conduct a gender analysis to learn more about issues at the community and beneficiary level, that are hindering the promotion of children’s rights, in particular the girl child, to analyze the impact of gender issues on the lives of children and youth, especially girls, participating in the program.

Right To Play Tanzania is looking for an experienced consultant to accomplish that work.

The gender analysis will help Right To Play to collect information about gender dynamics in the context of Tanzania communities, in particular the context of education for girls and boys in the Right To Play partner communities. It will help to respond to why those differences exist and help to adapt the project strategies to meet the needs of girls, boys, women and men equally. Also gender analysis will provide data that will guide the development of appropriate strategies to address the existing issues in our partner communities for a better implementation of the existing project, or for the design of new projects.

 a) To provide understanding on gaps/obstacles that men, women, boys or girls encounters to participate in and benefiting from the project in order to ensure the project is designed and implemented in a way that will close these gender inequality gaps b)
To get accurate information that helps to ensure that the project is designed and implemented in a way that will close these gender inequality gaps so both men and women benefit.
6.1 Desk Review Phase
• Hold a meeting with the SMT (PM, Gender point person and MELO) to ensure a clear understanding of the work to be done • A desk review of existing project documents (documents to be consulted.) • Analyzing the existing country laws and policies related to gender equality • Analyzing the RTP gender policies and strategies and how they are translated in the project implementation including monitoring and evaluation

6.2. Presentation of the inception phase report 
 The consultant will present to the SMT and partners the inception phase report for appreciation of the process, the tools and approval for the field work.

6.3. Field Work Phase 
 • Surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, observations with a representative selection of project actors including: project direct and indirect beneficiaries (children, teachers, coaches, parents….) project staff; and partners at various level (National, local) and types. • Interacting with individual partner organizations. Nafasi za ajira November 2018

6.4. Synthesis Phase
• Presentation of Preliminary findings to SMT this would provide a key opportunity to draw out any lessons learned. • The draft report will be reviewed by the SMT team according to quality standards, and feedback will be provided to the consultant. • The final report will be delivered based on comments received, findings presented at dissemination workshop.

7.1 The consultant is expected to:
• Lead data collection planning, including but not limited to desk review, sampling design, tool development, overall methodology design, and budget management. • Manage enumerators’ recruitment, lead comprehensive enumerator training on all data collection tools • Lead the data collection process • Oversee the data entry and conduct data cleaning • Conduct both quantitative and qualitative data analysis • Lead process for review and interpretation of findings with internal stakeholders • Lead the final report writing process

7.2. Desired qualification and competences of the consultant 

• Advanced university degree in social sciences or equivalent with excellent understanding of gender mainstreaming • Previous work and/or evaluation experience with gender and development issues, women’s rights and gender mainstreaming • Proven international experience in designing and conducting independent evaluations, desk studies and/or research of development programmes • Good communication, analytical and drafting skills

Upon the selection, the consultant is expected to submit the inception report. Within the agreed timeline, the consultant shall submit the draft report with findings for comment and feedback from the SMT at RTP. Finally, the consultant is responsible to incorporate feedback provided and submit the final report.

The activity will take the maximum of two months to be supported by a schedule that will be developed in agreement with the SMT.

The consultants shall be paid the consultancy fee upon completion of the following milestones.
• 50% after completion, submission and acceptance of inception report; • 30% after completion, submission and acceptance of draft report • 20% Submission of final consultancy completion report.

Qualified and interested candidates are hereby requested to apply (either as a team or individually). The application should contain the following:
• A technical proposal with brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a detailed clear methodology, on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
• The technical proposal should also contain personal CV indicating education background/professional qualifications, all past experience, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references • Financial Proposal that is presenting the breakdown of all the costs related to the consultant work. Ajira mpya 2018

The application should be addressed to the Country Director and submitted to Right To Play Office in a sealed envelope, no later than 23rd November 2018 at 11:30 AM, at the following address” Plot 446, Regent Estate Mikocheni, P.O. Box 79701, Dar Es Salaam.

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