Gender Sensitisation Consultant, Road Rehabilitation and Institutional Capacity Building Project

CDB - Caribbean Development Bank

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda 

MWH (hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”) intends to engage the services of a Gender Sensitisation Consultant. The Consultant will be appointed to implement a comprehensive gender sensitisation training program that will strengthen the institutional capacity of the MWH and educate the road rehabilitation project workers.

The objective of the assignment is to support MWH to maximise its social and gender analysis capacity to deliver gender responsive policies, to enhance the capacity of MWH and other relevant ministry partners and contractors to implement equal employment and gender-responsive safeguard policies at the workplace and to provide gender sensitisation training for the road rehabilitation project workers. The overall responsibility of the Consultant is to formulate and implement the project’s Gender Sensitisation Plan inclusive of clearly defined participatory training packages that will meet the needs of all relevant stakeholders.

The specific responsibilities of the Consultant are:

  • designing and delivering gender-sensitisation training for MWH and other key Government partner agencies/departments to strengthen institutional capacity for gender-responsive policy-making programming;
  • designing and delivering gender-sensitisation training with contractors to address basic gender equality and social inclusion concerns in human resource and corporate social responsibility policies and practices;
  • designing and delivering gender-sensitisation training with construction workers for the rehabilitation project to address basic gender equality and social inclusion issues on work sites and surrounding communities;
  • conducting social and gender analysis and proposing policy, programme and data collection strategies to be adopted by MWH and included in the sectoral strategy, policies, annual work plan and budget;
  • developing Gender Equality Guidelines for Implementing Infrastructure Projects;
  • designing training packages to address:
    • gender-based violence and conflict management, alcohol and drug abuse, commercial sex work, STDs especially HIV/AIDS and inclusion of person with disabilities among other at risk social groups; and
    • grievance mechanisms on work sites, and national programmes and support services available from government, private sector and non-governmental organisations.
  • recommending ways of implementing the Gender Equality Guidelines for implementing Infrastructure Projects in the policies and practices of companies (e.g. code of conduct, equal opportunity programmes, prevention of sexual harassment, gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections;
  • ensuring that contractors meet the standard in keeping with the FIDIC clause 6.7 on health and safety including HIV/AIDS awareness training and gender-based violence;
  • conducting gender assessment and needs analysis of the contractors’ current practices and learning needs;
  • conducting gender assessment and needs analysis of the workers and learning needs (inclusive of literacy levels);
  • convening a Stakeholders’ Consultation Workshop to review and solicit feedback regarding the training materials developed with key stakeholders identified by the MWH, Directorate of Gender Affairs and the consultant.

Individual Consultant shall be eligible to participate if:

  • the persons are citizen or bona fide residents of an eligible country;
  • in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country; and
  • the consultant is not subjective to any restrictions under European Council Regulation No 2580/2001 of 27 December 2001 or the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) 2009 of the UK with a view to combating terrorism.

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to qualifications and experience on similar assignments.

Prospective candidates should have at a minimum:

  • Master’s Degree in Gender and Development, Women Studies or relevant Social Development field;
  • ten years of practical experience in gender training or instruction;
  • a strong background in research and analysis; and
  • excellent project management skills.

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