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Oxfam GB Ethiopia

Reporter Nov29,2020

INVITATION FOR CONSULTANCY TO SUPPORT CAMPAIGNING & POLICY INFLUENCING ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS

RFQ-ETADD-20-0262

1. Background

Oxfam GB is a UK based International Humanitarian and Development Organization working in Ethiopia since the 1960s. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty. Oxfam advances gender justice by promoting feminist principles and transformative approach that directly addresses the underlying causes of women’s marginalisation and vulnerability to bring about fundamental changes in systems – including decisionmaking, knowledge, food and energy systems so that they are gender just. Accordingly, Oxfam in Ethiopia is implementing a four years project called ‘Strengthening Networks for Greater Impact-STITCH’, which is a regional project funded by European Union and jointly implemented by Oxfam, FEMNET (The African Women’s Development and Communication Network) and local partners. This initiative is being implemented in 7 countries in Africa namely: Kenya, Mali and Tunisia DRC, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mauritius with 13 local partners across these countries. The initiative seeks to strengthen the institutional and operational capacities of women network organizations for coordinated actions at global, regional and national levels. Specifically, the initiative will: Support FEMNET members in 7 countries on policy advocacy campaigning, networking, and information sharing

The STITCH project in Ethiopia is being implemented in partnership with two umbrella women right organizations : Union of Ethiopian Women and Children Association (UEWCA) and Centre for Accelerated Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) which are referred here with Partners”

2. Purpose of Assignment

Oxfam is seeking a consultant based in Addis Ababa to support its implementing partners Union of Ethiopian Women and Children Association (UEWCA) and Centre for Accelerated Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE ) in Ethiopia to develop and roll outi) Notional Campaign and ii) Policy Influencing,

3. Scope of Work and Terms of Reference

The consultant will work with UEWCA and CAWEE to undertake the following activities

  • i. Assist Oxfam and the two project partners to define and clarify the issue to be addressed in the national campaign and policy influencing. Where possible the issue should be an issue offecting women and girls in the country and can be linked to either the Maputo Protocol, Agenda 2063 and or SDG 2030.
  • ii. Support Oxfam/ the partners to develop i) campaign strategy and
  • ii) policy influencing strategy in consultation with women and girls in the country and policy makers.
  • iii. Assist partners to design and include specific interventions enlisting men and boys for policy change at policy, institutional andcommunity level in Ethiopia.
  • iv. Facilitate an in-country workshop with partners, and their constituents to review and validate the campaign and policy influencing strategies
  • V. Support partners to develop key messages and Information Education and Communication (IEC) /Behaviour Change Communication materials, a briefing paper, or policy position paper for use in campaign and policy influencing
  • vi. Support partners to roll out a national workshop and launch for the campaign
  • vii. Support Oxfam and partners to roll out a national workshop to train and sensitize stakeholders on policy influencing with a key focus on Maputo Protocol, Agenda 2063 and SDG 2030 depending on country context

4. Key Deliverables and Outputs

  • i. Country specific campaign strategy
  • i. Country specific policy advocacy and influencing strategy
  • iii. Training materials for Tot of campaigning and policy influencing
  • iv. Report from training on ToT of campaigning policy influencing (very brief report)
  • V. IEC/BCC materials
  • vi. Policy Brief or Position Paper on country issue (Max 2 pages)

5. Required Qualification, Skills and Competencies

  • I. Postgraduate degree in development studies, gender, governance, or another relevant subject area
  • II. Excellent understanding of power, politics, and social change in the context of Ethiopia and broadly in Africa,
  • III Experience working with and understanding of feminist and social justice principles
  • IV. A minimum of 5 years of working in the field and demonstrable experience of leading designing and delivering campaigning.nd advocacy and influencing work
  • V. Excellent communication and influencing skills with experience of external representation strategies, lobbying, networking, and advocacy
  • VI. Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; able to understand highly complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans.
  • VII. Excellent writing skills and relevant experience and proven track record in producing and managing high-quality research and policy papers and briefs
  • VIII. Experience of working in highly complex political environments.
  • IX. Understanding and experience of managing diverse partnerships with civil society, private sector, governments and international organisations.

6. Duration of Assignment

The assignment is for 30 working days spread across a 3-month period

7. Contracting Terms

Oxfam requires the consultant to be legally registered and the proposed cost to cover this assignment will be subjected to any required government tax.

8. Application Process

Interested applicants should send the following

  • i Technical proposal (not more than 3 pages responding to the scope of work outlined in 4 above). The technical proposal should include a workplan outlining how the consultancy days will be utilized. Please also include not more than 1-page financial proposal.
  • ii. CV of not more than 3 pages with names and contacts of 3 professional referees
  • ill. Sample work from similar assignments

Applications should be submitted to the address below by Friday 11th December, 2020 not later than 4.30 p.m. Late application will not be considered. Applicants are expected to submit their copy TIN No. & Licences. Please note: Only candidates who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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Oxfam GB

P. O. Box 2333, Bole Kifle Ketema, Woreda 08/09, House No. 1419,

In front of Imperial Hotel/Adjacent to Hill Belt Restaurant,

Tel: +251-(0)-116-174150

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia