Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious international NGO whose mission is to provide aid to populations affected by natural disasters, economic crises and conflicts. PUI’s overall objective is to cover the fundamental needs of populations suffering from humanitarian crisis in order to quickly restore their autonomy and dignity.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Consultant – Gender Based Violence Case Management
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Start Date: October, 2020.
Authors: NGA Protection team, revised Deputy Head of Mission in charge of Programmes (DHoM-P)
In Nigeria since 2016, Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) has been responding to the needs of crisis-affected people in Borno State through a comprehensive integrated approach, targeting vulnerable people affected by the crisis. Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is providing to the targeted people means of subsistence (Food Security and Livelihoods) and access to basic services (Nutrition, Primary Health Care as well as Mental Health and Psycho-social Support). Protection is mainstreamed throughout all the sectors of activities.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most widespread human rights abuses. Globally, one in three women will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Though women and girls are overwhelmingly the targets of GBV, men and boys can also be subject to sexual violence, especially if they are perceived to be acting outside the prescribed social norms for males. As a result of the secondary impact of COVID19, cases of GBV has been reported to rise due to hardship faced by community members and IDPs. Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) has a responsibility to ensure the safety, dignity and right of persons at risk of GBV.
Due to high number of GBV cases identified on the field and the gap created as a result of limited case management actors, Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) plans to establish a specialized GBV program including CMR. This is aimed at complementing the effort and services of other actors in the field who are overwhelmed by the number of GBV cases referred by PUI protection teams. PUI GBV specialized service will include case management, clinical management of rape and psychosocial support services.
Access to Basic Services Through an Integrated Community-based Approach in Maiduguri and Monguno, Nigeria
- The current integrated program is the 2nd phase of a 24 months intervention that started in August 2019 and will end in July 2021.
- The proposed project was designed as an area-based approach, ensuring strong community involvement from the onset in order to tailor the interventions in each targeted area, with the overall objective of improving access to basic services through integrated health, nutrition and community-based protection response.
- In a nutshell, Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) comprehensive intervention intends:
- To reduce the morbidity and mortality rates. PUI will support the Ministry of Health primary health care facilities in providing free-of-charge life-saving health care services. (Health sector)
- To prevent, detect and treat malnutrition of the most vulnerable groups. Activities will be implemented closely with other inter-related sectors such as Health, Food Security and Protection. (Nutrition sector)
- To prevent, mitigate and respond to protection risks and concerns, and contribute to strengthening the overall protection environment. PUI will work in close collaboration with other protection actors.
- To enhance hygiene disease control and education across IDP camps in Monguno to improve behavior change of the affected population with a partnership with the MENTOR Initiative which will add a WASH component to the current program.
- To design, develop, and set up the necessary case management system as well as extensively train all Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) protection staff and GBV case management workers on GBV, case management, and international standards.
- Design, develop and set up a harmonized GBV case management system for both Maiduguri and Monguno in line with the IASC GBV and case management guidelines according to the Protection PUI’s HQ guidance;
- Capacity building of protection staff on GBV response and prevention: on-job training on case management, GBV in Emergency, caring for child survivors, coaching; revision and support to the adaptation of training materials, handouts and other information on GBV;
- Setting up GBVIMS and SOPs in accordance to GBV Subsector standard for both Maiduguri and Monguno; training of IM officer and protection data assistance on GBVIMS
- Set up relevant reporting and data collection tools; case intake form, case action plan, referral forms, follow up, case closure form;
- Ensure the implementation of PUI’s data protection protocol and secure the data collection
- Provide inputs for the establishment of girls and women-friendly space in accordance to relevant international standard;
- Provide technical support for the development and implementation of approaches, institutional guidelines and tools for integrating GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response in protection programming;
- Provide technical support to field staff, to ensure that all GBV related activities are implemented in effective and efficient manner;
- Support the development of GBV prevention key messages, awareness and training materials content;
- Participate in establishing an appropriate monitoring system for GBV project design and implementation;
- Strengthen the information sharing protocol among the different actors involved in the referral network (internal and external referrals);
- The consultant should provide a detailed methodology showing how the objectives of the study will be met.
Organisation of the Mission
Logistics, Security and Administrative Organisation:
- The consultant is expected to respect socio-cultural and security context of the mission and to act in a manner not to affect Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) image in the country.
- The consultant is responsible for assessing her / his needs in terms of human resources and logistics. PUI will provide logistical and administrative support to the extent possible.
- The assigned activities must be conducted in maximum two-month (60 days). The timeframe to implement the following activities will be defined by the consultant.
- The consultant must provide an inception report that includes:
- Summary of desk review (maximum 2 pages),
- Description of consultancy method (maximum 2 pages)
- Consultancy schedule (maximum 2 pages)
- Training tools (as annexes)
Final Consultancy Report:
- Following the established framework, the consultant should submit a consultancy report that includes the objectives, activities and tasks presented in the Terms of Reference (ToR). The report will include annexes with reporting, data collection tools, GBV Case Management tools and SOPs developed
- The consultancy report should not be longer than 30 pages and should include the following sections:
- Executive summary
- Summary of tasks performed (including trainings and capacity building)
- Description of GBV Case Management established
- Recommendations for integrating GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response in Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) programming
- Annexes with tools, SOPs, case forms etc… including full list of institutional and individual contacts developed throughout the assessment
- A draft of the report must be presented 1 week before the end of the consultant mission
- The report must be provided in 2 hard copies as well as 1 soft copy sent by email to the Protection Coordinator and Deputy Head of Mission in charge of Programmes (DHoM-P) on the date formerly agreed.
- The Protection Coordinator, Deputy Head of Mission in charge of Programmes (DHoM-P) or Desk Manager can request corrections or modifications within one months after the report is released and the consultant must ensure that s / he is available if necessary.
- A maximum budget of 3,800,000NGN is available for this consultancy; however, a competitive selection process is expected to take place.
- Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) will provide accommodation for the consultant in team guest houses while in Maiduguri and Monguno. The consultant will be briefed on the PUI security rules and will have to respect them during all the consultancy duration.
- Meals and other incidentals will be the responsibility of the consultant.
- The consultant will conduct his / her work using his / her own computer.
- Other miscellaneous costs directly related to the task that can include photocopying of questionnaires, etc. shall be covered by Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI). Any cost needs to have prior approval from PUI.
- The movement of the consultant and team to and from the field will be facilitated by PUI in Maiduguri and Monguno.
- Consultant fee payment will be paid in two instalments; First Instalment 30% and the remaining 70% as the final instalment. First instalment will be paid after completion and validation of the consultancy methodology and final instalment will be paid after the validation of acceptable deliverables as outlined in these Terms of Reference (ToR).
NB: A financial offer should be submitted, including a budget with detailed section (i.e. all costs related to the consultancy, namely airline and other transportation expenses tickets, medical coverage expenses and insurance, the cost of food, logistics and human resources needed, as well as remuneration of expertise…).
- Advanced university degree or equivalent in Protection and Gender Studies, Social Anthropology, Law and Women’s Rights, Sociology, Political Science, International Relations, International Development Studies, or other field related to GBV in emergency programming.
- At least five (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, ideally with the United Nations system or NGOs. Experience in Protection with case management is mandatory. GBV related programs preferred.
- Experience in data protection protocol implementation
- Experience with national and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) is highly desirable
- Demonstrated expertise in setting up GBV Case management, GBVIMS and related SOPs;
- Demonstrated knowledge of GBV programming, implementation of GBV services and strategies, laws and policies;
Competences & Knowledge:
- Communicating Information and Ideas: ability to initiate and facilitate open communication in the team;
- Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills.
- Excellent report writing skills.
- Experience working in emergency context but having one from northern Nigeria is a plus.
- Ability to work on short timelines, under pressure, and managing multiple priorities simultaneously with minimum supervision
- Excellent writing, conceptual and analytical skills including the ability to present complex processes and issues clearly toa heterogeneous audience and in an actionable manner.
- Knowledge of humanitarian reform and the cluster approach.
- Fluency in English
- Speaking Hausa is an asset
Job Title: Consultant – Gender Study
Location: Maiduguri – Borno State
Start date: Mid of October 2020
Source of funding: Multi-Donors (FFP/OFDA)
Author(s): Protection Coordinator, revised DHoM-P
Nigeria General Context
With the largest population in Africa (between 178 and 200 million inhabitants), Nigeria is ranked as one of the strongest economies of the continent relying on oil and petroleum products as well as mineral resources. Despite a strong economy, Nigeria suffers from important development disparities between North and South provinces of the country, social and economic inequalities, and from a high rate of corruption at every level of the economic and administrative systems. Moreover, Nigeria is a very diverse country, hosting multiple ethnic groups and religion.
The on-going conflict in the North-East States of the country (states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) and widespread violence triggered a large scale humanitarian crisis. This context is exacerbated by armed-opposition groups ISWAP (Islamic State’s West Africa Province) and JAS (Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad) targeting civilian populations in NE Nigeria.
The large-scale violence is causing massive internal displacement, particularly in Borno State, and has resulted in one of the world’s largest protection crises, in which civilians face serious risks to their lives, safety, well-being and human rights. In October 2019, there were 2.019,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country according to the UNHCR and 7.1 million people were considered to be in a humanitarian emergency situation. Years of conflict have seriously deteriorated living conditions in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States (BAY States) and have depressed agricultural production, exacerbating populations’ critical needs for life-saving assistance.
Following the new conflict and military developments, several Local Governmental Areas (LGAs) of Borno State were deemed accessible to humanitarian aid by the Nigerian government. But outside of the capital cities, in the countryside, the security is not granted to the populations and to the humanitarian workers. OCHA has estimated that 800,000 people are still in inaccessible areas; these are arguably the most vulnerable populations. About 55% of the displaced are children, and the number of women and child-headed households is increasing as male heads of household have either disappeared, been killed or are afraid to return to their families.
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is prevalent, and many people have suffered the trauma of violent experiences. Given the active hostilities between various groups, reduced access to basic services, disruption of livelihoods and increased attacks by armed groups against civilians, internal displacement is not expected to slow down. Finally, given the recent deterioration in the overall security and humanitarian situation, further influxes into the security zones are still expected in the coming year. Millions of people in north-eastern Nigeria depend on humanitarian assistance for survival. Despite significant improvements in 2017 and 2018, the food security and nutrition situation remains fragile in the north-east, with almost 3,8 million people in the BAY states in need of food aid according to UN-OCHA situation report, August 2020.
More than 5 million people are in need of health assistance, as two thirds of the health facilities in the BAY states have been damaged by the conflict. Basic survival needs are compounded by barriers to access and security. Humanitarian access is often impeded or restricted due to ongoing hostilities, threats of attack, improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance, and impassable roads and bridges.
Maiduguri and Monguno Context:
- In the North-East of Nigeria, PUI currently operates in the two areas of Maiduguri Metropolitan City (MMC) and Monguno Local Government Authority (LGA).
- Late 2019 and early 2020 witnessed an increase in new arrivals in Maiduguri and in particular in the ward of Bolori II. IDPs reaching Maiduguri MMC, are in very bad conditions and in urgent needs of assistance: food, NFI and WaSH remain the 3 biggest IDPs’ needs according to the assessments and the monitoring conducted by PUI over the last months. Monguno Local Government Authority (LGA) has been at the center of the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria, with Monguno town experiencing intense fighting and insecurity in January 2020. Indeed, in the LGA people have experienced mass killings, the abduction of women and girls, the destruction of the infrastructure, and the large-scale forced displacement of populations. Serious protection concerns and rights violations persist in Monguno LGA, putting civilian lives at risk, forcing many to flee, exposing them to multiple risks while displaced, and impeding the effective implementation of durable solutions.
- Incidents of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Nigeria have escalated dramatically with the insurgency in the north east. The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (FMWASD) has the mandate for coordinating prevention and responses for GBV in Nigeria. With the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the FMWASD established the dedicated GBV Sub-Sector to cover the humanitarian needs of the north east. As a result, the Gender-Based Violence SubSector (GBVSS) was activated in 2015. In October 2016, the humanitarian leadership declared an internal level 3 operation in the north east and partners scaled up their operations. The coordination for the GBV Sub Sector – as with other sectors – moved from Abuja to Maiduguri, in Borno state, overseeing interventions in the three most affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
- The protracted nature of the conflict continued to reinforce pre-existing gender inequalities (with women having lesser opportunities) across the BAY states as it continues to record worrying rates of gendered violence especially sexual violence. The ongoing conflict has compounded the risk of increasing power imbalances between men and women, exacerbated GBV and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA). The key drivers of GBV and SEA include social norms that legitimate violence against women, lack of laws and policies to protect women and children from violence, weak or ineffective protection and response systems.
- According to recent data shared by the GBVSS in Maiduguri, between January-October, 2019, out of the survivors who sought help for new incidents of gender-based violence, 80% were perpetrated against adults, while 20% of them were against children. Sexual violence, especially rape cases, are often under-reported because of the fear of stigma, blame or to protect family reputation as it is considered a shameful act. Forced marriages are under-reported because it is often not considered a form of sexual violence. Often families resort to early marriage, in particular for girls, to cope with poverty and food scarcity.
- Moreover, IDPs, specifically women, single female-headed households, adolescents, girls with disabilities, girls hawkers and those who are experiencing food insecurity are among the most vulnerable to experience GBV and are more likely to engage in transactional/survival sex. Survivors are also exposed to re-occurring abuse and continue to experience stigma and shame.
Objectives of the Assessment
Main Objective: Gender Analysis:
- A Gender Analysis (GA) is a study which aims at understanding the different relations, conditions, needs, access to resources, activities etc. of girls/women and boys/men. The overall goal of the GA in humanitarian response is to inform action in order to achieve equality between women and men and ensure sustainable development which considers gender roles and how they have been impacted by crisis.
- As part of the development of its programs in Nigeria, PUI wishes to conduct a gender analysis study, with the objective of improving the quality of its response as a protection actor and to develop gender mainstreaming (based on humanitarian feminist approach principles ( GAC guidelines) at its mission’s level.
- Currently, PUI is carrying on an integrated multi-sector response in both Maiduguri and Monguno (Borno State), to respond to the urgent needs of IDPs and Host Communities through Food Security, Health, Nutrition and Protection activities. Within the protection intervention, PUI has established a large community-based protection component through which protection monitoring is conducted and a system of identification of protection cases is in place. Furthermore, PUI protection team identifies S/GBV survivors and ensures a comprehensive and integrated response, through internal and external referrals.
- PUI is seeking a consultant to produce a comprehensive gender analysis and to evaluate the organization’s ability to mainstream gender, enhance women’s livelihood opportunities, provide support to women victims of violence and respond to women’s needs within its ongoing humanitarian response, contribute to strengthening the capacity of women to be at the heart of the decision-making process, promote equity, with a view on also informing future programming.
- The Analysis is based both, on the gender markers methodology notation developed by IASC in its rating and on humanitarian feminist approach principles (GAC guidelines in annexe). The consultant is requested to follow this methodology.
Geographical Scope Covered by the Analysis:
- The geographical scope of the study will cover Borno States, in Nigeria (subject to change depending on security concerns) with focus on PUI’s current areas of implementation, Monguno and Maiduguri.
- To produce a comprehensive gender analysis on the different impacts of the North East Nigeria crisis on girls, women, boys and men in order to capture and determine the vulnerability of affected population in the conflict area with focus on PUI’s areas of intervention;
Activities and Tasks:
- Conduct a gender-sensitive conflict analysis (general overview) in which driving factors, causes and effects of the conflict, peace and conflict actors are identified with focus on gender roles and on the role of women in peace and security;
- Identify pre-existing and changing power dynamics for girls, boys, women and men including access to and control over resources, and the different roles and responsibility within the society;
- Identify the different constraints, risks and needs of girls, boys, women and men;
- Analyze safety and security access to humanitarian assistance in targeted areas and identify potential safety and security barriers hampering access to aid with focus on gender;
- Provide information on gendered access to health, nutrition, livelihood, psychosocial and health care services including SRHR services and identify discriminatory gender and social norms and other barriers limiting access to services;
- Analyze the prevalence of child marriage, GBV, early pregnancy, transactional/survival sex and associated risks in the targeted areas;
- Provide information on adolescent girls and women’s involvement in decision-making regarding their own protection and health and regarding to family health and nutrition;
- Based on the findings of the gender analysis, suggest key messages to promote gender equality through community outreach and awareness raising activities;
- Develop and provide sound and technical recommendations based on the findings of the analysis on how gender can further be addressed, integrated and mainstreamed into PUI’s sectors of intervention;
- Identify and assess potential gender-differentiated impacts of PUI’s project with a view of informing future programming
- To conduct the analysis, the consultant will use both the Gender Markers methodology developed by the IASC and humanitarian feminist approach principles (GAC guidelines in annexe).
- Literature review of the main local laws, policies, strategies, national gender reports and researches;
- Data collection through Key Informant Interview (KII), Focus Group Discussions (FGD), observations, questionnaires, and other participatory quantitative/qualitative research methods in line with COVID 19 protocols;
Expected Results (Deliverables)
- A complete Gender analysis compiled in a narrative report corresponding to the objective, activities and tasks presented in the ToR (between 20 and 30 pages). This report will include full annexes with data collection and methodologies used;
- One PowerPoint presentation of the report including key findings and recommendations;
- At least ten (10) key messages to promote gender equality through community outreach and awareness-raising activities and the awareness material;
- Develop an action plan that identifies opportunities and entry points for mainstreaming gender into PUI projects;
- Produce a community mapping of the SGBV services available in the areas of Maiduguri and Monguno;
Profile of the Consultant
- Preferably with a post-graduate degree or equivalent in gender / women’s studies, international development, human rights, or related field;
- Minimum 5 years of experience working on gender issues, gender and development, gender equality, gender mainstreaming, policies analysis, and capacity building;
- Demonstrated expertise in gender and protection analysis, mainstreaming of gender and protection in projects and programs;
- Considerable experience in adaptation, development and use of gender and protection analysis tools and methodologies, analysis and quality reporting;
- Good communication and facilitation skills;
- Experience in Borno State is a strong asset;
- Experience in conflict area is an asset;
- Experience as a Humanitarian Gender consultant
- Able to work independently;
- Maturity, cultural sensitivity, tactfulness, diplomacy, inter-personal skills and ability to work well under pressure in a demanding environment and tight deadlines;
- Computer Skills (knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook is a pre-requisite);
- Fluency in written and spoken English required;
- The consultant is expected to respect socio-cultural and security context of the mission and to act in a manner not to affect PUI image in the country.
- The consultant is responsible for assessing her/his needs in terms of human resources and logistics. PUI will provide logistical and administrative support to the extent possible.
- A maximum budget of 4,000,000 NGN is available for this study, however, a competitive selection process is expected to take place.
- PUI will provide accommodation for the consultant in team guest houses while in Maiduguri. The consultant will be briefed on the PUI security rules and will have to respect them during all the consultancy duration.
- Meals and other incidentals will be responsibility of the consultant.
- The consultant will conduct his/her work using his/her own computer.
- Other miscellaneous costs directly related to the task that can include photocopying of questionnaires, etc. shall be covered by PUI. Any cost needs to have prior approval from PUI.
- The movement of the consultant and team to and from the field will be facilitated by PUI in Maiduguri.
- The cost related to travel from/ to Field of the survey teams will be covered by PUI.
- Consultant fee payment will be paid in two instalments; First Instalment 30% and the remaining 70% as the final instalment. First instalment will be paid after completion and validation of the survey methodology and final instalment will be paid after the validation of acceptable deliverables as outlined in these ToR.
A financial offer should be submitted, including a budget with detailed section (i.e. all costs related to the assessment, namely airline and other transportation expenses tickets, medical coverage expenses and insurance, the cost of food and accommodation, logistics and human resources needed, as well as the remuneration of expertise…).
Duration of the consultancy:
- 30 days – the consultant is expected to propose a timetable in the technical offer.
- The consultant is expected to undertake field missions to both Maiduguri and Monguno, when security conditions allow.
Deadline: 29th September, 2020.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications (PDF) which must include the documents below to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the “PUI – GBV Case Management System in Maiduguri, Borno State” as the subject of the email.
Interested candidates should submit the following document in English:
- A technical offer(5-10 pages) including:
- Understanding of the challenges of the consultancies and the Terms of Reference (ToR)
- The methodology and tools proposed for the consultancies
- The timetable showing the details for the completion of each of the consultancy phases. The proposed schedule should include time for briefing and debriefing on the mission.
- A financial offer including a budget with detailed sections (fees, other costs) – must not exceed 3,800,000NGN
- An updated Curriculum Vitae
- 1 summary paper in English of similar assignments (any example of document is welcomed)
- References (3) (Organization, Name of representative, phone number and address email)
Important Information & Notice
- Applications submitted after the above-stated deadline for submission, for whatever reason or cause, shall be considered defaulting.
- All documents must be submitted in PDF format to the following email mentioning as subject “PUI – GBV Case Management System in Maiduguri, Borno State”
- Only applications including the full list of requested documents will be considered.