The Government of Ethiopia is explicitly committed to the achievement of gender equality. The Constitution clearly stipulates the rights of women and the Womens Policy of Ethiopia reiterates the Governments commitment to gender equality. The Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs (MoWCYA), contributes to policy development and supports gender mainstreaming in all government ministries and bureaus.
EEU has adopted a Womens Affairs Policy and Procedures to guide the institutions actions on gender mainstreaming. Informed by the National Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines developed by the MoWCYA, the stated policy objective is to realize preferred gender equality system [sic] and protect human rights of women employees in the institution. It is applicable to all functional units and employees of the EEU. EEU has also recognizes how the energy sector can contribute towards the gender targets outlined in GTP II and has aligned its gender actions accordingly. In addition, Power Africa has recently completed a report on Integrating Gender into EEU: A Mapping and Needs Assessment which is also expected to guide proposed gender actions.
Given the increased emphasis on gender considerations both at EEU and as part of the WB energy sector engagement, a short-term consultancy of an initial 50 days is being issued to provide overall support to mainstreaming gender into EEU operations. This consultancy is being supported by the ESMAP AFREA Gender and Energy Program, which has since 2009 supported the integration of gender considerations in projects and policy dialogue across Africa.
Below are the key components of the proposed gender and energy work program for which EEU needs support. However, please note that activities may have to be slightly modified based on demands from the clients and WB energy team as the program gains momentum:
Institutional level gender mainstreaming actions
Developing a baseline assessment of child care provision
Training and capacity building
Liaison with partners
Monitoring and evaluation
Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The selected Consultant must have:
Advanced degree and a minimum of 5-7 years of directly relevant Bank and/or external experience. Experience in gender policy, gender sensitivity training, womens employment and gender-based violence required.
Experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors in developing countries is a plus. Ability to lead social and gender assessments, design surveying tools and conduct field level consultations is required.
In-depth experience working directly with project teams and interacting with governments/public sector entities on gender and social issues in Ethiopia is key.
Proven ability to plan, develop, coordinate and monitor programs and various activities from content (research, writing and presentation) to administrative aspects (budgets etc.).
Fluent in written and spoken English as well as fluency in Amharic is required.
Willingness to travel to remote areas as needed.
Previous experience working with the World Bank will be a distinct advantage. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the competitive method. Further information including the full TOR can be obtained at the address below during office hours from: 9:00 am 5:30 pm.
The World Bank
World Bank, Ethiopia Country Office
Bole Road, Addis Ababa
Tel: +251 11 912647695/011-517-6000
With copy to: email@example.com (Inka Schomer-Gender Specialist
Ethiopia Energy Portfolio)
Expressions of interest must be delivered electronically via the World Bank eConsultant 2 system by 18th September 2017 COB. To view the request for expression of interest details and full TOR, please go to the WBG eConsultant2 system at: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html?%24t=notifind%26%24n=127523