Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a service enterprise for development cooperation with international operations and global experience. Owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, the organization operates as a private-sector enterprise with a development policy mandate: to make sustainable improvements to the living conditions of people in the countries we operate in. The organization’s business area – GIZ International Services – is the vehicle for offering GIZ’s services to international clients.
GIZ International Services participates in the European Union tender procedure “Technical Assistance to reduce Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Zambia”.
The European Union – in line with the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence – defines Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) as “violence directed against a person because of that person’s gender or violence that affects persons of a particular gender disproportionately. It can be physical, sexual and/or psychological, and includes: violence in close relationships; sexual violence (including rape, sexual assault and harassment or stalking); slavery; harmful practices, such as forced marriages ….” Child Marriage is recognised as a special form of SGBV.
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) is a huge societal problem in Zambia as demonstrated by data from the 2013/2014 Zambian Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) and the 2015 Zambia Health and Wellbeing Survey.
The overall objectives of this technical assistance are:
Technical Assistance to strengthen Government’s institutional capacity and policy framework in the context of SGBV prevention and access to support services.
Technical Assistance to support Government in strengthening the multi-sectoral coordinated response concerning SGBV prevention and service delivery to SGBV survivors between the different ministries responsible for the SGBV response, between the different administrative levels, and between the different support services at district and community level.
Qualifications and skills
Must possess a minimum of a Masters’ degree in gender studies, social sciences, development relations, institutional development, public sector development or a relevant, directly related discipline equivalent, or a Bachelor Degree and a minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience.
Although not included in the selection criteria to be assessed during the evaluation, all experts must be fluent in English (oral) and possess excellent communication and writing skills in English with computer skills appropriate for the task.
General professional experience
Experience as Gender and/or SGBV expert concerning institutional capacity strengthening to national level ministries in the social sectors (gender, education, health, social welfare/social development, community development, youth and sports,traditional affairs) for at least 10 years.
Experience as coordinator/facilitator/organiser of multi-sectoral collaboration and liaison between different national level ministries and/or different sectors for at least 3 years – Preferably related to Gender and/or GBV.
Team management experience is an advantage.
Specific professional experience
Experience in long term assignments of at least 2 years related to institutional capacity strengthening and/or multi-sectoral coordination is an advantage.
Experience in managing and/or coordinating multi-sectoral programmes of at least 10 Million Euro is an advantage.