UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts.
Mozambique was recently affected by the worst cyclone and floods on record since independence. According to National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC), so far, the IDAI claimed the life of 598 people and affected 843,723 people of which 29,291 are in accommodation centers. The impact on livelihoods and basic services was also extensive with 112,000 houses destroyed and 711, 300 hectares of harvest lost. The extent of the damages is still unfolding as the teams get access to the most remote affected areas.
The UN Humanitarian Country Team has been at the forefront of the response, supporting the Government from rescue to provision of the required emergency assistance. Ongoing are efforts to ensure that the rights of women and girls and vulnerable groups are duly integrated and respected. However in spite of existence of the Gender Strategy and Action Plan and minimum knowledge about the IASC requirements for gender in humanitarian action, the lack of sex and age disaggregation of recently released data on the impact of cyclone IDAI by INGC, points to existence of a critical gap that needs to be filled to ensure that the women and girl’s needs, capacities and rights are adequately addressed particularly in the recovery period.
In view of the above, UN Women Mozambique CO intends to engage a consultant to conduct a Gender Assessment to inform the PDNA, identify programming opportunities including capacity strengthening of the Humanitarian Action Stakeholders for a more comprehensive approach to gender issues in disaster preparedness response and recovery.
Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and close collaboration with the Programme Team, the consultant will assess the socio-economic impact of the cyclone on women and girls and recommend gender sensitive interventions. He/she will perform the following tasks:
The Gender Assessment will follow the IASC Gender Guidelines methodology, including an analysis of pre-disaster baseline data to compare with post-disaster conditions in order to assess the disaster impact and to determine the overall recovery strategy;
It will combine quantitative data with qualitative information to analyze and to assess the social and economic impacts of the disaster on women and girls from the community level to the national level;
The assessment will focus on the disaster affected areas and examine the damage to physical assets and the immediate repair and rehabilitation/reconstruction needs of women and girls as well the social and economic needs of the affected communities;p
In order to ensure ownership of the results, the consultant will work closely with the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) gender team as a contribution to the implementation of the Gender Strategy and Action Plan. S/he will engage with cluster leads and members, relevant government representatives and women’s organizations and CSOs as well as development partners.
|1||Methodology and Data Collection Tools, Workplan, Proposed Report Template||2 days|
|2||Preliminary Report reflecting topics 1,8 and 11 above)||50% of the fees (upon approval)|
|3||Submission of the Final Report||No later than 31 May – 50% of the fees (upon approval)|