Consultancy to support Gender Equality and GBV Prevention learning material development

  • Added Date: Monday, 06 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 12 July 2020

Terms of Reference

Consultancy to support Gender Equality and GBV Prevention learning material development

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. An unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees. Protection from GBV and the advancement of gender equality are core priorities for the organization.

The GBV and Gender Equality Units sit within the Field Protection Support Service and provide technical support and guidance to field operations through developing policy, guidelines and tools, facilitating learning and development events, and coordinating and working with partners to enhance prevention, GBV risk mitigation and response strategies to protect persons of concern to UNHCR from GBV. The units work closely with the Global Learning and Development Centre (GLDC) based in Budapest.

Title : Gender Equality and GBV Prevention learning material development Consultant

Duty Station : Home based

Duration : 114 days

Contract Type : Individual Consultant

Consultancy Level : Level C

Total Consultancy Fees : (Fees range $ 440 - $515 Per day based on relevant work


Closing date : 12 July 2020

Start date : asap.

Organisational context

UNHCR delivers protection to persons of concern by responding to their specific needs and the protection risks they face. Ensuring that staff have access to quality learning interventions that support them in the delivery of their functions is essential to provide an opportunity for continuous development through learning.

According to the UNHCR Learning Policy and Guidelines, learning is the โ€˜transformation of information and experience into knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes.โ€™ The overarching goal of learning in UNHCR is to optimize organizational performance and โ€˜capacity building implies the reinforcement of human, institutional or community performance, skills, knowledge and attitudes on a sustainable basis.โ€™ As a set of activities, it implies the provision of technical support, including training and other promotional activities that need to be well-targeted to the objective and target group.

The Global Learning and Development Centre (GLDC), in close collaboration with technical counterparts on GBV and Gender Equality, implement an annual calendar of learning interventions that includes online learning, webinars, workshops, or blended learning programs. Modules of the GBV ToT package, the Gender Equality Learning Programme and the online learning modules need to be updated to reflect current inter-agency guidance and internal policy.

In line with a shift to better align career management processes with learning and to make learning more widely available for protection staff, the GLDC launched a series of online modules in different topic areas, including GBV. The online e-learning has three levels depending on the functional profile of the learner and is part of the Programme on International Protection (CP-IP).

UNHCR has been gathering feedback from the operations and partners on their needs with regard to the implementation of the forthcoming Policy on GBV, specifically with regard to transforming systems and social norms and gender equality. This consultancy will support the development of some tools to support operationalization including a simple easy-to-use overview of available materials, guidance, current and best practice.

The position

UNHCR is seeking to hire a consultant to support the revision/development of parts of a number of learning products including the training of trainers (ToT) package, the Gender Equality Learning Programme, the e-learning and to development a number of tools that will support the implementation of this learning in alongside internal policy and guidance. The focus will be on prevention and transforming systems and social norms, risk mitigation and gender inclusion. All revisions and adaptations will be based on current inter-agency guidance and relevant internal guidance.

The consultant will:

  1. Review the current training packages on GBV and Gender Equality. This includes:

  2. Review the full package of existing materials.

  3. Develop new modules for inclusion in the documents, including where it has not existed previously.

  4. Document suggested amendments to modules that will undergo substantive review later.

  5. Support the development of materials to strengthen the implementation of programming on prevention. This includes:

  6. Webinar materials and delivery

  7. A short easy-to-use guide including available case studies and programming resources

  8. Support tools such as for programme monitoring etc.


ยง Webinar content and materials (5 days)

ยง Easy-to-use guide/tool on available prevention programming, case studies etc. (10 days)

ยง 3-5 supporting tools for the Policy (20 days)

ยง Revised/developed GE and GBV ToT module on prevention (12 days)

ยง Developed module on risk mitigation - modules and materials (8 days)

ยง Revised ToT package as a whole for prevention and risk mitigation (26 days)

ยง Develop a module on prevention and risk mitigation for the forthcoming learning programme (10 days)

ยง Content and facilitation materials for the workshop module (methodology tbc.) (3 days)

ยง Revised GBV e-learning (three levels) on prevention and risk mitigation (20 days)

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required


ยง Basic university degree in social sciences, law, gender and womenโ€™s studies, human rights, international relations or a related field or Post graduate University degree in social sciences, law, gender and womenโ€™s studies, human rights, international relations or a related field

ยง Education and/or training on gender equality, GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response in humanitarian contexts.

Work Experience:

ยง Minimum 11 years years of relevant work experience in the humanitarian field, with displaced communities, on GBV, gender equality, transforming systems and social norms.

ยง Demonstrated expertise on GBV, gender equality and prevention programming in the field.

ยง Experience in research and analysis.

ยง Experience developing and delivering training modules on GBV and gender equality.

ยง Experience in developing learning content on gender equality and GBV is essential.

ยง Familiarity with UNHCR, or with previous experience working with UNHCR or other humanitarian organisations is desirable.

ยง Experience in writing accessible, reader-friendly guidance.

Key competencies:

ยง Demonstrated project management skills

ยง Knowledge of protection, gender equality, GBV-related guidelines, standards and indicators

ยง Understanding of learning methodologies

ยง Ability to compile and holistically analyze diverse data

ยง Excellent written and oral presentation skills

ยง Knowledge of the UN and International Relations

ยง Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge of French or Spanish or Arabic is an asset.


The successful candidate will be home-based.


This is task-based consultancy, paid according according to the number of days worked. (outline given under deliverables).

This vacancy is archived.

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