Gender and Emergency Preparedness consultant

  • Added Date: Thursday, 09 March 2023
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 30 March 2023
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Job Title: Gender and Emergency preparedness consultant

Type of Contract: CST I WAE (When Actually Employed)

Division: GEN โ€“ HQ

Duty Station (City, Country): homebased

Duration: 85 working days


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, working in over 80 countries. WFP envisions a world with zero hunger where everyone has equal opportunities, equal access to resources and an equal voice in the decisions that shape their lives, including as individuals within households, communities, and societies. For WFP, pursuing gender equality and women's empowerment is central to supporting nations to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by saving lives and changing lives.

The newly approved Gender Policy 2022 focuses on three objectives to address the gender inequalities that continue to exacerbate food insecurity and poor nutrition outcomes: I) Achieve equitable access to and control over food security and nutrition; II) Address the root causes of gender inequalities that affect food security and nutrition; and III) Advance the economic empowerment of women and girls in food security and nutrition.

RBP developed a regional gender strategy for 2023-2025 through participatory consultations and identified key issues to address and work on in the LAC region. One of them is to promote the role of women and adolescent girls in the processes of risk management and emergency preparedness and response at national and local levels and in the spaces of inter-agency collaboration in which WFP participates. This should be done through the generation of evidence, discussion spaces, training, and sensitization, and the provision of practical guidelines. Another important topic to work on is ensuring the equitable and qualified participation of women and men in all their diversity in emergency response, promoting equitable relations in the processes, ensuring their protection, and establishing bases for actions and modalities of intervention that promote the transformation of gender relations, within the framework of the humanitarian action/peace/development nexus.

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

To contribute to evidence and identify good practices in the LAC region in incorporating a gender approach in disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness and response, the gender team in RBP requires the services of a consultant. The consultant will analyse experiences from different country offices through secondary data analysis, key informant interviews and two case studies in the field. The objective is to understand what the factors of success were and what are the challenges that WFP is facing in incorporating a gender and protection approach into country capacity strengthening at national and local level in the areas above mentioned. The final report will also provide recommendations for WFP future actions and develop a guideline document about what WFP country offices should do to mainstream gender and protection in those areas.


Under the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer, and in collaboration with RBP Gender and EPR team, the consultant will:

  • Develop a short inception report presenting the workplan, methodology to be used, the interview questions, a list of stakeholders to interview, a template for the final report. The focus should be on how WFP advocated for and provided technical assistance to national and local partners to integrate a gender and protection approach in the areas of emergency preparedness in general and response to the hurricanes in the Caribbean area. The analysis will need to look at how women and girls and womenโ€™s organizations were involved in local emergency committees.
  • Carry out a literature review of frameworks, documents, guidelines and tools about integration of gender in emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction work carried out by UN agencies, INGOs and local organizations and governments in Latin America and Caribbean, identifying examples of entry points for strengthening a gender and protection approach. The literature review should be done according to the Sendai Frameworkโ€™s priorities that are: 1) Understanding disaster risk; 2) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; 3) Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience; and 4) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to โ€œBuild Back Betterโ€ in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. It should also look at reports about the response to hurricanes in the Caribbean (for example Eta e Iota).
  • Carry out interviews with key informants in a sample of country offices about how they see WFP integrating gender in emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction, both directly as well as indirectly, highlighting challenges, opportunities and lessons learned. Such informants will be WFP officers (EPR officers and gender officers) and representative from government counterpart and partner organizations, including women organizations.
  • Conduct two case studies to gather in situ primary data on the integration of gender into the emergency preparedness and response processes in two countries (among Nicaragua, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Cuba or Barbados) ensuring information is collected from a variety of sources, including local womenโ€™s organizations. The analysis should delve into specific factors that worked well and did not work as expected in the capacitation of women on emergency preparedness and the leadership roles women take in the local emergency committees.
  • Prepare a report presenting a summary of the findings, including success factors and recommendations. The report should follow the same structure as the literature review (be aligned to the Sendai Frameworkโ€™s priorities) and highlight how the guidelines and the preparedness actions taken were implemented during the hurricane response.
  • Based on the previous tasks, develop a factsheet on how to improve integration of a gender perspective and the participation of women and girls in emergency preparedness.


    • Inception report
    • Final report in Spanish with literature review, systematization of WFP experiences supporting national and local emergency preparedness systems that apply a gender transformative approach, including recommendations. The report will include a two-page executive summary both in English and Spanish and a guideline document on how to strengthen the integration of gender and protection and the participation of women in the emergency preparedness activities
    • Two case studies report on specific countries explaining factors for success and lessons learned.



      Advanced University degree (masterโ€™s degree) in one of the following fields: social sciences, development economics, international development disaster preparedness, humanitarian response, gender or other related fields, or First University degree with at least 10 additional years of relevant work experience.


      At least 5 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in designing, implementing or evaluating emergency preparedness and response programmes, and/or working on gender in emergency preparedness and response work and/or working on risk management cycle. Experience working with WFP is an asset.

      Knowledge and Skills:

      • Prior experience in writing and editing l

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