Call for Applications —Individual consultant
SCOPE OF WORK
Assignment Title: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion “GESI” Analysis
Assignment Locations: Zambia, Lusaka
Contract (Level of Effort): Up to a maximum of 15 days (about 2 weeks)
Intended dates: November 20, to December 20, 2023
The Cooperative Resilience and Equity Activity (CORE) is a $11.6 million, 5-year activity being implemented by Land O’Lakes International Development (Land O’Lakes) in Rwanda and Zambia, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development – Washington (USAID-Washington). The goal of CORE is to foster vibrant, sustainable cooperative ecosystems in Rwanda and Zambia, in which self-managed cooperatives and all their members flourish economically and socially. Through CORE, Venture37 will take a localized and market-responsive approach, engaging market actors, including women and youth, in activity design, implementation and measurement. CORE will 1) Inclusively strengthen the capacity of cooperatives by dynamically responding to their unique challenges and market opportunities by adapting existing, tested tools. 2) Improve the cooperative enabling environment by working with private and public service providers to deliver market-responsive and well-coordinated services to cooperatives. 3) Spur innovation, learning and continuous improvement in the local and global development community through embedded applied research.
Objective and specific technical tasks of the assignment
CORE will foster cooperative ecosystems that sustain and strengthen enterprises which adhere to an inclusive, socially responsible, and resilient cooperative business model—a model aligned with the Development Objectives of USAID’s Operating Units, USAID’s Gender-Based Violence (GBV) foundational elements, and the government of Zambia.
The fundamental question that this assignment will seek to answer is: how can CORE equitably engage women and men and young people to achieve its strategic objectives and advance women’s empowerment? This shall be achieved through conducting gender analysis in Zambia and producing its corresponding Action plan.
2.1 GESI Analysis
2.2. GESI Action Plan
A) A comprehensive desk review of existing studies and reports including but not limited to:
B) Primary data collection through selected key informants with cooperative members/leaders currently participating in CORE’s Agriculture value chains of focus, institutions supporting development of cooperatives, of gender development and or implementing similar programs.
Interested consultants are encouraged to send their cover letter explaining their interest and justifying their candidacy, CVs, two certificates of completion of similar assignments to Procurement.CDP@landolakes.com no later than November 20th, 2023, at 6:00PM Lusaka time. The title of the email must include “GESI Analysis, CORE Zambia.” Do not submit your application via the “Apply Now” button below as it will not be reviewed. We will be reviewing applications as they are received, so please submit your application at your earliest convenience.
Land O’Lakes Venture37 will provide transportation and other necessary logistical supplies for the consultant.
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