GCE:Consultancy - Drafting of the GCE Gender Strategy

Global Campaign for Education
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 28 February, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) founded in 1999, is a global civil society movement working to end the education crisis. GCE members bring together civil society organisations, NGOs, teacher unions, child rights activists, parents’ associations, young people and community organisations who work together in coalition in nearly 100 countries. GCE promotes education as a basic human right, mobilises the public to put pressure on governments and the international community to fulfil their promises to provide free, compulsory, high quality public education for all.

GCE seeks to apppoint a Consultancy to draft the GCE Gender Strategy to be based in Johannesburg.

Type of contract:               Short term consultancy

Duration of contract:        Consultancy report due end-July 2021

1. Background and Context of the Assignment:
Several obstacles need to be removed to eliminate the roots of gender inequality and civil society organizations have a key role in this regard. Although global figures show that gender inequality in net enrolment in primary school has been reduced in recent years, considerable disparities prevail at local and regional levels and girls and women are still the most excluded. The notion of gender inequality includes gender disparities related to unfair distribution of education opportunities for both men and women regardless of their gender diversity or sexual orientation. In this regard, the notion of gender inequality acknowledges the multiple forms of exclusion and discrimination faced by members of the LGTBQI+ communities.
According to the Education 2030 Steering Committee, no region has achieved gender parity. Female participation rates in technical-vocational programmes are lower than male participation rates in all regions, except Latin America and the Caribbean, where male participation rates are lower.
The goal of our work is to ensure equal rights to education and the promotion of gender-transformative approaches, pedagogy, teacher training and whole-of-education sector planning is a critical factor to achieving gender equality in and through education.
2. Purpose and Scope of the Assignment:
The overall purpose of this consultancy is to develop the Gender Strategy for the movement linked to the GCE Strategic Plan, from which concerted and concrete actions can be derived for the defense and promotion of the right to education of a) women, b) girls, c) young women, d) the LGTBQI + population, as well as to promote critical and transformative reflections on masculinities. The transdisciplinary and intersectional approach is essential.

3. Submission of Applications:
Eligible applicants are invited to apply by submitting the following documents on or by end of day on Sunday, 28th February 2021 to jobs@campaignforeduation.org

  1. Consultant’s CV/Resume including relevant experience of personnel/Previous projects of similar nature.
  2. Brief technical proposal outlining the approach to the consultancy.
  3. A cover letter, confirming availability for the dates outlined and including a financial proposal

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and in that case the advert may be withdrawn at any time from sites without notification. Please visit the following links to view the detailed TOR
https://www.campaignforeducation.org/docs/GCE_ToR_Consultant_for_developing_a_Gender_Strategy.pdf or  https://campaignforeducation.org/en/2021/02/11/consultancy-opportunity/

The consultant is required to undertake the participatory preparation and drafting of the GCE Gender Strategy. To inform the development of the strategy the consultant will outreach and engage individually with GCE members, especially with regional and selected national education coalitions on their understanding on gender issues, including LGTBQI+, girls and women’s right to education.

Please visit the following links to view the detailed TOR
https://www.campaignforeducation.org/docs/GCE_ToR_Consultant_for_developing_a_Gender_Strategy.pdf or  https://campaignforeducation.org/en/2021/02/11/consultancy-opportunity/For further information on

Requests for clarification should be made in writing and sent to the Head of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Vernor Munoz to the following email: vernor@campaignforeducation.org

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more about GCE, refer to .http://www.campaignforeducation.org/.

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