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Gender Specialist Consultant

Posted on December 6, 2020
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Salary: Dependent on experience.
Location: Home-base , World
Category: Consultancy
Type: Consultancy
Contract duration: 3-month
Working hours: 8 hours per day
Application Deadline: December 23, 2020

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is seeking a gender expert with experience working with local communities in Yemen to conduct a gender analysis on one of the Center’s programs and recommend a gender mainstreaming action plan within program objectives and activities. The program aims to improve civilian wellbeing in Yemen through the use of innovative technologies. The selected candidate will work closely with the relevant Sana’a Center and partner program teams, with the ultimate aim of improving program outcomes for target beneficiaries.

Primary duties are built around three key deliverables for the consultancy: (1) Gender analysis (written report) (2) Recommended gender mainstreaming action plan (written report) (3) Short workshop/session with the program teams to present these findings and recommendations.

We are a dynamic, highly mobile, multi-lingual team with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Our main office is in Yemen, while the majority of our team works remotely from locations across Yemen, around the Middle East and in western capitals. Among our core strengths are our versatility, initiative, access, networks, and audacity. We seek new team members who would complement this dynamic.


  1. A 15-20 page report including the following components:
    1. Design and conduct a gender analysis of all components of the program:
      • Objective: Assess key gender issues and inequalities to address as well as opportunities for greater inclusion and mainstreaming.
      • Methodology: The consultant should outline their chosen approach/framework for conducting the gender analysis in their reporting as well as the method and process for data collection.
        • This should include a desk review of program materials and review of available contextual data/literature, such as comparative case studies.
        • It is expected that the consultant will lead a participatory data collection and interview process with program staff at both partner organizations. This will largely be done remotely as staff are based globally. However, to the extent that it may be safe and feasible to do so, it is encouraged for any data collection to be done in person in Yemen.
        • The analysis should consider intersectional dimensions relevant to gender inequality in Yemen.
    2. Develop a gender mainstreaming action plan:
      • Objective: Enable the promotion and integration of gender equality in all components and project cycle stages.
      • Include clear and actionable recommendations. It should be usable by non-gender experts after the completion of the consultancy. It should include recommendations for appropriate structure and programmatic improvements, as well as training opportunities to strengthen gender mainstreaming.
      • To ease implementation, action items/recommendations should be signposted to any relevant objectives and activities in the program’s logframe.
      • For each action item/recommendation in the mainstreaming plan, relevant, include targets, indicators, timelines and budget to implement that plan and ensure the integration of gender equality. Clear metrics to measure desired outcomes should be included along with a recommended process for monitoring progress.
  2. Deliver a concluding workshop/session with both partner organizations:
    • Present a summary of the gender analysis and learnings
    • Present summary of the action plan and recommendations for how it should be put in practice.


  • Degree in a relevant discipline, including gender, international development, or any relevant social science discipline.
  • Expertise in working on gender issues on Yemen.
  • At least 3 years of experience in working on gender mainstreaming at program levels, including project management.
  • Prior experience independently conducting gender analysis and developing mainstreaming action plans. Experience should include designing and leading a data collection process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and networks in the gender scene in Yemen.
  • Proven communication and facilitation skills both in Arabic and English.
  • Previous experience with ICT for Development projects and using communications technology such as mobile applications in humanitarian contexts is a plus.

Position Details:

  • Reports to: Sana’a Center Program Manager
  • Consultancy rate: Daily competitive rate
  • Contract type: Fixed period consultancy
  • Length of consultancy: 25 working days (based on proposed timeline)
  • Location: Remote

How to apply:

For those interested, please email [email protected] with the following:

  • Your CV and a cover letter
  • Samples of any relevant studies or reports you have led or supported

The contract start date is anticipated to be during the first week of January 2021.

Application Deadline: Wednesday 23rd December 2020.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or age.

More about the Sana’a Center:

Founded in 2014, the Sana’a Center is one of the few independent research centers that has continued to operate in Yemen throughout the ongoing armed conflict. While the Center maintains cordial relations with all key stakeholders it has remained fiercely unaligned with any of the belligerent parties. The Sana’a Center has thus maintained a unique positioning and ability to work throughout Yemen and beyond.

The Sana’a Center maintains a strong network across Yemen with access to key political, military and security figures, tribal leaders, the financial sector, economists, journalists, humanitarian actors, civil society and other important stakeholders. The Center has also established a broad network and presence within the international community connecting it to international organizations, diplomatic circles, regional and international policy makers, research centers and global forums.

The Sana’a Center’s reports and researchers are widely quoted in local, regional and international media outlets, while the analysis of the Center’s experts is regularly sought out by local and international stakeholders.

The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is an independent think-tank that seeks to foster change through knowledge production with a focus on Yemen and the surrounding region. The Center’s publications and programs, offered in both Arabic and English, cover political, social, economic and security related developments, aiming to impact policy locally, regionally, and internationally.