Call for Expression of Interest to Conduct the Gender Analysis on the African Union Roadmap for Political Transition in Sudan

1. Introduction
In April 2023 Sudan was plunged into armed conflict creating a devastating impact on the population, particularly women and girls, who are among the most vulnerable in conflict situations. Khartoum’s state was the epicentre of the conflict, that resulted in the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians, wanton destruction of infrastructure, an unprecedented dire humanitarian situation, and gross violations of International Humanitarian.

The Peace and Security Council at the African Union Heads of State and Government meeting developed and adopted a Roadmap for the Political Transition in Sudan, which aims at establishing mechanisms to coordinate support for Sudan, secure an immediate, permanent, inclusive, and unconditional cessation of hostilities, strengthen the humanitarian response, ensure the protection of civilians, infrastructure, and compliance with international humanitarian law, give impetus to the agency of neighbouring states, and
promote the resumption of an inclusive, fully representative political process.

2. Call for Expression of Interest
The Women’s International Peace Centre invites suitable candidates to conduct a gender analysis of the AU Roadmap for Political Transition in Sudan. The analysis is aimed at ensuring that the roadmap is gender-responsive to the unique needs of women, men, boys and girls in Sudan.

3. 0bjective
The objective of the consultancy is to conduct a gender analysis of the AU roadmap to ensure a gender responsive and transformative peace process in Sudan.

4. Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities
i. Review and analyse the African Union Roadmap for Political Transition in Sudan and identify gender gaps
ii. Provide recommendations for the identified gaps to inform policy engagement in each stage of the Roadmap.

iii. Develop a report and policy brief with suggested actions to ensure gender
responsive political processes.

5. Deliverables

i. Inception Meeting with WIPC
ii. Inception report on the data collection methodology
iii. Draft comprehensive analytical report
iv. Draft policy brief
v. Final report and policy brief.

6. Qualifications, Experience and Required Skills
The consultant should have post-graduate qualifications in gender, peace and security studies, human rights, or other social science areas.
She or he should also meet the following criteria:
i. Minimum five (5) years of professional research experience related to the African Union and Peacebuilding, women, peace and security, gender equality, women’s empowerment, women’s rights and human rights at the national, regional, and international level
ii. At least ten (10) years of experience working with or within the international,
regional human rights mechanism or academia.
iii. Excellent understanding of gender and women in conflict
iv. Excellent understanding of feminist peacebuilding.
v. Excellent understanding of regional and global legal frameworks and policy
normative documents on women’s human rights, peace and security, and gender
equality in general;
vi. Sound expertise in the analysis and use of gender-responsive data and analysis.

7. Language Requirements
Proficiency in English is mandatory.

8. Duration of The Assignment
This assignment is for fifteen (15) days.

9. Evaluation Criteria
For evaluation of the expressions of interest, the following criteria will be applied:
i. General Education Qualification and Relevant Training (20 points);
ii. Demonstrated Experience Related to the Assignment (30 points);
iii. Technical approach and methodology (20 points)
iv. Work plan and draft report outline (20 points)
v. Language (10 points)

10. Application Process
Interested consultants should submit their cover letter addressed to the “Executive Director, Women’s International Peace Centre”, together with technical and financial proposals and curriculum Vitae (CV) of all the team members zipped in one folder. The proposal should describe how the consultant intends to undertake this assignment.
Applicants should also explain how their professional experiences match the skills and qualifications listed above.
Expression of Interest marked “Expression of Interest to Conduct a Gender Analysis of the African Union Road Map” should be submitted as a soft copy through the email address: by Monday 25th September 2023.

Due to large numbers of applications, WIPC is unable to respond to all applicants therefore, only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Please note: Applicants can apply as a group, as an individual, institution or organisation.


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