Request for Expression of Interest and Quotation to conduct Research on Peacebuilding and ending Gender-Based Violence Movement in the Great Lakes Region.

Request for Expression of Interest and Quotation to conduct Research on Peacebuilding and ending Gender-Based Violence Movement in the Great Lakes Region.

Deadline Extended; 20th August 2020

Women’s International Peace Centre plans to conduct research in South Sudan, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a regional Great lake study. The research is aimed to deepen our understanding of what has worked for the peace and Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) movement in the East African region.

The year 2020 marks a significant anniversary of major women’s rights frameworks including The Beijing Platform for Action and The UNSCR1325 at the global level and the end of the African Women’s decade and supposedly the year of silencing the guns in Africa. Despite the progress
made towards achieving gender equality and sustainable peace more still needs to be done as conflict is changing forms with increasingly high incidences of conflict-related sexual violence. The women’s movement has been at the forefront of campaigning for peace and the end of sexual and gender-based violence. It is time to review the extent to which the women’s movement has contributed to peacebuilding and campaigns to end sexual violence using the case study method.

Request for Expression of Interest
The Peace Centre invites eligible and qualified individuals to indicate their interest to produce reflective research on “Peacebuilding and ending Gender-Based Violence Movement in the Great Lakes Region”. Interested country based consultants must provide information indicating their competency and indicate their budgetary expenses.

Specific Objectives of the research
i. To examine the evolution of the peace and SGBV movement and the factors that lead to its successes.
ii. To assess the role of philanthropy in supporting the movement.
iii. To understand how peace and SGBV movements increase strength and influence, survived in the face of attacks, and/or emerged to fuel resistance.

Methodology
The researchers will be expected to propose a methodology that is suitable for the research subject.

Assignment Description:
Duties and Responsibilities:
i. Prepare inception report including research design, work plan and study tools.
ii. Prepare a draft research report.
iii. Present findings and analysis to The Peace Centre.

Required Skills and Experience:
i. Demonstrated experience in research on peace and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) movement in the East African region.
ii. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
iii. Researchers must be Bi-lingual
iv. Critical thinking and analysis
v. Time Management
vi. Experience in research on women & SGBV will be an added advantage.

Application Requirements: Application document, stating the method of work, research method and research questions. Curriculum Vitae, samples of past related research, proposed budget and schedule.

Please note; Applicants can submit as individual consultants, groups of consultants or as institutions for any of the countries specified and for the regional case study.

Application Process
Expression of Interest clearly marked “Expression of Interest to conduct research on ‘Peacebuilding and ending Gender-Based Violence Movement in the Great Lakes can be submitted as a soft copy through email address program@wipc.org on or before 5 pm EAT on Wednesday 5th August 2020. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


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