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Gender Mainstreaming Training

CBDRM component of BDRP programme


May 31, 2017


1.    Background

Concern Worldwide is an international, non-governmental, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern’s aim is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without on-going support from Concern. To achieve this aim Concern engages in long term development work and seeks to address the root causes of extreme poverty. Concern has been working in Pakistan since 2001, when it initiated an emergency response project to address the Afghan refugee crisis in Baluchistan. Concern later moved into emergency, early recovery, and long-term development programming being implemented though local NGO partners in Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab, and Sindh provinces.

The goal of Building Disaster Resilience in Pakistan (BDRP) programme funded by DFID is to increase Pakistan’s capability to reduce disaster risk, though better planning, preparedness, response, and resource allocation at the governmental and community levels.  The consortium, led by Concern Worldwide in partnership with ACTED, Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and International Rescue Committee (IRC) will implement the Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) component of BDRP initially in four districts (Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur- Punjab, Ghotki, and Kashmore- Sindh),  during the first phase (two years). The programme would be up scaled in other disaster prone districts of Pakistan over a period of three years in the second phase.  The CBDRM component of BDRP will assist village communities to mitigate and prepare for disasters.

2.    Purpose of the consultancy  

The purpose of the consultancy is to provide training on Gender mainstreaming to the consortium members and its local partners programme staff involved in CBDRM/BDRP programme. The capacity building trainings will be provided to both staff in country offices in Islamabad level and field staff at provincial level. This training will enhance the capacity of the programme staff on gender mainstreaming with a focus on the following:

  • To understand different frameworks and approaches of Gender Analysis in DRR
  • To analyse different factors contributing to an equitable relationship between men and women in DRR
  • To enhance staff skills on using Gender Analysis tools during programme implementation
  • To know how to assess capacities and vulnerabilities of men and women to determine each group’s aspirations and needs
  • To ensure the involvement of both men and women in programme implementation

The consultant will also review and refine the draft Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan developed during the inception phase. The finalized Gender Equality Strategy serve as guiding document for the programme to ensure the inclusion and integration of gender in the programme.

3.    Objectives and Specific Tasks to be undertaken by the Consultant(s)

The following are the major tasks consultant is expected to undertake.

  1. Conduct review of key BDRP programme documents and design, concrete programming recommendations and strategic policy actions to strengthen empowerment of women and gender equality outcomes in the implementation of the programme
  2. Design a gender mainstreaming module for one day training of BDRP Programme Implementation Unit staff and three days training to the programme field staff at Multan and Sukkur
  3. Conduct the trainings on gender mainstreaming
  4. Produce a comprehensive report of the trainings
  5. Review and refine the draft Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan in line with the CBDRM-BDRP programme needs and requirements building on the information received from the training participants and field visits.

4.    Deliverables

The consultant(s) will produce following key deliverables

1)    Package of the training materials on gender mainstreaming (Training guidance manual for PIU and field staff, PowerPoint presentations and other support materials- hand-outs, etc.)

2)    Gender Mainstreaming refresher Training at Islamabad (one day) and detailed three days each gender mainstreaming training at Multan and Sukkur for the field staff.

3)    Produce a good quality comprehensive report on the training events after the completion of the training.

4)    Revise and refine Gender Equality Strategy document in line with the requirements of CBDRM programme building on the already data available, extensive consultation with training participants and field visits.

5.    Essential and Desirable Experience/Qualifications

Concern Worldwide is seeking an experienced consultant with the following expertise:

  • Post-graduate degree(s) in Gender Studies /Social Sciences/ Development Studies/ Disaster Management
  • Substantial demonstrated experiences of conducting gender mainstreaming trainings for multiple stakeholders at national and field level
  • Sound understanding of the gender equality issues prevalent in Pakistan and familiarity with national and international legislation/instruments related to gender equality,
  • Good understanding and experience of integrating gender into resilience and disaster risk reduction programmes with a focus on livelihoods, WASH, Shelter and climate change
  • Excellent facilitation, communication and drafting skills in English and Urdu.

6.    Lines of Communication

The consultant will report to Concern’s Deputy Team Leader for CBDRM-BDRP programme and will liaise closely with other Programme Implementation Unit (PIU) technical specialists on livelihood, M&E, DRR, infrastructure and  Communications and Reporting. The consultant will also consult with the relevant experts of Consortium partners.

7.    Timeframe

The consultant is required to conduct the trainings on Gender Mainstreaming and submit the final revised Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan document as per the schedule mentioned below:


By When

Package of Training materials

July 1, 2017

One day refresher training at Islamabad

July 12, 2017

3 days Gender Mainstreaming Training at Sukkur

July 18-20, 2017

3 days Gender Mainstreaming Training at Multan

July 25-27, 2017 

Submission of the draft training report and Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan

July 31, 2017

Submission of the final training report and Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan incorporating the feedback and comments from Concern

August 8,2017


8.    How to apply:

Interested potential consultants/ consultancy firms with relevant experience can submit sealed technical proposals (only) containing following documents to Concern Worldwide at Ground Floor, U Fone Tower, Plot # 55-C, Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad by June 19, 2017.

  • Cover letter detailing the consultant’s/ firms’ suitability for the assignment, relevant experience and current contact information
  • A short description of methodology to undertake assignment.
  • Profiles/CVs of key person(s) to be involved for the assignment (not more than two).
  • At least one relevant example of previous assignment of similar nature carried out preferably in Pakistan with international NGOs/UN agency (Concern will strictly ensure the confidentiality of the reports.)


For more on the assignment, please direct your queries at  before deadline.

*Note: Consultant/Firms shortlisted on the basis of Technical proposals will be asked to submit their financial proposals.