Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children with a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Save the Children works in 117 countries, including 12 Country Programs in the Middle East and Eastern European (MEEE) Region.
Save the Children believes that it is critical to directly address gender discrimination and promote gender equality in order to ensure that no harm comes to children, and to advance our vision for a world where every child attains their equal right to survival, protection, development, and participation. Recognising that gender equality is central to Save the Children’s mission and vision, it is evident that Country Offices (COs) in the region have diverse experiences in promoting and implementing gender equality through their work, seeing progress and challenges in different areas. In the lead in to a new 3-year Strategy period for Save the Children globally, it is timely to assess progress, and identify common priorities for the region to inform the scope and focus of future work to advance gender equality outcomes.
OVERALL PURPOSE of the Consultancy
To develop a MEEE GE Programming Roadmap, based on current practice, which clearly articulates core priorities across the region to advance gender equality. Priorities identified are likely to cover a range of areas, including specific areas for internal capacity strengthening, priorities for advancing GE with partners, amongst others. The Roadmap generated will cover priorities for the period 2022 – 2024. It must be practical, feasible and built from SCI views and priorities across the region.
The final Roadmap will be based on an analysis of SCI’s current practice strengths, gaps, investments, challenges, lessons learned to date and opportunities; analysis of priorities identified by COs and the Regional Office as well as SCI at global level; and consideration of external factors such as the partner landscape and donor priorities. Examples of good practice will be identified and documented. The Roadmap should answer the questions: What will be done in relation to advancing GE across the region and within COs? By whom? What is the scope and why were certain areas prioritised? What resource allocation is required? How will it happen?
The scope of this analysis and the Roadmap to be generated is largely around programming and advocacy, and will be refined and agreed with SCI early in the consultancy. This will include, but not be limited to, analysis of GE:
- priorities outlined in strategic documents
- funding of GE work and KPI data on GE in project design
- current practice / priorities and responsibilities within key processes (such as project assessments and designs
- Partnership practice, for example partnership selection processes and capacity strengthening activities
- Systems for collection, analysis and use of sex and age disaggregated data
- Broader MEAL processes, such as program learning agendas, MEAL data collection methodologies and teams, accountability mechanisms
- Linkages with technical approaches, for example how GE is considered through technical approaches used in Child Protection, Education, Health, Cash programming, etc
- Relationships with external actors, including partnerships with gender focused organisations
- Resourcing and capacity available for GE work in COs, including selection and role of GE focal points
In addition, the consultancy will also capture a snapshot of the current status of work at the organizational level, such as gender gap analyses and action plans.