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Consultant: Senior National Gender Expert - Algeria Gender Analysis

Employer
Banyan Global
Location
Washington, Ohio
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Consultant
Specialty
Gender and Sexuality
Organization Type
Business
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BACKGROUND

Algeria's ranking at 136 on the Global Gender Gap Index reflects this growing gender inequality, which represents a decrease from its ranking at 97 (.602) in 2006. It ranks 142 (.456) on economic participation and opportunity; which reflects a decline from its position at 103 (.443) in 2006. Particular areas of challenge in this area include a low female labor force participation rate and estimated earned income, as well as low representation as legislators, senior officials, and managers. These challenges are related to women staying home to raise children, norms that view women as having a primary role on domestic tasks and child-rearing; limited and expensive transportation; sexual harassment in the workplace and lack of security; work hours that conflict with childcare responsibilities; and restrictions and norms related to the kind of jobs women can and should carry out. The country ranks 111 (.966) on educational attainment; which represents a decline in rank from 84 (.944) in 2006. Specific areas of inequality include the literacy rate and enrolment in primary and secondary education. Algeria ranks 144 (.958 ) on health and survival, a reduction from its position at 78 (.971) in 2006. Health life expectancy is one among several areas of inequality. Its ranking on political empowerment increased to 100 (.151) from 98 (.049) in 2006.

The political participation of women at the grassroots level in Algeria is strong; beginning most notably when women served as combatants in the War of Independence, which started in 1954 and ended with the nation's independence in 1962. After independence, women's participation was marginalized; however, there has been active engagement over the last 40 years of women alongside men in protests to combat the narrowing democratic space in the country.

OBJECTIVES OF THE GENDER ANALYSIS

To conduct a country-level gender analysis that considers opportunities for gender equality and women's empowerment with a focus on the following sectors:

  • Economic growth
  • Democracy, rights and governance
  • Health
  • Education


DELIVERABLES AND TASKS REQUIRED
  • Inception report: The inception report will include secondary data review and analysis, methodology, work plan, a preliminary list of key stakeholders to interview, and research questions guides.
  • In-country primary data collection: National consultants (only) will carry out in-country primary data collection to inform the presentation of preliminary findings and recommendations, the draft and final gender analysis reports, and the presentation of the final report.
  • Presentation of preliminary findings and recommendations: The research team will provide a virtual presentation of preliminary findings and recommendations.
  • Draft gender analysis report: Draft gender analysis report of 45 pages, excluding the executive summary and annexes), that synthesizes secondary data from the inception report and primary data.
  • Final gender analysis report: Final gender analysis report integrating feedback from Banyan Global on the draft report.
  • Presentation of final gender analysis report: The research team will provide a virtual presentation of the final report.


  • POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Contribute to the preparation of the inception report.
    • Carry out in-country primary data collection.
    • Contribute to the presentation of preliminary findings and recommendations.
    • Contribute to the draft gender analysis report.
    • Contribute to the presentation of the final gender analysis report.
    • Contribute to the final gender analysis report.


    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Master's degree in sociology, anthropology, economics, or relevant social science field and a minimum of 10 years of professional experience or a Bachelor degree with a minimum of 13 years of experience.
    • Minimum of 6 years‘ experience conducting evidence-based research and expert knowledge on gender equality and women's economic empowerment issues in
    • Expertise in one of the priority sectors listed above.
    • Excellent speaking and writing in English, French, and Arabic.
    • Experience with qualitative data collection.
    • Conversant with socio-cultural beliefs and practices in Algeria.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and intercultural skills.
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