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[Closed] Movement Strengthening Consultant

[This opportunity is now closed.] GNDR is seeking a consultant to support GNDR and its partners to research movement strengthening as well as plan for and facilitate discussion on the topic, providing recommendations to move forward within the “Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development” (ECID) consortium.

Social movements are made up of a range of grassroots actors such as individuals, media, academia and NGOs. It is the sum of their parts and what they can achieve together that makes their work a ‘movement’.

GNDR seeks consultancy support to deliver the following for the ECID consortium members:

  1. Support ECID partners as they research movement strengthening and connect with representatives from the Climate Movement and Feminist Movement to prepare for them to present their work to ECID partners, sourcing any further case studies or emerging issues within movement strengthening literature that might be helpful to build understanding on the topic
  2. Work with ECID partners to support preparatory work before an online workshop
  3. Support the facilitation and execution of the movement strengthening online workshop (dates already fixed)
  4. Complete a briefing paper highlighting a glossary of definitions for key terminology and concepts related to movement strengthening as well as workshop results, key lessons learned, best practice identified, and recommendations on how ECID can frame movement strengthening within existing activities moving forward.

All applicants must:

  • Demonstrate previous experience in movement strengthening, especially in working with or supporting movements in the global south and with a mix of INGOs and local partners
  • Be able to confidently facilitate workshops online, communicate with and support a mix of organisations that make up the ECID consortium
  • Effectively synthesize information to produce key recommendations

This assignment will be home-based. Those working a time zone whereby 08:30 GMT is part of their working day are encouraged to apply. The assignment is for up to 20 days, concluding no later than 31 March 2021.

If you meet the applicant criteria, please submit an expression of interest detailing:

  • How your experience matches the consultant profile
  • A one-page methodology of how you would undertake the assignment
  • A projected total cost for the assignment
  • Your CV (no more than 2 pages)


For more information or to submit an expression of interest, please contact Elise Belcher, Project Coordinator, at GNDR: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

 

Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development

Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) is a 3 year project (2020-2023) involving a consortium made up of the following partners: Christian Aid, GNDR, The Open University, FEMNET, International Alliance, On Our Radar, Frontline Aids, Social Development Direct and Womankind. It is funded by UKAID via their UK Aid Connect programme.

ECID aims to work with communities to realise their rights and amplify their voices so they are included in decisions made about access to essential services. Its impact intends to be a significant and vital contribution to the poverty reduction, realisation of right and improved wellbeing of over 3 million people, with a focus on the most marginalised – including women and girls, LGBT people, ethnic minorities and people living with HIV. ECID targets marginalised people in Myanmar, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

The three intended outcomes of the project are:

  • Improved access to services and participation in decision-making processes for key target groups
  • Increased effectiveness of civil society and other actors at all levels to address the priorities of key target groups
  • Greater accountability and responsiveness of power holders to the priorities of key target groups from the local to global level

Activities to deliver these outcomes include collecting quality data that reflects the experiences of the most marginalised, developing a sustainable data platform, ongoing collaboration and shared learning between all stakeholders, building the capacity of civil society organisations to connect – especially with marginalised people – to address power relations, fostering new ways of working between multi-level and multi-stakeholder groups, and advocating for change.

In summary, “While citizens are excluded, SDGs will only be an ambition. Power inequalities limit or exclude the voices of the marginalised. We are gaining insights into what it means to be excluded from services, backed up by data as evidence, to influence decision makers to provide inclusive services which leave no one behind.”

More information can be found on ECID website.

 

 

 

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