Consultancy Service – Engaging Men through Accountable Practice (EMAP) Remote Consultant

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Background – Scope of the Consultancy

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization working in Myanmar since 2009 in response to cyclone Giri and currently supporting displacement-affected communities in three different States (Kachin, Northern Shan, Rakhine). DRC expanded its program beyond protection to include the provision of shelter, WASH, NFIs, livelihood support and community assistance to the people affected by the June and October 2012 events in Rakhine State. DRC aims to make available immediate relief and protection to displaced people and vulnerable host communities in an impartial, inclusive and neutral manner, adhering to DRC’s Code of Conduct and core Humanitarian Principles.

Research has shown that women, in both Rakhine and Rohingya villages are disproportionately affected by issues such as displacement and conflicts and face additional issues such as an increased risk of Gender-based Violence (GBV), extremely limited economic opportunities, and face a higher likelihood of engaging in harmful coping strategies. Rohingya women in particular face multiple threats to their safety in their homes (camp) and in the community. A rapid assessment conducted by the GBV service providers on the protection situation for women concluded that sexual harassment, sexual assault and all forms of domestic violence were prevalent in this community. This finding has been corroborated by conversations with women group members who report, using laughter to mask discomfort, that some acts of intimate partner violence are frequent and can be acceptable in cases in which women have made mistakes or when couples disagree’. Women and adolescent girls interviewed in safety audits also report being fearful of going to latrines or of walking to neighboring villages at night due to the risk of being physically attacked, sexually harassed, or sexually assaulted.

DRC addresses some of these protection concerns by making available GBV response services and enhancing women and girl’s support systems in order to mitigate risks and enable survivors to recover from the effects of violence. DRC recognizes the important role that men can play in preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) and the importance of making them allies for women and girls. Therefore, DRC is planning to conduct Engaging men through accountable practices (EMAP) training for GBV staff in order to incorporate this approach into its GBV programing.

Objectives of the Consultancy

The consultant will review and adapt the EMAP material to the context and develop training materials based on the EMAP Resource Package from IRC, to be delivered to DRC’s GBV Prevention staff by the consultant in English. By the end of the training, participants are expected to have the knowledge and practical skills necessary to:

· Successfully implement the 4 phases of EMAP and use the EMAP intervention tools throughout the GBV intervention

· Facilitate the EMAP curricula with community members and respond to challenging situations that may arise during the intervention

· Prioritize the voices of women throughout the intervention

Duties, Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. Conduct a desk review of existing EMAP resources and curricula. Review existing assessment reports and findings; conduct assessment as necessary and consult with DRC GBV staff (Focal Staff).

  2. Develop shortened 6 months EMAP package for local context and an accompanying facilitators’ guide for DRC staff and mentors.

  3. EMAP 6 months package should be covered the following sections:

a) Facilitator guidance and tips

b) Curriculum for women

c) Curriculum for men

d) Localized monitoring tools developed on EMAP existing tools (Pre and post questionnaires, women’s reflection survey, accountability checklists and EMAP monthly observer forms)

  1. Provide advice to DRC GBV colleagues on how to use the resources developed and what approaches can be used (including strategies to address early marriage and sexual violence).

  2. Provide in-depth training and mentoring to key DRC GBV staff on the developed EMAP Toolkit and the immediate program recommendations so as to develop a strong understanding and technical competency for GBV programming.

6. Develop shortened monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools based on the existing EMAP resource package***Duties**:**

· The consultant will sign the code of ethics and will ensure full respect of humanitarian principles when approaching community members.

· Consultant has the responsibility to use own online platform and network

· The consultant will sign DRC’s ‘confidentiality form’

*Deliverables:**

· Inception report; including review of existing materials and findings from consultations with staff

· 6-month EMAP curriculum toolkit and facilitator’s guide for DRC

· Provision of a Training of Trainers (ToT) for DRC staff + training report

· A final report, in English, of around 6-10 pages that includes an overview of overall assignment, including findings from training, training report and feedback from participants, challenges, and recommendations to DRC

· Presentation of EMAP Training, toolkit and the resources developed to Integrated Protection Manager, Protection Coordinator, GBV Manager, and GBV Specialist

Your Experience must include:

  • An understanding of the implementation challenges in Rakhine state

  • GBV or protection related experience in humanitarian contexts, with particular understanding of GBV root causes, GBV prevention, gender power inequalities, and overall GBV programming

  • Specialist knowledge of IRC’s EMAP Curriculum

  • Demonstrated training skills –

  • Demonstrated understanding of the work proposed in the TOR.

  • Strong English writing and speaking skills

  • Excellent on facilitation skills remotely

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

We expect that this consultancy would take 21 chargeable days within the two months specified.

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