Job Information Terms of Reference for Education and Child Protection project gender gap analysis in Ninewa and Salah al-Din, Iraq NGO Information
Contact Name HR
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Governorate Erbil
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Nationality Not Applicable
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-11-07
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
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Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
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No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2019-11-07
Deadline Date 2019-11-21
[Tikrit,Mosul,Erbil,Iraq ]

Project Summary

Type of Assessment

Gender Analysis

Name of the project

BMZ Community-based child protection mechanism and education services for conflict-affected children and their families in Ninewa and Salah Al Din, Iraq

Project Start and End dates

1st September 2018 to 28th February 2021

Project duration

28 Months

Project locations:

Ninewa (West Mosul), Salah al-Din (Shirqat and Baiji governorate)

Thematic areas

Education and Child Protection

Sub themes



Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Estimated beneficiaries


Overall objective of the project

Strengthen the resilience of conflict-affected communities in Iraq through enhanced Child Protection and Education Systems





Gender is a cross-cutting priority in Save the Children Iraq’s 2019-2021 Strategy– it is inextricably linked to a child rights approach, critical to the realization of our Theory of Change, and essential for high quality programming for the most deprived and marginalised children. A focus on gender equality supports us in achieving our three Breakthroughs for child – Survive, Learn and Be Protected.

Save the Children developed a Gender Equality Program Guidance and Toolkit to guide gender programming. Save the Children aims for all programmes to be gender sensitive by 2019, and all programmes to be gender transformative by 2030. Save the Children has created a Gender Equality Marker which serves as both a guidance tool and an assessment tool when developing project proposals, concept notes or program plans. Key definitions:


  • Gender Sensitive: when the different needs, abilities, and opportunities of boys and girls, and men and women, are identified, considered and accounted for. Save the Children believes all our work should be gender sensitive as a minimum standard. 
  • Gender Transformative: when we use a gender sensitive approach and promote gender equality, while working with key stakeholders to identify, address, and positively transform the root causes of gender inequality for women and men, girls and boys. Save the Children strives to utilize gender transformative approaches whenever possible across our programs, advocacy and organization.




Project background



Education and Child Protection

Main Goal


The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the resilience of conflict-affected communities in Iraq through enhanced Child Protection and Education Systems



Conflict affected boys and girls have access to quality education in a safe school environment.

Child Protection


Psychosocial wellbeing of conflict-affected boys and girls and their families is improved through access to age and gender sensitive psychosocial support and targeted case management



  1. To examine the contextual gender dynamics and the implication for save the children’s programming in education and child protection in SAD and Ninawa
  2. To identify barriers and enablers of gender sensitive and transformative programming models for Education and Child Protection in SAD and Ninawa
  3. To identify the compounding factors excluding of children from accessing protection and education services SAD and Ninawa.

The main audience for the report is Save the Children Iraq (Education and Child protection) staff. The insight gained from the review will be used as a starting point to an increased focus on evidence in gender programming, for future proposals, programme planning and reporting.


Key Questions

  • The project will be analyzed using the following thematic questions:
  1.   How does the Education and Child Protection activities implemented by Save the Children   adequately address the gender dynamics within SAD and Ninawa?
  2. What are the barriers and enablers of gender sensitive and transformative programming models that save the children use in SAD and Ninawa?
  3. Who are the children at risk and what more can be done to improve on their wellbeing?
  4. What is the state of out of school children among boys and girls in Ninawa and Salahuddin? What are the root causes? What is the prevalence among boys and girls? What are the reasons for the higher prevalence of out of school girls  in secondary school? 
  5. How does disability, child labor and discrimination of families compound the issue of out of school children in Ninawa and Salahuddin governorates?
  6.  What level of technical and financial resources will be required to ensure sustained gender transformative programming models in Education and Child Protection in SAD and Ninawa?


The gender gap analysis is primarily expected to use qualitative methodology. The consultant will be expected to articulate a robust and suitable qualitative methodology in line with the scope, objectives and evaluation questions. The inception report should provide detailed methodology including the following: 

  • Approach to secondary data review.
  • Approach to key informants and community
  • Documentary review e.g checklists
  • Sampling procedures for each govenorate
  • Procedures for analyzing mixed methods
  • How users/key project stakeholders in the analysis will be involved

Interview method will involve Save the Children staff, beneficiaries, and partners.

The evaluation should use appropriate methods to seek feedback from children in line with the basic requirements for meaningful and safe child participation.

Assessment management


Who is responsible

By when

Who is involved

Evaluation TOR review


7th November 2019

Lorraine, Farhan, Rosie

Selection of evaluation team (if external)

MEAL Manager/ Procurement

14th November 2019

HR, Lawrence

Documentation review, desk research


21th November 2019

MEAL and TAs

Inception report and comments


28th November 2019

Lawrence+ TA

Field Data collection


12th December 2019

MEAL Co and FM

First Draft Report


19th December 2019


Validation of evaluation findings and recommendations  

Consultant/ MEAL Team

10th January 2020


Final evaluation report


19th January 2020


Evaluation final report (together with response plan) posted on OneNet and reviewed


19th January 2020



Upon selection, the consultant is expected to:

  • Submit an inception report (10-15 pages detailing the study design and approach- qualitative designs most preferred)
  • Facilitate a high level in-depth interviews in Salahaddin and Ninewa governorates involving key informants with the local leaders, FGD with community members and other humanitarian actors
  • Submit draft reports and slides based on the findings for review and comments by the specialists. The consultant should incorporate changes after feedback into the final report ( SCI will provide a standard reporting template for this assignment)
  • Produce a final report with actionable short term and long term recommendations (25 pages Maximum excluding annexes)
Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Consultant Qualifications

The successful candidate should possess the following experience and qualifications to be considered for this post:

  • Higher university degree in relevant field (e.g. gender, child protection, education, development or social sciences);
  • Proven experience in conducting quality evaluations and gender assessments;
  • Knowledge of children participation in research and studies;
  • Knowledge of relevant gender equality principles and policies;
  • Strong child rights programming skills and child participation skills will be an asset;
  • Strong writing and conceptual skills, particularly on gender;
  • English essential; Arabic skills would be helpful;


  • Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles of child safeguarding, and it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff and other people working for and with Save the Children. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to and the consultant(s) and interpreters if applicable are bound by the principles and conditions of Save the Children’s Code of Conduct and will need to sign it before departing to the field.
  • A contract will be signed by the consultant before commencement of the action. The contract will detail terms and conditions of service, aspects on inputs and deliverables.


The consultant shall be expected in country for at least 10-15 days as such, SC expect the successful consultant to undergo mandatory online security training and submit the certificate of completion to Save the Children before the commencement of the task. Failure to deliver this will lead to an automatic disqualification. SC will provide security brief to consultant upon arrival in KRI.

How To Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV before Thursday, 21 of Nov 2019 to and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Please note:


We will be reviewing the CVs on rolling basis and the position can be filled even before the closing date

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