Call for Consultants: Thematic Review of Gender Equality at WaterAid

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­Call for Consultants: Thematic Review of Gender Equality at WaterAid

WaterAid is seeking a consultant and/or consultants to conduct this thematic review. Full details can be found in the attached ToR and can be accessed by clicking on ‘Apply’. Consultants should have experience in conducting thematic reviews at the global level with a substantial understanding of gender equality.


WaterAid’s Global Strategy aims to contribute significantly to the achievement of universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) by 2030, aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, and one of its 4 strategic aims is to ‘tackle and challenge the inequalities that prevent the poorest and most marginalised people from realising their right to safe water, sanitation and hygiene’. A reduction in gender inequalities is essential to realising this aim.

As part of WaterAid’s Global Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, WaterAid International annually commissions an external ‘Thematic Review’. The purpose of these reviews is to enable WaterAid to assess its effectiveness and identify learning and recommendations in a specific thematic area of its work.

Methodology and Outputs

Due to the current COVID situation, the review will be conducted remotely. As international travel is not possible, additional consultants already based in the selected countries will be contracted to conduct interviews and/or Focus Group Discussions with external stakeholders (either remotely or face to face).

The expected outputs are:

  • A main written global report of (maximum of 20 pages excluding annexes)
  • Short summary reports for each participating CP (maximum of 5 pages per CP),
  • Presentation of findings and recommendations at interim and end points
  • A workshop to facilitate WaterAid to develop its management response

Management and Budget

The budget for this Terms of Reference is approximately £30,000 excluding taxes and VAT. This does not include reimbursable expenses, nor the cost of consultants based in CPs. Budgets submitted responding to this ToR need not refer to the additional consultants, which will be funded separately. WaterAid estimates the work will require the equivalent of 60 days’ work during the period outlined above. Value for money will be a consideration for selection.

Likely timeframe

Output and respective deadline:

  • Start-up meeting with Project Team – 16 August 2021
  • Inception Report – 30 August 2021
  • Analytical Framework – 20 September 2021
  • Data Collection Tools – 04 October 2021
  • Data Collection Completed – 01 November 2021
  • Draft review report submitted and presented – 15 November 2021
  • Final Reports Submitted – 29 November 2021
  • Management Response Workshop – 10 December 2021

Please send expressions of interest including draft work plan and budget, not exceeding 5 pages, plus CVs (max 4 pages) to Ben Robinson, at [email protected]by 10am UK time Monday 2nd August 2021.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at [email protected].


juillet 19, 2021

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