Generation G Lebanon Baseline Study Consultancy
Generation G program brief
The Generation G partnership strives towards the creation of gender-just and violence-free societies with and for young people in their full diversity. We aim to contribute to this change in Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda with regional and global-level support for these in-country changes. The Generation G partnership is a collaboration of partners in the seven countries with a global consortium consisting of Rutgers (lead), ABAAD, Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice.
The Generation G partnership raises public support, advocates for improved policies and laws, and strengthens civil society as a way to contribute to gender justice. The partnership addresses three key interrelated challenges: gender-based violence, the unequal division of care and women’s lack of access to civic space. More specifically, this partnership engages an innovative gender-transformative strategy that equips youth leaders and civil society organizations (CSOs) to address the root causes of gender inequality and power imbalances. Engaging (young) men in promoting gender justice is a key component of this strategy. Next to a gender-transformative approach, this partnership has fully embraced the principles of inclusiveness, meaningful and inclusive youth participation, do no harm and accountability. As youth are our key actors and key impact group, they are actively included in decision-making processes, as well as the design and implementation of key strategies.
The Generation G Lebanon Coalition is made up of ABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality and Justice without Frontiers (JWF). ABAAD and JWF will be part of the joint consortium. Previously, ABAAD and JWF have collaborated on the following: inter-organization capacity building workshops (SGBV and legal) and referrals to legal assistance (from ABAAD).
During Q1 and Q2 of 2021 the Generation G Consortium will undertake a baseline study in all 7 participating countries. The ToR delves into the scope of the baseline study, as well as into the requirements, plans and details for the country alliances to conduct their baseline studies. The baseline results will inform the strategy development of the Programme and will be incorporated into the Generation G interventions across Lebanon.
Generation G in Lebanon
The Lebanon Program aims to achieve, by 2025, a gender-just society that is free of discrimination against women and girls and where institutions, organizations and associations are empowered and well equipped to advocate for gender equality issues and prosper in a gender-just society with fair access to justice, services, and opportunity. By strengthening civil society in Lebanon you can promote social norm change and have more collective power to push for legislative and policy changes. Within the first two years the alliance may conduct its activities online due to the COVID-19 context.
A component of our overall change vision is to ensure that men and boys are actively engaged in the advocacy process, a pre-requisite to long-lasting change. We will also strive to work with other stakeholders, including but not limited to religious and community leaders, CSOs, etc.
Baseline Study Scope and objectives
A baseline study will be conducted between April and June 2021 under the Generation G Programme to describe the current context and measure the status of the long term objectives in order to better understand the starting point of key elements of the work against which later progress will be measured.
The baseline should compile comprehensive information about the project in order to review its design and make it more responsive to the GBV-related needs of the target populations. The baseline should authenticate the efficacy and plausibility of the project’s theory of change, contextualise both the problem and targets, and articulate the feasibility of the goals and long-term objectives.
The intent of the baseline is to obtain baseline data relating to the selected indicators; map all partners or stakeholders such as institutions (schools, government health facilities), CSOs that deal with GBV and Gender Justice issues including women rights organizations, youth groups, women groups in economic empowerment activities, and others to partner with; conduct formative research among the primary and secondary audiences and target groups; and identify country specific needs and entry points for implementation strategies and adaptation of existing interventions and advocacy approaches.
Indicators for baseline study for Lebanon:
- Long Term Objective 1: A growing number of young men and women are mobilised to promote gender justice and prevent GBV on and offline.
- Long Term Objective 2: Decision-makers increasingly adopt, adapt, implement and are accountable for gender-transformative and youth-inclusive policies and laws.
- Long Term Objective 3: Civil society for gender justice is increasingly resilient, effective, gender-transformative and youth-inclusive.
# and type of positive changes towards gender-transformative policies and laws (adoption, adaptation, maintaining, blocking setbacks) (SDG 5.1.1)
# and type of positive changes in implementation of gender-transformative policies and laws (SDG 5.1.1)
LTO: 1 – Indicator: 1.2 Level of public support for gender justice, prevention of GBV and more equal division of care
LTO: 2 – Indicators: # of occasions where young people and/or civil society organisations succeeded in influencing decision-making processes that affect their lives/the lives of their constituencies
# of occasions where young people and/or civil society organisations succeeded in influencing decision-making processes that affect their lives/the lives of their constituencies
# and type of recommendations, in line with the Generation G agenda, received and adopted by partner countries through accountability mechanisms in Geneva (UPR, CEDAW) and New York (VNR)
# of outcome documents of relevant regional and international forums, in particular CSW, CPD, HLPF, HRC, Special Procedures, that maintain or strengthen gender-transformative language
LTO: 3 – Indicator: 3.2 Degree to which CSOs (disaggregated by women led, youth led and other) effectively apply GTA in their advocacy, campaigning and community mobilisation
LTO: 1 – Indicator: 1.1 # of people reached via online and offline dialogues and campaigns on gender justice, GBV prevention and equal division of care
LTO: 2 – Indicator: 2.1 # of advocacy initiatives carried out by CSOs for, by or with their constituencies
LTO: 3 – Indicator: 3.1 # of partner organisations who have advanced on ensuring meaningful and inclusive youth participation within the organisation
Scope of Work for Baseline Consultant
The consultant is expected to propose specific methodologies they will use in the inception report to be submitted to Generation G Lebanon country partners for approval. These should demonstrate the use of mixed methods approach in arriving at findings and ensure data quality. Details on sampling strategy and quality assurance measures should be included in the inception report. In addition the report should elaborate on data collection methods, tools and timetables for the baseline study.
The consultant is also expected to lead on the below activities, among other, throughout the development of the baseline study:
- Develop the baseline design and methodology
- Perform a desk review and/or literature review in order to get information on: indicators; target setting; baseline values; your strategy development; context analysis. These results will identify target setting and also where knowledge gaps are and where the formative research is needed.
- Formulate the formative research questions.
- Develop timeline and process with country partners for formative research and defining/ contextualizing indicator framework.
- Set targets and baseline values based on your desk review.
- Conduct the formative research/ as planned.
- Report writing and validation.
The consultant must ensure compliance with the Programme’s Core Principles throughout the development of the development of the baseline study:
- A gender-transformative approach (GTA).
- Meaningful and inclusive youth participation (MIYP).
- Do no harm.
Minimum requirements under deliverables are:
- Inception report for approval by Generation G Lebanon country partners which should include detailed description of methodology including data collection tools and strategies, approach to include core principles as described in the ToR.
- A workplan/ implementation plan for the baseline study.
- Final data collection tools.
- Provision of all raw data collected, interview transcripts and summaries.
- Presentation of draft baseline report to Generation G country partners including deviations from ToC if any and recommendations.
- Validation workshops.
- Baseline values as per the set indicators.
- Adaptation and target setting of indicator framework and,
- Presentation of final baseline report
Qualifications and skills
- In depth knowledge and experience on research methods.
- Experience working within the local Lebanese context.
- Experience working on baseline studies and previous consultancies
- Previous evaluations relating to GBV, youth and gender studies is advantageous
- Fluent in both oral and written English
- Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills;
- Strong inter-personal skills, in particular, demonstrated team leadership qualities.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- High level planning, organizational and time management skills;
- Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure.
- Excellent analytical, communication and report writing skills.
- Post graduate degree/s in fields such as Development studies, Social Sciences, gender related studies
How to apply
Please submit your detailed application by email to [email protected] with the subject line Generation G Lebanon Baseline Study Consultancy. The application must include the following:
- A brief technical proposal, including the outline of methodological approach and activities proposed to achieve the objectives, a tentative timeline with key milestones and financial proposal.
- CV/ profile.
- References of previous similar work done