Consultancy to manage the preparation of Girls Get Equal Campaign (CGE)
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In Lebanon, adolescents and youth report being excluded and disenfranchised. 26% of youth expressed low confidence in the elections; 50% did not feel represented by the present political parties and barely 36% of youth stated their confidence in the Lebanese government and judicial system. Gender dynamics are also at play here, with girls and young women being particularly excluded from the public sphere. In general, adolescents and youth also note a lack of decision-making power. Government institutions, as well as CSOs, often do not have the enabling factors in place to respond to the youth and as a result there is a lack of accountability to the youth in these sectors. There are no mechanisms for systematic youth engagement and existing peer networks are still very weak. From that background, Plan International Lebanon is aiming to launch a specialized campaign focusing on adolescent girls and young women in Lebanon to empower them, raise their voices and make them part of the decision making process.
This campaign will be part of a global Plan International campaign called “Girls Get Equal (CGE)”, which is aimed at empowering girls and young women voices and leadership. Its vision is a world where girls and young women are equally able to make decisions about their own lives and shape the world around them. Girls Get Equal has three specific campaign demands - we won’t stop until: Girls Get Equal Power, Girls Get Equal Freedom, Girls Get Equal representation around the world. In Lebanon our campaign focus will be on Girls get Equal Power.
The consultant will be responsible for coordinating the GGE campaign preparations, including the following specific responsibilities:
1- Conduct 8 consultative meetings with youth groups and CBOs present in the various cadastres to identify their priorities, in coordination with Plan International Lebanon
2- Contextualize Plan International’s global GGE campaign tools to fit the Lebanese context
3- Facilitate capacity building trainings for adolescent girls and young women contributing to the GGE campaign, including on the GGE tools, communication event planning, and advocacy.)
4- Provide guidance to the trained adolescent girls and young women to organize Youth-led initiatives as part of the GGE campaign for a sustainable engagement.
Based on the responsibilities set above, the following deliverables will be requested from the Consultant:
- Detailed timeline for the assignment following the introductory meeting with Plan International.
- A 2-4 pager report detailing the outcomes and recommendations of the consultation and discussions with the youth and CBOs.
- Contextualized tools for the GGE campaign
- Training plan, tools, and pre- and post- assessments prior to conduct training sessions with girls and young women
- Training report following the training sessions with the girls and young women detailing the outcomes of the training and recommendations for follow up.
- 25 working days, For more Details refer to the attahed TOR.
The selected Consultant will be provided with the following materials related to this assignment (note this is indicative and others may be added):
- Plan International GGE global tools and guidance
- Plan International’s Mapping of youth groups in Lebanon
- Plan International’s Civil Society Context Analysis
- Other program publications, brochures, booklets…
- Any other document necessary for the successful execution of the assignment as assigned by Plan project team.
The Consultant(s) will work under the supervision and guidance of the Advocacy and Influencing Manager, and coordinate closely with the Gender and CSS Project Manager.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, political science, Gender studies or any humanitarian related field, Masters preferred.
- Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in advocacy and campaigns relating to Gender Equality and child & youth participation, and any other related campaigns.
- Experience in creating training tools, documents and advocacy plans on Gender and Advocacy.
- Experience working with children and young people, especially girls and young women
- Experience in conducting trainings on different topics: Gender, Advocacy, Campaigning, event planning…
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills for workshops and trainings.
- Both spoken and written English and Arabic are essential.
- Experience working in dis-advantaged areas and with vulnerable groups, including refugees and children
- Adherence to Plan International’s Safeguarding Policy for Children and Young People, Code of Conduct, and Prevention of Sexual Abuse & Exploitation (PSEA); Child Protection Minimum Standards; IASC guidelines on GBV and Gender; and other relevant standards and policies.
The consultant should have the following personal attributes:
- Self-motivated and able to work independently
- Excellent organization and planning skills; detail oriented
- Flexibility to adapt to changing conditions and requirements