Gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence training

  1. Context of the training

According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women (CEDAW), IECD and SDA management is willing to offer a gender mainstreaming and gender-based violence training for all IECD/SDA staff to equip them with the basic and most important gender mainstreaming concepts, to create gender equality in the workplace and to guarantee all staff has acquired a minimum level of knowledge on the subject to be able to understand gender issues and integrate them into their work (within the organization and the projects). In addition, the cases of GBV among the beneficiaries are increasing, which implies the need to intervene with the staff by offering additional capacity building in terms of gender (tools, knowledge, references etc.)


  1. Objectives of the training
  • Raise awareness of IECD/SDA staff on gender mainstreaming and gender equality in humanitarian work and on the organizational level.
  • Reduce stereotypes related to gender
  • Integrate workplace habits that promote gender equality and equity
  • Provide staff with the minimum level of knowledge and practical skills on gender equality and gender mainstreaming concepts



  1. Scope and focus of the training

We recommend that the training will be focusing on:

  • The gender stereotypes anchored in people’s mentality: understand the differences between sex and gender, highlight existing injustices in our society in terms of gender inequality, be aware of existing and especially non-existing women and children rights in the country, understanding (Lebanese) masculinity and how it is intertwined with gender mainstreaming
  • An activity on masculinities specially designed for our male staff where they will share their understanding of the topic and participate into deconstruction of preconceived opinions
  • Share the list of good practices on gender to ensure a change in behavior, attitudes, and beliefs and ultimately organizational and individual culture and gender stereotypes.
  • The gender-based violence among vulnerable populations (most vulnerable groups, preventive measures, limits of intervention, tools, techniques, and activities that might be integrated into the projects to prevent GBV cases and to reduce the impact of such situations.)
  • Raise awareness on why it is important to integrate gender mainstreaming to the projects’ design and implementation


  1. Identified organizational and human resources needs

To meet the organization’s needs, IECD and SDA management would like to start by offering face-to-face training for all IECD/SDA staff with a Gender expert.

Sessions will be facilitated in English or Arabic depending on the preferred language of the attendees

The expert shall define indicators to ensure a close monitoring of the training impact and results, together with an auto-evaluation questionnaire that he/she prepared and to be filled in by the participants before starting the training, immediately after and 6 months after training.

Profile of the staff to be trained

  • Managers & Experts (11 men & 20 women & 5 foreigners)
  • Operational and field team (22 men & 30 women & 1 foreigners)
  • Transversal support positions (10 men & 7 women)

Managers & experts: country director, program managers, project managers, M&E, pedagogical and PSS experts, support departments managers (finance, HR, communication, accounting, procurement)

Operational and field team: team members working on the field and more in contact with the beneficiaries

Transversal support positions: team members of finance, audit, accounting, HR, procurement and communication departments

5. Timeframe

We are planning to have a full/half-day training with all IECD/SDA staff divided per group between March and May 2023.

  • 14/4/2023 Reception of Proposals
  • 21/4/2023 Selection and contract signing
  • 26/4/2023 Preparation meeting
  • May/July 2023 Training sessions
  • 15 days after the end of the training: Transmission of mission report and deliverables
  • 6 months after the training: Transmission of the analysis of results monitoring and project impact

How to apply

  1. Targeted profile
  • Expertise in gender mainstreaming and GBV (Mandatory)

  • English (Mandatory)

  • Arabic (Mandatory)

  • Lebanon-based local expert (Mandatory)

  • Expertise in facilitating trainings for INGO staff  (Mandatory)

  • Knowledge in youth socio-professional insertion (Added Value)

  • Knowledge of the Lebanese context (Mandatory)

  • French (Added Value)

  1. Applications

The candidates shall submit a technical and financial proposal with the following elements:

  • A note on their understanding of the Terms of Reference and a presentation of the suggested methodology
  • The résumés-CV of the service providers including the previous experiences to be sent to [email protected] 
  • A financial price quotation.
  • The provisional action schedule with woman-man/day workload assessment.

The selection shall be made on the basis of the technical and financial proposal.


Friday, 14. Apr 2023
Type of Call
Call for Consultancies
Intervention Sector(s):
Remuneration range:
4000 to 5000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
3 months (renewable)