Recruitment of an individual Consultant for the development of the ProPAD Gender Strategy

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

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Recruitment of an individual Consultant for the development of the ProPAD Gender Strategy

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Opening date: July 10, 2020

Closing date: July 24, 2020

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CEI No. 07-2020

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The government of Chad and CORAF signed an agreement for the implementation of the Project to “Strengthening Climate Resilience and Sustainable Agricultural Productivity (ProPAD) in Chad”. Chad covers 1,284,000 sq. kilometers and has 11,175,915 inhabitants including 49.3% men and 50.7% women—Ref. GCPH 2, 2019. The majority of the population (78%) accounts for rural populations mainly living from agriculture, animal husbandry, fishing, petty trade and handicrafts. This part of the population is the poorest and most exposed to food insecurity. Although women and girls represent half of the Chadian population, they face inequalities in accessing health care, education, and the labor market.

In agriculture, both women and youth represent the labor force for cash and food crops. However, women and youth do not benefit equally from the income of harvest produce. Agricultural productivity among women remains low due to their limited access to agricultural productive resources (land, inputs, agricultural equipment, training and loans).

Chad has ratified international conventions on gender equality and adopted laws at the national level to promote gender equity and equality, which is fundamental to sustainable development. Despite a legislative framework favorable to women’s rights, gender-based inequalities remain significant in Chad. Ignorance of the texts, their poor application and the coexistence of customary and religious rights limit the effectiveness of the principle of equality enshrined in the Constitution and the ratified international conventions or treaties. Added to this are certain traditional and religious practices that contradict the regulatory provisions.

To address the challenges, CORAF Executive Secretariat intends to recruit an individual Consultant to develop a Gender Strategy for ProPAD.

The assignments to be carried out as well as other information relating to the mission are detailed in the Terms of Reference in appendix.

The Executive Director of CORAF invites candidates with the sought qualifications as indicated in the Terms of Reference to express their interests in this call.

Applicants interested in this advert must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform such services (CV, references relating to the execution of similar contracts, publications, experience in a similar field, etc.).

The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures defined in the guidelines: “Selection and employment of consultants under IBRD loans and IDA credits and grants by World Bank borrowers”.

Interested consultants can obtain additional information from the CORAF Executive Secretariat through emailing to Dr Mariame MAIGA, m.maiga@coraf.org.

Applicants interested in this call can send a letter of motivation along with a detailed CV with three referees, by email to the CORAF Executive Secretariat at procurement@coraf.org no later than            July 24, 2020, 5:00 p.m. GMT.

 

Dr Abdou TENKOUANO

Executive Director