Background/Introduction: Ipas Pakistan is a non-governmental organization that works with national and global partners, to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights since 2007. Ipas focus on ensuring decrease in maternal mortality and complications from unsafe abortion in Pakistan through policy advocacy, and socially and culturally acceptable interventions, including training of health-care providers, supporting the sustainability of safe reproductive health technologies, and strengthening national partnerships in support of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. The main areas in which Ipas Pakistan is providing technical support to the national and provincial government are safe abortion and comprehensive contraception care reaching out all women and girls of reproductive age group through close collaboration with stakeholders at the health facility and community level.
Ipas Pakistan has stressed the necessity for having an intersectional lens and strong emphasis on improving our organizational culture to influence staff members with other programs and movements that are related to contribution of all genders, races and geographic areas of the country, including Gender Based Violence and Climate Change in recent years, with Safe Abortion Care and Family Planning as its fundamental role. The Country Strategy/Strategic Framework, which emphasizes the development of gender equality and women’s voice as a vital aspect of how Ipas operates everywhere and across all fields, has been advanced by Ipas significantly.
Ipas Pakistan is seeking the services of consultant to develop the GESI policy which can serve the purpose and which demonstrates Ipas Pakistan commitment to promoting GESI throughout our thematic areas to end, inequality, inequity, injustice, ill-health, gender-based violence and other issues. The policy would put a special emphasis on empowering groups of women and young girls who are poor, vulnerable, and socially excluded. The GESI approach also places a strong emphasis on improving our organizational culture to influence staff members as well as the partners’ practices and mindsets to achieve the targeted goals.
Position: GESI Policy Consultant
Number of positions: 1
Develop a GESI policy (organizational and programmatic of Ipas Pakistan) to identify the gaps that need to be addressed
To develop a GESI policy (organizational and operational) including strategies for implementation.
Building the capacity of staff to advocate for gender-responsive budgeting
Role and Responsibilities of the consultant:
Review of existing Ipas Pakistan organizational policies and program documents relevant for the development process
Key informant interviews with Ipas Pakistan staff for understanding the approach, lessons learned, and priorities of Ipas Pakistan in aligning the GESI Policy with the Vision, Strategic Framework, and national priorities for promoting GESI.
Focus group discussions with partners working on practical aspects of mainstreaming GESI
Finalize GESI policy through a validation workshop with the staff and partners.
Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB)
Capacity Development package of GRB
Training to Ipas staff and partners on GRB
Roles And Responsibilities Of Ipas Pakistan
Ipas Pakistan will pay the consultancy fee as per the agreement between both parties.
Ipas Pakistan field team will support the consultant to communicate with health workers and other stakeholders in the process of developing the documents.
Ipas Pakistan will provide the necessary logistics for the field visit, air ticket, vehicle, lodging, and per-diem as per organizational rules.
Ipas Pakistan, GESI/GSN focal point will work closely with the consultant (conceptualizing and documenting, and facilitating the process)
Qualification and Experiences:
Master’s in social science or Gender Studies or relevant degree with minimum of 5 years of experience in relevant area. Preference will be given to candidate with experience in GESI policy developments, GESI Audit as well as GRB training and analysis.
Excellent analysis, documentation, and facilitation skills
Prior work experience in SRHR and SAS, GBV, and Rights-based approach documentation will be an added advantage
February – June 2023
Note: Consultancy is open for both national and international consultants to apply
Ipas is strongly committed to providing a work environment that is free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and inequity. We recruit, employ, train, promote, and compensate our personnel without regard to race, age, sex, religion, national origin, color, creed, ancestry, citizenship, caste, ethnicity, regional identity, tribal identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law or outlined by Ipas policy. Ipas acknowledges that these personal characteristics may differ in different contexts.