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ANNOUNCEMENT: Terms of Reference for Gender Specialist – Job Opportunity

Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Gender Specialist – the Commonwealth of Dominica


Services/Description of work: Provision of public sector training on gender-responsive mainstreaming training

Title of the project/programme: Strengthening Gender Mainstreaming Capacity for a Climate Resilient Dominica

Title of the article: Individual Consultant – Gender Specialist

Fashion: Virtual
Duration: 3 months
Expected start date: May 1, 2022


The physical impacts of climate change and natural hazards have exacerbated structural inequalities and socio-economic vulnerabilities in the region and particularly in Dominica, as gender equality and human rights are not sufficiently addressed. account in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and in disaster risk, recovery and response. . Although this is a general pattern where women and girls face disparity in terms of (among other things) access to economic participation, nuances exist in each country in the needs and vulnerabilities of women, men, girls and boys, which warrant more detailed analyses. inquiry and articulation (UNDP, 2021).

After Hurricane Maria (2017), the government of Dominica set itself the goal of becoming a nation resilient to climate change. Dominica has released a climate resilience policy framework to guide its recovery journey in the form of the 2030 National Resilience Development Strategy (NRDS). The NRDS articulates the government’s overarching policy framework and sets out 43 resilience goals aimed at ensuring that development is people-centred. The Dominica Climate Resilience and Recovery Plan (CRRP) is a companion document to the National Resilience Development Strategy (NRDS) that operationalizes the NRDS by providing an overview that will guide the preparation of sector strategies and plans . In summary, the goal of the Climate Resilience and Recovery Plan is to translate Dominica’s vision to “build the world’s first climate-resilient nation” into a set of concrete actions.

The UK FCDO and the UNDP Flexi Technical Assistance Fund (FTAF) promote climate resilient recovery and development in Dominica and support the Commonwealth of Dominica’s (GoCD) government’s vision to become the world’s first climate resilient nation . The FTAF has been designed to fund capacity building initiatives that are directly linked to the Climate Resilience and Recovery Plan (CRRP) to support the GoCD in developing critical systems and capacities to drive climate resilient development.

As part of this capacity building initiative, the Ministry of Youth Development and Empowerment, Youth at Risk, Gender Affairs, Elder Safety and Dominicans with Disabilities through the Office of Gender Affairs is putting currently implementing a project titled “Gender Mainstreaming Capacity Building for a Climate Resilient Dominica”, which aims to promote gender mainstreaming throughout the implementation of the Resilience and Recovery Plan (CRRP) from the Government of Dominica.

  1. GOALS

Project objectives include:

  • Strengthen the capacity of CRRP implementers to integrate gender into CRRP objectives

pursued by the government of Dominica to be obtained by 2030.

  • Build the capacity of relevant agencies/organizations to ensure that differences or

implications are considered for the success of planned actions in achieving
Resilience targets

  • Raise awareness and increase understanding among people in the community with

a strong focus on women and youth groups, key pillars of climate resilience and

Recovery plan

  • Increase the resilience of community farming groups, including women farmers’ groups and

women fishermen.


The expected deliverables and proposed payment allocations are as follows:

Deliverables Number of days Time range
Develop a gender-responsive mainstreaming training program for disaster management:

§ Design and administer training on gender mainstreaming keeping in mind policy measures in NRDS

§ Administer pre- and post-test assessments

§ Conduct training of trainers for national public sector officials

§ The training must be transformed into a complete package that can be administered after the initial training.

8 May 2022
Update and refine draft gender mainstreaming toolkit

§ Develop a user-friendly handbook on key steps in gender mainstreaming that would guide officers from different Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)

§ Draft a component on gender responsive mainstreaming training in disaster risk resilience and climate change adaptation

7 May – June 2022

The Gender Specialist will report directly to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth Development and Empowerment, Youth at Risk, Gender Affairs, Elderly Safety and Dominicans with Disabilities, who in turn will report account at the UNDP project office. The specialist will report on progress, challenges encountered, risks anticipated, mitigation measures proposed or taken, and where government support may be needed.


The duration of the contract is 15 person-days over a period of 3 months, from May to July 2022. The price of the consultant is a fixed price, regardless of the extension of the duration specified herein. The consultant’s price proposal will include all expected costs of the assignment. The financial proposal should specify a total lump sum and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e., whether payments are in installments or upon completion of the entire contract ). Payments are based on production, ie on the delivery of the services specified in the terms of reference.


The technical capacities of the consultant will be evaluated on the basis of the proposed technical skills described in the table below.


gender specialist
Education experience § Master’s degree in gender studies or gender and development or related field and at least three (3) to five experiences integrating gender into projects or programs
Skills § Strong intercultural, gender awareness, interpersonal and networking skills.

§ Perfect command of the following software applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

§ Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

§ Previous professional experience in the field of gender

§ Experience in carrying out a similar mission

The technical component for the scope of work (technical capacity and related qualifications for the gender specialist) would cumulatively contribute 70%. The financial proposal will be awarded 30%. The consultant will be evaluated separately on the basis of the selection criteria listed below.

Selection criteria – Socio-gender specialist
1. Technical capacity and related qualifications Weight (70%) Max. Points (100 points)
1.2 Masters in Gender Studies or Gender and Development or related field 20
5+ years of demonstrated in-depth understanding of gender and intersectionality with other demographic and socio-economic variables 20
1.4 Previous work experience in mainstreaming gender into projects and programs 15

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

2. Financial 30% 30


The consultant must submit their offeror’s letter, including their CV and references. Applications must be submitted in English and incomplete proposals will not be considered.

Documents to attach when submitting the proposal

  • resume in accordance with the required qualifications and relevant experience of the candidate.
  • Reference letters: The candidate must submit a reference letter of previous work undertaken.
  • Financial proposal

Submit to the Director of Gender Affairs at [email protected] or the Office of Gender Affairs, 2n/a Floor LG Roberts Building, CNR Church and Victoria Street, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica by April 30and2022.