Consultant, Climate Change and Gender Equality/Climate Change and Women's Health
Location: New York City
Posted: March 6, 2020
Priority Deadline: April 1, 2020 (rolling application review thereafter)
Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment – political and financial – in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives. We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.
Women Deliver is seeking a consultant to help build our organization’s capacity to engage in advocacy related to the nexus between Climate Change and Gender Equality and Climate Change and Women’s Health. As these issues become ever more vital to sustainable development, Women Deliver seeks to explore and better understand the ways in which our advocacy in the climate change space can add value, breakdown issues-based silos, and ultimately improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women.
Summary of the Position:
The Consultant will conduct an in-depth scoping and analysis of the policy and advocacy landscape on climate change and gender equality (girls’ and women’s participation/leadership in climate mitigation and adaptation efforts) and climate change and women’s health (with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)) and lead an initial assessment of how Women Deliver can meaningfully contribute to global dialogue and advocacy.
The anticipated period of the consultancy will be from March 2020-July 2020, with approximately 2 to 3 days of work per week.
The Consultant will use the scoping and analysis to provide evidence-based recommendation(s) to guide Women Deliver’s engagement in the gender equality/women’s participation and leadership/climate change and girls’ and women’s health/climate space. The scoping and analysis will include:
- Gaps and opportunities in the global policy and advocacy landscape (issues and forums for engagement) where an organization like Women Deliver may be able to contribute;
- Potential for policy and advocacy impact through Women Deliver’s engagement;
- Articulation of how Women Deliver could ;leverage its ways of working, theory of change, and value add; and
- A limited risk assessment of engagement. Recommendations should also inform how Women Deliver communicates about the intersection of gender equality/women’s rights and climate change and girls’ and women’s health/climate and, if appropriate, help inform the development of the development of policy asks and key messages.
- In-depth scoping and analysis of the policy and advocacy landscape for climate change and gender equality and climate change and women’s health gender equality/women’s rights and climate change.Scoping and analysis should include and summarize:
- Identification and description of key actors (organizations and individuals) -- including actors’ priorities/issues and areas of operation/advocacy;
- Key Questions to Answer: Who are the main organizations and actors active in the climate change and gender equality/ climate change and women’s health spaces? Who is funding advocacy and policy change? How might Women Deliver engage with them and/or add value to their work?
- Identification and analysis of key policy dialogues/communications narratives around climate change and gender equality/ climate change and women’s health as assessed from media coverage, speeches, peer reviewed literature, and grey literature in the past 18 months;
- Key Questions to Answer: What are the major policy and political dialogues on climate change and gender equality/ climate change and women’s health? How might Women Deliver contribute to them and add value for policy change?
- Core policy documents or strategies on climate change and gender equality/ climate change and women’s health (including COP outputs, UN agency documents/strategies, INGOs policy papers/strategies on climate/gender, climate/girls’ and women’s health);
- Key Questions to Answer: What are and what’s included in core policy documents and strategies on climate change and gender equality/ climate change and women’s health? What’s in the works or what’s missing? How might Women Deliver contribute to them/add value to advancing current or new policy documents?
- Assessment of current and projected policy and advocacy trends based on the analysis of areas above;
- Key Question to Answer: How might Women Deliver catalyze further policy action and investment in climate change and gender equality/ climate change and women’s health?
- Scoping should include desk research and interviews/outreach with key stakeholders as needed. Interviews/outreach to be executed in consultation with Women Deliver.
- Regular/bi-weekly check-ins and engagement with Women Deliver representatives from Policy and Advocacy and Communications teams (as designated by Women Deliver) to provide updates on work and ensure teams are informed and aligned
- Actionable recommendation(s) for Women Deliver’s engagement in the global policy and advocacy space that answers the questions posed above
- Recommendations should be grounded in gaps and opportunities in the global policy and advocacy landscape (issues and forums for engagement); potential for policy and advocacy impact through Women Deliver’s engagement; Women Deliver’s ways of working, theory of change, and value add; and a limited risk assessment of engagement.
- Initial recommendations for engagement, including drafts of preliminary policy asks and key messages for advocacy
- Two presentations to Women Deliver team: 1) Scoping and initial analysis; 2) Recommendations for action and engagement
Qualifications, Skills, Education, and Knowledge:
- BA/BS required in a related field such as environmental studies, public policy, public health, international relations, gender studies, political science, or human rights; Master’s highly preferred
- At least 4 years of work experience in the climate change sector and international development, with experience in gender policy/analysis preferred
- Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and work independently while meeting tight deadlines and working remotely
- Experience with both desk research and conducting individual stakeholder interviews
- Experience evaluating qualitative and qualitative research and identifying analyzing trends