REPOA is implementing its fifth five-year strategic plan (hereinafter, SP 2020-24) which aims to promote policy research and dialogue for socioeconomic transformation for inclusive development. Research and Policy engagement under SP 2020-24 is organized under the three thematic areas of:
- Productive Sectors & Inclusive Development (PSID);
- Gender & Human Development (GHD); and
- Governance, Accountability & Citizen Participation (GAP)
As part of the focus under the second thematic area of Gender and Human Development (GHD), REPOA intends to conduct research that supports the development of policies and strategies of economic growth, job creation and public spending that provide opportunities to the world’s most marginalised people. This is necessary for sustained poverty reduction, distributive and redistributive economic development and transformation. Such policies and strategies must focus on the most disadvantaged, and on the underlying drivers of disadvantage entrenched in gender, geographical location (e.g. rural vs urban), age and/or other identity-based inequalities. GHD research is intended to influence the development agenda in multiple policy arenas during this SP 2020-24 by, among others, strengthening collaborations with policy makers and CSOs; strengthening our data and analytical capabilities to inform approaches to tackling gender inequality and identify best practices for inclusive social protection.
REPOA intends to execute a research programme on the gender aspects of development as part of the thematic area of Gender and Human Development. This programme will be guided by the understanding of gender as a social construction that categorizes individuals, traits, and institutions with respect to societal definition of biological sex. Viewing gender under these lenses allows distinct considerations of both gender and human development, as well as their conceptual interfacing. The research programme will be guided by understanding of the evolution of gender and human development dynamics both at local, national and supra national levels. Research conducted under this theme will specifically seek to inform national and regional development commitments, and also consistent with the United Nations’ SDGs 3,4,5 and 6.
REPOA seeks an informed and gendered approach to guide short and medium-term research in the following seven (7) key sub themes:
- Gender aspects of equity and access to social services;
- Social protection, deprivation and vulnerability;
- Gender gaps in business and property ownership;
- Gender gaps in productive value chains;
- Gender gaps in enterprise creation and development;
- Gender gaps in labour and tradable markets;
- Gender and societal relations
The main objective of this assignment is to design a practical and relevant multi-year research programme on gender and human development that caters for current and anticipated needs, constraints and opportunities of women and men in Tanzania as part of REPOA’s contributions to national and regional development policies and strategies.
The following outputs are expected to be produced by the Gender consultant:
- An inception report, one week after the signing of the research/consultancy agreement. The inception report will contain context analysis and target policies, programmes, communities, partners and agencies to review. The inception will also include an updated outline of the assignment’s work and delivery schedules.
- A preliminary (draft) gender research programme, four weeks after the signing of the research/consultancy agreement. This will contain the following elements (see Appendix I for a suggested outline of the research programme). This draft will be presented to the REPOA Management, and invited gender experts at a workshop to be organized by REPOA.
- A final gender research programme, two weeks after the presentation of the draft report at the workshop. This will contain the following elements.
- Presentation of the final report to a workshop of stakeholders organized by REPOA
Duration of the Assignment
The implementation period of assignment will be 35 days from June to August 2020 with a possibility of no-cost extension of the period depending on the operating conditions.