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Male Engagement Research Consultant
Title:Male Engagement Research Consultant
Job Location:Nairobi, Kenya; with field work in Rwanda & Tanzania
Department:ICRW Africa

Location:                                              Nairobi, Kenya; with field work in Rwanda & Tanzania

Time period:                                        May 15, 2019 – Dec 31, 2019

Amount of Time:                                Approximately 60 days spread from May to December, 2019

Compensation:                                   Daily rate to be negotiated based on prior experience

While this TOR is currently for the following scope of work, this project will extent into 2023, with additional opportunities for work on data collection and analysis spread periodically over the next 5 years. In addition, there is a possibility of additional work on other projects and the option to hire this person part-time/full-time should interests and abilities align.

ABOUT ICRW: The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for the last four decades.   ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity, and advocate for evidence-based practical solutions to change policies and programs.  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW conducts research to inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. ICRW’s focal areas include gender-based violence, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

OVERVIEW:  ICRW seeks a Consultant based in Nairobi, Kenya to assist with program assessment of two similar projects (one being implemented by Women for Women International in Rwanda and one being implemented by Hand in Hand International in Tanzania). For both projects, we are exploring the additive impact of layering a male engagement component onto a women’s empowerment program to understand whether engaging men in this work helps to more significantly and sustainably change gender norms. We will be looking for candidates with experience in exploring how to engage men to transform gender norms and create more opportunities for both men and women to participate in and benefit from both domestic work and income-generation activities.

In each location, the Consultant will be responsible for: (1) assisting with a Landscape Analysis- including conducting focus group discussions (FGDs) with community members and key informant interviews (KIIs) with key stakeholders, analyzing data, and drafting a Landscape report; (2) supporting facilitation of a strategy development session (based on findings from the Landscape analysis as well as best practices identified by the ICRW team), (3) assisting with training of a quantitative data collection firm for baseline survey data collection as well as qualitative data collection consultants for collection of data through FGDs, KIIs, and in-depth interview (IDIs); (4) pilot-testing quantitative and qualitative data collection with the data collection firm/consultants; and (5) providing inputs and review of final reports.


Participate in phone calls with ICRW and the project partners, Women for Women International and Hand in Hand International to revise and refine the quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches and tools.

  1. Review research protocols and data collection tools- providing input where needed.
  2. Landscape Analysis (in each location – Rwanda / Tanzania):
    1. Facilitate 3 FGDs
    2. Conduct 3-7 KIIs with key stakeholders
    3. Type notes in English and put into analysis templates/databases
    4. Review and contribute to data analysis
  3. Strategy workshop (in each location – Rwanda / Tanzania):
    1. Contribute to materials prepared for the workshop
    2. Co-facilitate (with ICRW staff) 2-day workshop on particpatory analysis of landscape data and program strategy development
  4. Baseline Assessment (in each location – Rwanda / Tanzania):
    1. Provide input on quantitative and qualitative data colleciton tools
    2. Co-facilitate (with ICRW staff) training of quantitative data collection firm – who will be collecting survey data
    3. Co-facilitate (with ICRW staff) training of qualitative data collection consultants – who will be collecting data through FGDs with community memebers, IDIs with couples, and KIIs with key stakeholders
    4. Pilot-test quantitative data collection with ICRW staff and the data collection firm
    5. Pilot-test qualitative data collection with ICRW staff and the data collection consultants
    6. Conduct periodic quality checks on data
    7. Assist ICRW team with baseline data analysis
    8. Provide input/review of baseline report
  5. Gender Training of Trainers (ToT) (In Tanzania ONLY)
    1. Assist ICRW staff in conducting a ToT on the newly developed gender curriculum for Hand in Hand implementers in Tanzania




Estimated Days

Activities and Trips



WfWI Landscape Analysis
Trip 1: Rwanda – WfWI landscape data collection



WfWI Program Design
Trip 2: Rwanda – WfWI strategy workshop



Review of HiH model & prep for Landscape Analysis



Continued program design, development of MEL frameworks and baseline/midline/endline data collection tools



HiH Landscape Analysis
Trip 3: Tanzania – HiH landscape data collection

WfWI Baseline Assessment
Trip 4: Rwanda – WfWI baseline data collection



HiH Program Design
Trip 5: Tanzania – HiH strategy workshop



HiH Baseline Assessment
Trip 6: Tanzania – HiH gender training and baseline data collection



Ongoing technical assistance for strategic design and monitoring support





Education: Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Demography, International Development, Anthropology)

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum two years of post-Ph.D experience or four years of post-Master’s experience conducting research and evaluation internationally, with a focus on developing countries
  • Substantial experience in and knowledge of gender norms, women’s economic empowerment programming, and approaches to engage men to create more gender equitable norms related to women’s roles within the household and through income generation
  • Significant experience with quantitative (survey) and qualitative (FGDs, KIIs, IDIs) research methods
  • Significant experience interviewing a range of actors and subjects
  • Prior experience with taking notes and providing translation services (preferred)
  • Ability to effectively manage and juggle multiple projects, including staffing, workplans, deliverables, timelines and budgets
  • Demonstrated successful project management skills, along with maturity, diplomacy, and independence to work effectively with in-country partners, donors and project staff
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

Interested candidates should submit a resume, daily rate requirements, and contact information for at least two references.

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