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Gender and Land Rights Consultant
Title:Gender and Land Rights Consultant
Job Location:Nairobi Kenya

Project Title: Mid- and Endline Evaluation of women’s land and property rights course for men in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

Location: Nairobi, Kenya with probable travel to Uganda & Tanzania

Time period: September – December 2019

Amount of time: Initially up to 45 days over a three-month period with possibility for extension

Project Description:

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.  All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality, and eradicating poverty. ICRW’s focal areas of research include gender-based violence, healthy transitions to adulthood, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ICRW also operates regional offices in Asia and Africa.  ICRW with funding from Wellspring Philanthropic Fund shall administer a mid- and end line survey of an interactive course on women’s land and property rights aimed at men called Securing Your Family’s Future (SYFF). The course which is currently implemented by partners in each of the three countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, is designed to impart information, promote gender equitable attitudes and peer norms, and practice skills related to supporting women’s land rights. ICRW was previously funded by the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund to carry out a qualitative baseline survey of the course in all three countries in the fall of 2018.

ICRW seeks a Gender and Land Rights Consultant for the project. The consultant should have 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 land rights in East Africa. The consultant should also have experience leading qualitative program evaluations, including project/personnel management, budget management, submission for ethical review, communicating with implementing organizations.

Throughout the engagement the consultant will work and communicate closely with the ICRW research team.

Primary Duties:

ICRW is seeking a consultant to direct the qualitative program evaluation of the SYFF, women’s land rights course for men in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.  And as such provide technical leadership as well as undertake consequent project management responsibilities. Specifically, the contractor shall;

  • Serve as study PI, including revising protocols and tools as needed, submitting for renewal of institutional and local ethical review/approval, ensuring compliance with ethical protocol and procedures during conduct of research, regular and as-needed reporting to ethical review boards, proper closeout and reporting after all data collection is complete.
  • Travel within Kenya and to Tanzania and Uganda for midline and end line data collection, conducting all in-depth interviews and focus groups discussions with program participants.
  • Lead analysis of program evaluation findings, including developing analysis plans, updating codebooks, coding, developing code summaries, and overseeing small technical team (assigning and reviewing work).
  • Develop products to disseminate program evaluation results to implementing partners and donor, including virtual presentations and written reports/briefs.
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned by the Director of the Regional Office, based on team and institutional priorities.


Qualified candidates will have a Masters and/or PhD in Gender Studies, Demography, Sociology, Community Development or related fields.   Minimum six years of experience with relevant master’s degree or four years of experience with PhD required.


  • Experience conducting in-depth interviews and focus group discussions
  • Male engagement experience
  • Experience analyzing qualitative data
  • Experience writing (as lead author) qualitative evaluation reports for lay audiences
  • Experience writing narrative reports for donors
  • Experience working in the East Africa region (experience in more than one country will be preferable).


  • Fluency in English and Swahili;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Mastery of qualitative coding software (Atlas.ti, Nvivo, or similar) and qualitative analysis techniques;
  • Excellent time management skills, including the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, organize, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Clear communication skills;
  • Demonstrated, successful project management skills, along with maturity, diplomacy, and independence to work effectively with in-country partners, donors and project staff.
  • Proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet applications.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume or CV, writing sample, and three professional references by 17:00 East Africa Time (EAT) on August 28, 2019. Because of the volume of applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. ICRW is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.

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