Consultancy - Gender Expert

Consultancy - Gender Expert


Consultancy - Gender Expert

Details of the offer

Company Description SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization, with decentralized management.

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In May 2018, SNV started implementing the ‘Climate Resilient Agribusiness For Tomorrow (CRAFT)’, a five year programme (June 2018-May 2023) in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Project Goal

The project aims at contributing to the increased availability of accessible climate-resilient food for the growing population in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Project Objectives

The project objectives in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda include:

- Increasing productive capacity of 300,000 smallholder farmers;
- Improved business performance for 50 agribusinesses and 30 cooperatives for climate-proof value chains;
- Climate-resilient sustainable food production practised on 600,000 hectares.

The CRAFT project shall deliver on its objectives through the following:

- Promoting use of climate smart practices and technologies for farming systems and SMEs;
- Promoting investments in inclusive value chains;
- Promoting an enabling environment for development and scaling climate-smart technologies and practices;
- Promoting learning and knowledge sharing;
- Gender/youth inclusion throughout all elements of project implementation.

The CRAFT project uses an inclusive Business Case development approach to making selected value chains more climate resilient, hereby focusing on the oil seeds, pulses, cereals and potato value chains. This is intended to generate business and economic value, while at the same time addressing key environmental and social issues. The project will be implemented country wide where viable Business Cases shall be identified in the above-mentioned value chains.?

Job Description

SNV would like to hire a consultant to support gender activities for the CRAFT project in Kenya.

Tasks for the Consultant

- Conduct Gender sensitive mapping for each business case in the selected value chains – green grams, potato, sorghum and beans using the gender tools that will be provided by the project. This will involve identifying factors of the environment such as the policy and regulatory framework, infrastructures, etc., the support services available in the market system and their gender/age responsiveness
- Carry out gender/youth analysis to identify constraints and opportunities for women and youth participation along the value chain and develop possible strategic actions needed to ensure equitable outcomes for men and women in the project and to address underlying structural bottlenecks to gender equity in accessing opportunities for Climate Smart Agriculture adoption. This will include how best to support women in leadership positions and develop their skills? Understanding female farmers’ roles in the value chain, constraints and opportunities and how best to include them in project activities, and which barriers might prevent female farmers from benefitting from the project? This should focus on CRAFT specific value chains and business cases.
- Implement the Women Empowerment Agricultural Index (WEAI) survey, analysis and report writing
- Support project staff to assess CS practices and technologies on gender responsiveness


- Conducting gender mapping will involve going to the field to conduct the exercise with the different actors to understand what gender and youth issues are coming are experienced in each stage. The consultant will use the tool that will be provided by CRAFT project, s/he will apply the tool in collaboration with technical staff. The consultant will document findings of the gender mapping exercise and submit a report to SNV
- Analysis of gender constraints and opportunities for women and youth within the business case and value chains, across the micro, meso and macro level
- The consultant will work with project team and value chain actors to analyze constraints and opportunities. The consultant will compile a report detailing all constraints and opportunities available for each business case.
- The consultant will conduct the WEAI survey using the agreed upon tool by SNV. The consultant will conduct the training of the enumerators, contribute to the review of the WEAI tool, supervise data collection during the field work, analyze the data and compile a report for each case.
- Work with project staff to assess CS practices and technologies on gender responsiveness. This will be conducted alongside the gender mapping exercise in order to manage time. The consultant will compile a report detailing gender sensitivity and responsiveness for the different CS practices and technologies.
- The successful consultant will be required to work in collaboration with other consultants nominated by the CRAFT Project Management Unit


The consultant will deliver to CRAFT Project the following:

- An inception report demonstrating understanding of the tasks in the ToR and how they propose to accomplish the required tasks;
- Value Chain Gender Map for business case.
- Gender and Youth Analysis Report with strategic actions included covering all the business case
- WEAI Survey Report for the business case;
- Documentation of gender sensitive CS Practices and technologies for the business case.

Note: All deliverables will be in soft and hard copy format.


- Master’s degree especially in the area of Agriculture or related humanities with a bias in gender issues.
- Experience in gender mainstreaming in agricultural projects
- Experience preparing technical reports

Additional Information


The consultancy will cover a period of 6 months with the level of effort per business case being 10 Days per business case, covering the inception report, administration of the tools and report writing. A contract that allows flexibility to deliver results when a business case emerges will be agreed upon with the consultant.

Reporting Relations.

The Consultant will be supervised by the SNV Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor (primary supervision), the Country Project Manager and the project Management Unit (PMU).


Shortlisted candidates will receive an email with a call for proposal shortly after advertisement closing date


Scoring of proposals will be done by a dedicated selection committee that will take into account the technical (maximum score 70%) as well as the financial proposal (maximum score 30%).


The Consultant shall be paid on the basis of actual number of days worked on each business case subject to the maximum anticipated level of effort of 10 days and after submission and approval of the reports. Consultancy fees are subject to a prevailing tax laws on provision of consultancy services in Kenya.

How to apply

Please apply by clicking the I'm Interested tab on this page and submitting application letter and a CV/profile that contains three referees in English to the attention of Human Resources Officer before 30th June 2020 citing the advert title as reference.


Only shortlisted will be contacted.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

SNV Kenya does not require you to undergo any medical test prior to employment

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