18 Nov, 2019

Call for consultant: Baseline assessment for a DFPA project about SRHR, Gender Equality and Decent Work in the Floriculture Industry in Ethiopia

  • Sex & Samfund
  • Ethiopia


Call for consultant: Baseline assessment for a DFPA project about SRHR, Gender Equality and Decent Work in the Floriculture Industry in Ethiopia.

The Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA) is looking for an experienced and qualified consultant to undertake a baseline study for our new project in the floriculture industry in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a new programme country to DFPA, but we have approximate 4 years of experiences from working with the private sector, including companies and organisations in Kenya and Uganda.

See the complete Terms of Reference: https://ia601507.us.archive.org/29/items/torfloricultureprojectbaseline/TOR%20Floriculture%20project%20baseline.pdf


DFPA is a non-governmental organization without religious or political affiliations. We work with associations and organisations within the sphere of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and are a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

DFPA has entered into partnerships with three Ethiopian organisations, who will be the implementing partners of the project. The three organisations are:

  • Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE)
  • Confederation of Ethiopian Trade Unions (CETU)
  • Ethiopia Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA)

For details about the three organisations please see the complete TOR.

The core focus of the project is on SRHR, gender equality, safe and protective working environment, amplifying worker voice, strengthening freedom of association and collective bargaining and participatory decision-making in the workplace. The strategy is to work at farm level with empowerment and mobilization of the employees to claim their human and labour rights, including SRHR through well-established OHS and/or Gender committees, gender-sensitive workplace policies, social dialogue, and unionisation, where possible.

Central to the project is also constructive engagement with and commitment by employers at farm level to raise awareness about Decent work Agenda, rights to health and equality, including SRHR and gender equality.

Finally the project also aims to strengthen the capacity of health service providers to provide quality SRHR services to employees at the farms.

Purpose of Consultancy
The primary objective of the consultancy is to conduct a baseline study providing DFPA and partners with the information base against which to monitor, track progress and effectiveness of the project over the course of project implementation.

The baseline study should provide data and information against which to measure the degree and quality of change and the project’s contribution to more long-term change (impact).

The focus of the baseline will primarily be on SRHR, gender equality and Decent Work situation at farm level (20 farms have been selected). However, a smaller part of the baseline shall provide data concerning national and sub-national policies and legislation concerning SRHR, gender equality, decent work and the labour market in general, to inform on an advocacy strategy.

Please read the full Terms of Reference for this consultancy before applying.

Competences and qualifications of Consultant
The Consultant should have the following competencies and experiences:

  • Proven baseline experience
  • Experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection, management and analysis
  • Professional experience with development assistance to Ethiopia
  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of SRHR, gender equality and occupational health and safety
  • Experience working in the nexus between business and development
  • Knowledge about Decent Work agenda, labour laws and legislation.

How to apply
Applicants should submit:

  1. CV and cover letter outlining suitability for the assignment and motivation for applying.
  2. Proposed initial research framework (max. 3 pages) and budget.

Do note that you can only upload ONE (merged) document. The document should be in a PDF version.

Please upload your application by 12 am GMT on December 9, 2019.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Country Coordinator for Ethiopia, Susanne Kirk Christensen, skc@sexogsamfund.dk. Applications received by e-mail will not be taken into consideration.

The Consultancy is intended to take place in January and February 2020 and should be completed by February 28 2020.

The DFPA values diversity and inclusion and we invite all we invite all interested applicants to apply for this consultancy.

Organisation: Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA).

Country: Ethiopia