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Consultancy: Development of a National Gender Assessment in Jamaica

This assignment is to be completed within the context of technical support provided to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC) of the Government of Jamaica, to build institutional capacity for mainstreaming gender in climate finance programming.
The overall support to the government will include:

  • Undertake an in-depth institutional capacity assessment of the coordination mechanism and gender machinery and convene an Experience Capitalisation session in a writeshop setting to discuss experiences and prepare briefing papers
  • Establish and operationalize the Vision 2030 Gender Working Group which will support gender integration and monitor the implementation of the Gender and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan
  • Undertake a National Gender Assessment and develop a Gender and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan [GCCSAP] (guided by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Lima Work Programme on Gender) to be reviewed through multi-stakeholder consultation
  • Build awareness of the GCCSAP, gender mainstreaming and equality principles through contributing to the development of animated material and short videos (requires collaboration with the project’s videographer consultant
  • Convene a Gender and Climate Change Symposium, in collaboration with partners to launch the GCCSAP, videos and materials and deliver training
  • Develop a web-based self-paced training course, using preferably an established e-learning platform
  • Develop a gender responsive toolkit to support enabling activities for climate change (e.g. reporting mechanisms such as National Communications to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC] etc
  • Facilitate gender-responsive budgeting through a gender-aware public expenditure tracking survey and preparing a briefing paper to help integrate gender into budget call

Required qualifications

The required qualifications are:

  • Master’s or higher degree in development and/or gender studies or related field
  • At least ten years of work experience in a field related to sustainable development, with a focus on gender equality
  • Significant experience conducting stakeholder engagement processes
  • A strong understanding of climate change in Jamaica
  • Familiarity with the Jamaican government’s institutional structures for climate action and gender equality
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Strong research, analysis and writing skills in English


The Consultant will report contractual matters to Ms. Catherine Senecal, Program Manager, IISD and technical reporting will be done to Ms. Angie Dazé, Senior Policy Advisor and Lead, Gender Equality. The Consultant will work closely with the Ministry of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change (MHURECC).

Application Process 

IMPORTANT:  Applicants must be located in Jamaica, be a Jamaican national and have a valid Tax Compliance Certificate.

To apply for this consultancy, please submit a cover letter, CV, your daily rate and a proof of your daily rate (e.g., copy of a contract of at least 20 days that states a daily rate) to:  specifically mentioning in the subject “Consultancy: Development of a National Gender Assessment in Jamaica”.

In your application, please clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined above.

Application deadline: Friday, January 21st, 2022 (at midnight Jamaica time)

Start date:  January 28th, 2022

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Read the full Terms of Reference.