WASH-GBV Consultant via ReliefWeb

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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I. Organizational Context and Scope

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Since 2015, IOM HQ has been implementing a global project on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention and mitigation activities under the Safe from the Start Initiative (SftS) supported by PRM. The “Promoting the Reduction of and Improved Operational Response to GBV through Camp Management and Site Planning” project, which is currently in its fifth phase, is allowing IOM to advance commitments made to the global Call to Action on Protection from GBV in Emergencies.

IOM’s interventions are designed to reduce vulnerabilities to GBV from the onset of a crisis and build the capacity of field practitioners to identify, prevent and mitigate GBV risks. IOM’s activities seek to provide guidance and tools to improve responses to GBV risks across its key fields of intervention, enhance operational-level collaboration across sectors, and support collective efforts to address GBV globally– including through global clusters’ and other inter-agency initiatives. Building on initiatives developed for CCCM, Shelter, Site Planning and DTM activities, IOM now seeks to develop global guidance and tools for its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Interventions.

Access to water, sanitation and hygiene services is commonly acknowledged as influencing significantly the level exposure of affected populations to GBV during humanitarian crises.

IOM’s WASH interventions are designed to respond in emergency and post-emergency contexts, striving to provide immediate, appropriate, scalable and sustainable solutions. IOM provides lifesaving and longer-term WASH services directly, as well as through partners and in coordination with other actors for an appropriate response IOM is currently among the largest WASH agencies worldwide, with active participation in the global WASH coordination fora, as a member of the Global WASH Cluster, the Interagency WASH group and UN Water.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) and direct supervision of Global WASH Coordinator, the consultant will work in close coordination with WASH, GBV and Protection Experts and the SftS Project Coordinator to develop toolkit to systematize and improve integration of gender and GBV risk mitigation into IOM’s WASH programming.

II. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

In particular, the consultant will:

Phase 1: Data review and analysis:


· Review and analyze IOM’s 2019 WASH survey findings.

· Design and conduct interviews with IOM’s and other key agencies’ WASH program staff based on survey findings to verify and identify additional gaps and priorities.

· Compile, outline and review existing (internal and external) tools and guidance on gender, GBV and WASH.

· Draft report to provide summaries of findings, key gaps and priorities, and initial recommendations to be presented and consulted with the global WASH and GBV support teams.

· Based on feedback and consultation, draft and present the outline of the WASH Toolkit for GBV mainstreaming.

Deliverable for Phase 1: A report compiling the outputs for the phase, submitted at week 6, worth 20% of total consultancy.

Phase 2: Development of WASH Toolkit for GBV Mainstreaming


· Develop a checklist of key actions for WASH actors to identify, address and mitigate GBV risks throughout project cycle.

· Enhance and harmonize IOM internal WASH tools, and develop a set of additional tools to be added to the toolkit addressing most critical gaps identified, as jointly agreed with IOM.

· Draft guidance note for the toolkit, and ensure coherence and linkage with guidance and tools in related thematic area.

· Providing feedback and recommendations to related and cross-cutting tools and guidance to relevant technical units.

· Recommend dedicated indicators that will inform the WASH M&E Framework for better mainstreaming of Gender and GBV risk mitigation and prevention.

· Present the draft toolkit and relevant recommendations to the WASH and related technical teams.

Deliverable for Phase 2: A report compiling the outputs for the phase, submitted at week 16, worth 40% of total consultancy.

Phase 3: Finalization of Toolkit


· Liaise with relevant IOM colleagues to collect, compile and integrate feedback on the draft toolkit from the field.

· Finalize the toolkit content.

· Highlight any remaining gap identified.

· Develop a short training curriculum outline on mainstreaming of Gender and GBV in WASH programing.

Deliverable for Phase 3: A final report compiling all outputs for the phase, submitted at week 24, worth 40% of total consultancy.

III. Required Qualifications and Experience


· University degree in Public Health, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, Social Science, Political Science, Gender Studies, or a related field from an accredited academic institution.


· Minimum 10 years of professional experience in WASH programmes’ design and implementation, including several years in the field.

· Proven experience in developing guidelines, standards operating procedures and training material for staff at the operational level.

· Practical experience in addressing gender, GBV and protection issues in WASH programming at the operational level, including in collaboration with other sectors.


· Excellent communication skills and good facilitation skills.

· Outstanding drafting skills in English.

IV. Languages


(specify the required knowledge)


Fluency in English (oral and written).

Working knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic or another official UN language is an advantage.

How to apply

Interested applicants should provide:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter

Candidates should send their application to [email protected] with “WASH-GBV Consultant ” in the subject line no later than Friday, 27th March 2020. A reference check would be undertaken only on shortlisted candidates.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.