CfD Švicarska  i UG Vive Žene pozivaju zainteresirane kandidate/kinje da se jave na javni poziv za za izradu rodne analize u okviru projekta „Osnaživanje ranjivih djevojaka i mladih žena kroz obrazovanje za nove kompetencije: radne sposobnosti kao put do zapošljavanja“

Ciljevi  rodne analize zasnovane na projektu su sljedeći:

  1. Uspostaviti analizu konteksta projekta u pogledu roda,
  2. Procjena pilot projekta i prezentacija promjena koje je donio za ciljnu grupu u odnosu na spol, i
  3. Osnove za novi projekat kako bi se osiguralo da buduće intervencije budu usmjerene na različite potrebe žena, muškaraca, djevojčica i dječaka, uz osiguranje jednakih mogućnosti.

Analiza ima za cilj da preispita kako su rodne norme i uloge uticale na rezultate pilot projekta i kako, s druge strane, dizajn naših ishoda utiče na učesnike projekta. Analiza će dati odgovarajuće preporuke kao osnovu za osmišljavanje budućih projektnih intervencija.

Prijave slati do 10. oktobra 2022. godine.

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Terms of Reference – Project-Based Gender Analysis


Project:                                          “Empowering vulnerable girls and young women through education for new competencies: work-desirable abilities as doorway to employability

Organisation and place:     Vive Zene, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Period for study:                 June 2021- December 2022

Consultant:                         tbd

Mandated by:                     Vive Zene and cfd

These Terms of References (TOR) were developed by cfd in cooperation with Vive Zene.

  1. Background
    • Information on the Mandating Organisation: cfd

The Swiss NGO cfd (The Feminist Peace Organization, is a peace and development organisation working towards gender equality, the empowerment of women and participation of women. We are independent of political and religious affiliation and oriented towards a vision of a good life for every human being, regardless of gender, ethnic background and religion.

Our regional focus is around the Mediterranean (South-Eastern Europe, Maghreb and Middle East).

cfd’s engagement in South-Eastern Europe goes back to 1996 and remained ever since a key element in the international cooperation program of the organisation. cfd cooperates with local NGOs, mostly local women’s organisations, human right’s organisations, organisations engaged in inclusive economic development and other NGOs with gender-sensitive approaches. cfd engages in the following sectors: Prevention of Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV), Income Generation and Social and Political Inclusion.

Vive Žene is a non-governmental organization established in 1994 in BiH who’s action focuses on the psycho-social assistance and support to victims of war, torture and violence, and the strengthening of the capacity of other organizations and institutions and who represents a multidisciplinary, democratic and participatory approach in working with traumatized families and individuals. Through connecting our Rehabilitation program in the Centre and the work on strengthening groups in the community, large number of beneficiaries took an active role in different campaigns, round tables and conferences. Vive Žene has an already established cooperation with governmental institutions in cantons. It gained a strong reputation as the therapeutical and rehabilitation centre with comprehensive and integrated rehabilitation programs while working on different levels such as the individual, community and society level.Within its premises, in 2000, Vive Žene opened Safe Hose ( Shelter)  for women and children victims of violence and it is only Safe house in Tuzla Canton ( 650.000 Inhabitants).

The strongest resources of Vive Žene are the professional background and qualification of staff. Key professionals are experienced staff of Vive Žene: psychologist, pedagogues , legal advisor, social worker and trainers with more than 28 years of extensive work with victims of war, violence, youth and professional form governmental institutions as well as within psychosocial community work

  • Short Description of the Project to be Assessed

The project deals with empowerment of young women and girls form the region of Northeast Bosna and Herzegovina. Project cover both entity of Bosna and Herzegovina: Entity Republika Srpska (BiH): Konjević Polje and Vlasenica and Federation BiH: Tuzla canton.

In order to ensure greater participation of young women and girls in the labor market and community development Vive Zene act strategically through additional educational programs, with the aim of empowering young women and girls in their own abilities. Empowerment of young women and girls is essential for challenging discrimination, promoting gender equality, and preventing gender-based violence. Project will promote and recognize the strengths, interests, abilities, and rights of young women and girls to contribute to their individual development and that of their families and societies.

Through the project 180 young women and girls will increase their capacity to make their voice heard, to participate, and to make choices. It implies psychological wellbeing and includes elements such as self-esteem, free choice, and free expression.

Through three level of intervention: Psychosocial enhancement of girls and young women, Mobilization of proactive attitudes and increment of key competencies related to employment and Improvement of general hard skills for better employment perspective, young women and girls will gain skills and knowledge that fulfil the gaps in their education which enable them to become more competitive and get practical skills important to become more desirable in labor market.

During trainings beneficiaries will have opportunity to practice “in control situation” the gained knowledge and skills as preparatory phase for conducting the activities with others in “real situation”. Within “free time hours” girls will have gathering in order to learn more about each other and develop closer connection among peers. After the training’s beneficiaries will exercises their abilities to share new gained knowledge and use the new skills with others in peer-groups from local women’s associations that operate in local communities. That will be the way of multiplying the acquired knowledge and experience with the communities. Public announcements and media reports will be crosscutting activity in order for general and professional public to be informed on project as well as about needs and constrains of vulnerable girls and young women.

This project will broaden possibilities for a young women and girls to take control over their own lives, to consider options and to make and carry out decisions. This is both a process and a result, and it is both collective and individual.

  • Project Outcomes and Outputs

Overall Goal: Young girls and women become drives of personal and professional growth.

Outcome 1: Girls and young women enhanced their psychosocial capacities

Output 1.1: Girls and young women chosen to be-come part of empowering through education for new competencies.

Output 1.2: Girls and young women improve emotional stability and strengthen their personal attributes and non-technical skills.

Outcome 2: Girls and young women have proactive attitudes and increased key competen-cies related to employment; (life soft skills:     Self-awareness and empathy, Assertiveness, Communication, Flexibil-ity, Leadership, Motivation, Patience, Persuasion, Problem solving abilities.)

Output 2.1.:  Girls and young women enchased their soft skills related to employment.

Output 2.2.: Girls and young women are enabled to share their knowledge in practical workshops.

Output 2.3.:  Girls and young women are enabled to advocate for their rights.

Outcome 3: Girls and young women improved general hard skills for better employment perspective (administrative work skills, language skills, using social media; sewing, hairdresser courses etc.).

Output 3.1.: Vive Žene established cooperation with at least 3 agencies that provide hard skills education included girls and women in trainings based on assessment result /needs of the participants.

Output 3.2: Girls and young women developed specific knowledge and abilities for success in future employment

  1. Objectives and Scope of the Gender Analysis

The general objective of the project-based gender analysis is the following:

  1. To establish a sound analysis of the project context in regards to gender,
  2. Assessment of the pilot project and presentation of changes it brought for the target group in relation to gender, and
  3. A baseline for the new project to ensure that the future interventions target the different needs of women, men, girls and boys while ensuring equal opportunities.

The analysis intends to reflect on how the gendered norms and roles affected our pilot project outcomes and how, on the other hand, the design of our outcomes affect the project participants. The analysis will come up with respective recommendations as a basis for the design of the future project interventions.

  • Specific Objectives of the Gender Analysis

The specific objectives of the project-based gender analysis are:

  1. Conduct a Project-Based Gender Analysis
  • Explore the gender inequalities and obstacles related to gender roles and its implications for women, men, boys and girls in a selected number of the project’s target communities/municipalities.
  • Select the relevant priority core areas and analyze them according to a personal, structural and relational dimension (see cfd Gender Analysis Manual).
  • Analyze practical needs and strategic interest.
  1. Provide Concrete Recommendations for the Design of Future Project Interventions
  • Define what changes need to be envisioned to address the identified inequalities and obstacles in the selected priority areas.
  • Define the possible contribution of the project (project goal) to achieve these changes.
  • Assess and define necessary adaptations for the future project design.
  1. Conclusions and Recommendations

Preliminary findings (i.e. draft report) will be presented and discussed in a feedback workshop with cfd and cfd team prior to the final report preparation.

Based on the findings, the consultant will formulate concrete recommendations for the design of the future project interventions.

The consultant will be responsible for the feedback workshop and shall incorporate the results and comments of the workshop into the final report.

  1. Methodological Aspects
    • Data Collection

The methodology to be applied shall be based on the cfd Gender-Analysis Manual 2019 (attachment 1) and include (desk) study of secondary sources as well as participatory data collection methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods. The gender analysis should apply an intersectional approach in collecting gender sensitive information. The consultant will propose a first methodological approach as a part of his/her offer. The detailed methodology will be finalized in collaboration  with project participants, partners, local communities/associations,  Vive Zene and cfd staff.

  • Gender Analysis Report
  • Submission of draft report to cfd and Vive Zene
  • Realization of Feedback Workshop with cfd and Vive Zene
  • Preparation of final report, incorporating results from the Feedback Workshop
  • Dissemination of the Research Results
  • Presentation of final report findings to involved stakeholders (see target group).
  1. Target Group

The participants in this study include:

  • Director and project staff members of Vive Zene
  • External partners/stakeholders such as municipal authorities, other NGOs active in the respective selected municipalities, women’s associations, families of participants, etc.
  • Targeted participants of the project
  • cfd Program Coordinator and Local Coordinator
  1. Geographic Areas

The gender analyses should be focused on the different locations where the project has been carried out: Bratunac / Konjević Polje and Vlasenica.

  1. Timeframe (tentative)
W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10
Task 20.10.-27.10. 27.10.-3.11. 3.-10.11. 10.-17.11. 17.-24.11. 24.11.-1.12. 01.-09.12. 09.-16.12. 17.-23.12. 4.01.-11.01. 23.-30.01.
Signature of contract x x
Preparations, document reviewing, methodology development. Submission of the inception report to cfd and Vive Zene x
Feedback on inception report by cfd and Vive Zene; discussion with consultant and approval by cfd and Vive Zene x
Data collection x
Data Analyses and report writing. Submission of draft evaluation report to cfd and Vive Zene x
Feedback on draft evaluation report by cfd and Vive Zene x
Feedback workshop and discussions with cfd, Vive Zene, project participants and any potential external partners/stakeholders x
Submission of final evaluation report to cfd and Vive Zene (including feedbacks from workshop, cfd and Vive Zene) x
Feedback and approval of the final evaluation report by cfd and Vive Zene x
Presentation of study findings to interested stakeholders (workshop or round-table) x


  1. Time Schedule for Evaluator

The total duration of the evaluation will be up to 16 days within the period of three (3) months, including the following steps:

Preparation of Inception Report:

  • Analysis of project documents, project progress reports and other relevant project-related materials;
  • Designing the detailed scope, key questions and methodology of the gender analysis (including developing the instruments for data collection and analysis);
  • Submission of the draft inception report outlining the methodology (as above) and main focus areas for the analysis.
  • Incorporating feedback and comments from cfd, Vive Zene, partners and project participants on the methodology

Data Collection:

  • Conducting interviews and meetings with project participants (individuals and groups) and other relevant stakeholders
  • Quantitative data collection

Analysis and Elaboration of the Draft Report:

  • Data Analysis
  • Additional desk review
  • Completion of the draft report
  • Preparation and presentation of draft report for comments, data cross check and suggestions in a feedback workshop with cfd and Vive Zene
  • Additional information and further clarification with cfd and Vive Zene

Elaboration of the Final Report:

  • Incorporation of comments and additional findings into the draft report
  • Finalization of the report
  • Presentation of study findings in Feedback Workshop or Round Table
  1. Reporting

The output will be the Gender Analysis Report in English and Bosnian.

The different products comprise:

  • Inception report
  • Draft report to be discussed in the feedback workshop
  • The final report of the assessment will contain an executive summary, analysis, findings, conclusions and recommendations. The report will also incorporate the results of the feedback workshop. The report should not exceed 20 pages (excluding the annexes related to the data collection methods and instruments developed).
  1. Required Qualification for the Consultant
  • University Degree in Social, Gender, Human Rights Studies or any related field
  • Proven experience in gender-sensitive programming, implementation and evaluation of development programs and projects
  • Proven experience in women’s rights and gender-based discrimination in Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Understanding of the specifics of the current context, its challenges and the dynamics of political, economic, and social requirements for young women in transition from school or their studies into the labor market;
  • Excellent social scientific methodological data collection skills (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Working level of English and Bosnian languages required
  • Availability to travel to project sites
  1. Application Process

Interested consultants are asked to provide a written proposal (max. 5 pages), including the proposed methodology, time schedule, financial offer and CV of the consultant, until 10th of October 2022 to and can be submitted to both emails.

  1. Attachment

– cfd Gender Analysis Manual 2019



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