Call for Consultants: USAID Gender-based Violence Learning Agenda
NORC at the University of Chicago is one of the largest and most highly respected social research organizations pursuing high quality social science research both in the U.S. and internationally. NORC is conducting an activity to support a USAID-funded learning agenda to synthesize evidence about contextual factors and identify promising practices in addressing gender-based violence around the globe.
This research activity will comprise of 11 literature reviews of recent peer-reviewed and gray literature on gender-based violence in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eurasia. (The 11 topics to be addressed are listed in an annex to this announcement.) For this activity, NORC is seeking qualified Principal Investigators (PIs) to conduct literature reviews, and present corresponding findings at a symposium in May 2019 in Washington, DC. PIs will be engaged as individual consultants by NORC.
This activity will be conducted at the PI’s home location, with regular virtual meetings with the NORC team and USAID counterparts. PIs will be provided with support to travel to May 2019 symposium site. International applicants are welcome to apply.
- Masters or PhD in sociology, economics, political science, public policy, anthropology, or other relevant field.
- Minimum of 8 years of experience conducting research or direct service related to gender-based violence
- International field experience in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, or Eurasia
- Experience working with international donors, such as USAID
- Experience working with multidisciplinary research teams
- Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of issues to gender equality, empowerment of women, empowerment of girls
- Strong record of research, publication, and presentations in any of the following areas:
- Gender-based violence
- Intimate partner violence
- Women’s political participation
- Child and Early Forced Marriage (CEFM)
- School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)
- Online harassment of women and girls
- Gender-based violence in conflict settings, including violence against ethnic minorities
- Women’s economic participation in the informal sector, business development, and savings and loans association
Interested applicants should submit their CV and a short statement of qualifications and interest (not to exceed 1 page) identifying the particular research question(s) of interest to the applicants to Onyangofirstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm EST, November 30, 2018.