TERMS OF REFERENCE: Design the Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy and Develop the Abridged Version-Solidarid


Solidaridad Network is an international solution-oriented civil society organization working through eight regional expertise centres to transform markets to make them more sustainable and inclusive. Our eight regional expertise centres include Asia, Eastern and Central Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America, Southern Africa, South America, West Africa and our global Secretariat in the Netherlands. Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa, one of the regional centres, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with country offices and programmes in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. We bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all. We facilitate strengthening of local capacity in developing countries, support the creation of enabling environments for economies to thrive, and improve market access.

1.1 The Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy.

The Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa (Solidaridad ECA) – Regional Multi-Annual Strategic Plan (MASP) III (2021-2025) spells out opportunities towards more inclusive and sustainable supply chains. It emphasizes the opportunities towards Gender and Social Inclusive Empowerment approaches and trajectories to be scaled up to ensure we build inclusive and considerate interventions in local and global supply chains. Such approaches not only provide economic rewards for women, men, and the young people but also put into consideration the dynamics of their special needs . To this end, Solidaridad ECA has developed a Gender and Social Inclusion strategy that is in line with the MASP III – 2021-2025 to ensure that our approaches foster and facilitate gender equality and inclusion prioritization and are in line with the global and regional priorities. Our approach to effective gender and social inclusion will ensure gender integration in programs, organizational institutional processes and systems, ensure our programs benefit the most marginalized populations; women, youth, people living with disabilities, and racial minorities among others. The approach focuses on leaving no one behind!

2. Objectives:

The main objective of the assignment is to finalize review and design of the gender and social inclusion strategy

The specific objectives are:

(i) Conduct editorial, branding, formatting, graphics and imaging of the detailed gender and social inclusion strategy and

(ii) Develop a professionally summarized version of the strategy, with the appropriate branding, formatting, graphics and imaging (the abridged version).

3. Deliverables:

a) A professionally edited and designed Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy

b) An abridged version (professionally summarized and design version) of the gender strategy (Less than 10 pages).

4. Expert/Consultant’s Profile:

The consultant MUST have minimum academic qualifications in Communication and Graphics Design. The Consultant must demonstrate prior experience carrying out similar tasks. Demonstrable capabilities in editing and graphics design (branding, formatting, graphics and imaging), and particularly, crisp writing for diverse audiences.

5. Consultancy Period:

The consultancy will run for a period of ten (10) days. Prior to commencement of this assignment, there will be an inception meeting between the consultant AND Solidaridad Communications & Knowledge Management Officer and the Regional Gender Inclusivity Advisor.

  1. Applications should be submitted no later than 10th May 2021.Applications should include the following: One (1) updated CV for the consultant. The CV should illustrate relevant work experience and qualifications; indicate Consultancy fee per day on the CV.10 th May 2021, 5:00pm (EAT)
  2. Decision of selected consultant – only selected candidates will be contacted. 12th May 2021
  3. Inception meeting (virtual or in-person depending on covid19 situation). 13th May 2021, 5:00pm (EAT)
  4. Date of submission of products for review. 24th May 2021, 5:00pm (EAT)
  5. Date of submission of final products for approval. 27th May 2021, 5:00pm (EAT)

How to apply

Application process:

The consultant is expected to submit a CV containing a statement on candidate’s experience with similar assignments, curriculum vitae, evidence of similar products, consultancy fee and work plan by 10th May 2021 at 5:00 (EAT). All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, those unable to meet the requirement will not be considered.

Subject reference: Gender and Social Inclusion Strategy

Submissions are by email to procurement.eca@solidaridadnetwork.org while addressed to:

Attn: Managing Director

Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre

Kilimani Business Centre, Kirichwa Road,

P.O. Box 42234 – 00100 GPO


Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification and only successful candidates will be contacted.

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