The Gender Justice Team Of Oxfam India Is Looking For A Research Consultant

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Website Oxfam India

Background of Oxfam

Oxfam India is a movement of people working to end discrimination and create a free and just society. We work to ensure that Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims and Women and Girls have violence free lives with freedom to speak their mind, equal opportunities to realize their rights and a discrimination free future. We research to find lasting solutions to end rising inequalities and exclusion of marginalized communities from getting decent jobs, quality and free education and health care. We campaign with the public to demand policy changes from governments for creating a just and inclusive country as envisioned in the Indian Constitution. We mobilize support to save, protect and rebuild lives of the poorest of the poor affected by crisis and humanitarian disasters.

By putting the rights of marginalized at the heart of everything we do, we work to create a discrimination free India where everyone lives a life of dignity, free from injustice and inequality. Over the last years, we have changed the lives of over one million people in our six focus states- Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam. We are also part of Oxfam global confederation with affiliates in 20 countries fighting together to build a better world.

Oxfam has been in India since 1951. It first came to India to respond to Bihar famine. In 2008, Oxfam India became an independent affiliate and Indian NGO. Oxfam India is an autonomous Indian organization and has staff and board members from within India. Oxfam India is a member of global confederation of 20 Oxfams across the world. The Government of India has registered Oxfam India as a non-profit organization under Section 8 of the Indian Companies Act,2013 and have a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license. (www.oxfamindia.org)

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Purpose of the Program Consultancy:

Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is a gross violation of human rights and one of the most persistent forms of gender inequality and discrimination. Even after 25 years of the UN General Assembly Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, World Health Organisation (WHO) data shows that one in three women (35 per cent) of women have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.

The data captured by National Crime Record Bureau and in different rounds of National Family Health Survey are important sources in India which corroborates wide spread prevalence of violence against women. As per NFHS-4 conducted in the year 2015-16 has recorded that in India 33% of ever married women aged 15-49 years experienced spousal violence. Similarly, as per same NFHS-4, 26.8% of women in the age group 20-24 years are married before they turn 18 years. Indian state has also enacted different laws to address the issues of violence against women. Despite implementation of such laws, the incidence of violence against women is on rise because of wide spread and deep rooted prevalence of social norm. Due to the prevalence of different norms coupled with high social acceptance to violence against women, a significant no. of incidences of violence goes unreported.

Experiences of crises globally including the COVID-19 epidemic show that all forms of violence against women, including sexual violence, increases at such times. Sexual violence, human trafficking, sex work and child labor under duress, school drop-outs especially for girls and destitution are known in the aftermath of humanitarian situations. Anticipating rising incidences of violence, on March 25,2020 the Ministry of Women and Child Development issued a circular for all state run ‘One Stop Centres’ and helplines to be made operational despite the lockdown.

With above background, we will engage with Consultants who will conduct KIIs in six slums of Patna namely Yarpur Mestarpara, Yarpur Bandh Gumti, Bahadurpur, Saidpur, Kaushal Nagar, Gaus Nagar, and interview key people in the government department.

Scope of Work:

The Consultant will be responsible for interviewing key informants in the government departments and CSOs working in the slums.

Deliverables/Responsibilities

A. Planning and implementation

1. Tool preparation and finalization.
2. Piloting and finalizing the tool for the quantitative survey.
3. Planning of the KIIs to be conducted in the slums and Government Department in consultation with the Programme Officer Gender Justice
4. Compiling the baseline report with data collected from HH survey, FGDs and KIIs.

B. Report and documentation

1. Detailed KII reports
2. Compiled Baseline report

Reporting Lines
The Consultant will report to the Program Officer, Gender Justice.

Time Line

Spread across one month from 22nd February 2021 to 22nd March 2021

Qualification of the Community Consultants

  • Post-graduation/Ph.D in gender studies, development studies, economics or related field
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in conducting high-quality, credible and learning-focused studies.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with/ evaluating civil society and grassroots organisations in a collaborative and learning-focused manner.
  • Demonstrable experience in designing and using participatory qualitative methodologies in cross-cultural settings.
  • Capacity to produce a searchable database of good quality narratives and integrate these effectively in the study.
  • Ability to produce concise, readable and analytical reports
  • Excellent Hindi and English written and verbal communication skills.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

Payment Schedule
As it is a short term project the entire 100 percent of the contract amount will be payed after final report and invoice is submitted.

To Apply

  1. A cover letter expressing your interest.
  2. CV demonstrating relevant skills and experience.
  3. Subject Line: Application for Principle Researcher.

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