The Rainforest Alliance is a global NGO working to build an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. To advance our mission, we focus on amplifying our impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change throughout the supply chain, change in relationships between people and nature, and change within our own organization.
The vision of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) is that, by 2025, at-risk and marginalized women in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico have entered the workforce and are thriving economically, through their participation and leadership in local, natural-resource based value chains. The W-GDP will serve as a blueprint for at-risk women to build their livelihoods, inspiring a transformational shift towards gender equality, prosperity and peace in other natural resource-based economies around the world. The overall goal is to improve the enabling conditions for the most at-risk and marginalized women in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico to prosper economically by integrating proven pathways for economic development and social empowerment.
RA, together with Labetnográfico, Fundación Ixcanul and the Women’s Justice Initiative will operate regionally to address the primary threats of insufficient economic opportunity and gender-based social exclusion, linked to poverty and out migration, as well as the lack of political will and institutional capacity that drive systemic inequalities facing at-risk women in Latin America. To link these actions in a concrete and effective way within each landscape, counting on the proactiveness and support of reliable, solid and sustainable local organizations, RA has partnered with ACOFOP, FEDECOVERA and ASOCUCH in Guatemala; REDMUCH and AMUCAFE in Honduras, and Pronatura Sur in Mexico.
This group is uniquely positioned to deliver long lasting impact through the design and implementation of the Women’s Empowerment Business Development Approach (WEBDA), an innovative and truly holistic methodology for at-risk women’s economic development that taps into each partner's core expertise including market-based training and technical assistance, women-centered ecological approach for cultural embeddedness, human trafficking linked to poverty and migration, audio-visual storytelling, and legal literacy on women’s rights.
Rainforest Alliance will conduct a Gender Analysis to further support the pertinence and design of upcoming activities. This Gender Analysis will inform a subsequent Gender Action Plan, which will be developed in collaboration with Rainforest Alliance COP and the USAID AOR team. The Gender Action Plan will inform the activity’s technical approach as it relates to gender throughout the life of the activity and should be reflected as relevant in annual work plans, reporting, and Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP) indicators. At a minimum, data will be disaggregated by sex and age, and disaggregated by disability where appropriate.
The Gender Analysis and Gender Action Plan in all implementing regions will consider crucial community and programmatic issues such as perceptions on social norms, empowerment and potential conflicts that can arise as a result, decision-making at the family, community, and productive levels, civil rights, violence against women and girls (VAWG), among other possible issues. In addition, baselines will be measured for all indicators, including but not limited to income, new income use, employment type and other relevant metrics.
III. Expected Products
The consultant firm will implement the consultancy including at least the following activities:
V. Payment program
VI. Consultant requirements
The consultancy requires an individual or a consultant firm registered to work in Guatemala, Honduras or Mexico, that can meet the following requirements:
Additionally, the selected consultant will have to provide the following:
Please send your company history or CV before October 09, 2020 at 11.00am (Guatemala time). If you have any questions related to this consultancy, please contact Christa Morales: email@example.com
VIII. Proposed Content
A Gender Analysis with at least:
A Gender Action Plan with at least:
Doing a match with the Initiative conception and its Work Plan for FY2021, as well as the AMELP, it is expected that the Gender Action Plan includes recommendations for RA, Implementing Partners and Beneficiaries. Particularly but not only: