USAID/Macedonia has contracted Banyan Global to carry out a country-level Gender Analysis to inform the Mission’s North Macedonia’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for FY 2020 -2025. Findings from the Gender Analysis will inform the new CDCS, specifically potential contributions to the new presidential initiative for women’s empowerment. The CDCS will also provide practical recommendations on how to ensure gender integration throughout project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation cycles. USAID/Macedonia is currently in the process of setting the parameters for its 2020-2025 CDCS and expects that the findings of the Gender Analysis would be used to inform Development Objective and Results Framework that will be developed in 2019. To inform the results framework, the Gender Analysis will address how gender relations, gender equality, and women’s empowerment issues may affect USAID’s achievement of sustainable development results.
Banyan Global is hiring a Senior International Gender Expert to carry out the Gender Analysis from April 11 – June 21, 2019. The gender analysis will focus on several sectors/thematic areas: 1. Increased Private Sector Growth; 2. Citizen Responsive Governance; and 3. Improved Social Cohesion. In addition, the analysis will consider urban/rural age, ethnicity, religion and geographic location (including for example, differences between rural Albanians and Macedonians, Roma populations and ethnic groups). It will also address gender-based violence as a key thematic priority area. Furthermore, the analysis consider how USAID can support Macedonia’s journey to self-reliance, and this end, it should identify both strengths and weakness surrounding gender equality that can be leveraged or addressed in the next CDCS to achieve this agency goal.
The Senior International Gender Expert will lead preparation of a desk review. He/she will travel to Macedonia for 12 days (April 29-May 10, 2019) to carry out data collection for the Gender Analysis and provide a presentation of preliminary findings to USAID/Macedonia at the end of the mission. The Senior International Gender Expert will lead the preparation of a draft and final Gender Analysis Report in English in line with USAID and Banyan Global formatting and graphics standards. The estimated level of effort is maximum 35 days, and the tasks to be completed include the following: