International Medical Corps
Consultant for Staff TOT on Gender Discussion Series Sessions
International Medical Corps
Posted date 23rd May, 2023 Last date to apply 8th June, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Livelihood
Type Consultant Position 1
Status Closed

International Medical Corps invites applications from candidates fulfilling the mentioned Job specifications.


Note: International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at

Program Background

International Medical Corps has been addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in Pakistan since 2008, approaching this humanitarian issue with a comprehensive community-based strategy in refugee villages (RVs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. International Medical Corps Pakistan is currently implementing a program titled ‘Afghan refugees Resilience by Strengthening Integrated Interventions through Community Empowerment’ in five districts (Haripur, Mansehra, Lower Dir, Swabi, and Mardan). The program includes GBV prevention and response programming, including a component of women economic empowerment (WEE). There is also a separate Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) programming working alongside the GBV component.

Overall Objective of the Consultancy

The overall objective of the consultancy is to conduct two weeks TOT (training of trainers) for IMC staff on EASE Gender discussion series sessions to equip them with the knowledge and to strengthen them to later conduct these gender discussion sessions with all enrolled trainees of Afghan Refugee women, and with their partners.

10 days staff TOT on Gender discussion series sessions.  

The purpose of the activity is to enhance the staff capacity of staff and train them about the recommended but contextualized training module as per Afghan community prospective. EAE Facilitators Guide Discussion-Series which is promoted by IRC EA$E model, which is the source of the gender discussion series.

By the end of the training, participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge on the following:

  • Content / conceptual clarity on gender discussion series.
  • Good facilitation skills for delivering eight gender discussion sessions.
  • Plan and utilize the tool kit of recommended module.
  • Have the training material for the gender discussion series adapted to the context

1.1.         Essential Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this consultancy successfully, an individual/firms must be able to conduct the following:

  1. Initial meetings with International Medical Corps program team in Islamabad to discuss & understand scope of the work.
  2. Prepare and share the following:
    1. Presentation of methodology & intended tools along with training materials/handouts.
    2. Work plan & timeline.
    3. Contextualize the recommended module for training as per end audience (Afghan Community).
    4. Develop training plan together with International Medical Corps team and conduct the trainings as per the plan.
    5. Ensure all necessary arrangements before start of the activity.
    6. Well prepared all required documents before the start of the activity.
    7. Share the training materials in advance of training (power points, guidance, handouts prior to the ToT)
    8. Share draft training report with International Medical Corps program team for feedback.
    9. Integrate the feedback and finalize the training report.


1.2.         Scope of Work

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide two weeks TOT to the program staff on EASE gender discussion series sessions to build their capacity about the module and contextualization as well as the content/concept clarity.

The assignment is expected to be conducted in the month of June/july 2023.

2.     Deliverables of this assignment  

-          To prepare and submit a work plan, training outline course of content, and detail schedule/ work plan.

-          To submit training material including manual, power points and handouts.

-          To prepare, filled and submitted pre/post assessment form, evaluation forms of all participants.

-          Conduct two weeks training on EAE Facilitators Guide Discussion Series with participants at two locations namely Haripur and Dir Lower.

-          Detailed training report including tools, methodology, findings, assessment of the participants, and recommendations.

3.     Consultant specifications

To perform this consultancy successfully, an individual must have conducted training on EASE model gender discussion series, or implemented this previously. The candidate also should have hands-on experience of staff capacity building (TOT), and preferably related to livelihoods integrated with gender-based violence and have. Having experience in the humanitarian and development sectors. Must be able to perform each task with or without reasonable accommodation






  • Having implemented and/or trained on the IRC EASE gender discussion series previously
  • Having a university degree is added value


(Identify specific experiences that are necessary for this position. For example, experience using certain systems / method or experience in a certain sector)

  • Having experience of implementing/contextualizing the recommended module.
  • Having 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proven track record in producing easily accessible reports for diverse audiences.
  • Having experience of training on EASE model/Gender discussion series.


List technical expertise and soft skills required.

  • be able to contextualize the recommended module as per the Afghan community context.


  • Fluent in verbal and written English and Pu-cmshto.


4.     Application process

A comprehensive application should be submitted in addition to CV, cover letter and references indicating completed similar assignments. If you feel fit the required profile and are available for the assignment, please submit a short technical proposal along with your brief technical bio data and evidence of similar work undertaken recently.

The successful candidate should further submit a proposal which will include work plan, timeframe, and methodology. The maximum number of days assigned for this consultancy is 25 working days.

Since, International Medical Corps has planned women economic empowerment interventions that can make women more independent, self-reliant, and confident and can decrease the risk of GBV. To engage women in the economic empowerment activities it is important to engage and sensitize their male family members especially husbands, fathers and brothers so that women can easily access the opportunity offered by IMC and contribute in the household economy therefore International Medical Corps field team will focus on group discussions series from International Rescue Committee’ (IRC) Economic and Social Empowerment (EASE) model to engage the trainees as well as their husbands after to reflect on what makes a successful household, gender roles, and the power dynamics in their relationships and how these dynamics affect decision making. If done right, targeting husbands of the women in gender discussions increase the chance that husbands will allow their wives to learn how to communicate better, make decisions together, which can potentially take some pressure off the family financial situation. It aims to improve the husband’s understanding of inclusion and respect towards his wife’s input and value in decision making.

International Medical Corps staff (Community mobilizers, GBV program officers, with the facilitation of Program assistant WEE (women economic empowerment) will conduct EASE gender discussion series sessions with enrolled trainees and with their partners. These sessions will minimize the protection risks which may women face at household level and enable better power sharing and decision making among household members.  It is for this element of the program that IMC seeks a consultant who train the staff on recommended training module and contextualized the training material as per Afghan community prospective.

Code of Conduct:
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
Equal Opportunities:
nternational Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

To Apply       

For immediate consideration, please apply through Brightspyre. The last date for submission of applications is June 15, 2023.


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