UN Women seeks proposals from organizations with a track record in human and women’s rights and gender equality, to implement creative and innovative strategies, and approaches at the local level in the selected districts and regions of Tanzania mainland to transforming gender norms, discriminatory behaviours and practices to promote women and girls’ voices, meaningful participation, leadership, and economic rights.
The project builds on lessons learned and best practices from the implementation of Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Project (Wanawake Wanaweza) Phase II (2018-2021) and Phase I (2014 – 2017) that identified discriminatory gender norms, behaviours and practices and lack of women’s economic opportunities as among the existing barriers to women’s leadership at the local government levels.
The envisioned proposals will contribute to the following results:
- Community and traditional leaders including male leaders and image makers, media, etc. committed to implementing gender and disability responsive initiatives/actions.
- Community facilitators demonstrate change of mindset and commit to designing and implementing gender-transformative initiatives.
- Women including young women and women with disabilities from the respective regions demonstrate abilities to engage in leadership positions and demand their economic rights.
- Increased households in which males take part relatively more time in the care and domestic work, and joint decision-making with spouse/female partner on their key activities at the household level including economic resources.
- Increased the number of the population reporting positive change of mindset on GEWE and who believe that women are credible leaders including LGAs and at national levels.
- Promote collaboration and partnership with human, women’s rights, and gender equality organizations and networks including those promoting rights of women with disabilities present in the respective regions, to promote women’s leadership and economic rights.
- 150,000,000 – 200,000,000 TZS.
- Technical/functional competencies required
- Extensive experience in implementing interventions to transform gender norms, discriminatory behaviors and practices to promote women and girls’ voices, meaningful participation, leadership, and economic rights, including by working with opinion and decision-makers, such as, community, and traditional leaders, religious leaders, selected male GEWE champions and image makers as well as the media.
- Extensive experience in mobilizing the community toimplement collective strategies and interventions to change social norms, perceptions, behaviors, and practices in the ward, village, streets, e.t.c. to promote women’s leadership, economic rights, and justice.
- Experience and proven track record/credibility and capacity on gender and development, Results Based Management (RBM) and its application to key processes (e.g., planning, programming, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation), and other areas of expertise relevant to the services required;
- Relevant experience in partnerships with UN Women, other UN agencies, and governments including LGAs, NGOs, CBOs, and other development actors
- Staff (both Programme and Finance) with good experience, necessary skills, and knowledge for effective delivery of the services.
- Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services
- Adoption of a rights-based approach in all its work
- Establishment of strategic partnerships with key actors from the government at the local level, civil society, and community organizations including those promoting rights and perspective of women with disabilities, e.t.c
- Inclusive and multi-sectoral approach to transform gender norms at the community level.
For more information, visit https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/programme-implementation/2022/08/call-for-proposals-unw-esa-tza-2022-001-transforming-gender-norms