Deadline: 12 October 2016
The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is seeking proposals to design “Gendering Social Science Research Methods Module” that aims to promote a vibrant African social science community that addresses key governance and public policy issues on the continent.
Three Core Programmes
- Higher Education
- Professional Development and Training
- To design a three-day module that should be able to interrogate macro and micro power structures from a gender and intersectional perspective, and provide participants with the basic tools to critically incorporate these approaches in their own social science research and policy work.
- The module will have two distinct parts.
- The first part will address the concept of gendering social science with a particular focus on Africa; looking at gender theories and praxes in the social sciences and their intersection with governance, public policy, higher education, political economy, sexuality, gender related violence including e. g. female genital mutilation/circumcision, gender and conflict management/peacekeeping and related issues.
- The second part will involve a hands-on implementation of gendered social science research methods with a focus on any two of the following common social science methods: Survey Design, Case Studies, Applied Quantitative or, Ethnographic and Interpretive methods. This portion of the module should also examine the ethical issues involved in any research activity, and with particular regard to gender.
- PASGR invites proposals from researchers and educators with experience in the field of gender studies/gender advocacy and policy, and preferably those who have carried out substantive research and published extensively on gender and higher education, governance and politics, political economy, social and economic relations, public policy, health and related themes in Africa. Experience in the integration of gender in curricula development at the higher education level is desirable.
- Response packages should include:
- A short 2 page (maximum) response to this call that highlights how the consultant proposes to design this module.
- A short 3 page (maximum) module outline of the content, supporting materials and teaching and learning strategies.
- A brief description of similar work done indicating the date, nature of exercise and client.
- Two samples of publications that reflect empirical research utilizing gender analysis.
- Budget that should capture expenses related to the instructors’ time, communication expenses as well as course materials for the duration of the project.
- Indicative timelines.
How to Apply
Proposals should be submitted electronically via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit PASGR Call for Proposals.