Advocacy Situational Analysis Consultant

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Company Description The UK Government (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – FCDO) has a vision of a world free from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) by 2030, in line with the SDGs. A programme has been established entitled ‘Support to the Africa-led movement (ALM) to end FGM/C’ to contribute to global efforts to achieve that vision. The programme co-creation period started in 2020, and programme implementation is beginning from September 2021.

This programme will support and build the capacity of the ALM to end FGM/C at multiple levels and at scale, working in partnership with the rest of the FGM/C movement, complementing UN agencies (such as the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C), Saleema initiative, other alliances (such as Girls not Brides etc.) and grassroots Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), women’s and girls’ movements, etc.

The programme includes two consortia working in close collaboration. Options leads a consortium including Amref Health Africa, ActionAid UK, Orchid Project, ACCAF and University of Portsmouth to implement the ‘Support to the ALM to End FGM/C’ programme. Population Council and Greenmash are implementing ‘The FGM/C Data Hub: Data and Measurement Support to the ALM to end FGM/C’.

Position Options is seeking a consultant to help the Africa Led Movement programme (ALM) to gain a greater understanding of context, power analysis, narratives and existing advocacy interventions towards ending FGM/C at multiple levels, and to identify gaps in order to strengthen the current interventions and inform future programming.

The consultant will be required to develop an inception report detailing how the advocacy situational analysis will be conducted.

The situation analysis forms the foundation for the ALM’s Global Advocacy Strategy. It scans the landscape of the Social movement to End FGM/C at multiple levels, analyses the advocacy environment, monitors trends and collects evidence to determine the advocacy issues that can be addressed by the ALM’s Global Advocacy Strategy. By creating a solid evidence base, the situation analysis provides a starting point for setting advocacy priorities and a baseline against which to measure progress for the ALM Programme.

The consultant will also be required to conduct an advocacy situational analysis on ending FGM/C at global, regional, national and local levels, Facilitate a workshop with consortium members and external partners to better understand the needs, capacities and perceptions that are critical to the Global ALM Advocacy Strategy and Develop advocacy tools.

For more information, please refer to the Terms of Reference.

Requirements To succeed in this role, you will have:

Master’s degree in relevant discipline or the equivalent experience Relevant professional experience in context analysis on public policy, advocacy and communications within international development. Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with the ability to quickly analyze data and information from different sources and produce coherent reports Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with strong demonstrated ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, coherent, and lively style Strong background in policy analysis and research Ability to work independently, operate under pressure, manage multiple tasks, deliver time sensitive, high-quality work, and meet team objectives Ability to communicate and write competently in English. Other information Options is dedicated to equal opportunity for all and recognises that every individual is unique. Whilst we always seek to embrace individual differences and celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we also want to ensure that every team member is suited to their role and that they are given the best opportunity to succeed. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision. Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya.

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