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for Consultancy: A Study on the Gender Dynamics of National Healing
Church and Civil Society Forum (CCSF)
26 March 2012
The Church and
Civil Society Forum (CCSF) is a coalition of church and civil society
organisation which was formed to facilitate national reconciliation
and healing in a coordinated and harmonized manner. More specifically;
CCSF seeks to help develop Zimbabwe's national healing process
into a broad-based; community centered process; to be a strong partner
for the Zimbabwean government within the national healing framework
and to ensure that ordinary Zimbabweans participate in the national
healing framework in a meaningful way.
CCSF is calling
for reputable individuals or organizations to undertake a research
on Gender Dynamics of National Healing in Zimbabwe. The research
is commissioned in order to gain an in-depth understanding of and
generate information on the gender dynamics of national healing
in Zimbabwe. The study is expected to come up with strategic policy
recommendations to inform lobby and advocacy work by CCSF and other
stakeholders with the hope of influencing the violence prevention
and national healing framework in Zimbabwe. CCSF will engage with
various stakeholders through dialogue and wide public dissemination
of the findings of the report through various civil society forums.
The study will use a structured methodology, based on a wealth of
quantitative and qualitative techniques to be carefully articulated
in the research proposal.
From this study;
state and non state actors will be able to develop strategies to
strengthen their capacity to positively influence gender dynamics
of national healing. This study is also going to bring about important
recommendations for stakeholders including civil society; government;
regional and international bodies. The CCSF therefore seeks to engage
a Consultant for purposes of interrogating gender dynamics in national
healing in Zimbabwe.
Objective of the study
The study will
highlight critical and strategic information on gender dynamics
of national healing in Zimbabwe. The study will analyse gender dynamics
associated with peace building interventions and assess the impact
of actions taken so far in promoting gender in national healing.
It is also expected that recommendations from the study will provided
concrete basis for evidence based lobbying and advocacy for the
development of a national healing and peace building framework in
- To profile
the nature of crimes and violence committed against women during
conflicts and establish the basis for supporting broad-based gender
sensitive lobbying and advocacy, including legal processes to
obtain justice for women;
- To investigate
on best practices applicable for the integration of gender-specific
mechanisms in national healing;
- To provide
case studies, were applicable, showcasing various methodologies
for documenting women's rights violations internationally,
regionally and locally
- To recommend
follow up actions, based on the findings, that may be pursued
jointly by the Church and Civil Society formations regarding the
gender dimension of national healing
- The methodology
will be proposed in the Consultant's bid. The methodology
will be further refined in consultation with the Cluster lead
and presented in the Inception Report.
- The proposal
to undertake the study should clearly indicate the specific data
collection methods i.e. field visits, desk studies, review of
secondary literature, and interviews with key informants and stakeholders.
Interviews may include telephone, email and personal interviews.
- The research
methodology must be underpinned by participatory mechanisms to
ensure full ownership and participation by member organisations
and their various constituencies. Thus it must show how the Church
and CSOs will be involved at all stages of the research including
problem identification, review of data and validation of findings.
application are accepted but the lead researcher must be in possession
of at least a Masters degree related to the area of peace and conflict
individuals or organizations should send in their expression of
interest to CCSF Secretariat (NANGO) 5 Meredith Drive, Eastlea,
Harare, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and copy email@example.com
or the email subject line should be marked "Gender Dynamics
of National Healing in Zimbabwe".
must demonstrate institutional capacity to conduct the study, contactable
referees, CVs of lead consultants as well as proposed methodology,
implementation plan and budget.
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