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Appendix: Terms of Reference
Gender & Environment Officer SEDS

Location: Makassar & Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia 
Duration: February 27, 2017 – August 30, 2017 


Background: 

The Sulawesi Economic Development Strategy Project (SEDS) is a 5-year, $4.6 million project funded by the Government of Canada and Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, and implemented by Humber in partnership with seven universities in North and South Sulawesi, Indonesia. SEDS will develop the capacity of seven universities to design and deliver applied entrepreneurship academic programs, provide support services directly to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and support networking with SME stakeholders.

Position Profile: 

Under the supervision of the Field Manager, the Gender & Environment Intern (GEI) will be responsible for further developing gender and environmental mainstreaming approaches for the SEDS project, while contributing to the capacity building of SEDS partners. This assignment will be in two parts, focusing first on the environment, followed by a gender analysis. The GEI will work in collaboration with two specialized consultants who have been contracted to conduct environmental and gender audits of the project. The GEI will support the consultants in their work, and will then follow up to ensure the implementation of their recommendations.

Candidate Profile: 

  • A degree in International Development, Social Sciences, or another related field; 
  • Experience in international development or humanitarian assistance, field experience an asset; 
  • Experience in working on gender and environmental issues in a development context; 
  • Experience with qualitative research methods, workshop design and delivery, group facilitation; 
  • Ability to work with a diverse multinational team in a dynamic context requiring flexibility;

Part I: Environmental Assessment 

Part I of the assignment will take place in March/April/May of 2017. During this time, the GEI will support the Environment consultant in conducting an environmental assessment of the SEDs Business Support Centres (BSCs). Using a participatory approach, the assessment will evaluation the environmental sustainability of both the BSC operating procedures, as well as the services and support provided to student entrepreneurs in the running of environmentally-friendly businesses. 

Responsibilities: 

Together with the Environmental Consultant: 

  • Review existing documents such as standard operating procedures and annual plans; 
  • Participate in an on-the-ground audit; 
  • Assist with focus group discussions with staff and stakeholders 
  • Contribute to a set of recommendations for the improvement of the environmental sustainability of each BSC; 
  • Support SEDS partners in the implementation of said recommendations; 
  • Contribute to SEDS project reporting.

Part II: Gender Mainstreaming 

Part II of this assignment will take place in June/July/August of 2017. Working with an identified gender specialist, GEI will assist in conducting a gender analysis of the SEDS project, with a particular focus on how the project can better support women to enter more lucrative areas of business. 

Responsibilities: 

Together with the Gender Consultant and in collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officers: 

  • Participate in a review of the project data through a gender lens, identifying areas in which women and men are experiencing different business results; 
  • Conduct a review of the entrepreneurship curriculum and the services and support offered by SEDS BSCs, with a gender analysis; 
  • Conduct focus groups with SEDS staff, faculty and students to better understand data results; 
  • Contribute to a set of recommendations to address gendered disparities such as gaps in income generated by new businesses; 
  • Support in the implementation of these recommendations with each of the SEDS partners; 
  • Contribute to project reporting.

Terms: All travel costs and insurance will be covered by the project. The intern will receive a generous living allowance for the duration of the assignment.

To Apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to idihiring@humber.ca by Monday February 7th.