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Completed assignments

Following is a list and short description of completed Helpdesk assigments:

Access to the full report can be obtained by contacting the Helpdesk Team Leader anja.nordlund@ncgsw.se and/or Deputy team Leader ulf.farnsveden@ncgsw.se

 

Assignment Description Department/Embassy Expert
1. Gender entry points to “Fortalecimiento de la resilencia de los hogares en el corredor seco de Guatemala para vivir major”. Input and identification of entry points regarding gender mainstreaming within the provided concept note. Embassy of Sweden in Guatemala Ulf Färnsveden
2. Gender assessment of the program “Safe and Inclusive Trade Horizons for Developing Countries”. Review the program from a gender perspective by looking at some key documents and provide recommendations.. GLOBEC, SIDA Anja Taarup Nordlund
3. Review of the “Sida Gender and Poverty Brief” Sida and provide input for changes.
See under assignment. Thematic Support Unit, Sida Shereen Allam
4. Review and update of Sida´s gender equality briefs on:
– Gender Analysis
– Gender Mainstreaming
– How Sida works with Gender Equality.
Review and update the briefs, including assessing how other multilaterals (UN and OECD-DAC esp.) and Swedish government use the gender integration concepts. INTEM/TEMA Shereen Allam
5. Draft outline of a SEA/H module for Sida. Reveiw existing materials, including guidelines, training materials, position statements and e-learnings on SEAH and provide draft outline of a SEAH module. Thematic Support Unit, Sida Viktoria Saxby
6. Definition of 9 sub-thematic areas. Desk study to provide an overview of Sida´s existing definitions of selected sub-thematic areas to be used in external/internal communication materials and gender tool box. INTEM/TEMA Anna Lidström
7. Input to the development cooperation strategy for MENA 2021-2025. Provide gender equality input to the regional development cooperation strategy to the MENA region, with special focus on democracy, HR, environment and peaceful and inclusive societies. Thematic Support Unit Ulf Färnsveden
8. Input to the strategy for Sweden´s international develoment cooperation with Palestine 2020-2024. Contribute to the up-coming operationalisation process in order to ensure an effective mainstreaming of gender in the three support areas
(1) democracy/HR)Rule of Law/gender,
(2) inclusive economic development and
(3) environment and climate change.
INTEM/TEMA Anja Taarup Nordlund
9. Revision of Raoul Wallenberg Institute´s gender equality strategy. Review the potential practical effectiveness and efficiency of RWI´s gender equality strategy in context of an ongoing cooperation project. MENA unit at HUMASIA Jane Kiragu
10. Beog Puuto SoS Sahel Gender Strategy. Review the Gender Strategy for the Beog-Puuto project and provide recommendations for consideration. HUMASIA Paul Dixelius
11. From Gender blind to Gender sensitive: Transforming Organizations. Provide a description of an organization (fictive) which was gender blind and took measures to become gender sensitive and provide a checklist for organizational assessment of gender equality. Regional Africa Donjeta Morina
12. OECD-DAC Gender Equality Policy Marker. Review of the gender tool on Gender equality policy marker in accordance with comments provided and develop an exercise for practicing how to use the gender policy maker. Regional Africa Åsa Eldén
13. Prepare examples for Sida’s training courses Prepare examples for training, including gender transformative programs, gender blind projects and exercises on how to analyse and make them gender sensitive, using international frameworks. Thematic Support Unit Anja Taarup Nordlund
14. Strategy reports extracts for annual Sida report Review strategy reports and extract (CRD) relevant information on gender equality, including examples of results and lessons. INTEM/TEMA Åsa Johansson
15. Input to INTOSAI Development Initiative’s  gender strategy Provide input to IDI’s gender equality strategy, including supportive dialogue  with stakeholders and the gender focal point to discuss the major comments. Thematic Support Unit Åsa Johansson
16.  E-learning input Produce input to Sida´s e-learning platform, especially module 1 and feedback on the final modules for testing.  Thematic Support Unit Suzana Zivkovic
17.Rapid organisational assessment of Sida’s Strategic Partner Organisations (SPOs) in Latin America Carry out a spot check of the Civil Rights Defenders (CRD) organisation on gender mainstreaming, linked to the process of CRD applying to become a SPO. Civil Society Unit at Sida (CIVSAM) Mireia Cano
18. Civil Rights Defenders (CRD) organisational review Assess the quality and implementation of the organisation’s policies on gender and gender mainstreaming as well as capacities and management support for gender mainstreaming; provide recommendations and contribute to learning within CRD and local partner organisations. Partnership and innovations/Sida CIVSAM Ulf Färnsveden
19. Merging of tools on how Sida works with gender equality

Develop a gender tool on how Sida works with gender equality based on existing tools and other documents, including description of Sida’s model for gender equality (gender mainstreaming, targeted interventions and dialogue).

 Thematic Support Unit Anja Taarup Nordlund
 20. Mapping gender equality support in Afghanistan Provide a narrative report which outlines the relevant donors, INGOs and local actors who work with gender equality in  Afghanistan and a discussion of identified gaps in terms of mainstreamed and targeted support.  HUMASIA Donjeta Morina & Viktoria Saxby
21. Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment Provide Sida with a final and complete script of a SEAH module/training for Sida’s e-learning course. Thematic Support Unit Viktoria Saxby
22. Mapping of key donors and organisations working on gender equality in Cambodia Conduct a desk review of donors who support the advancement of gender equality, and mapp national and international organisations who work with gender equality in Cambodia HUMASIA Mireia Cano
23. Review the draft gender policy of the African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E)  Provide a brief analysis and recommendations to AFROSAI-E to proceed with gender mainstreaming into their work. UM Addis
(Regional Africa)
Alexei Buzu
24. Assessment of the cooperation project between the Swedish Tax Agency and the State Tax Service of Moldova Conduct a gender assessment of the Tax Project implemented in Moldova with  Swedish support and provide recommendations on how to mainstream gender in project activities. Swedish Embassy in Moldova (Eurolatin) Alexei Buzu
25. ProValAB Gender Strategy

Review the ProValAB Gender Strategy for the project “Agricultural development of small dams” and provide comments for improvements.

Swedish Embassy in Burkina Faso (Regional Africa) Paul Dixelius
26. Strategy targets reporting Provide an overview of information based on the strategy targets on gender equality which are prioritised for Sida’s annual report 2020. Thematic Support Unit Åsa Johansson
27. Organisation assessment for Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA) Review the GFA’s five-year strategic plan. Swedish Embassy in Georgia Anna Lidström
28. Environmental capacity building on data use in Kosovo

Review a project proposal from Swedish Environmental Protection Agency ‘Naturvårdsverket’ on their proposed collaboration with their Kosovan counterpart.

Swedish Embassy in Kosovo (Eurolatin) Lesley Abdela
29. Analysis of UNOPS’s regional plan

Review the Support of Rural Electrification by renewable energy systems pilot phase in Liptako-Gourma region in relation to UNOPS gender parity and gender mainstreaming strategy.

Hållbar/Sida Åsa Johansson
30. Reall gender policy Analyse Reall’s gender policy and general strategy and provide short report with recommendations for further development. INTEM/SOCIAL Alicia Borges Månsson
31. Assess the project proposal Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security in Red Sea State Review project proposal and provide recommendations to ensure that the gender perspective is satisfactorily addressed. Hållbar/Sida Nuzzly Ruiz de Forsberg
32. Manuscripts for gender dialogues

Develop manuscripts for gender dialogues based on two project examples (gender mainstreaming and how to use the OECD/DAC policy marker)

Thematic Support Unit Suzana Zivkovic & Anja Taarup Nordlund
33. Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) procurement electricity  Review project documents and provide comments if the gender perspective is satisfactorily addressed in the information going out to companies bidding for BGFA. UM Kenya 
(Regional Africa)
Åsa Johansson
34. Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment Prepare a generic training session on SEAH for Sida, and provide a list of cases to be used by Sida’s trainers and a list of references for further reading. Thematic Support Unit Viktoria Saxby
35. Mercy Corps dialogue Review the gender action plan and Analysis, provide comments and input to the discussions with BREAKWATER (Bolstering Rural Economies And Knowledge of Workable Actions To Enable Reconciliation in Central and Southern Mali). Hållbar/Sida (Africa) Anja Taarup Nordlund
36. Revision of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) draft gender strategy Review the revised version of the AfDB’s draft gender strategy and provide comments Hållbar/Sida (Africa)

Ulf Färnsveden 

 

37. Technical support to International Vaccine Institute and its gender policy development Create a gender equality policy for the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and provide an online training session for IVI’s management on gender issues. FORSK/PARTNER Annica Holmberg

38. PARTNER needs assessment

 

Design and conduct a gender audit for the Department for Partnership and Innovation, collect data and form a baseline to design future interventions on gender equality.

Department for Partnership and Innovation

Anja Taarup Nordlund

39. SPIN speed dating

Prepare and carry out dialogues with employees working at Sida’s unit SPIN; the dialogues serving to motivate further and more efficient integration of gender aspects into their work. 

Hållbar/Sida

 Anja Taarup Nordlund

40. Biodiversity concept note

Provide inputs on a concept note on gender equality and biodiversity, prepare a list of potential speakers in a seminar on the same topic as well as reading materials on the topic. 

Thematic Support Unit

Lesley Abdela

41. Bolivia, Strategy for Research Cooperation 2015-2021

Assess two programme proposals for the period 2021-2025 including results matrixes from two Bolivian universities, provide recommendations to Sida on how to support the universities with gender mainstreaming and recommendations to the universities on how to improve the to the programme proposals and results matrixes.

FORSK/PARTNER

Nuzzly Ruiz de Forsberg

42. Review of a portfolio assessment

Provide inputs and references to guide Sida in assessing the relevance and methodology of the proposed draft template on a thematic portfolio analysis for gender equality.  

Thematic Support Unit

Anja Taarup Nordlund

43. GLOBEC MtR results areas compilation

Review and map contributions within Sida GLOBEC’s portfolio that are related to the strategy objective of Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) against a set of focus areas.

INTEM/TEMA

Åsa Johansson

44. Energy Efficiency ToR

Provide gender advices for the finalisation implementing an Energy Efficiency contribution in Uganda.

Swedish Embassy in Kampala

Shereen Allam

45. Module 3

Prepare an outline (including structure,  dialogues and cases for learning) for Module 3 of Sida´s e-learning on “Gender equality tools and methods”.

Thematic Support Unit

Suzana Zivkovic & Anja Taarup Nordlund

46.  Asia regional strategy

Develop a proposal for the new Strategy for Sweden’s regional development  cooperation in Asia and the Pacific with an aim to effectively mainstream gender in six support areas.

Swedish Embassy in Thailand

Alexei Buzu

47. Gender and Forestry brief on West Africa – ECOWAS

Review the final draft document of the publication on Gender and Forestry in West Africa – ECOWAS, and provide recommendations for improvement.

Regional Development Cooperation, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Shereen Allam 

48. Ethiopia analysis for strategy input 

Conduct a gender analysis on specific strategy areas to be included in the new Swedish development strategy for Ethiopia, including a new area on “Peaceful and inclusive societies”. 

Swedish Embassy in Ethiopia

Suzana Zivkovic 

49. Concept note: Joint Program in Ixil, Guatemala (led by UNDP) 

Provide recommendations on gender mainstreaming for the Ixil Joint Program’s concept note, as well as possible entry points to strengthen the gender pespective in the program document.

Swedish Embassy in Guatemala

 Ulf Färnsveden

 50. Gender equality, environment and climate change brief

Update a brief on the linkage between gender equality and climate change and environmental aspects; provide recommendations on designing, monitoring and evaluating gender-equal contributions.

Thematic Support Unit

Anja Taarup Nordlund

51. Review of the Weoog Paani revised project document 2019-2024 and corresponding budget

Support the operationalization of gender mainstreaming in the project and outline prioritized dialogue areas to be carried out among Sida, the Gender Helpdesk and the partner.

Swedish Embassy in Burkina Faso

Paul Dixelius

52. Strengthening resilience of communities through disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the states of Red Sea, North Kordofan, River Nile and Northern Sudan 

Review the integration of the gender perspective in the concept note provided and provide suggestions for strengthening the perspective.

Hållbar/Sida (Africa)

Ulf Färnsveden 

53. Project proposal: Sudan Rural Electrification Mini-grid Market Development

Review the integration of the gender perspective in the project proposal and advise Sida on how to adjust the proposal for a strengthened gender perspective.

Swedish Embassy in Sudan

Afërdita Haxhijaha Imeri

54. National strategy for gender equality in Albania – inputs 

Assess the content and structure of the Albanian National Strategy for Gender Equality and provide recommendations for improvement.

Swedish Embassy in Albania

Anja Taarup Nordlund

55. Energy action plan for the Power Africa Unit

Review previous efforts on gender and energy  brief and other relevant documentation at the Power Africa Unit, draft a sequenced gender action plan for the Unit in discussion with project owner and carry out revisions

AFRIKA Unit

Anja Taarup Nordlund

56. Tax webinar for the Moldovan Tax Authority

Provide a basic gender mainstreaming training for the tax authorities in Sweden and Moldova on gender equality in tax management and how to ensure a gender perspective in internal structures and services provided. Produce additional  material on how the gender aspect can be 

Swedish Embassy in Moldova

Alexei Buzu & Suzana Zivkovic 

57. Co-PLAN’s gender analysis and Theory of Change

Support Co-PLAN (a registered NGO in Albania) and its consortium partners in finalizing the gender analysis of their project proposal titled “Empower grassroot CSOs for improved innovative environmental protection in Albania”, and support the finalization of the Theory of Change via online gender training and workshop.

Swedish Embassy in Albania

Anja Taarup Nordlund 

58. Normative dialogue – good practices

Develop three two-pager briefs on successful examples of normative dialogue on gender equality, specifically on gender-responsive budgeting; women, peace and security; and humanitarian assistance.

Thematic Support Unit

Suzana Zivkovic & Alicia Borges Månsson

 59. Mobilizing investment for private sector jobs in Uganda – Multi-donor trust fund (MDTF)

Provide a brief report with some recommendations, supported with arguments/evidence, to the Swedish Embassy in Kampala for their discussion with the World Bank. The recommendations also highlight what is important for the planning, design and implementing phases.

Swedish Embassy in Uganda

Shereen Allam

 60. Bolivia environmental rights summary

Provide a gender analysis of a project proposal submitted by a consortium to the Swedish Embassy in Bolivia, assess the capacity of cooperation partners in working with gender, and offer guidance on how to integrate and strengthen the gender perspective in the project.

Swedish Embassy in Bolivia

Ulf Färnsveden

 61. Update of brief on gender equality

Update a two-pager brief on gender equality portfolio review with examples from Sida’s strategy reports of 2020 and other relevant documents.

Thematic Support Unit

Åsa Johansson

62. ACTED Syria: Supporting recovery efforts in Syria at household and community levels through multi-sectoral assistance

Review the results framework from a gender perspective and develop concrete and realistic suggestions on how to improve it, including suggesting new indicators.

MENA Unit

Åsa Eldén

63. Central gender review of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Conduct a qualitative and quantitative study on UNDRR documents and staff, and provide a report outlining strengths and weaknesses, and a set of questions and points to Sida to discuss and work on with UNDRR.

Head Office INTEM/GLOBEN

Åsa Johansson 

 64. Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) input to the Strategy for Sweden’s Regional Development Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific 2022-2026 

Provide a report outlining needs and gaps in different thematic areas on WEE.  Determine where the added value of Swedish development cooperation lies, and the extent to which the current Swedish regional portfolio corresponds to the identified needs and gaps.

Swedish Embassy in Thailand

Ulf Färnsveden

 65. Gender assessment of the Innovation Project: Digitalization, Promotion of Green Employment and Renewable Energy for Climate Resilience and Social Coherence (Innov-ReC) in Mali 

Provide an overall assessment of the program document from a gender perspective;  provide concrete recommendations on how gender equality aspects can be strengthened in the program and suggest key areas for follow-up and dialogue in relation to gender mainstreaming during the implementation phase.

Swedish Embassy in Mali

Lesley Abdela

 66. Input to a Water Aid Terms of Reference (ToR) for a gender review

Provide written and oral input to the ToR produced by Water Aid, with the main aim of getting some clarity in what kind of gender review would be useful for Water Aid.

Sida HQ

Anja Taarup Nordlund

 67. Review of the concept note of a program in Guatemala implemented by UNDP, UNICEF, OPS OMS/PAHO and public Guatemalan institutions

Provide inputs regarding gender equality mainstreaming within the concept note, along with ideas, recommendations or possible entry points to strengthen the gender perspective.

Swedish Embassy in Guatemala

Ulf Färnsveden

68. Liberia Blue Ocean Program by Conservation International

Determine whether gender equality is sufficiently integrated into the Liberia Blue Ocean Program through reviewing project document, gender study, gender policy and guidelines. Where applicable, make recommendations for better integration and issues for Sida to follow up.

Swedish Embassy in Liberia

Åsa Johansson

 69. Input to UNIDO’s program proposal on agro-industry value chains in Liberia

Review UNIDO’s value chains proposal and provide the Embassy with recommendations in terms of gender and gender mainstreaming to be used in the support to UNIDO Liberia.

Swedish Embassy in Liberia

Åsa Johansson 

70. Gender support to the Swedish Police Authority

70. Gender support to the Swedish Police Authority the international work of the Swedish Police and how this can be strengthened through providing concrete recommendations for improvement.

CAPDEV/Partner

Anna Lidström

71. Support to Startup City Cahul Project to design an inclusive building

Provide guidelines related to the inclusive design of the EU4Innovation Centre premises under the gender perspective. The guidelines cover, among others, improvement of gender equality, diversity and inclusion in civil buildings; special needs of people with health impairments; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities and inclusive infrastructure.

Swedish Embassy in Moldova

Alexei Buzu

72. Power Africa’s energy portfolio assessment

Carry out a portfolio assessment of 15 Power Africa projects in energy, including the development of a method combining the OECD/DAC policy marker and WEE markers for assessment.

Africa/Power Africa

Anja Taarup Nordlund, 
Åsa Johansson & Intern
Hanh Nguyen

73. Afghanistan contribution assessments

Review contributions and identify mainstreaming needs/possibilities/challenges (including the Women, Peace  & Security agenda). Provide suggestions on results approach and on how to strengthen gender and intersectionality. Engage dialogue with Sida program managers. 

HUMASIEN/Afghanistan
Unit/EU APSM

Anna Lidström

74. Development of a brief on gender audits

Develop a short background brief on gender audit which answers important questions of the what, why, when and how of a gender audit. Provide one case example from material initiated by Sida, along with a generic theory of change for a gender audit. 

Thematic Support Unit

 Mireia Cano

75. Gender dialogue between Sida and Mercy Corps’
Project team for the “Bolstering Rural Economies And Knowledge of Workable Actions To Enable Reconciliation In Central and Southern Mali (BREAKWATER)”

In Central and Southern Mali (BREAKWATER)”
support Sida’s gender dialogue with Mercy Corps. Prepare materials and attend the dialogue meetings. Continuously follow up on dialogue aims and indicators, which are summarized in a dialogue report with an aim to identify generic learning for other contributions with similar challenges and opportunities.

Hållbar/Sida

Anja Taarup Nordlund 

76.  Learning related to Sida monitoring and dialogue

Support Sida in the compilation of learning on gender mainstreaming and engagement in workshops with four different contributions: 1) Workshop support to FSD Tanzania; 2) Monitoring, evaluation and learning support to WIN Mozambique;
3) Input to World Bank local-led climate action in Kenya dialogue; 4) Tree Aid, Weoog Paani contribution in Mali.

Africa Unit

Anja Taarup Nordlund

77. Albania Country Level Implementation Plan (CLIP) – Gender Action Plan III

Support the EU delegation to Albania and the gender focal point at the Embassy of Sweden in Albania with the preparation of the CLIP and its finalization following consultations with the Government, development partners and civil society organizations.

Swedish Embassy in Albania

Suzan Zivkovic

 78. ToR support for WaterAid’s global portfolio assessment.

Provide inputs for the clarification of ToRs and method-related support to the implementing consultant (Triple Line). Support Sida in the dialogue with the implementing consultant.

Africa Unit

Anja Taarup Nordlund

79. ToR for gender evaluation of Olof Palme Center 

Develop a ToR for a gender audit/gender 
evaluation in close collaboration and discussion with Sida CIVSAM and Olof Palme International Center.

CIVSAM Unit

Annica Holmberg 

80. STDF gender workshop

Conduct two sessions: one generic training on gender inclusion and mainstreaming and one specific training on STDF’s internal workstreams and organisational capacity for gender mainstreaming. Utilize adult  learning principles and participatory methods. 

Sida HQ, GLOBEC

Anja Taarup Nordlund

 81. Cities Alliance gender review

Provide feedback on Cities Alliance’s Internal Progress Review on gender mainstreaming, including comments and recommendations to the Partner but also Sida for Sida’s dialogue and follow-up.

Sida HQ, Global Environment

Anja Taarup Nordlund 

 82. Learning week on gender monitoring

Design a workshop structure with supporting background documents for a  session on gender monitoring, including normative dialogue for Sida’s learning week. Collaborate closely with a planning group at Sida.

Thematic Support Unit

Suzana Zivkovic 

83. European Bank of Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Gender Strategy 2021-2025

Assess EBRD’s draft gender strategy from a Sida perspective. Assess the overall quality and appropriateness of the strategy for EBRD’s operations. Examine how the draft strategy performs in relation to gender strategies by similar organisations and propose suggestions for improvements.

Sida HQ, EUROLATIN/VBTLA

Anja Taarup Nordlund 

84.  Women’s Resource Center (WRC) Armenia gender review

Review a project proposal by WRC to Sida from a gender equality perspective. Provide recommendations for improvement and work directly with WRC to improve the project proposal.

Swedish Embassy in Armenia

Alexei Buzu 

85. Gender assessment of Earth Journalism Network-Interviews proposal 2021-2024 

Conduct an overall gender assessment of the proposal for Sida’s internal use. Propose Concrete recommendations on aspects of gender equality to be strengthened and areas for follow-up, including possibilities for Sweden to provide assistance related to gender equality during the program’s implementation.

Swedish Embassy in Bangkok

Ulf Färnsveden 

86. Assessment of the Public-Private Infrastructure 
Advisory Facility (PPIAF)’s report titled “Mainstreaming Gender in Infrastructure”

Provide inputs to the draft report, focusing on the key gender issues and considerations related to the mainstreaming of gender-inclusive and informed approaches in infrastructure projects with private sector participation.

Sida HQ, INTEM

Anja Taarup Nordlund

87. Reviewing the Country Gender Equality Profile for Liberia

Provide gender inputs to the draft Country Gender Equality Profile. Suggest recommendations for improvement, concerning content, methodology, data gaps and alignment with ToR requirements.

Swedish Embassy in Monrovia

Donjeta Morina 

88. Assessment of health protocol, Government of the Republic of Zambia and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Assess the Research Protocol of Gender Study with an aim to highlighting gender and social norms that have an impact on behaviours, as well as gender aspects on child health and new-born. Provide recommendations on probing questions to utilize for data collection and for overall improvement of the protocol.

Swedish Embassy in Lusaka

Ulf Färnsveden 

89.  Gender advice on the Gender Lens Investing guidance paper and Blended Finance policy paper

Provide oral and written comments on the two documents to ensure their alignment with development cooperation understanding of gender equality as a possibility, and to complement the risk perspective applied in the documents.

TEMA Africa

Anja Taarup Nordlund 

90.  Development of case studies on women’s economic empowerment

Develop three case studies/good practices of Sida’s work to incentivize the private sector to work on gender, with a focus on guarantees and the Swedish Investor Network. The cases are to be presented to OECD/DAC for possible inclusion in its upcoming guidance note.

Thematic Support Unit

Anja Taarup Nordlund 

 91. Assessment of the gender perspectives in the Appraisal of EBRD Guarantee Facility Ukraine and the project concept note

Provide guidance on how to strengthen the monitoring and reporting aspect of the project documents in terms of gender,  as well as the gender perspective in the  project appraisal.

Swedish Embassy in Kiev

Ulf Färnsveden 

92. Input to Sida’s annual strategy report

Propose examples and synthesised remarks from Sida’s strategy reports to be included in its annual report in the form of matrixes for each thematic area. Support with the write-up and proofreading of the annual report.

Thematic Support Unit

Åsa Eldén & Alicia Borges Månsson

 93. Assessment of Vilanculos Energy Mozambique’s gender action plan

Assess the gender action plan’s approach towards gender considerations and women’s economic empowerment within the renewable energy sector. Provide inputs and participate in discussions with the partner.

Swedish Embassy in Maputo

Åsa Johansson 

 94. Assessment of the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources for Environment and Economic Development (SUNREED)’s project proposal

Review the project proposal from the perspective of gender equality, women’s participation and economic empowerment in environment, climate and natural resources management. Propose gender indicators for measuring progress in the ToR.

Swedish Embassy in Pristina

Lesley Abdela 

95. Workshops for Sida’s Power Africa and Globen Units

Provide short coaching meetings on gender equality and mainstreaming in Power Africa’s energy projects. Participate in the planning and facilitation of energy-gender learning workshops for Power Africa and Globen.

Power Africa Unit

Anja Taarup Nordlund 

96. Development of ToR for a learning review of Vilanculos 2012-2019

Draft a ToR for Vilanculos’s learning review, which aims to analyse the systems in place to prevent, mitigate and response to GBV/SEAH in Vilanculos 2012-2019 and provide recommendations for Phase II.

Swedish Embassy in Mozambique

Mireia Cano 

97. Contribution to the OECD/DAC’s new Guidance Handbook on Gender Equality

Conduct a desk study and provide gender-focused feedbacks to Sida on the draft Guidance document.

INTEM/TEMA

Anja Taarup Nordlund 

 98. Assessment of a multi-country contribution called “Modern Cooking Facility for Africa”

Review the program documents provided by Sida to assess potential gender-related risks. Propose suitable results indicators related to gender equality, and dialogue issues for Sida’s follow-up.

Hållbar/Sida

Åsa Johansson 

99. Interview about a gender audit dialogue – Palestine 

Work closely with Sida and the Swedish Embassy in Palestine to agree on approach and interview questions. Conduct and record an interview with the national program officer in Palestine about her experience of having a dialogue with a partner organisation based on a gender audit.

Thematic Support Unit

Suzana Zivkovic 

 100. Identification of results from two gender evaluations

Summarise and compose a report outlining the results from two gender evaluations, lessons learned and recommendations. 

Thematic Support Unit

Ulf Färnsveden 

101. Webinar on women’s economic empowerment and guarantee

Provide support in the design and delivery of the webinar “What now, what’s next for women’s economic empowerment” in close collaboration with Sida, Professor Naila Kabeer, and Juliette Seibold from Triple Line.

Africa Unit

Anja Taarup Nordlund

102. Assessment of the gender equality perspective in Svenska Missionsrådet’s five-year proposal to Sida/CIVSAM

Evaluate the proposal from a gender perspective according to Sida’s internal requirements.

PARTNER/CIVSAM

Ulf Färnsveden 

103. Review of FAO and the Czech Development Agency’s proposal titled “Support to the Food Safety and SPS Sector in Georgia under ENPARD IV”

Provide expert assessment of the final-stage proposal, focusing on gender aspects that might have been missed and specific issues to consider in follow-up and dialogue with different stakeholders (government, business, civil society and donors).

Swedish Embassy in Tbilisi

Åsa Johansson 

104. Review of the project “Reinforcement of resilience In vulnerable communities impacted by food insecurity, malnutrition and climate change in two regions of Mali – Ségou and Sikasso” 

Provide gender assessment and recommendations to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) going forward.

Swedish Embassy in Bamako

Lesley Abdela 

105. Assessment of the gender equality perspective in Afrikagrupperna’s five-year proposal

Evaluate the proposal from a gender perspective according to Sida’s internal requirements. Provide Afrikagrupperna with brief recommendations on how to strengthen its gender equality work.

PARTNER/CIVSAM

Ulf Färnsveden 

106. Preparation of a training module on SEAH for Sida

Prepare two case examples in PowerPoint along with scripts for a new training module on SEAH, targeting staff at Sida HQ and embassies and intended to be used in different national contexts and settings.

Thematic Support Unit

Lesley Abdela 

107.  Review of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)’s program proposal

Review the PACJA proposal through a gender lens. Provide recommendations on aspects to consider during the initial phase and implementation of the program.

Swedish Embassy in Ethiopia

Åsa Johansson 

108. Assessment of OECD/DAC gender marker 

Provide assistance to the statisticians at Sida in assessing the current level of the OECD/DAC gender marker for the largest 100 components that were agreed in 2021. Confirm or provide new scoring accordingly, supported by brief justifications.

LED/ANALYS

Suzana Zivkovic & Alexei Buzu 

109. Support to gender-based violence (GBV) and women’s political participation (WPP) workshops

Prepare for and organise workshops on GBV and WPP in close collaboration with Sida’s planning group and Triple Line, based on two portfolio analyses prepared by Triple Line. Synthesise the dialogues and findings of the workshops in a report.

Thematic Support Unit

Anja Taarup Nordlund 

110. Gender assessment of the BIO-INNOVATE  Research Council 

Analyse how well the program proposal has incorporated a gender perspective, focusing on a list of Sida-provided questions. Propose where gender aspects can be strengthened and entry points for Sida.

AFRIKA/Rättvisa och fred

Lesley Abdela 

111. The Weoog Paani gender support

Support the implementation of the recommendations put forward by an existing report on the Weoog Panni project. A series of online meetings between the GHD expert, the project’s gender focal point and representatives were carried out to identify new elements to be integrated into the project proposal.

Swedish Embassy in Burkina Faso/Sida
Hållbar 

Paul Dixelius

112. Gender and RBM support to the European Forest Institute (EFI)– EU FLEGT Facility

Support EFI and the EU FLEGT program in revising their theory of change and results framework to integrate gender equality in the program activities and organization. To this end, workshops using adult learning principles and participatory methods were conducted.

Swedish Embassy in Bangkok

Anja Taarup Nordlund 

113. Research cooperation between Sida and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) on support to AREC Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Assist Sida with the preparation of a workshop on gender equality-related concepts for AERC, which serves as a prerequisite for AERC’s gender analysis. Provide examples from the research environment and recommendations based on the AERC Strategic Plan.

Sida Africa Department, Unit for Justice and Peace

Lesley Abdela

114. Portfolio review of the Somali section contributions or projects

Adapt and use a method that combines the OECD/DAC gender policy marker and Sida’s tools for gender analysis for the assessment of eight contributions (including resilience, WASH, democracy and human rights, credit guarantee, etc.).

Swedish Embassy in Nairobi, Somali Section

Afërdita Haxhijaha Imeri  & NCG Intern, Duncan Sempigga

115. Input to the results framework on Action Coalition: Economic Justice and Rights 

Provide overall and specific comments and suggestions on the results framework, including indicators, baseline data, relevant resource databases, the formulation of targets and the adequate incorporation of women’s economic empowerment aspects, among others.

Thematic Support Unit

Anja Taarup Nordlund

116. Input to the Swedish Campaign for digital normative dialogue on gender equality – #GenderEquality2022 – to be used by Swedish embassies 

Based on a Sida-developed document for a social media campaign on gender equality, assess, adjust and add messages for different themes. Develop short guidelines on what Swedish embassies should consider when developing such messages further. 

Thematic Support Unit

Lesley Abdela, Anton Baaré & Anja Taarup Nordlund

117. Comments to the gender and food security guidelines by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Provide input to CFS-developed guidelines on gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment in the context of food security and nutrition, to be used by Sida. Provide background information on the guidelines where necessary.

INTEM/GLOBEC

Anja Taarup Nordlund

118. Compilation of resources on anti-corruption and gender

Provide a short overview of main findings and key resources on gender and anti-corruption. Identify key entry points for integrating a gender perspective and addressing the root causes when it comes to working with anti-corruption in preparation for a network workshop on gender and anticorruption. 

Thematic Support Unit

Suzana Zivkovic

 

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