Consultancy Opportunity: Mainstreaming Gender and Women’s Empowerment in Value Chain Development


Gender mainstreaming is a core element of the project with a strong focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment. In the early project planning phase, a variety of options for integrating gender dimensions in all project activities was identified (Herweijer, 2016 can be downloaded below). Since then the project has actively embedded gender related interventions in all activities e.g. in national policy round tables and regional agenda setting events, women’s empowerment has been addressed by showcasing and analysing policies and success stories and lessons learned from various programmes/projects and in commissioned studies on the agriculture-nutrition nexus in each target country. Efforts have also been made to ensure that women are well represented in all project activities.

In this video, Judith Ann Francis, Senior Programme Coordinator, Science & Technology Policy, and leader of “Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific Islands”, explains how the project empowers women.

Scope of work

The aim is to develop a comprehensive framework and an ultra-light analytical tool to monitor and evaluate approach to gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment in all its related agriculture, nutrition, and value chain development project’s activities. This will serve to capture lessons on gender mainstreaming with the goal that the toolkit will become a valuable resource for governments and development partners for the future. The project envisages making use of the Innov4AgPacific platform to support the M&E aspects of gender mainstreaming.

Expertise Required

– Previous experience in gender related research, training and other activities
– Sufficient knowledge of the sector of agriculture and of value chain development. Nutrition will be an added value.
– Knowledge of Pacific countries context and PIPSO, CTA and IFAD areas of work on gender will be an asset

The closing date for submissions of expressions of interest is close of business (Suva/Fiji time) on Friday 23 March 2018.
To be transmitted to: Alisi Tuqa, email:
Email header/subject line: Gender Agribusiness Consultancy March2018.
Hard copies can be delivered to PIPSO, Level 1 Korobasaga House, 31 Gorrie Street, Suva, Fiji (a usb containing e-submission to also be included)

Submissions to cover:

  1. Methodology
  2. Outputs and supporting timelines
  3. Budget
  4. CV of consultant/s and/or team engaging in work


Download the Terms of Reference here

Download the background document by Herweijer (2016) here


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