National Gender Experts (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Turkey)

Published: 27.01.2021 15:38:28
Deadline: 08.02.2021 23:59:59 The deadline for applications has expired
Salary: According to the interview results
Work experience: 5 years
Location: Multiple locations
Type of involvement: part time

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Common information

“Innovative solutions” inc., a non-profit, non-commercial research organization based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz republic is commissioned by FAO regional office for Europe and Central Asia to conduct a regional study on gender issues in fishery value chains. For this purpose, the team is looking to recruit five national experts for each of the five CACFish member countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Turkey) to collect findings and develop synthesis report based on the desk review and field research conducted by five (5) national gender experts based in their respective countries. The work will be coordinated by a Team leader/Senior Researcher of “Innovative Solutions” Inc. The team will work closely through regular meetings, workshops and other means.

Qualification requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • An advanced university degree in gender studies, social sciences, or similar areas.
  • At least 5 years of profound experience in similar research projects.
  • Profound knowledge and/or experience in the area of gender and development, with focus on natural resource management, agriculture, food systems, nutrition, and rural development.
  • Proven record of analytical reports and publications.

Professional level of knowledge of national language of respective country and of English.


Scope of work

I. Collect relevant evidence and data, analyze it and provide an analytical overview of gender  trends and country-specific issues in fisheries and aquaculture in five CACFish member countries of Europe and Central Asia region, namely  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkey;

II. Map the  roles of women and men in fishery/aquaculture value chains; and

III. Determine gaps and potentials of the sector from a gender perspective at different levels.


General Description of task(s) and objectives to be achieved:

Under the general supervision and collaboration with the Team leader/Senior Researcher, and oversight of the responsible  FAO Fishery Officer and the FAO REU gender team, the national  gender expert will contribute to the Study by the following objectives:

  • Maintain regular contacts with the Team leader/Senior Researcher, and participate in the workshops/meetings organized by the Team leader/Senior Researcher (as per the work plan);
  • Contribute to the elaboration of the detailed work plan and methodology, ensuring that country specific context is taken into account;
  • Based on the approved methodology and the work plan:

a.       conduct a comprehensive desk study of available evidence that would help to depict a gender and fishery picture. This will include a literature review, and assessment and analysis of available data from national statistical agencies and other sources in their respective countries;

b.      develop a short summary of the desk study;

c.       present desk review findings at the Team’s internal workshop;

  • Based on the approved methodology and the work plan and by identifying key informants:

a.       collect field data;

b.      process and analyze field data;

c.       produce accumulated country reports following the approved template;

d.      present research findings at the Team’s internal workshop;

e.      organize and conduct national validation meetings with key relevant stakeholders in their identified           countries;

f.       submit a final national research report with integrated feedback per identified country;

  • Support organization and participate in the Regional validation workshop of the Study with CACFish representatives and the relevant stakeholders and FAO relevant;
  • Provide the final national report with comments from the validation meeting and Team leader/Senior Researcher addressed and submit all the information gathered as required by methodology


COVID- 19 specific measures:

Any travel related to field missions will be conducted according to the current national situation affected by the global pandemic. If restrictions continue, virtual platforms and means for data gathering will be used. 


Expected Outputs:

1.       Participation/contribution in the internal team workshops

2.       Contribution to the work plan and the methodology is provided

3.       Desk review and field research report are submitted

4.       The national validation workshop is organized and conducted

5.       Support to organization and participation in the Regional validation workshop is provided

6.       The final national report with comments from the validation meeting and Team leader/Senior      Researcher addressed and submit all the information gathered as required by methodology is submitted


Detailed information is included in the TOR below.

Interested applicants should submit their CV’s and filled financial proposal (Annex 1) to the following email address:     no later than February 08, 2021.

Please indicate the position “National Gender Expert” in the subject line of the email.

Applications must be received no later than the indicated deadline. “Innovative solutions” Inc. will inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.


About company

 “Innovative Solution Inc.” PA was registered in August 2010 as a non-political, non-profit organization based on an informal group of experts, sociologists, lawyers, historians and economists. The experts of the organization have extensive experience in conducting gender, legal, sociological researches; development and implementation of advocacy and media campaigns; monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of international and national commitments in the field of human rights and democratic processes; development programs and strategies. The founders and members of Innovative Solution Inc. implemented projects in the field of gender, sociology, law, media and other issues jointly and independently in a number of projects at the national, regional and international levels.



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