EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI) is a policy network encompassing women’s rights organizations from the two shores of the Mediterranean Sea that provides expertise in the field of gender equality and advocates for women’s universal human rights as inseparable from democracy building and citizenship, for political solutions to all conflicts, and for the right of people to self-determination. EFI Headquarters are in Paris, with offices in Amman, Beirut and Erbil.
Starting September 1st 2018, a Consortium led by IFE-EFI has been implementing a multi-country project “Strengthening access to protection, participation and services for women refugees, IDPs and host communities in Lebanon, Iraq/KR-I and Jordan”, funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis – the EU “MADAD” Fund.
In Lebanon, the project is implemented with Care International Lebanon, Legal Action (LA) and Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL); in Iraq with Baghdad Women’s Association (BWA) and Women Empowerment Organizations (WEO), and in Jordan with Business Development Centre (BDC) and Tamkeen.
EFI is looking to hire a team of three researchers to complete the regional report titled “Engendering the Crisis Response”. The report will investigate to what extent the national strategies are improving or affecting the situation of women refugees and whether the complexity of the gender dimension is fully taken into account. It will also identify the main hurdles to address properly women refugees and IDPs needs. The report will also look upon the role of international community and donors in the design of gender sensitive national strategies. Considering how it has become one of the main stakeholders for humanitarian relief and development project in the Middle-East, the role of EU is instrumental to the way UN agencies, NGOs and national authorities are addressing the plight of millions of refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. The interdependence between national policies, and the external dimension of asylum policies, whether in neighbouring countries or in Europe will be analysed. In so doing, the report will underline whether these different aspects of the response to the Syrian refugee crisis are complementary or whether they have adverse effects on the situation of Syrian women in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
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How to apply:
Qualified candidates shall Email their brief cover letter, CV, detailed methodology and an action plan with the suggested timeframe in English to email@example.com by 30th November 2019.
Please indicate “Researcher – Regional Report” as your email subject.