GAP Assessment Consultant

at International Justice Mission (IJM)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 10, 2020
Category Training and Consultancy
Currency UGX


GAP Assessment Consultant
Organization: IJM

Closing date 15 Jul 2020


Contract type: Short Term

Contract Duration: 1 Month

Reporting to: Lead, Program Management

Programme Area: Tororo

1.0 Background

International Justice Mission (IJM) is an international human rights organization that works to ensure that all, especially the most vulnerable, have proper and appropriate access to justice. IJM works directly with survivors of violence to offer support and assistance. IJM also works closely with local and national governments, religious and traditional leaders and in particular with the public justice system to support them and build system wide capacity.

IJM has been operating in Uganda for over 15 years and has a nationwide partnership with the Justice Law & Order Secretariat that focuses on effective prevention of and response to all forms of violence against women & children. IJM’s vision for its work in Uganda is that by 2030 all women and children across the country are protected by the justice system, are empowered and live free from violence.

2.0 EU – UN Spotlight

The Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. In Uganda the Spotlight Initiative will work across 7 districts focusing on responding to violence against women and girls and harmful practices.

As part of the Spotlight Initiative, International Justice Mission will be working in Tororo district through its mentoring and collaborative casework model to improve knowledge of essential services, strengthen and improve the coordination of services, incorporate survivor voice and strengthen community accountability. IJM will used this innovative, evidence-based model to implement Outcome 4 of the Spotlight Initiative:

Outcome 4: Quality Services: Women and girls who experience violence and harmful practices use available, accessible, acceptable, and quality essential services including for long term recovery for violence.


As part of the implementation plans for Outcome 4, IJM will conduct a Gaps assessment on the knowledge of and access to quality and essential services and integrated SRHR, including longer term recovery services and opportunities for Women, girls and communities at risk of VAWG/ HP. [1]

A consultant is required to lead the Gaps Assessment Data Collection efforts in Tororo ensuring timely implementation of data collection activities, and delivery of quality data that meets the goals and objectives of the assessment.

3.1 Scope of Work

As part of this assignment, IJM seeks the following areas of consultancy assistance to support the Gaps assessment and delivery of Outcome 4 to the EU – UN Spotlight in Tororo District:

3.1.1 Enumerator Selection and Management

a) Technical assistance in the identification, interviewing and selection of a qualified team of enumerators to conduct key informant interviews with the targeted group of respondents i.e. Women, girls and communities at risk of VAWG/HP. The enumerators will undergo a final interview process to assess their capabilities.

· The enumerators should be knowledgeable and experienced in the fundamental principles of research.

· Enumerators should be resident in Tororo district.

· Enumerators should be able to speak the local language.

· Enumerators should be experienced in the use of mobile devices for data collection.

b) Participation in the training of the enumerators on the data collection tools, the goals and objectives of the assignment and best practices in the collection of quality data.


· Solid technical knowledge of research ethics
· Demonstrated experience with development objectives implementation, monitoring and evaluation using both quantitative and qualitative techniques.
· Knowledge and experience of working in Tororo is an advantage
A high level of organizational and coordination skills. **
High level of attention to detail.
An excellent command of the English language – both written and oral.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Team Player

Experience Requirements

Minimum three years of work experience in community development programs, with at least three years in a developing country context.
Previous experience in the use of Mobile digital data collection will be considered an asset.

Education Requirements

University degree in social sciences, communication, international development, Computer science or a related discipline.

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