The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is an implementing organization of the German Government that provides technical assistance in the field of development cooperation. GIZ has been working in the Republic of Yemen for more than 50 years. Their latest project in Yemen "Improving access to basic social servies for Internally Displaced Persons and the local population in central host regions in Yemen” (IDP Project) is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for a total period of six years (08.2016-08.2022), whereas currently an extension is being prepared until 03/2024.
The IDP Project aims at improving access to health care, WASH and other basic social services for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local host communities in the Governorates Ibb, Taiz, Hajjah, and al-Hodeidah and Aden.
One of the characteristics of the project is its integrative approach, which aims to ensure that both IDPs and host communities are targeted alike by project activities.
The project ultimately seeks to increase the resilience of the targeted population and to strengthen institutional structures at the community and district level through capacity building measures. The integrative approach also takes into account the constraints to accessing basic services that face vulnerable communities and seeks equal access for all through providing better and targeted services to disadvantaged people, such as women and children and People with Disabilities (PWD).
In view of the project extension, the GIZ is seeking a consultant to support the IDP project in developing and implementing a more comprehensive capacity development approach that aims to systematically support local partners at the individual and organizational level, particularly in topics such as gender sensitivity, conflict sensitivity and inclusion of PWD.