Apply: UAF Context Analysis/Mapping Consultancy

Deadline: 23 August, 2023

Location: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, and Nigeria

Urgent Action Fund (UAF) Africa is seeking to fill the position of Context Analysis/Mapping Consultancy.

UAF Africa is a feminist and women’s human rights pan-African fund using a rapid response grant-making mechanism to support unanticipated, time-sensitive, innovative, and unique initiatives.


  • Review relevant literature, policies, and reports related to girls’ and adolescent girls’ education
  • Develop a robust assessment framework and methodology, which includes designing data collection tools and effective sampling strategies to ensure a representative and insightful data collection process
  • Engage in primary data collection through key informant interviews and focus group discussions, with a specific focus on engaging girls, parents, teachers, school administrators, teacher unions, girls’ clubs, student unions and community leaders
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders such as government departments, organisations specialising in girls’ education, and feminist CSOs for key informant interviews
  • Employ appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods to analyse the collected data for a comprehensive examination of the challenges and needs faced by girls and adolescent girls in accessing quality education
  • Identify key findings and trends derived from the analysed data to form the foundation for evidence-based recommendations
  • Identify regional and national trends, and highlight disparities among regions, districts, and governorates to help the consortium determine specific priorities for each region


  • Advanced degree in Development, Education, Social Sciences, Gender Studies or a related field
  • Proven experience in conducting context analyses and needs assessments in girls’ and adolescent girls’ education or any relevant theme
  • Strong knowledge of social norms, gender issues, education systems, and relevant policies and programmes in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, and Nigeria
  • Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis techniques
  • Clear understanding of feminist and women’s rights CSOs and feminist movements
  • Extensive understanding of feminist monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) systems
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with the context and education sector in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, and Nigeria (preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, local and international non-governmental organisations and community organisations
  • Gender-responsive approach in data collection and analysis will be essential to understanding and addressing the specific challenges faced by girls and adolescent girls in the education sector
  • Strong research skills and the ability to deliver high-quality outputs within the specified timeframe will be crucial for the successful completion of the consultancy
  • Fluency in English and French

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