Contract TOR: CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT THE VSLA VILLAGE AGENT PILOT
Background: CARE in Vanuatu
CARE in Vanuatu (CiV) is an international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. CARE has been working in Vanuatu since 2008 helping communities to increase their resilience to disasters and climate change, respond to emergencies and to advance gender equality. CARE Vanuatu has a long term program strategy which seeks to contribute to resilience and equality in Vanuatu where men, women, boys and girls enjoy equal rights and opportunities.
CiV has three programmatic portfolios (Gender Equality, Resilience, and Inclusive Governance) involving a diverse range of donor funded projects, delivered in partnership with government and civil society. CARE’s gender equality program focuses on deep transformational change in social norms, women’s economic empowerment, intergenerational leadership and violence prevention. CARE Vanuatu aims to work in coalition with other organisations focussed on strengthening gender equality in Vanuatu and to contribute towards a movement for gender equality where all people live with safety and dignity and values partnerships with government and civil society.
Background to this assignment
The Pacific Partnerships for Gender Equality (ANCP) program is a five-year program (2022-2027) to strengthen women’s economic justice and resilient civil society in the Pacific. The program is a collaboration between CARE Australia’s International Programs Department, across Pacific Partnerships Unit, Program Delivery Unit and Capability and Impact Unit, and CARE International in Vanuatu. The program works with partners across Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, delivering country level and regional objectives. Partners include Nasi Tuan in Vanuatu, Vanuatu Society for People with Disability (VSPD) and Vanuatu Women’s Centre in Vanuatu, the Talitha Project in Tonga, Live and Learn Solomon Islands and People With Disabilities Solomon Islands (PWDSI).
CARE in Vanuatu has been supporting Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) in villages in Tafea province since 2020. Several communities have recently reached the end of their second savings cycle with significant CARE support. In the Pacific Partnerships for Gender Equality, CARE is looking to create a sustainable avenue for the continuation and expansion of VSLAs throughout Tafea communities and beyond. Local Government structures (Area Councils) may provide a mechanism to host the model into the future. To achieve this, CARE is looking for a consultant to assist with development of a pilot for VSLA Village Agent Model.
396 total views, 3 today