Deadline: December 22, 2023
The British Council is looking for experts who are interested in supporting the delivery of the Strengthening Higher Education for Female Empowerment (SHEFE) programme. SHEFE is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), they are currently preparing their bid, and they are looking for support during either the inception or implementation phase.
The British Council expects the procurement for SHEFE to be launched over the coming months and they are seeking initial expressions of interest from experts with relevant thematic and geographical experience who might be interested in working with them on the programme should their proposal be successful.
- Expressions of interest are sought from individuals with professional expertise and experience in the area of gender and tertiary education across research and analysis, policy advice and dialogue, capacity strengthening, and intervention design, including in the following thematic areas:
- gender and higher education
- gender and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) or skills
- women’s access to tertiary education (including expertise on transition from secondary to post-secondary education and on strategies for overcoming barriers to access)
- women in leadership in tertiary education
- women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
- educational technology in tertiary education
- Open and distance education and learning in tertiary education
- women’s economic empowerment, particularly in relation to transition from tertiary education to employment or self-employment
- women’s entrepreneurship – particularly the role of tertiary education in supporting and reducing gendered barriers
- prevention of and response to gender-based violence, particularly in the context of tertiary education or in the workplace
- safeguarding, including against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH), particularly within tertiary education systems and institutions
- inclusive tertiary education, including disability
- equitable partnerships in tertiary education and research
- tertiary education governance
- tertiary education financing – including impacts of financing models on access for women
- innovation in tertiary education.
- Education to a minimum level of bachelor’s degree and working proficiency in English at level C1 or above are required for all experts.
- Experience of working on international programmes or projects is desirable.
As the terms of reference for the SHEFE programme have not yet been published by the FCDO, at this stage the British Council is asking interested experts to complete the short form provided to indicate their areas of expertise and to return this with an up-to-date CV.
Interested candidates are asked to submit their completed form and CV to [email protected] by Friday 22 December 2023, with the e-mail subject ’SHEFE expression of interest – [Name]’.
For more information, visit British Council.