Call for Applications: Advisory Support on gender-smart Monitoring & Evaluation


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Gender considerations play a key role across the value chain of Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI). If designed and implemented in a ‘gender-smart’ way, CDRFI solutions can address gender-specific needs of women and men during crises and disasters, for example women’s additional unpaid care burdens – If not, CDRFI solutions run the risk of deepening existing gender inequalities and power imbalances.

Assessing the gendered impacts of CDRFI solutions throughout each step of the programme cycle requires rigorous, ‘gender-smart’, monitoring & evaluation, including the effective use of sex-disaggregated data. Yet, even though there is a growing awareness of gender concerns, implementers of CDRFI Solutions often lack the know-how and the resources to take gender into consideration in their Monitoring & Evaluation activities.

Through its new Technical Advisory Facility, the InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions offers free, tailor-made advisory support on gender-smart approaches to Monitoring & Evaluation. During the four-month programme, an experienced gender consultant will support selected organisations in tackling their specific needs and challenges in relation to integrating gender in their Monitoring & Evaluation activities.

The programme is open to organisations working in climate risk management in the Global South, which are currently implementing or seeking to implement climate risk finance or insurance solutions within their activities. This includes national and regional government bodies, private companies, NGOs, and implementing bodies using finance and insurance mechanisms to address climate and disaster risks including in the microinsurance, social protection, and humanitarian sectors.

Read more about the Technical Advisory Facility here.

What you will receive

              • 5 – 8 calls of 45 minutes with a Gender Advisor
              • Gap analysis and recommendations report
              • Individualised action plan tailored to the needs of the entity
              • Documented action plan implementation advice
              • One virtual peer learning workshop

Eligibility Criteria

              • Willingness and active commitment to carry out the programme to its completion
              • Applicants must be registered organisations or businesses
              • Applicants should be working/located in an emerging market.
              • Ideally, applicants are already working with CDRFI, either in the initiation phase or the implementation phase

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to receive support on Gender-Smart M&E through the Technical Advisory Facility, please send the completed
application form together with proof of your
organisational registration via e-mail to with the following subject line:
Technical Advisory Facility.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2022, 23:59 CEST.

Download the complete call for applications and application form here:

Application Form

Call for Applications


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What is gender-smart Monitoring & Evaluation?

Gender considerations are relevant to M&E at all steps within the CDRFI ‘programme life cycle’. It is essential that M&E systems are established at the design stage (i.e., initiating and planning the programme including defining the scope and the theory of change, results framework, and activities) in ways that facilitate the monitoring of gender-differentiated results. The M&E system for CDRFI programmes determines what types of data and qualitative information are needed, collected and how they are analysed and used.

The M&E system should facilitate a reflection on who is participating and benefitting from investments in CDRFI, and whether the engagement is promoting equality and equity during the implementation stage (i.e. the execution of programme activities). In turn, the gender-differential impact and potential gender-transformative impact of interventions and/or payouts need to be evaluated during the closure or end of the programme (i.e. to assess medium-term results or outcomes, and impacts).

Find our more about gender-smart M&E in this step-by-step guidance note.