Call for Researchers: East Africa Gender Data Research

DataShift Review of Official and Citizen-Generated Gender Data (CGD) for SDGs Monitoring

In Kenya and Tanzania, DataShift seeks to demonstrate concretely how multiple sources of data, particularly citizen-generated data (CGD), can be harnessed to monitor sustainable development goals (SDGs) progress, while building the interest, capacity and collaboration of civil society in generating and using data – with a special focus on SDG 5.

DataShift is seeking a research team to carry out applied research to assess gender data availability, accessibility, quality, comparability and gaps in Kenya and Tanzania respectively, on SDG 5 and other pre-determined and prioritised gender targets and indicators in other SDGs.


The consultants will assess the gender data availability, accessibility, and quality from a range of relevant data types and data sources. The value and role of citizen-generated gender data produced nationally or locally in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is less well documented in the East African context. The consultants will review gender indicators related to but not limited to, health, education, women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, social exclusion of women and girls, water and sanitation, time surveys on the value of unpaid care and domestic work, effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life, among others.

The research will mainly target national level actors but be complemented with specific case studies, particularly citizen-generated data initiatives from the sub-national level.


The consultants will be required to produce detailed reports and executive summaries for Kenya and Tanzania respectively. The reports will synthesise research findings, drawing conclusions and making recommendations for targeting government policy and decision makers, civil society, development partners, researchers, among others.

Timelines and Deadline

The assignments in both Kenya and Tanzania will begin on Monday, 19 September 2016 and conclude by a strict deadline of Friday, 2 December 2016.

See the full Terms of References – East Africa Gender Data Research for more information.

Application process

To apply, please submit applications to by 7 September 2016.

Interviews will be held between 12 and 13 September 2016 and the successful consultants notified by Friday, 16 September 2016.

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