Kvinna till Kvinna is a non-profit organisation that provides support to women rights organisations and women human rights defenders in conflict-affected areas to promote gender equality and women’s participation in all levels of decision making. Kvinna till Kvinna has established operations in the MENA region since 2001 with a regional office in Amman, Jordan, and country offices in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and another to be established in Tunisia. Kvinna till Kvinna currently supports some 50 women’s rights organizations in eight countries in the region with organizational, thematical and financial assistance.
Kvinna till Kvinna’s Syria Regional Programme January 2017- December 2022, focuses on women´s increased participation, psychosocial support and women´s economic empowerment as well as support to partner organisations’ capacity building, networking and advocacy in the region.
Kvinna till Kvinna focus much of its work on implementation of UNSCR 1325 and the Women, Peace & Security agenda, and have provided a range of support to women’s political participation, including supporting and commissioning reports on the topic such as the study ‘Peacebuilding Defines Our Future Now’ in 2015 and ‘Participation of Syrian Women in Political Processes 2012–2016, Literature Review’ in 2017.
Kvinna till Kvinna’s partner organisations in the Syria Regional Programme vary widely in structure, level of capacity and topical focus; and they operate under different national and operational frameworks, and degree of physical and organisational stability.
Purpose of the assignment
The overall purpose of the assessment and development of capacity building plans is to support Kvinna till Kvinna’s partner organisations in the Syria Regional Programme to have improved organisational sustainability, and to be strengthened to implement projects aiming to increase women’s empowerment in targeted areas in Syria through support from and consultations with Kvinna till Kvinna. The purpose is also to support Kvinna till Kvinna to become more relevant to its partner organisations when comes to supporting them with organisational strengthening, capacity building and development.