Short Term Consultancy: Scoping Study - Global Affairs Canada

ActionAid UK (AAUK) is sharing an opportunity for a short-term consultancy to undertake a scoping study of Global Affairs Canada’s existing funding streams. The research would span across both development and humanitarian, and include analysis into means through which ActionAid should approach, engage and cultivate partnerships with both Global Affairs Canada and its key suppliers.

Background to services

The Canadian Government publicly committed to adopting a feminist approach to international assistance in 2017 through its Feminist International Assistance Policy.

To most effectively champion gender equality and the global empowerment of women and girls, Canada advocates for and supports initiatives that:

  • enhance the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls;
  • increase the participation of women and girls in equal decision making, particularly when it comes to sustainable development and peace; and
  • give women and girls more equitable access to and control over the resources they need to secure ongoing economic and social equality.

These commitments and the underlying principles align well with the ActionAid Federation’s strategy, values and programming priorities and present a unique opportunity for the wider Federation, which AAUK is now looking to scope in further detail.

The services being procured through this consultancy contract will include analysis into the most effective means for AAUK to approach and begin engaging with Global Affairs Canada as a development and humanitarian donor.

The contractor will use his/her existing knowledge and networks to conduct key prepositioning and scoping work, consult with peer organisations and develop recommendations for AAUK to take forward.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference document below for tull details on the scope of the consultancy.

Submitting your proposal

If you are are interested in undertaking the work, confident you can deliver the scope of work and can demonstrate that you meet the required competencies detailed in the Terms of Reference, please submit a concise technical and financial proposal, outlining your relevant skills and experience, along with your CV, to: Tino Orbon ( and Charlotte Otterway ( on or before 5pm on 10th March 2021.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged.

For detailed information about the timeline and project deliverables, please see the Terms of Reference below.

Download the full tender documents

Closing date: 10 March 2021

Location: London