Invitation for Expression of Interest For Long-Term Consultant: Gender Specialist for the Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF)

Notice Type
International Competitive Bidding [Open]
Issue Date
Last date of submission
Tender Type
Expression of Interest

Invitation for Expression of Interest (IEOI) – Individual Consultant

Invitation for Expression of Interest


Long-Term Consultant:

Gender Specialist for the Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF)

2nd April 2024

The Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF) ( is a trust fund within the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) that provides concessional financing to eligible member countries to support vulnerable populations through Health, Social Infrastructure, and Agriculture projects.

The LLF Management Unit (LLFMU) seeks to hire a seasoned specialist with experience in development projects and gender as a long-term consultant, responsible for establishing strong and practical mechanisms to realize LLF’s commitment to support women and act as the focal point for the cross-cutting theme of women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming. The position will work closely with the Head of LLFMU, Operations Lead, relevant stakeholders at IsDB, donor counterparts, as well as the LLF Technical Review Committee (TRC) and Impact Committee (IC), to develop and execute IsDB’s women’s empowerment across fund programming and operational processes.  The consultant will be hired with annual contracts that will be renewable for the duration of the LLF and will be based at IsDB HQ in Jeddah, KSA.

The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Services are attached in Appendix A. The services will be provided by individual consultants. IsDB and the LLFMU will select and engage the consultants in accordance with the IsDB and Corporate Procurement Policy (Policy). IsDB and the LLFMU invite Expression of Interest (EOI) and proposals from individual consultants for consideration to advance the recruitment process.

Applicants wishing to submit a proposal are required to complete the EoI and standard forms for proposal submission (Appendix B), a CV and samples of their previous work and submit them via email no later than 04th May 2024 at 23:59 (Arabian Standard Time). Please note that no submissions will be accepted after this time. It is strongly recommended to take appropriate measures for submitting proposals well in advance of the submission deadline in case technical issues arise for which there may not be sufficient time to resolve. The email address for submission is noted below. All materials should be sent to the authorized representative of the IsDB:   

Dr. Mohammed Umer Mir

LLF Management Unit

Special & Trust Funds


Yours sincerely, 

Head of Lives and Livelihood Fund Management Unit 



Appendix A: Terms of Reference

Appendix B:  EOI Form

Appendix C: Evaluation Criteria