UN WOMEN: TRAINER/TRAINING LEADER TO CONDUCT CROSS-REGIONAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS COURSE ON COMPLEMENTARITIES OF CEDAW AND 1325 - RE-ADVERTISED
||Home-based with travel to Georgia
|Application Deadline :||14-Jun-12|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 working days|
Since October 2010, UN Women with the support of the European Union (EU) has been implementing the cross-regional programme ‘Women Connect Across Conflicts: Building Accountability for Implementation of UN SCR 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889’. The programme aims to enhance the capacity of women’s human rights activists and gender equality advocates and their networks to effectively and meaningfully engage, influence, and mobilize for dialogues on security and peace issues at various levels nationally and regionally the Southern Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) in the South Asia (Pakistan and Afghanistan), and the Central Asia / Fergana Valley (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan).
The programme has four key objectives:
- Facilitate the development and adoption of the National Action Plan (NAP) on 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889 in at least two countries (Georgia and Pakistan) for further replication on other target countries.
- Strengthen the referral mechanisms that provide redress for sexual and other forms of violence against women in situations of conflict in at least one country (Georgia).
- Incorporate gender equality principles into the internal operations of the security sector to promote zero tolerance to using sexual violence as a weapon of war in at least one country (Georgia).
- The programme also aims to mobilizing national partners at local level to engage in evidence-based dialogues and advocacy for reconciliation, tolerance building and compliance with women’s human rights obligations in Fergana Valley (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan).
In 2006, the UN Women office in Georgia, then UNIFEM developed a manual aimed at building the capacity and awareness of gender equality advocates in government and civil society in the Southern Caucasus to advocate for and to support the implementation of CEDAW and UNSCR 1325. The manual provided advocates with: increased awareness of the obligations under these two documents, and how these obligations can be practically applied at the national and local levels; improved understanding of the linkages between UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security, and the CEDAW.
In November 2011, UN Women, within the framework of its Cross-regional programme “Women Connect Across Conflicts: Building Accountability for Implementation of UN SCR 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889” formed a group of experts in order to expand and update the manual so to include all above mentioned resolutions and best practices in development of National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security. Building on the existing manual and their knowledge, the expert’s group, integrated the main provisions of all UNSCRs on WPS into the manual so to show linkages to CEDAW.
Once the manual was updated, pilot trainings were organized and delivered by each team of experts for government and civil society actors in Tbilisi and the regions. The purpose of these trainings was to build the capacity and awareness of gender equality advocates on the core principles found in these documents; concepts and practical suggestions for advocates in government and civil society on how to advocate for and support the effective implementation of CEDAW and UNSC Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR on WPS) at the national and local levels. Around 170 people were trained. These training provided an opportunity to test the updated manual and new exercises. The feedback, experience and lessons learned from the trainings were incorporated in the final version of the manual.
The UN Women Cross-regional programme plans to conduct Cross-regional Training of Trainers on complementarity of CEDAW and UN SCRs on Women, Peace and Security using the updated manual. The training will be for selected group of trainers from the target countries: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The newly trained trainers will cascade the trainings in their countries with the support of country budgets. With this purpose, the UN Women Cross-regional Programme intends to hire a professional trainer as a training leader.
Duties and Responsibilities
The trainer will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager of UN Women Cross-regional Programme “Women Connect Across Conflicts: Building Accountability for Implementation of UN SCR 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889” and will benefit from technical and operational support of UN Women Country Office in Georgia. In more specific terms, the trainer will be responsible:
- To conduct Cross-regional Training of Trainers for a max of 16 people on complementarity of CEDAW and UN SCRs on Women, Peace and Security with the assistance of two gender experts/co-trainers.
Training logistics will be taken care of by UN Women in Georgia.
To fulfill the expected task the trainer is expected:
- To prepare a detailed work plan and a methodology and submit them for approval to the UN Women Cross-regional Programme “Women Connect Across Conflicts: Building Accountability for Implementation of UN SCR 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889” Manager for feedback and approval;
- To carefully review the updated manual on complementarity of CEDAW and UN SCRs on WPS and together with two gender experts/trainers, develop a detailed training plan where tasks are clearly assigned and exercises well worked out in all details and submit for review and approval to the manager;
- Together with two gender experts/ trainers, to conduct and lead a three-day Training of Trainers course for trainers from seven countries, selected by UN Women and key stakeholders, using adult centered learning methodology and interactive training methods (one day shall be on training methodologies and coaching for trainers and two days will be on the actual training programme;
- To test the updated manual and make notes on required adjustments/changes, if necessary for further use;
- Provide ad hoc online/remote coaching to trainers while they prepare the training in their own countries;
- Evaluate the level of the participants’ knowledge prior and after the training via ad hoc questionnaires to be disseminated respectively ahead of training for tailoring of the module to real trainees needs and capacity and after the training for evaluation purposes;
- Submit a comprehensive report. The report shall include activities conducted, including comprehensive information on conducted training, its evaluation based on filled in questionnaires and observations during the training (with clear reference to the trainees, their potential and weakness to be addressed, especially in view of the cascade of training), notes on required changes of modules based on training experience and final recommendations.
Key Deliverables and Timeframe:
- Detailed work plan and a methodology – June 26, 2012;
- Conduct a three-day Training of Trainers course for selected group of trainers from the seven countries (one day on training methodologies and two days on the actual content) – Georgia July (TBD), 2012;
- Provide ad hoc online/remote coaching to trainers during the period agreed with the manager and to be determined between July and September 2012;
- Comprehensive report on activities conducted, including information on conducted training, its evaluation based on filled in questionnaires and observations during the training (with clear reference to the trainees, their potential and weakness to be addressed, especially in view of the cascade of training), notes on required changes of module based on training experience and final recommendations– September, 2012;
- Brief narrative report on fulfillment of all the tasks assigned by this ToRs – September, 2012.
The timeframe for the work of the trainer is tentatively planned through July -September for a total of 12 working days of which five working days for preparation, three days of actual ToT course, three full working days of remote/online coaching during the period of July-September and one day for reporting.
Organization and logistics of the training including selection and travels of participants will be taken care of by UN Women.
The candidates will be evaluated in two stages: technical evaluation and financial evaluation.
Technical evaluation criteria:
Nr. / Criteria / Maximum points
- University degree in international relations, social sciences or related field or equivalent working experience - 20
- Certificate of qualified trainer with knowledge of adult-centered learning techniques - 50
- At least three years of experience in conducting adult-centered learning trainings- knowledge of gender issues and CEDAW commitments is an asset (10 pt) - 50
- Previous experience in conducting training for people with different background, cultures and languages - 30
- Proven track record in developing and adapting training manuals - 25
- Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to activate groups and ability to effectively communicate via interpreter - 25
- Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines - 25
- Proficiency in English, (knowledge of Russian is an asset 5pt) - 25
- Interview - 100.
Maximum total technical scoring: 350
Only candidates who have passed over the mandatory criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points under technical evaluation will qualify to the next round of financial evaluation.
Evaluation of financial proposal:
Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150
S – score received on financial evaluation;
Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;
F – financial offer under consideration.
The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical
scoring + financial scoring).
- CV and P11 form;
- Proposal explaining why they consider themselves the most suitable for the work and providing a brief methodology, if applicable, on how they will approach and conduct the work;
- Financial proposal*– aggregated and with breakdown(total remuneration, travel expenses (per diems, tickets, lodging and terminal expenses)
*Each applicant will be required to submit an aggregated financial offer (“aggregated financial offer” is the total sum of all financial claims of the candidate for accomplishment of the task).
The contractor will work under the guidance of the Programme Manager for cross-regional programme “Women Connect Across Conflicts: Building Accountability for Implementation of UN SCR 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889” and will benefit from technical and operational support of UN Women Georgia office.
Payment will be disbursed upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by the Programme Manager that the services have been satisfactorily performed:
- Detailed work plan and a methodology –Conducted TOT – 50%
- Final report and brief narrative report on fulfillment of all the tasks assigned by this ToR – 50%
- Proven track record in developing and adapting training manuals;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to activate groups and ability to effectively communicate via interpreter;
- Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines.
Required Skills and Experience
- University degree in, international relations, social sciences or related field or equivalent working experience;
- Certificate of qualified trainer with knowledge of adult-centered learning techniques.
- At least three years of experience in conducting adult-centered learning trainings- knowledge of gender issues and CEDAW commitments is an asset;
- Previous experience in conducting training for people with different background, cultures and languages.
- Fluency in English;
- Russian is an asset.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
All online applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.