BRIDGE ACCREDITED FACILITATORS (GENDER AND ELECTIONS MODULE)
|Application Deadline :||03-Aug-12|
|Additional Category||Women’s Empowerment|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||
English French |
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||8 working days|
The BRIDGE Training (Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections) was developed by the UNDP in partnership with the AEC, International IDEA, IFES, and UNEAD. It is a modular professional development program on electoral processes with the most comprehensive curriculum and workshop package available, designed to be used as a tool within a broader capacity development framework. BRIDGE comprises 24 modules on all aspects of election administration (Electoral Architecture, Electoral Stakeholders and Electoral Operations), and one of these module is dedicated to “Gender & Elections”.
The BRIDGE Gender & Elections module aims at (i) sensitizing electoral administrators about the importance of women’s empowerment and entry points for gender mainstreaming in the electoral process (ii) informing civil society organizations and women’s advocacy groups about strategies to promote women's participation in electoral processes; (iii) providing tools for all participants to critically assess elections from a gender perspective; and (iv) offering a networking opportunity for women’s advocacy groups .
Earlier last year, training materials were developed by a consultant based on the existing BRIDGE Gender & Elections modules. The training materials were adapted for various target audiences, and tailored for the implementation of Gender & Elections workshops on a regional basis, taking into account regional nuances as appropriate. Now the materials need to be piloted at a workshop and finalized based on the feedback received.
In this context, UNDP GPECS in partnership with the UNDP Regional Service Center and a regional Country Office are organizing a 5 day workshop on the “Gender and Elections” module for staff from both UNDP and/or members of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) in order to pilot the module in a regional context. The workshop will take place in mid-September 2012 in West Africa. Two parallel sessions will be held, one in French and one in English.
UNDP therefore requires the services of up to four BRIDGE accredited facilitators (2 fluent in French and 2 fluent in English) to deliver the 5-day Gender and Elections module workshop.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Gender Advisor, Global Programme on Electoral Cycle Support, the incumbent will engage with the following tasks:
- Act as facilitator in preparing and holding the BRIDGE workshop;
- Work with up to 3 other facilitators in preparing to deliver the course content;
- Support the finalization of Facilitators and Participants Notes and Materials;
- Facilitate the 5 day BRIDGE workshop ;
- Fully accredit semi-accredited facilitators, if any;
- Provide feedback to UNDP on the newly developed module, curriculum and materials based on the 5-day workshop; and
- Consolidate evaluations and prepare post-workshop feedback for UNDP and BRIDGE Office. Reports must be submitted in English.
- Experience in conducting BRIDGE modules
- Knowledge of elections and gender related issues
- Experience in working with UNDP or UN on electoral assistance or capacity development activities an advantage
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to interact and relate with people at all levels
Required Skills and Experience
- Graduate degree (or equivalent) in International Relations, Political Science, Development , Education, Gender Studies or related field
- Minimum 5 years of experience in the area of electoral assistance, democratic governance and/or relevant field.
- Full accreditation as a BRIDGE facilitator is a must.
- Accrediting or Expert level facilitator preferred.
- Experience of working in/for the promotion of gender equality and women´s empowerment is an asset.
- Fluency in English or French
- Working knowledge of Portuguese will be considered an asset
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.