Objectives of the assignment
The purpose of the Consultancy is to build the capacity of women’s rights activists and women in elected bodies in Somalia to do effective advocacy for women’s rights based on international standards.
The specific objectives of the Consultancy are to:
- To impart contextualized knowledge and understanding of the international frameworks on gender to Somali women’s rights activists and women in elected bodies
- To facilitate preparation of small localized activities for participants in the training to spread their new knowledge to their professional networks.
The objectives of the training will be:
Scope of work
- To enhance participants’ theoretical knowledge and conceptual understanding of the frameworks for gender and women’s right internationally (CEDAW, Beijing Platform, SCR 1325 and subsequent resolutions), regionally (Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa/Maputo Protocol) and nationally (the Somali Provisional Federal Constitution)
- To facilitate discussions aimed at enabling participants to see the comparative strengths and weaknesses of the different frameworks.
- To conceptualize the relevance of the different frameworks to the Somali context.
- To facilitate planning by participants of small localized out-reach activities to disseminate what they have learned at the training to relevant target groups within their professional network.
The consultant will work closely with the Gender Unit to plan and deliver the gender trainings and be supervised by the Gender Specialist.
The consultant will be expected to review relevant documentation especially national gender policies and strategies of the various regions of Somalia, reports of consultations between UN agencies and Somali women, Human Development Report and other recent UN reports on women’s situation in Somalia with a view to understanding the context that Somali women’s rights activists are working in.
This review will form the basis for the final design of the training modules, programme and development of training materials tailor-made to the Somali context with sensitivity to each region. Training delivery:
The consultant will deliver a participatory training that will increase the participants’ technical knowledge of international frameworks on gender and foster reflection on how these can be applied to promote women’s rights in Somali.
At the end of the workshops, all participants will be asked to record on video the most important lesson they are taking away from the training (an alternative in form of audio or writting may be provided if some beneficiaries feel uncomfortable with video). These recordings may be used by UNDP and its partners for public awareness raising campaigns. Development of user guide for Somali women’s rights activists:
Following the training the consultant will develop a contextualized user guide for Somali women’s rights activists providing inspiration and guidance on how to apply and invoke international gender frameworks in the Somali context. Development of localized outreach activities with participants.
Working with the Gender Unit the consultant will facilitate a session during the trainings in which participants in groups develop small localized outreach activities aimed at disseminating the knowledge of international gender frameworks within their professional networks. Following the training, the consultant will liaise with participants to finalize the activity descriptions and collect activity reports from participants for submission to the gender unit.
The consultant will prepare a Workshop report for submission to the UNDP Gender Specialist.
Monitoring and Progress controls
This entire Consultancy is expected last for 24 working days within a validity period of 5 months (from issuance of the consultancy contract) broken down as follows: 10 workshop days (including travels to the regions); 10 planning, preparation and reporting days; 4 days for development of the sub-office action plans and other knowledge products. The consultant will work under close supervision of the Gender Specialist based on the draft plan of work below. The consultancy will be monitored and progress to set tasks determined accordingly:
Activity 1: Initial meeting with the gender unit
Output: Notes of meeting with final agreed training modules, deliverables and timelines
Schedule: 1 day
Activity 2: Review of documents on women’s rights in Somalia and preparation of an analysis of entry points and challenges for application of international gender frameworks in Somalia.
Schedule: 2 Days
Activity 3: Production of training materials and contextualized user guide for Somali activists
Output: Final training materials and user guide
Schedule: 3 Days
Activity 4: Delivery of workshops per region including travel days
Output: Training conducted
Schedule: 10 days
Activity 5: Preparation of and follow-up on project description for participants to conduct localized outreach activities
Output: Project descriptions for localized outreach activities
Schedule: 3 days
Activity 6: Preparation of final workshop report; including post-training evaluation assessment.
Output: Final workshop report
Schedule: 2 days
- A desk-top analysis of entry points and challenges for effective application of international gender frameworks in Somalia
- Final training modules and programme
- User guide for Somali activists on how to use international gender frameworks
- Project descriptions for localized outreach activities by participants.
- A report of the training workshop including an analysis of the participant’s evaluation forms and the materials used as appendixes.
- 15% - 1st Installment upon Signature
- 45% - 2nd Installment upon Submission of draft report and project descriptions for localized outreach activities by participants.
- 40% - 3rd Installment upon submission of satisfactory final report after final comments