TRAINER/FACILITATOR - RESULTS BASED MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP FOR UN WOMEN PARTNERS IN THE CARIBBEAN



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home based with travel to Barbados, BARBADOS
Application Deadline :15-Nov-13
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
19-Nov-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :20 days

Background

The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) covers the 25 countries of the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean. Under the UN Women Global Strategic Plan (2011-2013 and 2014 – 2017), UN Women supports regional, national and local level partners in:
  • Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence;
  • Ensuring strengthened economic empowerment of women, with particular focus on women in living in poverty and Domestic Workers;
  • Strengthening women’s voice and leadership, including young women and women living with HIV;
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring national planning, policies and legislative frameworks in support of advancing gender equality and reducing gender-based violence;
  • Ensuring that national level work in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment upholds the international and regional commitments taken, including the principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Belem do Para Convention.
Under the current portfolio, UN Women MCO supports initiatives in at least fourteen countries, with the majority implemented by government and non-governmental partners. The majority of UN Women implementing partners have strong substantive knowledge in their areas of work, but lack capacity or resources in results-based programming and management; as well as requiring orientation towards UN Women’s new financial and programmatic regulations and processes. UN Women will therefore launch a series of capacity development and orientation workshops over the 2013-2015. To initiate this process, UN Women will pilot a RBM Workshop for implementing partners in early December (9th – 10th December).

2013 has seen a number of changes in the UN Women MCO structure and staffing composition. Further, December will see the adoption of the UN Women MCO four year plan (2014-2017), under which UN Women will launch the development of numerous new programmes in the areas of Social Protection; Gender-Based Violence; and enhanced knowledge generation on gender equality. To prepare for the rolling out of the new four year plan, to orient staff on the workflow under the new structure and new four year plan; and to develop a detailed annual work plan and procurement plan, UN Women will be holding a participatory internal planning retreat for staff on 12th- 13th December, immediately following the RBM Workshop.

To this end, UN Women is seeking the services of an international consultant to carry out training and facilitation of the RBM Workshop for UN Women implementing partners; and to facilitate the internal UN Women planning retreat immediately following the Workshop in December. 


Duties and Responsibilities

To develop the content of a RBM training for UN Women implementing partners in the Caribbean; Facilitate and act as lead trainer/facilitator in the UN Women Caribbean RBM Workshop (9th – 10th December); and facilitate the internal UN Women Team Planning Retreat immediately following the Workshop (12th – 13th December).
 
Deliverables:
 
RBM Workshop:
  • Guide the development of the RBM Workshop Agenda and methodology for the planned two day workshop;
  •  Based on the agreed-upon agenda, and drawing for existing UN tools and those developed under previous consultancies, develop the necessary tools and presentations for those sessions focused on results-based management, primarily: programme conceptualization – impact and sustainability; managing for results; capturing impact – evaluation and reporting methodology;
  • Facilitate the UN Women Caribbean RBM Workshop for Implementing Partners;
  • As per the agreed upon agenda and tools develop, act as lead trainer for the sessions focused programme conceptualization – impact and sustainability; managing for results; capturing impact – evaluation and reporting methodology;
  • Based on the experiences of this pilot Workshop, revise tools, agenda and processes for future UN Women Caribbean RBM Workshops;
  • Develop a Workshop Report which captures the capacity development needs of the partners and advises UN Women on future trainings of implementing partners;
UN Women Internal Planning Retreat:
  • Advise on agenda for the internal planning retreat, including on team building exercises, and how to ensure enhanced RBM skills among UN Women staff;
  • Based on the agreed-upon agenda, develop the necessary tools and presentations in support of team building and enhanced planning and RBM capacities for UN Women staff;
  • Facilitate the retreat, ensuring emphasis on: team building; orientation;
  • Team Building - Orientation of the new Four Year plan for the Caribbean; Agree to revised workflows under the new MCO structure; Develop a detailed Annual Work Plan for both Programmes and Operations; Agree to staff capacity development priorities for 2014.
Reporting requirements:

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Representative, the consultant will work in close cooperation with the UN Women MCO Senior Programme Specialists and the Operations Manager in the development of the RBM Workshop agenda, tools and methodology; and in the development of the agenda and tools for the UN Women Internal Staff Planning Retreat.


Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modeling UN values and ethical standards;
  • Demonstrates professional competence and is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religious, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to work in an independent manner and organize the workflow efficiently;
  • Solid background in development, and/or in the area of human rights, gender and development considered an asset;
  • Proven expertise in the development of participatory training and capacity development tools.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Graduate level university degree in the area of social sciences, communications, gender and development, public administration, or relevant field.

Experience:

  • At least three years’ direct experience in the development, use and training around results based management methodologies and tools;
  • Extensive experience in leading, training and facilitating workshops, working with a diverse range of beneficiaries, including government, civil society and academia;
  • Experience in participatory approach is essential as well as excellent facilitation skills and ability to manage diversity of views in different cultural contexts;
  • Understanding/experience in the Caribbean is considered an asset.

Language:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
Location and duration:
  • Home-based with travel required to Barbados. Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Duration of the consultancy will be from 11th November to 15th December 2013, with an estimated 15 to 20 days work required within that period.
Administrative information:
  • Payment: The fee will be negotiated before contracting. Each payment will be based on a predefined and formal agreement between UN Women and the contracted individual/institution and will be disbursed based on satisfactory completion of agreed deliverables;
  • Hardware, software, and communication: The consultant (must be equipped with a portable computer (laptop). The consultant must be reasonably accessible by email and telephone (preferably mobile). The use of reliable, internet-based communication (Skype or equivalent) is required.
Expression of interest:
EOIs should be submitted to Marcia Lavine at marcia.lavine@unwomen.org by 15th November 2013.
 
All Expressions of Interest applications must include:
  • The completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • A cover letter highlighting the specific post for which you are applying;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae including a description of main achievements;
  • A price proposal quoted in United States dollars (US$) indicating daily rates and preferred fee structure based on deliverables, including estimated cost of travel to carry out deliverables.


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