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National Consultant-to support engendering the Ethiopia Police University Curriculum and modules
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||01-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Forty-five days within a period of four months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Forty-five days within a period of four months|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) mandate provides for support to catalytic and innovative programmes which promote gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights in Ethiopia. UN Women globally is working towards ensuring women and girls who have experienced violence to access available, accessible and quality essential services so that the impact of violence is addressed, and perpetrators are held accountable. UN Women’s Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) three-year programme on “Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls in Ethiopia (VAWG) “is broadly focused on a comprehensive approach that encompasses legislation and policies, prevention, services for survivors, research and data. The programme supports an effective response to combat VAWG through enhancing the skills of law enforcement personnel on handling and responding to VAWG cases including strengthening their institutional capacity through development of standardised protocols and guidelines.
Police officers have an ethical duty to safeguard the rights of all victims, irrespective of their background. Given that communities are often very diverse; it is important that the policing approach is sensitive and responsive to this diversity. Inadequate law enforcement is still one of the main challenges to the elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), leading to high levels of perpetrator impunity, insufficient allocation of resources to respond adequately to victims/survivors needs and weak monitoring and coordination of initiatives. According to UNODC, police act with a survivor-centered approach when
they place needs of the survivor at the core of any intervention, from institutional policy, all the way to operations and concrete actions. This entails ensuring a service delivery that protects, assists, and supports the empowerment of women and girls, at the same time prioritizing issues of physical and psychological safety.
Gender-responsive policing is meant to be regularly informed, broadly consulted, and dynamic in partnership building. Its foundation is an institutional understanding of the nature of VAWG, its causes and consequences and how it impacts women and girls differently and disproportionately. From this understanding, gender-responsive policing reverts to its framework of principles and common characteristics Integrating a gender perspective into policing more effectively provides safety and access to justice for all. Men, women, boys, and girls face different safety concerns because they experience different crimes, in different locations, perpetrated by different offenders. This involves reviewing existing policies and procedures to check that they are non-discriminatory and gender inclusive and identifying gaps or areas for improvement at strategic and operational levels. Curriculum approaches are important, as education that encourages people to question, negotiate and challenge violence and gender discrimination is critical for preventing Gender Based Violence (GBV). The curriculum is the strongest tool to transmit and transform the culture, values, and beliefs of society to the learner. Since every society has its gender belief system and gender stereotypes i.e. the prevailing images of what men and women are supposed to be like, the same are reflected and portrayed in the curriculum.
There has been ad hoc partnership between UN Women and the Ethiopia police university (EPU) previously to mainstream gender in the university college’s programmes and activities, a short-term course was developed on VAWG, and support was provided to strengthen the gender desk.
The Ethiopia Police University (EPU) is the oldest higher education institution in Ethiopia, established as Abadina Police College established in 1946. It was re-established as Ethiopia police university in 2007 by regulation No. 132/2007 of the Council of Ministers. As a dedicated higher education institution for the police, it offers several capacity buildings programs (short term on job trainings, rank transition courses, specialized certificate courses, diploma, BA/BSc degree courses and master’s degree courses). The University College has been upgraded to university status in 2021. Currently, the university has a plan to revise the existing curriculum and module in gender responsive manner and institutionalize the issue of gender and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in its existing and upcoming programs. In the year 2020, UN Women signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the EPU to strengthen the ongoing efforts of curriculum/module revision, various capacity building initiatives and institutionalization of gender in the overall university college structures.
The main objective of the consultancy is to support the curriculum and module revision in a gender sensitive manner.
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UNWOMEN 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.