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International Consultant-For moderation of the session to support partnerships between the African Union (AU), regional faith-based organizations, and communities of traditional leaders
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Month|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Month|
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 Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program (SIARP) is guided by the 2030 Agenda, the AU Agenda 2063, AU Gender Strategy, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol), and other Africa regional instruments. SIARP has a continental scope and will work towards the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, including harmful practices. The SIARP is implemented in two streams whereby UN Women leads the overall coordination of Stream I that aims to promote regional response to addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Harmful Practices (HP) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Africa.
Stream I focuses on the following pillars: Pillar 1 on legislation and policies; Pillar 5 on quality and reliable data, as well as Pillar 6 on supporting women’s movements and relevant civil society organizations. UN Women further leads in implementation of activities under Pillar 6 of Stream I in close collaboration with the other UN partner organizations namely UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF.
The African Union Commission is a strategic partner and counterpart of the program, as well as a signatory of the Program Document. The AUC is therefore consulted on all SIARP Stream 1 activities, and where possible there is joint implementation of these activities. Further to this is the role of civil society networks and academic institutions, who provide normative insight and guidance on the key priorities of the initiative
In line with this, UN Women under SIARP Stream I aims to to support and enhance partnerships, knowledge, and skills of regional faith-based organizations (FBOs) and communities of traditional leaders (CTLs) in AUC platforms and other high-level forums in preventing and responding to SGBV, harmful practices and promotion of SRHR in Africa. The program will also establish linkages of RECs (the EAC, COMESA, ECOWAS, and SADC) with the traditional leaders, religious/faith leaders and the CSOs in establishing interlinkages in working on EVAWG, HP and SRHR with the traditional leaders and CSOs.
As part of this area of work, UN Women will organize two consultative sessions amongst the AUC, RECs, FBOs, CTLs, and other civil society groups. The first session is planned for October 5th -7th, 2021. The hybrid session is expected to bring together 50 participants from sub-Saharan Africa, where some participants will attend the session physically while some will join virtually. UN Women is seeking a seasoned moderator to facilitate discussions at the session at the beginning of October and develop guidelines on engagement with traditional leaders based on the findings of the discussion.
One of the key expected outputs from the event is the development of guidelines form engaging faith and traditional leaders. The moderator would be expected to support the finalization of the agenda and moderation of the October 2021 session and lead the development of both the meeting report and guidelines on engaging faith and traditional leaders in Africa.
Key objectives of the activity
The overall objective of this activity is to support partnerships between the African Union, regional faith-based organizations, and communities of traditional leaders, and strengthen their engagement in the EVAWG, SGBV, harmful practices and promotion of SRHR in Africa.
To achieve this overarching objective, the SIARP will
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience
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.