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International consultant on developing a gender-responsive pre-departure training manual
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||15-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||November - December 2021 (30 days)|
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.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace, and security.
UN Women is implementing the “Making Migration Safe for Women” programme with the goal of ensuring that migration is safe for women migrating from, into, and through Niger, and that international norms and standards for protecting and promoting migrant women’s rights are strengthened.
Migrant women are at increased risk of human and labour rights violations, including sexual and gender-based violence, harassment and abuse, and exploitative working conditions at all stages of migration, and often lack information on how to migrate safely and access protection services and assistance. The limited information they may have tends to be derived from personal social networks, and may not reflect the harsh realities that women and girls are often confronted with during the migration process. While in some countries the participation of labour migrants in pre-departure training is mandatory, these trainings often lack a gender perspective. Additionally, there is a lack of gender-responsive pre-departure training manuals that are specifically designed to inform migrant women and girls and gender non-conforming migrants about safe migration, their rights and responsibilities, and the gendered risks and challenges during the different stages of migration.
In order to address this challenge, UN Women seeks to develop a global pre-departure training manual - which can be subsequently amended to specific country contexts – that can support and guide the delivery of gender-responsive pre-departure trainings for migrant women. The manual will spell out the risks, rights, and responsibilities at all stages of migration, and how to access assistance and support services. The manual will be piloted during pre-departure trainings for aspiring migrant women and migrant women in Niger.
The consultant will receive overall supervision by and report to the Making Migration Safe Global Coordinator. He/she will also work within close collaboration with a national consultant in charge of adapting the manuals to the Nigerien context. He/she will be home-based during the development of the training manuals.
The purpose of this consultancy is to develop a gender-responsive pre-departure training manual, outlining all the essential information that aspiring migrant women and migrant women require for undertaking safe migration, living and working abroad, and returning and reintegration, free from discrimination, exploitation, and abuse. The manual should also cover conflict management and negotiation skills, understanding and analyzing work contracts, documenting and reporting rights violations and how to access help and services, including essential services for survivors of GBV and consular services, as well as practical information such as on housing and transport. The consultancy will include the development of a facilitator’s manual and a participant’s manual:
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will draft all the documents in English, using the appropriate design and layout, and submitted to UN Women in digital copies and revised as necessary. The design, translation, and printing of all the documents will be the responsibility of UN Women.
Required Skills and Experience
Required Qualifications, Experience and skills:
Fluency in oral and written English and French is required.