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Training Facilitator(s) (retainer contract) for Gender in Humanitarian Action Training of Trainers (GiHA ToT)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Aug-22 (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 :||45 days between September 2022 and March 2023|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||45 days between September 2022 and March 2023|
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.
Gender inequality is one of the obstacles to reducing loss of lives and livelihoods in disaster settings since it shapes the extent to which men, women, boys and girls are vulnerable to, experience and affected by disasters. Often, women and girls are disproportionately exposed to risk including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), increased loss of livelihoods, security, and even loss of lives, during and in the aftermath of disasters. This is mainly due to deeply entrenched gender based social norms, economic, religious and cultural constructs that often marginalize and exclude them. In most community structures, women occupy subordinate roles that compound their vulnerability and hinders their effective participation in socio-economic development. Such gender-based inequalities place women and girls at a greater risk to disasters and humanitarian crisis including limited access to early warning information, knowledge and information on humanitarian response, limited participation in preparedness planning, policy and decision-making processes.
Furthermore, crises radically affect social and cultural structures including a shift of the roles of women and men. Women may assume new and additional responsibilities as heads of households, while men may be required to do some domestic work due to separation from their families. Therefore, if humanitarian interventions are not planned with a gender lens, not only do the chances of doing greater harm and the risk of not addressing the real needs of specific populations increase, but the opportunity to support and promote gender equality during response and recovery stages can also be lost.
As an entity dedicated to gender equality, UN Women Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) works with key partners ranging from government, civil society and UN organizations in development and humanitarian settings to enhance gender equality and empowerment of women in Ethiopia. In crisis settings, UN Women supports in the coordination of gender mainstreaming, evidence-based response, targeted programming and in building capacities of humanitarian stakeholders including governments and local actors to achieve their gender commitments.
To strengthen this role, UN Women Ethiopia is organizing five rounds of Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) training of trainers (TOT) for humanitarian stakeholders, including cluster representatives, national and international NGOs, and local civil society organisations (CSOs) including women-led organisations (WLOs)/ women rights organisations (WROs). The aim of this training is to equip participants with tools and knowledge that will allow them to better understand and implement gender in humanitarian action to better serve women and girls in affected communities. It will also create a pool of skilled humanitarian actors who can support colleagues and partners to further advance GiHA in Ethiopia.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) Programme Specialist at UN Women Ethiopia, the consultant(s) will develop and deliver contextualised GiHA ToTs to six cohorts of humanitarian stakeholders in Ethiopia.
As such, main responsibilities and tasks for this consultancy will include:
Work closely with supervisor to develop a training plan with deliverables as well as agenda for each session, which should be approved by the GiHA Team at UN Women;
Develop a technical GiHA ToT training package based on the IASC Gender Handbook for Humanitarian Action, including powerpoints and handouts (as well as any pre-reading for participants). The training modules, contextualised to the Ethiopian context, should include:
Deliver in-person GiHA ToT sessions to six cohorts of humanitarian stakeholders in Addis Ababa. Each ToT will last 3 days and will be delivered between October 2022 and March 2023.
Develop a pre- and post- training survey to measure increase of participant’s knowledge and abilities to apply GiHA in their work.
Develop a short training evaluation form for participants to complete.
Provide participants with facilitator notes / training guide so that they can roll-out GiHA training to their colleagues and partners.
Submit a training report to the UN Women GiHA team.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification