National consultant -to facilitate the development of a humanitarian Charter of Demands, deliver humanitarian architecture training and facilitate policy dialogues

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Location : Addis Ababa/Remote, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :27-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :30 days between 1 December 2022 and 14 February 2023
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 days between 1 December 2022 and 14 February 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.


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 Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) works with key partners ranging from government, UN organisations, international and national NGOs, and civil society 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. In line with this, ECO is supporting national, regional and local women’s rights organizations to amplify their voices in humanitarian action.

UN Women Ethiopia is seeking a national consultant to implement its humanitarian programme. In December 2022, the consultant will plan and facilitate a workshop for local women’s rights organizations (WROs) and women-led organizations (WLOs) to discuss and share the needs they have identified in humanitarian action and decision-making. The aim is to compile a Charter of Demands, an advocacy document that will support humanitarian partners in addressing women’s and women’s rights organizations’ concerns in humanitarian programming and decision-making. The consultant will also draft the Charter of Demands.


The consultant will also develop a training package on the humanitarian architecture and deliver this training to WLOs and WROs engaged in the humanitarian response in Amhara and Afar tentatively in December 2022 and January 2023. As a follow up and subsequently to each humanitarian architecture training, the consultant will also organize and facilitate policy dialogue events for local WLOs/WROs and humanitarian cluster partners in Amhara and Afar.

The consultant will conduct the work remotely and meet regularly with the UN Women humanitarian programme team. The consultant will be required to travel to North Wello Zone in Amhara region as well as to Afar.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Gender in Humanitarian Action Programme Specialist at UN Women Ethiopia, the national consultant(s) will undertake the following tasks:

Charter of Demands:

  • Plan an interactive and inclusive workshop for local women’s rights organizations and women-led organizations on their ideas, concerns and demands in regard to humanitarian action.
  • Facilitate the two-day workshop.
  • Draft the Charter of Demands based on the discussions and present it to participants on the second day of the workshop.
  • Finalize the Charter of Demands based on participants and stakeholders’ inputs.
  • Submit a workshop report to UN Women and NEWA, summarizing the key workshop proceedings and points of discussion.

Humanitarian architecture training:

  • Develop a training package on the humanitarian architecture (including training plan, agenda,

powerpoints, exercises, facilitator notes, and other relevant training materials) for local WLOs/WROs in Ethiopia.

  • Develop a pre- and post-training survey to measure impact of the humanitarian architecture training for local WLOs/WROs.
  • Organise and facilitate two rounds of humanitarian architecture training for local WLOs/WROs in

Amhara and Afar regions.

  • Write and share two training reports with UN Women.

Policy dialogue events:

  • Organise and facilitate two rounds of policy dialogue events in Amhara and Afar regions for local WLOs/WROs and humanitarian cluster partners to enhance collaboration and increase WLO/WRO engagement in humanitarian decision-making.
  •  Write and share two policy dialogue reports with UN Women.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience


  • MA gender studies, social sciences, law or other related field. A bachelor's degree with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of master's regree


  • At least 5 years of experience in humanitarian affairs, development and/or gender-equality and women’s empowerment
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the humanitarian architecture and humanitarian context in Ethiopia
  • Technical experience in GiHA, GBV, PSEA, AAP
  • Experience in working with civil society organizations / women’s rights organizations
  • Experience in facilitating workshops and discussions
  • Experience in designing and delivering adult learning
  • Demonstrated analytical and writing skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Amhara and Afar regions
  • Experience working in the UN system is an asset


  • Fluency in Amharic and working-level knowledge of English are required
  • Knowledge of Afari is an asset
  • Knowledge of another UN official working language is an asset


  • All applications must include (as an attachment) a completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment and candidates are required to include in the P-11 form links for their previously published reports and articles completed within the last two years. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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