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National Consultant Documentation
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE|
|Application Deadline :||06-Jun-23 (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 :||30 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||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, 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Elections that are not based on popular participation and development programs produces election campaigns that provide politicians the opportunities for mass mobilization and manipulation of electoral rules. This form of election leads to material inducement, political intimidation, vote selling, and generally electoral violence. As noted by election analysts, any form of activity, which aim to deny citizens the freedom to express their electoral preferences, are incontrovertibly illegal. It follows that most election are not issue based or based on promises that can sway the interest of the people, people are persuaded to sell off their votes in exchange for money and material gains
Electoral violence has serious wholesome consequences for democracy, respect for human rights and good governance. Electoral violence affects the entire credibility of the democratic system, human security and wanton destruction of properties. Electoral violence also erodes the credibility of the rule of law and impact negatively in democratic activities. Above all electoral violence deprive women from active participation as voters and candidates in elections.
To this end, UN Women intends to support documentation of Women’s experiences before, during and after the elections.
Duties and Responsibilities
Report to UN Women Programme Manager, The Consultant will be required to produce report on Women’s experiences before, during and after the elections.
The Consultant will be required to produce a report highlights women’s experiences during the elections
Required Skills and Experience
A minimum of master’s degree in social science – international relations, law, political science, history, anthropology, sociology, education or related subject. Those with qualifications/expertise in more than one area will have an added advantage.
A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in areas of gender, conflict prevention, linked to governance and political processes.
· Demonstrable experience in developing participatory training materials and curricula. · Experience developing training content and materials liked to women’s political participation and gender-based violence and/or VAWIE-P will be an added advantage.
Experience in facilitation, and/or capacity building related to women’s political participation and VAWIE-P is a requirement.
· Experience in developing training materials contextualized for Liberia will be an added advantage
The candidates shall provide relevant reports to evidence their experience related to the key activities of this consultancy.