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Consultant for the Design of Joint UN Programme on Women, Peace and Security in Somalia
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, with Travel to Somalia, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||19-Feb-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||75 working days|
UN Women’s revised Strategic Note 2014-2016 identifies security as the overall objective for UN Women’s work in Somalia. The revised Strategic Note responds to the Somali New Deal Compact and the UN Integrated Strategic Framework. The revised Strategic Note emphasizes that addressing gender equality and women, peace and security is key to achieving Somalia’s development goals. The main objective of UN Women’s engagement in Somalia is to improve security for women. It has been established that women suffer more than men from the impact of war. Given two decades of civil war and ongoing extreme fragility in Somalia, women require security in a number of areas in order to become empowered actors in society. These areas entail increased access to justice, access to political decision-making, protection from violence and abuse, as well as economic empowerment. Despite a longer period of relative stability in Somaliland, these key areas remain a substantial challenge also for Somaliland women.
In 2016 UN Women Somalia will focus in particular on Political Participation and Access to Justice, given the needs as well as available funding and existing programs. This will be reflected in the application of two UN Women flagships, namely on 1) Women’s Political Empowerment and Leadership; and 2) Women’s Access to Justice – both under the umbrella of the UN Women global Strategic Plan Impact Area 1: Women’s Political Empowerment (WPE).
Three outcomes will be addressed under this Impact Area: 1) women are promoted as leaders in gender-sensitive political institutions; 2) electoral frameworks and arrangements promote gender balance in elections; and 3) legislation, justice policies and budgets related to justice are gender-responsive and respond to the impunity for the violation of women’s rights. These outcomes are all key in ensuring that gender issues are mainstreamed in the fledgling establishment of a democratic and Rule of Law-based system in Somalia. UN Women Somalia will further scope work on eliminating violence against women, and anticipate broader engagement on women and security issues in the next Strategic Note period, from 2017-2019.
To this end, UN Women Somalia will recruit a consultant to support the development of a Joint UN programme on Women, Peace and Security. The consultant will work under the supervision of the Country Programme Manager and in close coordination with UNSOM and other relevant UN Agencies, Funds and Programs, as well as other UN Women staff.
Purpose and Objective of the Consultancy
The purpose of the consultancy is to address the requirements of the UNSCR 1325 and its subsequent resolutions to ensure appropriate, tailor made, realistic and coordinated interventions to further promote the ongoing peace and state building process in Somalia by ensuring a more comprehensive effort to address security for women and to tap into the resources that women have to contribute to peace and security.
The objective is to develop a joint UN programme using the New Deal aid architecture modality including the Peace and State building working groups, in particular PSG2 on security; the Somali Reconstruction and Development Facility (SDRF) approval and coordination mechanism; and the MPTF funding mechanism.
Duties and Responsibilities
The scope of work is to:
The Consultant is responsible for ensuring the following:
Core Values and Ethics:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Required Skills and Experience
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.