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Consultancy - Gender Justice Reform Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Homebased with travel to Somalia, SOMALIA|
|Application Deadline :||02-May-17 (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 :||6 months|
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.
In 2012, the UN Secretary General announced new architecture on rule of law in the UN system in order to strengthen rule of law programming in peacebuilding contexts. Under this new arrangement, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will serve as Joint Global Focal Point (GFP) for the Police, Justice and Corrections Areas in the Rule of Law in Post-conflict and other Crisis Situations. Since 2013, UN Women HQ has provided expertise in support of this team, through co-location of staff. The new arrangement is intended for replication at country level where possible. This arrangement provides an entry point for a UN coordinated effort to mainstream gender into post-conflict rule of law planning, programming and support.
Somalia, as a g7+ country and member of the International Dialogue for Peace and State Building, developed the Somali Compact (2014-2016) which was approved by the international community in Brussels on 16 September 2013. The Somali Compact sets the framework for Somalia’s pathway towards recovery, within five overall peace and state building goals (PSGs). To this end, a Somalia Reconstruction and Development Fund (SDRF) was established, aiming to harmonize and coordinate donor resources and overall decision making around priorities. Funding arrangements are organized as Multi-Partner Trust Funds which goes towards funding overall programs, screened by PSG working groups consisting of government, donor partners, UN agencies and International Financing Institutions, and eventually approved by the SDRF Steering Committee. The UN has established an Integrated Strategic Framework (ISF) (2014-2016) to guide the strategic management of UN’s political, development, human rights and security engagements in Somalia in responding to the Somali Compact. The ISF is meant to lead to ensuring maximization of limited resources and a more coherent and focused engagement with Somali authorities and international partners on shared strategic objectives.
The Somalia Joint Rule of Law Programme is the first UN Joint Programme developed under the United Nations Multi-Partners Trust Fund (UNMPTF) in Somalia. Aligned to the priorities and principles spelled out in the Somali Compact and now the National Development Plan (2017-2020) the Joint Rule of Law Programme aims at supporting the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and responding to the ISF towards achieving some of its objectives under PSG2 on Security and PSG3 on Justice.
The Joint Rule of Law Programme builds on the positive gains, experience, expertise and added value of relevant UN partners under the Global Focal Point Arrangement to advance rule of law and constitutes a key landmark to maximize impact of UN interventions, minimize overlapping activities and maximize UNMPTF resources and know-how of the UN to “deliver as one” to enhance justice and security for all Somalis.
The Joint Rule of Law Programme framework provides a harmonized, coherent and sector-planning approach to address justice, corrections and police within the broader framework of the rule of law. It ensures that collective UN action to enhance rule of law retains capacity building, gender equality and human rights principles as cross-cutting issues of this approach as outlined in the Somali Compact.
The Joint Rule of Law Programme will rely on coordination with and between different national counterparts, while supporting the Compact principle that development efforts are ‘Somali-owned. Somali-led’, while at the same time maintaining interactive partnerships with UNMPTF donors and other partners through steering group arrangements.
The Joint Rule of Law Programme actively engages nine UN entities and agencies operating in Somalia (UNSOM, UNDP, UNODC, UNOPS, UN Women, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR, OIM) at diverse levels of programme support and implementation. Within such framework, UN Women plays a catalytic role for the effective integration of gender and the coordination of all gender-related activities, providing strategic, advisory and technical support to all ROL JP partners in the following areas of work:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the ROL Programme Manager and in coordination with gender experts in UNSOM and ROL Joint Programme UN partner agencies, the International Consultant will ensure that gender is mainstreamed in the Justice Component of the ROL Joint Programme in order to strengthen security and access to justice for women and girls across the regions in Somalia. The International Consultant will provide technical support to UN Women Country Office in the implementation of gender-specific activities in support of justice reform process in Somalia and Somaliland as set out in the Annual Work Plan, specifically:
The International Consultant will work in collaboration with the Somali Government at Federal and State level to enhance the capacity of the Somalia Government and of Somali security and justice institutions at federal and state level in carrying out the above duties and responsibilities.
Impact of Results
The International Consultant will significantly contribute to the implementation of gender-responsive activities in the framework of the Justice component of the UN Rule of Law Joint Programme (as per annual work-plan) through the provision of high quality technical expertise and policy/programme advice.
The International Consultant will work closely with the federal Ministry of Justice to develop a federal Women’s Access to Justice and state specific implementation plans. The Consultant will support the Attorney General Office with the establishment and/or strengthening of SGBV specialized prosecution services.
In addition, the consultant will support the sister UN agencies to mainstream gender into their Rule of Law initiatives.
The International Consultant will be responsible for delivering:
The International Consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:
The incumbent will be home based with at least 4 mission to Somalia (duration approx. 3 weeks each), and will carry out frequent field visits to Somalia federal states, including but not limited to Puntland and Somaliland.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in law, political science/ international affairs, international development studies, gender/women’s studies, human rights or a related field. Other educational background within social and political science may be accepted provided the candidate has demonstrated experience within gender, human rights, rule of law and/or security sector institutional development.
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.