Consultancy to Finalize the Working Paper Series on Evaluation of Training for Gender Equality

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Location : home based, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Application Deadline :14-Jun-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :2 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :2 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.

The UN Women Training Centre (TC) is dedicated to supporting the UN and other stakeholders to realize commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights through transformative training and learning. Its mission is to become the leading UN Centre that contributes, through training for gender equality, to building a society that respects and promotes human rights for all women and men. The gender capacity-development programmes range from basic and introductory levels to specialized and advanced levels for diverse audiences with different backgrounds. In terms of capacity-development strategies and techniques, the Training Centre makes maximum use of on-line training techniques, paying special attention to e-learning courses and an active learning approach.

The UN Women Training Centre also promotes articulation and knowledge exchange among gender training specialists and other relevant groups and the development of tools and materials in the area of training for gender equality. It supports the documentation of existing good practices and innovative processes, as well as discussion and analysis of training methodologies and approaches directed towards contributing to ongoing capacity development as a concrete means for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.

In 2016, the Training Centre is commissioning a number of working papers to further strengthen the theoretical work of the Training Centre to inform our practices and the training field in general. The Working Paper on Evaluation of Training for Gender Equality entailing a conceptual framework on evaluation for the UN Women Training Centre was commissioned. However, the selected consultant was not able to finalize the paper. Therefore, this consultancy is to finalize the paper to complete the working paper series set.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Training and Capacity Development Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for the following task: 

  • Reviewing, revising, and finalizing the Working Paper on Evaluation of Training for Gender Equality; and
  • Developing a one page summarizing key points of this working paper.


Core Values and Guiding Principles:


Demonstrate the values of United Nations and UN Women, act without consideration of personal gain, resist undue political pressure in decision-making, no abuse of power or authority, stand by decisions in the organization’s interest, and take action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.


Show pride in work and achievements, demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter, conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and achieving results, motivated by professional rather than personal concerns, show persistence when faced with challenges, and remain calm in stressful situations.

Respect for Diversity:

Work effectively with people from all backgrounds, treat all people with dignity and respect, treat men and women equally, show respect for and understand diverse opinions by examining own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses, and do not discriminate against any individual or group.


Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

Promoting Ethics and Integrity / Creating Organizational Precedents.

Organizational Awareness:

Building support and political acumen.

Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:

Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation.

Working in Teams:

Building and promoting effective teams.

Communicating Information and Ideas:

Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication.

Self-management and Emotional intelligence:

Creating an emotionally intelligent organization.

Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements:

Leveraging conflict in the interests of the organization & setting standards.

Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:

Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.

Functional Competencies:

Excellent level of conceptual and analytical capacity;
Demonstrates use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in work requirements;
Able to work virtually, using communication technologies;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Proven skills in desktop computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced degree in evaluation, education, gender or women’s studies, governance and leadership, human rights, international development, social sciences or related area.


  • Senior-level consultant with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of evaluation particularly in relations to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and gender justice.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the field of capacity building, training or pedagogical development. 
  • Proven experience in conducting research particularly around gender training.
  • Work experience in knowledge management and capacity development projects.
  • Work experience in coordinating participatory processes.
  • Experience working with civil society, NGOs and other development and cooperation organizations at national level
  • Familiarity with the UN system and specifically on gender equality and women’s empowerment within the UN system.



  • Excellent command of written and spoken English;

Spanish or French competency is an asset. 

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.

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