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International Gender Training Consultant: Enhancing Resilience and social cohesion among Refugee women and host community women
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based, with travels to Gaziantep and Ankara, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||02-Nov-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||17 November 2017- 31 March 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 45 working days in total|
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 center 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.
UN Women in Turkey is working to strengthen refugee women and girls and their access to opportunities, rights and services, as required by international treaties and national legislation. UN Women launched this year an assessment in seven cities on the needs of refugee women and girls, their challenges in accessing services.
UN Women in Turkey is furthermore, as part of refugee response programming, implementing the project: “Gaziantep Women-Only Centre: Providing Livelihood Support”, that aims to support the social and economic stabilization of refugee women, and to contribute to their self-reliance and ability to co-exist with women from the host community by creating a women-only center to provide Syrian and host community women with: (I) a protected social space with childcare, referral services and language/vocational/empowerment skills development; (ii) a platform for dialogue, co-existence and the development of joint empowerment activities. The project forms an integral part of the UN Women’s Country Programme Document entitled «Increasing the Resilience of Women Refugees in Turkey».
The Gaziantep Women-only Centre will serve women with a Temporary Protection Status as well as women from the host community. The need for such a center was identified as an emergency priority by UN Women during a fact-finding mission in the summer of 2016. While several centers currently function in Gaziantep to meet Syrians’ needs, this one will specifically be “women-only,” offering a protected space to the most marginalized and vulnerable women who until now have had had little access to existing services.
In this context UN Women in Turkey plans to hire a international expert to provide guidance and trainings on women’s empowerment including on fostering capacities of local partners in providing gender sensitive refugee response services.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main responsibility of the Consultant is to provide UN WOMEN consultancy services for women's empowerment trainings and workshop in order to enhance refugee women’s resilience and to enhance gender responsive local services with the overall aim of strengthening Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Community. The training programmes will include elements of leadership, active participation, and women’s access to rights and human rights.
Within the scope of the Assignment; the consultant is expected to provide consultancy services for the below listed generic taks:
The consultant will work under the overall supervision and guidance of the UN Women in Turkey Gaziantep Project Manager and in close collaboration with the International Gender and Humanitarian Consultant.
Duration of Assignment:
17 November 2017- 31 March 2018 - (up to 45 working days in total, of which up to 22 working days in Gaziantep and up to 5 working days in Ankara, up to 18 working days home-based)
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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.