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International Consultant on Gender and the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Tanzania.
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||3 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 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. 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. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In 2000, the Security Council adopted the ground-breaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security — the first to link women to the international peace and security agenda, calling for their engagement in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. The Security Council has passed seven additional resolutions on women, peace and security, including Security Council resolution 2242 (2015), which provides one of the most important pronouncements of the linkages between countering terrorism and violent extremism, and women, peace and security. It delivers a roadmap and issues a call to action for ensuring a gender perspective in all PVE efforts, and that emphasis is placed on prevention responses. It calls on Member States and the UN system to ensure the participation and leadership of women in developing strategies to counter terrorism and violent extremism, and build their capacity to do so effectively.
The UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy adopted 2016, calls upon all Member States, given the complex global security context today, to highlight the important role of women in countering terrorism and violent extremism as and when conducive to terrorism, and urges Member States and United Nations entities to integrate a gender analysis on the drivers of radicalization of women to terrorism into their relevant programmes, to consider, when appropriate, the impacts of counter-terrorism strategies on women’s human rights and women’s organizations and to seek greater consultations with women and women’s organizations when developing strategies to counter terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism. (A/Res/70/291)
UN Women Tanzania is a Responsible Party in the UNDP led project “Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Tanzania” which recognizes the increasing evidence that gender dimensions are crucial in the operations of violent extremist groups. The specific role of UN Women within the project encompasses, i) mainstreaming gender perspectives across efforts to prevent violent extremism; ii) building the capacity of women and their civil society groups to engage in the prevention and response efforts related to violent extremism; iii) ensuring women are adequately represented in national law enforcement and security agencies, including being part of the prevention and response frameworks; iv) investing in gender-sensitive research and data collection on women’s roles in violent extremism, including on identifying the drivers that lead women to join violent extremist groups, and v) empowering women through providing necessary skills to recognize early signs of radicalization.
UN Women Tanzania Country Office is seeking the services of an International Expert on Gender and Violent Extremism to support the conduct of training on Gender and the Prevention of Violent Extremism for specific target groups in Tanzania.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Head of Leadership, Political Participation and Governance, and the PVE Project Management Team, the International Consultant will undertake a training on Gender and the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Tanzania. Specifically, the international consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Duration of the Assignment:
A total of three months will be required to deliver the above-mentioned deliverables.
Core Values/ Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
Development and Innovation:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Law, International Development, Gender studies, Political Science, International Relations or other related fields.
Excellent command of English both written and spoken.
Submission of Application Procedure:
Interested National consultant need to submit the following documentation in support of their application:
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.