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National Consultant to design a Women’s Empowerment, Participation and Leadership training module for Rohingya refugee women
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cox’s Bazar and Home based, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||26-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||From 7 June to 7 September 2018 (48 working days)|
UN Women in Bangladesh is supporting the Government of Bangladesh with the Rohingya humanitarian crisis response. UN Women has developed a humanitarian response programme in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to meet the specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya Refugee Women and Girls and the women and girls in the host communities affected by the refugee influx in Cox’s Bazar. The objective of the programme is to ensure protection, as well as equitable and safe access to and benefit from urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance and information to the most vulnerable, and marginalized Rohingya women while assisting them to live with dignity. The programme also promotes women’s participation and leadership in the camps and host community and peace and social cohesion building activities. UN Women co-chairs the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group for the Rohingya Refugee Response with UNHCR to promote gender-responsive humanitarian action across humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar.
The importance of participation and representation of women to express their needs and concerns are often overlooked in humanitarian emergencies. Leveraging women’s participation and leadership capacities is not only a way to ensure humanitarian efforts respond to the specific needs and vulnerabilities of affected communities – whether women, men, girls or boys- but also a strategic investment in whole community resilience. The 2017 IASC Policy on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls puts forward the recommendation for humanitarian actors to “tangibly promote the meaningful and safe participation, transformative leadership, and collective action of women and girls of all backgrounds at all stages of humanitarian action, also reinforcing similar efforts in conflict prevention, peace building and state building.”
In line with this, UN Women aims to promote Rohingya refugee women’s leadership, participation and decision-making. As such, UN Women is developing a Women’s Empowerment, Participation and Leadership training module to be used with Rohingya refugee women. The objective of the training is to strengthen Rohingya women’s leadership and decision-making skills at the individual, household and community levels as change-makers and transformational leaders to enhance gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as their political leadership to influence camp coordination and camp management and overall community engagement activities.
In this regard UN Women Bangladesh seeks to hire a national consultant to help design a set of training modules appropriate for the background, language, literacy level and current living context of Rohingya refugee women living in the camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment:
The key objective of the assignment is to design a training module on Women’s Empowerment, Participation and Leadership appropriate for Rohingya refugee women with due consideration of their background, language and level of literacy. The objective of the training is to strengthen Rohingya women’s leadership and decision-making skills at the individual, household and community levels as change-makers and transformational leaders to enhance gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as their political leadership to influence camp coordination and camp management and overall community engagement activities. The proposed training would take a step-by-step approach and should be delivered over the course of several weeks with one or two sessions carried out a week.
A draft manual consisting of 14 sessions has been put together by UN Women which will be shared with the consultant to provide a foundation for the work.
Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities:
Under overall guidance and supervision of the UN Women Head of Sub-Office for Cox’s Bazar, the consultant will perform the following tasks:
Duration of the assignment:
The total duration of the contract assignment will be 48 working days within a three-month period, between 7 June and 7 September 2018. The assignment envisages 5 trips to Cox’s Bazar of differing duration in consultation with UN Women to conduct a learning assessment, testing the training module, and train the trainers.
The consultant is expected to deliver the following:
The training module and session guide will be produced in both English and Bangla. The training should be delivered in Chittagonian or Rohingya language.
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
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
Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interested candidates are requested to submit:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the CV and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
. “Personal History Form - P 11” can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employme
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.