International consultant Programme and Project Management training: translation and delivery of trainings



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :15-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Other
Post Level :Other
Languages Required :
English   French   Spanish  
Expected Duration of Assignment :50 days

Background

The internal UN Women Programme and Project Management training has been designed by the UN Women Programme Division to respond to the implementation challenges in UN Women’s programmes and projects, building on existing internal knowledge, best practices and lessons learned, combining them with international tools and practices from different Project Management approaches.

In order to ensure efficient decisions and effective investment in setting up the training, and to maximize the value for UN Women’s programme and project management, a Pilot of the training took place in the second quarter of the year in the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office. The Pilot has enabled Programme Division to test the design of the full-scale experiment (modules, time, cost, risks) and to review the modules of the training incorporating feedback and lessons learned received from the participants. The rollout of the training in two other regions is expected during the third quarter of the year and the consultant will support in this phase.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of work and expected outputs:

Under the supervision of the Chiefs of Programme Support Management Unit (PMSU), the expert’s work will have the following scope:

  1. To translate the 4 Modules of the training (including talking points) from English to Spanish and French;
  2. To deliver the training in the two languages in two regions

Objective:

To translate and deliver the training in replicate the training in two different regions: one Spanish speaking and the second one French speaking.

Implementation:

This consultancy will be implemented in following phases:

Phase I: Draft translation of the 4 Modules and talking points from English to Spanish, and from English to French

Phase II: Finalization of the modules in Spanish and French in consultation with PSMU

Phase III: Deliver the training in Spanish and French in two different regions and submission of the two training reports.

Deliverables:

  1. To translate the pilot training modules from the English version to a Spanish and French version;
  2. To deliver the training in the two languages in two different regions.

 


Competencies

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
  • Functional Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge of development issues and UN functioning (experience working with UN Women would be considered an advantage);
  • In-depth knowledge of programme and project design and management in the UN (knowledge of programme and project management in UN Women would be considered an advantage);
  • Ability in strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to write, speak and present in English, Spanish and French languages;
  • Strong knowledge of international standards of Project Management;
  • Ability to develop training materials of high-quality and respecting deadlines;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills, notably in face-to-face training and workshops;
  • Ability to establish priorities for self and others, and to work independently;
  • Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change, flexibility, and ability to manage complexities;
  • Strong IT skills (PPT, Word, Excel).


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Education preferably at PhD level or Master degree in Gender, international relations, economics, project management or relevant field.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of professional experience in delivering trainings/workshops combined with experience in Project design and management;
  • Working knowledge of mission-driven organizations and the UN system (experience working with UN Women would be considered an advantage);
  • Extended hands-on experience in developing training materials and facilitating trainings and workshops;
  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal relation skills;
  • Excellent ability to convene messages to different audiences and to write training material in English, Spanish and French languages;
  • Results-oriented and able to respect deadlines

Language:

Excellent speaking and written English, Spanish and French.


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