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Consultant - Rapporteur for Multi-Party Dialogues with Local Officials on Women’s Participation in Governance and Peace Building, Sri Lanka (Open to Sri Lankan Nationals)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based with Travel to 10 Districts in Sri Lanka, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||21-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||70 Working Days spread over 9 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||70 Working Days spread over 9 Months|
Following the aftermath of war in 2009, Sri Lanka has made several commitments to peacebuilding, reconciliation and good governance, and represents a historic opportunity to advance accountability and reconciliation as necessary steps towards long term and sustainable peace. In this regard, the Sri Lanka Peacebuilding Priority Plan (PPP) was developed, in collaboration with the UN, to serve as the framework for a coordinated Government, UN and development partners’ response to peacebuilding in Sri Lanka. The PPP places particular emphasis on integrating gender perspectives within its framework. As such, it aims to ensure that peacebuilding initiatives in Sri Lanka include leveraging women’s capacities and contributions, and developing strategies for inclusion which recognize their roles, and diverse experiences of conflict. Without women’s engagement at the stages of peace consolidation, the dangers of relapse are greatly heightened. Empirical evidence reveals a strong connection between the inclusion of women in peace processes and more durable and stable peace.
Despite this, the most challenging gap that remains, in terms of women’s political participation across the world, concerns the participation of women in peace processes and post-conflict political transitions. This is particularly relevant in the context of Sri Lanka, given that compared to other development indices, political participation of women has the widest gender gap.
In this context, funded by the United Nations Peace Building Fund, UN Women, in partnership with UNFPA and UNV, is implementing a programme initiative to strengthen the participation of women and youth in the peacebuilding processes in Sri Lanka. UN Women will focus on promoting women’s leadership and participation to strengthen their role in decision-making processes to develop a peacebuilding agenda that is broadly owned, open and transparent. At the same time the project will work with women leaders and political parties to support increased female political representation, with a focus on the implementation of the new quota in the upcoming local government elections. The project will target districts within the Northern, Eastern, Central, Southern and North-Western Provinces.
Within this project, UN Women is convening multi-party dialogues involving local officials aimed at promoting women’s participation in governance and peacebuilding and achieving local-level consensus on taking forward reconciliation efforts in 10 districts of Sri Lanka. The 10 locations are Ampara, Galle, Jaffna, Kandy, Kilinochchi, Kurunegala, Mannar, Matara, Nuwara Eliya, and Trincomalee. The multi-party dialogue would be a residential programme spanning three days in each location.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will work under the supervision of the Programme Analyst, UN Women Sri Lanka and the Consultant – Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding and Governance. The rapporteur will compile a report based on the proceedings of the multi-party dialogues, which would include a detailed note of the speeches, comments, suggestions made by the participants whilst paying special attention to the action points, outcomes and recommendations that derive through the proceedings. Upon the completion of the event, the rapporteur will produce a comprehensive report with key action points and recommendations with specific cases and approaches, as per the proceedings.
The roles and responsibilities of the consultant are as follows:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Leadership and Self-Management:
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Evaluation and Selection Criteria:
Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment:
The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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.