Consultancy for editing the Gender Strategy for the Electoral Commission

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :16-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :5 Working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :5 Working days


The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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. UN Women provides support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The UN Women Uganda Country Office works with Government and partners to strengthen and increase participation of women in politics and leadership at national and Local Government levels. Uganda’s commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women provides the basis for meaningful participation of women in electoral processes at all levels. The Electoral Commission therefore, has a duty to develop and implement systems that ensure that women and men of voting age enjoy their rights on a basis of equality of rights. To facilitate women’s ability to claim and exercise their political rights the Electoral Commission needs to adopt approaches that are based on a thorough understanding of the situation and positioning of women in Ugandan societies – their social roles, and power relations between men and women at family and community level. UN Women has supported the Electoral Commission to develop a gender strategy to guide mainstreaming of gender in electoral processes and is seeking the services of a consultant editor to edit the draft gender strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Programme Specialist Women’s Leadership and Political Participation and in collaboration with the Deputy Chairperson of Electoral Commission, the Consultant Editor will undertake the following tasks:

  • Review and substantively edit and rewrite the strategy as needed, to ensure high quality, reader friendly and appropriate layout as per UN Women and Electoral Commission standards.
  • Liaise with the Women Political Participation team at UN Women and relevant focal persons at EC to fill any gaps in information and restructuring required in the strategy.
  • Ensure that sections in the strategy are in the correct order and that there is consistency in style and layout.
  • Ensure content, format and style of the strategy, is consistent with UN Women standard
  • Review the draft strategy for spelling, grammatical correctness and copy edit the text.
  • Ensure elimination of repetition and inconsistencies
  • Ensure all footnotes, sources, references are complete and consistent.


Edited EC Gender strategy that reflects high quality presentation of key sections in accordance to UN Women and EC standards.



Core values:


  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Respect for Diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.


Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and promote ethics and integrity by creating organizational precedents.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Build support for the organization and ensure political acumen.

Development and Innovation:

  • Support staff competence development,and contribute to an environment of creativity and innovation.

Work in teams:

  • Build and promote effective 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.

Communication and Information Sharing:

  • Create and promote an environment for open and effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Share knowledge across the organization and build a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:  

  • Ensure fair and transparent decision-making processes and manage risk.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master's degree or other advanced degree in one or more of the following disciplines: social sciences, international development, and/or communications, gender studies of work experience in writing, editing, and reporting.
  • Minimum of 7 years of high-level experience in writing, editing, reporting, and communicating programmatic information in reader-friendly formats and styles.
  • Understanding of gender equality issues in electoral processes, women’s leadership/empowerment, and the Uganda context is an asset.
  • Knowledge and working experience in women’s leadership and political participation is an asset.
  • Demonstrated abilities and track record writing and editing high quality English-language reports and documents.
  • Excellent understanding of and experience with gender-sensitive and results-based management and reporting.

Language: Excellent written and spoken English.


  1. Technical evaluation criteria

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the consultant is evaluated based on the following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria  and Obtainable Score

Education - 20%

Experience and Skills – 60%                             

Language and other skills – 20%

Total Obtainable Score – 100%

Only candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically – qualified candidates.

  1. Financial Evaluation

Only the financial proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum 70% score in technical evaluation will be considered and evaluated. The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100.

The maximum number of points will be allotted to the lowest price proposal that is opened/ evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

Submission of Application Procedure:

Interested National consultant need to submit the following documentation in support of their application:?

  1. Cover letter explaining why the candidate is the most suitable for the work
  2. Copies of Certified academic certifications
  3. Financial proposal: indicate daily fee, which should be inclusive of all other costs, as no other allowances will be paid under the contract. Payments will be made upon certification and approval by designated UN Women and EC officials after deliverables have been approved.
  4. UN Women Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded at; and Curriculum Vitae including experience in editing similar documents and at least 3 references
  5. Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document;

Interested applicants should send their applications online not later than 16 November, 2018 addressed to:

The Country Representative

UN Women Country Office– Uganda

Plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road

Kampala, Uganda



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