International Consultant to facilitate training/workshop on Gender Responsive Resilience for Government Officials and Programme Staffs of National Resilience programme in Bangladesh

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Dhaka, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline :04-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :10 Days spread over the period from 7 March to 15 April 2019


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.

Since 2012 UN Women Bangladesh Country Office has been working on Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) supporting disaster and climate vulnerable women from the most disaster-prone parts of the country and generating knowledge through series of research and studies to create evidence on how gender inequality drives vulnerability and marginalization and determine ways in which achieving gender equality can lead to a more resilient and empowered Bangladesh. UN Women’s efforts to mainstream gender in DRR/CCA & humanitarian policies strategies and actions, with the belief that such gender responsive DRR/CCA & humanitarian programmes and policies will lead to resilience building and empowerment of women and girls, is acknowledged by the stakeholders.  

Currently UN Women together with UNDP and UNOPS is implementing a programme titled “National Resilience Programme (NRP)” to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender responsive disaster management and risk informed development. The programme is being implemented by 4 government agencies namely Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Department of Women Affairs (DWA), Programming Division of Planning Commission and Local Government and Engineering Department (LGED) with technical support from UN agencies. One of the key focus of the programme is to develop the capacity of the relevant officials, key disaster management professionals and institutions for gender-responsive disaster risk reduction planning, programming and policies, and community-level response activities. This specific assignment will sharpen the skills and capacity of government officials mostly related to NRPto deliver gender equality agenda of NRP and the resilience building in general.  

Therefore, the overarching goal of the Gender Responsive Resilience workshop is to ensure that Government officials and NRP staffs those who are involved in NRP implementation have common understanding and awareness on gender responsive resilience aspects with necessary skills and tools to increase their overall efficiency in delivering gender responsive outcomes of the programme.
Main purpose is to equip Government Officials and the NRP staff members with improved knowledge and understanding on Gender Responsive Resilience (GRR).

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work:
The international consultant with support from UN Women and UNDP will be responsible for the planning, development of the workshop content, conduct a 2 day workshop  on gender responsive resilience for Government Officials and NRP staffs, and submit a report on the event. The workshop  should be mix of theoretical and practical aspects based on case studies and participatory exercises. It is expected that the event will provide participants with knowledge and skills on at least, but not exclusive to, the following topics

  • Key concepts on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) and women’s Leadership;
  • International normative legal framework on GEWE its implications for DRR and Resilience;
  • International policy framework on DRR and Resilience and its gender commitments;
  • Gender analysis and gender mainstreaming in DRR and Resilience building : key tools used for gender responsive DRR and resilience building programme;
  • Gender mainstreaming in programme implementation, M & E;
  • Good practices on gender inclusive DRR and Resilience across region;

Precise Actions Required:

  • Conduct pre-workshop capacity assessment (preferably online e.g. Monkey Survey) of the workshop participants;
  • Take stock of available modules on Gender Responsive Resilience (GRR);
  • Prepare workshop content in consultation with NRP technical team and PCMT; 
  • Develop detail module based on the agreed content;
  • Prepare necessary reading material/handouts and training logistics materials;
  • Post training assessment (preferably online e.g. Monkey Survey);
  • Prepare workshop report.

Expected Deliverables :


  • Take stock of existing training modules on Gender Responsive Resilience (GRR) and develop a tailor-made training module for NRP staffs and government officials;
  • Facilitation of the workshop on Gender Responsive Resilience (Tentative training date: 18-19 March 2019).


  • GRR Training Module ;
  • Workshop Report.


  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the United Nations' values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN and UN Women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high quality work.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or an advanced degree in development studies, sociology, women studies, gender justice and/or other relevant disciplines. PhD in relevant field will be an asset. 


  •  Minimum 10 years of working experience in the field of gender equality and women empowerment;
  •  Demonstrated working experience to lead dynamic, interactive gender training and workshop facilitation; 
  •  Strong analytical skills on gender analysis in disaster risk reduction and resilience;
  •  Proven experience in gender-sensitive theory of change formulation and M&E framework design, with work related to building and sustaining government capacity;
  •  Experienced in facilitating discussions, dialogues with government and with high level stakeholders;
  • Should have proved experience in developing strategies for effective gender mainstreaming in DRR and Resilience;
  • Demonstrated track record of supporting UN and I/NGOs on gender inclusive DRR programme;
  • Good understanding, knowledge and working experience in South Asia;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, team oriented work style, interest and experience of working in multi-cultural environment; work both in person and remotely;
  • Excellent writing skills in the compilation of high quality documents.

Language and others:

  •  Excellent writing skills in English.

Payment Schedule:  

  • Total contracted amount will be paid upon successful completion of the training and submission of training report certified by the contract administrator.

Submission of application:

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following document/information (in PDF format) to demonstrate their qualifications  

The Offer should contain a technical and a financial proposal which includes

  • A suitability statement, including commitment to availability for the entire assignment;
  • A brief statement of on the proposed methodology;
  • A financial proposal, including detailed cost per major activity. The financial proposal shall including your consultancy fee for writing and editing and all associated costs i.e. tax, insurance etc.
  • Updated curriculum vitae and P11 that clearly spell out qualifications and experience.

NOTE: Documents required before contract signing:

  •  UN Personal History Form;
  • Full medical examination and Statement of Fitness to work and travel for consultants with travel involved. (This is not a requirement for RLA contracts);
  •  Security Certificate BSAFE: EN:;
  •  Individual subscribers over 65 years of age are required to undergo a full medical examination including x-rays at their own cost and obtaining medical clearance from the UN Medical Director prior to taking up their assignment;
  •  Release letter in case the selected consultant is government official.

Only applications will all items mentioned above will be considered

Please use "International Consultant to facilitate training/workshop on Gender Responsive Resilience for Government Officials and Programme Staffs of National Resilience programme” as the subject heading of your application.

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


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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.

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