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INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT – GENDER CONSULTANT
|Location :||Tunis, TUNISIA|
|Application Deadline :||28-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 work days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 work days|
The situation of women in Libya remains challenging. The active contribution of women in the 2011 uprising was widely recognized by Libyan society at large, providing Libyan women with opportunities to participate in key institutions. Although women represent almost 15% of the parliament, their voice is weak and fragmented. The unit to support and empower women created by the Presidency Council, in 2016, is still largely existent on paper alone.
Women’s rights in Libya face major challenges that threaten previous progress and limit the improvement of women’s status. The role of women in society has faced setbacks in the face of the rise of armed Salafist and other conservative groups and in the face of the general security environment which when mixed with conservative societal norms can lead to severe restrictions on women’s movement and the ability of women to participate in public fora.
Recent discussions held by UNDP Libya with a wider range of Libyan women activists from different parts of Libya indicated that there is a determination on the part of Libyan women to form part of the future of their country and to be involved in decision making processes at all levels. Further, a recent study funded by the British embassy and the UNDP Libya review of its gender profile in Libya revealed that there is a need to develop local peacebuilding and mediations skills, to raise awareness on legal and political rights, to mentor and nurture business skills, and to systematically respond to GBV. This can form the basis for a discussion amongst actors for future programming and for adapting existing programming with a view to addressing some of the challenges faced by Libyan women.
The main objective of this the gender and women empowerment programme is to address gender equality and women’s empowerment in Libya through encouraging mechanisms for improved coordination on gender mainstreaming across UN agencies, and ensuring that all UN agencies including UNDP fulfil their obligations to gender mainstreaming.
UNDP has developed a Gender Strategy 2018-2020 to strengthen the integration of gender equality into UNDP’s work through a two-pronged approach (I) mainstreaming gender in all programme; and, (ii) dedicated interventions that empower women and promote gender equality.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of Project Manager, SFL or delegated official, the consultant will:
Required Skills and Experience
Documents to be included when submitting the proposal:
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.