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Two National Consultants for Capacity Development of Local Elected Women on Gender Sensitive Local Administrations and Service Delivery
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home based, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||10-Jul-19 (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)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 27 days|
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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women has begun implementing a new Strategic Plan (2018-2021) which outlines the Entity’s strategic direction, objectives and approaches to support efforts to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls. One of the strategic outcomes of the new Plan is to ensure that “Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems.” In Turkey, the new country strategy of UN Women Strategic Note (2019-2022) also prioritizes increasing women’s political participation and supporting the government to meet its commitment to gender equality through the development of gender responsive plans and budgets.
The second phase of the Gender Equality in Political Leadership and Participation in Turkey project (WPP) seeks to support women in various positions of leadership , with a renewed focus on women elected to municipal councils and in municipal government as well as media, and continuing the work in the Turkish Grand National Assembly and with civil society. The project brings together gender equality advocates and women in leadership positions to encourage multi-stakeholder dialogues on issues that can advance gender equality and women’s empowerment at the national and local level such as the application of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and gender sensitive governance. The project includes capacity development and training activities, advocacy and the exchange of best practices within Turkey and with women leaders in the region. The project is implemented by UN Women, in partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
This project will continue to work to ensure that:
In this respect, UN Women is planning to support the elected women at local level (mukhtars, members of municipal councils (local councillors) and mayors) to provide gender sensitive local policies,municipal and local services. UN Women will be doing this through; provision of capacity development trainings/workshops and by creating a cross party, cross region (province and town) solidarity and experience exchange network among the elected women, local women’s organisations and gender equality advocates. UN Women will conduct two regional capacity/network development workshops in two different provinces, which will be selected based on the results of the March 2019 local elections (pending official announcement) by the High Election Board). There will be a regional grouping of the elected women and they will be invited to the province with geographical proximity. Provinces will be identified based on the number of the elected women in that specific region, accessibility and availability of venue.
In line with the Project’s objectives and the necessities of the capacity development of the elected women, UN Women Turkey Office plans to hire two national consultants to develop the content of and the delivery of the trainings/workshops. The consultants are also expected to develop a practical tool kit for for the locally elected women and gender equality advocates at local level to advocate at their localities and respective institutions. At the end of the workshops a networking strategy will be developed based on the feedback from the participants.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of UN Women WPP Project Coordinator and overall guidance of UN Women Programme Manager, the National Consultants will be responsible for the following specific tasks:
The national consultants are responsible for updating regularly the UN Women WPP Project Coordinator and the project team about the developments and processes.
Required Skills and Experience
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.