National Consultant-Review and Edit a training module on “Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Ethiopia”

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Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :28-Feb-20 (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 :24 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :24 days


One of the programme priorities of UN Women for Ethiopia is Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG). In this area, UN Women works with key partners from government and civil society to strengthen favorable social norms, attitudes and behaviors at community and individual levels and prevent VAWG.

UN Women works closely with Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to prevent and respond to violence against women and harmful traditional practices as part of its “Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and girls Programme (VAWG)”. To this effect, with aim of creating a zero-tolerant community that promotes and protects the rights of women and does not tolerate violence, MoWCA intends to build the capacity of community-based structures. In 2016 through UN Women’s strong technical and financial support, MoWCA has provided an intensive training for about 160 leaders and members of women development groups (WDGs) from the regions of Oromia, Tigray, Amhara, and Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, and from Addis Ababa and DD city administrations in Adama, Oromia from 24-26 October 2016. The intensive three-day training resulted in enhancing the awareness and knowledge of women on legal framework on women’s rights, Gender and VAWGs and HTPs, methods of preventing HTPs and VAWG including response in their groups and communities, provision of timely support to survivors of HTPs and violence including reporting.

Building on the momentum and commitment that have been made on the first phase training and recognizing that working with the existing grass root structure of WDGs has pivotal value to reach the majority of community to effectively address VAW including HTPs UN Women in partnership with MoWCA undertake the second phase training for WDG members targeting five regional states (Tigray, Amhara, SNNP – Particularly South Omo and West SNNP; Harari and Oromia) based on 2016 EDHS report on the prevalence of Violence and HTP’s.

Based on the consensus reached in the aforementioned trainings, to enrich and frame the training to be guided by standard manual, UN Women supported the development of a standardized training manual for WDG’s training facilitators to increase knowledge and skills of members and leaders of Women Development Group and community level women organization representatives to address VAWG and HTPs in their communities

UN Women is thus seeking to hire a national consultant who would review, edit, consolidate and proofread the Amharic and English Versions of Gender equality and women empowerment in Ethiopia Training module.

Duties and Responsibilities

The principal tasks under the consultancy will be the following:

Review the Amharic and English Versions of the training module on Gender equality and women empowerment in Ethiopia.

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of the training module with a view to ensure flow, clarity and continuity.
  • Provide illustration/ suggest picture to contextualize the manual
  • Once the module has been copy-edited and laid out, the editor will perform one or more rounds of proofreading, checking spelling, as well as acronyms and other abbreviations, style consistency. etc.
  • The editor should consult the United Nations Editorial Manual and UN Women’s Gender inclusive language guideline (both documents will be provided by UN Women)


Compliance to the UN Core Values:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced degree or equivalent in Gender and Media, Journalism, Language or another relevant field.


  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience as an English and Amharic Writer/Editor;
  • Strong writing and communication skills in addition to editing, copy editing, proofreading and page composition skills.
  • Experience with organizing, interpreting and presenting information in meaningful written form for varied audiences.
  • Technical knowledge specific to this field will be considered a strong asset.
  • Excellent English and Amharic language writing and editing skill required.


  • Excellent knowledge of written and oral communication in English is required

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.

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