(RE-ADVERTISED) National Consultant to facilitate leadership activities with young women: Youth Leadership Academy and women movement building 2020

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Phnom Penh, Cambodia with travel to province, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :20-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :4-5 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :4-5 months



Assignment Title:

National Consultant to facilitate leadership activities with young women:  Youth Leadership Academy and women movement building 2020

Duty Station:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia with travel to province


September – 31 December 2020

Type of Contract:

Special Service Agreement (SSA)


Programme Analyst


Normative Work: Strengthening feminist movement building



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.


The UN Women Cambodia Country Office (CCO) Strategic Note (SN) 2019-2023 focuses on three key priorities to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). The first priority is to strengthen government capacity and accountability to integrate international norms and commitments (CEDAW, SDGs, Beijing PfA, Sendai) into national legislative and regulatory frameworks, including supporting dialogue and CSO engagement in accountability for GEWE commitments.  The second area of focus is Ending Violence Against Women where CCO’s focus includes creating an enabling environment to prevent, respond to and prosecute all forms of GBV as well as ensuring that marginalised women who experience violence, including women migrant workers, access services and protections.  Thirdly, CCO works to enhance gender responsiveness in climate change action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).  A focus on empowerment, women’s leadership, challenging negative gender norms and leaving no one behind runs through the programme.


In order to equip and empower young women in Cambodia, CCO initiated a Youth Leadership Academy in 2017 which has empowered young professional women in different fields to co-create and design the content and approach for a feminist leadership development programme that fits the current Cambodia context. In early 2019, the core group successfully completed co-creation of the Youth Leadership Academy curriculum and this will be used with two cohorts of young women from various backgrounds in 2019-2020. Therefore, CCO is looking for a local consultant to co-lead in coordinating and conducting groups of young women (Youth Leadership Academy Group One and Group Two). The consultant will be working with YLA core group members to facilitate a learning space for these YLA groups using a Feminist Transformative Leadership approach to promote gender equality and empower young women to create positive pathways of transformation for themselves, their families and their communities.

Duties and Responsibilities


The assignment involves coordinating and facilitating workshops and action learning with two YLA groups. The consultant will work under the supervision of the Programme Analyst and will work closely with YLA core group members as well programme assistant to undertake the following tasks:

1. Provision of technical assistance to the implementation of the YLA programme and women movement building, including the following tasks:

  • Lead in mobilizing participation of young women involve with YLA
  • Co-facilitate workshops with YLA groups/participants;
  • Follow up with YLA groups/participants with their action learning process;
  • Provide reflection and recommendations for support learning of YLA participants in the light of Covid-19;
  • Provide mentoring to YLA groups/participants;
  • Co-coordinate events/discussions on feminist movement building, including social media campaign launching;

2. Provision of technical assistance to collect human interest stories through reflection and learning with YLA Participants:

  • Work closely with UN Women to monitor the progress and achievement of YLA programme; including post workshop survey;
  • Work closely with UN Women Programme to develop key reflective questions for creating learning with YLA Participants;
  • Document human interest stories for reporting and learning purposes.




Target Date

1st and 2nd Deliverable:

Submission of:

  • An inception report, including the outline of the workplan, timeframe and approaches to complete assignment successfully.


  • Progress update related to documenting human interest stories/most significant change and suggestions for supporting YLA participant group two.



 1 Sep 2020



 15 Sep 2020


3rd Deliverable:

  • Co-conduct YLA workshops for group 1 (final workshop) and 2 (1st follow-up workshop) and take key notes of workshops.
  • Co-planning with programme team for social media movement campaign, including launching plan

Submission of:

  • Provide summary report of the workshops, including lessons learnt and recommendations
  • Observation note of progress of media movement building on feminism





30 Sep 2020


4th Deliverable:

Part 1:

  • Co-conduct YLA second follow-up workshop for group 2, including organization and logistic arrangement and support for action learning.
  • Provide input for draft reflective questionnaire for post workshop survey

Submission of:

  • Workshop report, including key observations

Part 2:

  • Provide assistance to media movement campaign and action learning of group 2
  • Coordinate with YLA participants to collect human interest stories (Most Significant Change) and to develop YLA profile


  • Consolidated plan for social media movement campaign launching, including logistic plan and materials need.
  • Submission of draft of YLA Profile and human-interest stories





25 Oct 2020




5th Deliverable:

Part 1:

  • Conduct a post workshop survey (YLA’s participants)
    • Submission of preliminary survey result
    • Submission of final human-interest stories (3 per group)

Part 2:

  • Finalise survey result
    • Submission of survey report and human-interest stories
    • Submission of final assignment report, including lessons learnt and recommendation for YLA programme



30 Nov 2020



The consultant will work in close collaboration with the CCO personnel in Cambodia Country Office under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst (Economic Governance).  A workstation will be provided to the consultant to ensure effective consultation and support.  The consultant will bring her/his own personal computer to conduct this assignment.



The duration of the assignment would be within the period of August – 31 December 2020.



The consultant may be required to travel outside of Phnom Penh as needed for the purpose of the assignment where required by UN Women-Cambodia. The standard UN Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will apply to any travel outside duty station that may be required in the fulfillment of this assignment.




Technical Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of gender theory and feminist transformative leadership;
  • A proven ability to facilitate dialogue, learning and collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders and leadership styles.

Functional Competencies:

  • Experience with women’s organizations and other CSOs
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, discretion, tact, and courtesy in relation to gender equality and women’s rights, development principles, implementing partners, and national and international personnel of varied nationalities and backgrounds.

Corporate Competencies:

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

Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor degree in social sciences, development studies, gender/women’s studies, law and any other related fields.


  • Minimum 3 years progressively responsible relevant experience, especially in field of youth and women empowerment, focusing on building agency of individual and promoting women participation in public sphere.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating and conducting participatory skill building training for young women through application of feminist transformative leadership approach.
  • Sound knowledge of youth/women’s empowerment and feminist leadership concept as well as excellent understanding of multiple gender challenges of young women and women leaders; and
  • Experience applying feminist leadership and women’s empowerment framework to promote exchange of learning and collective action.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (Both oral and written).















Application will be evaluated based on Cumulative Analysis the following criteria:

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight; [70%]
  • Financial/Price Proposal (100 points) weight; [30%]

A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.


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

Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score





Technical competencies


Functional competencies


Total Obtainable Score


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


  • Only the financial/price proposal of candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% score in the 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.



Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic application to cco.procurement@unwomen.org no later than 20 August 2020 by 5 p.m. local time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Late application submissions will not be considered. Applicants who have already submitted their application do not need to resubmit.



  • Application letter explaining why the candidate is the most suitable for the work; 
  • CV and Copies of Educational Qualifications;
  • Personal History Form (P11).  The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following:

http://www2.unwomen.org/~/media/field%20office%20eseasia/docs/misc/2012/p_11_form_unwomen.doc?v=1&d=20160811T044602  or http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs 

  • Financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, which breaking down by 1) daily professional fee; 2) cost of living allowance for applicable missions outside duty station; and other travel-related costs if applicable.


All applications must include (as attachments) the P11 Form, CV, and the Financial 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.

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