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Young Women in Peacebuilding National Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||23-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months|
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.
UN Women supports the UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life.
Global data demonstrates that women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution is essential for achieving lasting, just and positive peace. Women’s engagement both broadens the perspective brought to political dialogues and enables their voices and priorities to be reflected. UN Women works globally and in the Arab States Region to increase women’s meaningful participation in political dialogues, peace processes and participation of women to resolve local disputes and is dedicated to transforming young women’s potential into leaders, mediators and peacebuilders. In the Arab States, UN Women partners with civil society organizations, young leaders, and youth led-organizations to advance the implementation of international normative frameworks towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights. This includes, inter alia, the advancement of the 2030 Agenda, CEDAW, UNSCR 1325 and subsequent resolutions and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States is establishing a network for young women peacebuilders . The network will receive a capacity building programme on conflict analysis and resolution, peace processes, mediation process and skills, and peace and justice from a gender perspective. The network’s role is to familiarize young women with the creative tools in reconciliation, conflict transformation, and conflict prevention, exchange of experiences across the region and prepare the next generation of peacebuilders.
Main Objectives and Purpose of the Consultancy:
Under the direct supervision of the UN Women Regional Advocacy & Innovation Specialist/ Civil Society Engagement Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the regional office WPS team, the Young Women in Peacebuilding Consultant will develop the capacity building programme, methodology, curriculum, facilitation, inviting key experts, and evaluation of the programme for 50 participants from across the Arab States region.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will conceptualize, design, implement and evaluate the capacity building on peacebuilding and mediation for young women. This should include the minimum requirements:
Methodology: consultant should submit a methodology plan covering the following:
Curriculum: the essential track on peacebuilding and mediation for young women should cover the following modules:
The following list of deliverables are foreseen during the current consultancy:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.
Technical Evaluation (70%, 70 points) split such as:
Financial Evaluation (30%, 30 points): The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
The above-mentioned documents should be submitted together, incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.