Consultancy for the Development of the Training Centre’s 2015 Annual Report

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Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :07-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :2 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :2 months


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 Training Centre (TC) is dedicated to supporting the UN and other stakeholders to realize commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights through transformative training and learning. Its mission is to become the leading UN Centre that contributes, through training for gender equality, to building a society that respects and promotes human rights for all women and men. The gender capacity-development programmes range from basic and introductory levels to specialized and advanced levels for diverse audiences with different backgrounds. In terms of capacity-development strategies and techniques, the TC makes maximum use of on-line training techniques, paying special attention to e-learning courses and an active learning approach.

The Training Centre also promotes articulation and knowledge exchange among gender training specialists and other relevant groups and the development of tools and materials in the area of training for gender equality. It supports the documentation of existing good practices and innovative processes, as well as discussion and analysis of training methodologies and approaches directed towards contributing to ongoing capacity development as a concrete means for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The objective of this consultancy is to develop the 2015 Annual Report for the UN Women Training Centre.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Training and Capacity Development Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for the delivery of the following product:

  • 2015 Annual Report of the UN Women Training Centre, including information on, but not limited to, activities implemented and/or developed by the Training Centre such as courses, training materials, webinars, peer reviews, etc.


Core Values and Guiding Principles:


  • Demonstrate the values of United Nations and UN Women;
  • Act without consideration of personal gain;
  • Resist undue political pressure in decision-making;
  • No abuse of power or authority;
  • Stand by decisions in the organization’s interest; and;
  • Take action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.


  • Show pride in work and achievements;
  • Demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and achieving results;
  • Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
  • Show persistence when faced with challenges and remain calm in stressful situations.

Respect for Diversity:

  • Work effectively with people from all backgrounds;
  • Treat all people with dignity and respect;
  • Treat men and women equally;
  • Show respect for and understand diverse opinions by examining own biases and behaviors to avoid stereotypical responses; and
  • Do not discriminate against any individual or group.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

  • Promoting Ethics and Integrity / Creating Organizational Precedents.

Communicating Information and Ideas:

  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication.

Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:

  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.

Self-management and Emotional intelligence:

  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization

Functional Competencies

  • Demonstrable and strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and timely provision of deliverables;
  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team;
  • Attention to detail and receptiveness to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced degree in gender and development, international development and/or other related fields.


  • 5 years of experience in gender equality and development;
  • Experience working with international development organisations;
  • Knowledge of training for gender equality;
  • Familiarity with the UN system, with emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment within the UN system.


  • Excellent command of oral and written English.

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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