Re-Advertise, Leadership and Strategic Communications Trainer

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-Based, KUWAIT
Application Deadline :14-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :15 working days


The Kuwait Government represented by the General Secretariat of Supreme Council for Planning and Development (GSSCPD), UNDP, UN Women, and the Women Research Center at Kuwait University recognized the concerns and objectives of the Kuwaiti government of women’s leadership and participation, as a result, a joint programme was developed, capitalizing on the experience of all parties to achieve Kuwait’s desired goal as a part of its mid-range national development plan 2015/2016 – 2019/2020, and to support the State of Kuwait in the implementation of SDG 5 on Gender Equality.

This joint programme addresses political empowerment, economic empowerment, and violence against women, including the establishment of a women´s leadership incubator. This will include several trainings for 60 women in Kuwait, about half of which are planning on running for public office, and half of which are seeking leadership positions in public service.

This training will target the women seeking leadership positions in government.

Objective of the Assignment:

The Leadership and strategic communications facilitator will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Office of Arab States (ROAS) Deputy Regional Director of UN Women to provide the needed technical support to design, execute and report on the back to back training on leadership and strategic communications, including media relations. This is a home-based assignment with travel missions to Kuwait, Kuwait.

More specifically, the Leadership and Strategic Communications Trainer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Design the Leadership and strategic communications training including: Manuals, Hand-outs, exercise, PowerPoint presentations, etc.;
  • Execute two rounds of 3-day trainings targeting 60 women aspirants and campaign managers; 30 in each round
  • Reflect on the executed training through developing a comprehensive report covering the technical, logistical, administrative parts of the executed training;
  • Document lessons learned/best practices that would support in future initiatives. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Leadership and Strategic Communications Trainer will be responsible to:

Training Material Development:

  • Develop the training manual;
  • Provide participants with learning material related to the module.

Training Delivery Methodology and Approach:

  • Develop the Training Agenda;
  • Develop and utilize training aids such as PowerPoint Presentations;
  • Ensure design of the training room, equipment, acoustics, etc. are suitable, functional and in place.

Training Evaluation- Ways Forward:

  • Conduct the training in Arabic;
  • Develop a training evaluation form;
  • Develop a brief consolidated final training report including realistic recommendations to contribute to promoting women’s involvement in leadership, and enhanced strategic communication;
  • Participate in a final training evaluation meeting to present and discuss the final report to all stakeholders.


Leadership and Strategic Communications Skeleton including:

  • The methodology of the module;
  • The course outline;
  • The training action plan and agenda.

Leadership and Strategic Communications Training Material including

  • Develop the training curricula/training (in hard and soft copies in Arabic) including:
  • The Facilitator’s session plans;
  • Sessions’ PowerPoint Presentations;
  • Related exercises, hand-outs, etc. 

Leadership and Strategic Communications Training Execution:

  • Execute two rounds of training each:
    •  Covers three full days (total of 6 days);
    • Targets 30 participants (total 60 participants).

Leadership and Strategic Communications evaluation:

  • Develop an End-of-Training Evaluation Form;
  • A comprehensive and consolidated report including:
  • The main reflections/lesson learnt/best practices;
  • The main recommendations on the following:
    • How to improve the upcoming trainings;
    • How to contribute to the main objective of advancing women’s political participation;
  • Develop a PowerPoint Training Evaluation Brief capturing lesson learnt, best practices and ways forward to be delivered to all stakeholders. 


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Substantive experience and record of accomplishment in the area of women political participation;
  • Demonstrated People Management Skills; 
  • Good knowledge of UN Women and the UN system; 
  • Excellent problem solving and facilitation skills;
  • Sound judgment as well as professionalism and maturity;
  • Ability to manage time and organize work efficiently including handling heavy workloads and deadlines;
  • Demonstrated research and analytical knowledge and skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multicultural settings and in teams;
  • Flexibility to travel as needed.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Masters degree Political Science, Sociology; Law or any related field (required) or two more years of experience in lieu of the Masters degree.


  • At least 10 years of hands-on experience in conducting similar trainings with aspiring women leaders;
  • Good knowledge on the Kuwait’s political landscape and institutional frameworks, (including the electoral system) would be an asset;
  • A demonstrated capacity to mainstream gender in the training’s curricula’s design, implementation and evaluation is required;
  • Sound knowledge of the UN rules and regulations will be an asset;
  • Familiarity with Kuwait’s women’s rights organizations and networks will be an asset. 

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Arabic and English is required, including demonstrated high-level writing skills.

Technical Evaluation Criteria:

Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical).

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

  • At least 7 years progressively responsible experience in designing and managing leadership and strategic communications training programmes and advocating for women´s rights ideally with some experience in developing countries, Maximum obtainable points: 25;
  • Experience in strategic communications, facilitating of leadership trainings; maximum points: 15;
  • Experience working with, and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations internationally and in the field, Maximum obtainable points: 15;
  • Experience working with the UN is an asset, Maximum obtainable points: 5;
  • Fluency in Arabic is required, Maximum obtainable points: 5.

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 49 points (70%) will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.

Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

(Lowest Bid Offered*)/(Bid of the Consultant) x 30?*"Lowest Bid Offered" refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in technical evaluation.

  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 30.

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 points in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.


Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from;
  • Personal CV; and Financial proposal; Proposed inclusive monthly rate.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all of them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission will not be reviewed.

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.

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