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CONSULTANCY ON COURSE DIRECTOR – GENDER IN PEACE SUPPORT OPERATION COURSE CENTRE FOR STRATEGIC RESEARCH AND STUDIES NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE NIGERIA
|Location :||Abuja, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||19-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Working Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 Working Days|
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.
Violent conflicts in many countries of the world and particularly in Africa have continued to increase both in complexities and numbers. This violence which are mostly due to lack of good governance and citizens inability to access essential services of life have resulted in political instability, wanton destruction of lives and property, mass displacement of the civil population and destruction of key development infrastructure. Citizens displeasure is often ventilated through violent extremism, radicalization, and violent mass protests. The upsurge in the level of criminalities and violence around world has engaged the attention of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and necessitated the engagement and deployment of UN-mandated peace missions to protect life and property, ensure peace and stability, and guarantee internal security with the attendant needs for effective national capacities in protection of civilians, promote civil-military relations, prevention of violent extremism and deradicalization, camp management, gender mainstreaming, amongst others. The reality to build and strengthen mass capacities of military and para-military forces, civil security agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to respond to the global and domestic needs of peace making.
The project aims to enhance the capacities for Peace Support Operations (PSOs) in West Africa through training conducted by the Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defence College (CSRS/NDC). The project output is “Regional capabilities for multi-dimensional PSOs for military, police and civilian personnel improved.
Duties and Responsibilities
OBJECTIVE OF CONSULTANCY
The Course aims to enhance participant’s knowledge and skills on gender dimension of contemporary Peace Support Operations (PSO). In addition, the course is designed to enable participants play their respective roles successfully in managing peace, security, sexual and gender-based violence in conflict environments and PSO.
Specifically, the objective of the Gender Course is to improve the participants understanding of gender mainstreaming and dimensions in contemporary PSO environment through capacity enhancement.
The Course Director having mission experience of the various mechanisms for the implementation of command structure and leadership responsibilities in PSO, mission strategy, and civil-military cooperation, gender mainstreaming, among others, his /her role is therefore to assist participants assimilate the course learning outcomes in preparation for deployment into multidimensional PSOs under United Nations (UN), African Union (AU) or ECOWAS mandate. He /she is expected to achieve these through lectures, personal examples, advice, guidance and tutoring.
CONTRACT CONDITIONS AND PAYMENT
The daily consultancy fee based on agreed deliverables shall be paid by the UNDP upon successful completion of the Course and submission of the consultancy report.
Management & Reporting:
The Course Director shall work under the direct supervision of the Course Sponsor who is the Provost, Centre for Strategic Research and Studies (CSRS), National Defence College (NDC). The Course timetable shall be prepared by the Course Director for joint review and approval by the Provost.
Duration and Venue
The conduct of the course shall be for 2 weeks, from 25 January -05 February 2021. The Course Director shall arrive 2 days before commencement and depart a day after completion of the Course. The venue will be the CSRS, NDC.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Required Skills and Experience
Qualification and Experience
The candidate for this consultancy must possess;
Evaluation Criteria, Language Requirements and Payment Terms
Note: Only candidates scoring 70% and above will be considered further for this assignment.