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National Consultant/Trainer on business fundamentals and techniques, development of emotional intelligence, and self-confidence skills to economically empower rural women in Tajikistan


  • Organization: UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Dushanbe
  • Grade: Consultancy - National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Security and Safety
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-28


UN Women, the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has been created to accelerate up the process of meeting the needs of women and girls across the world. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. UN Women is at the forefront of the global drive to remove gender barriers and end discrimination, because we believe in a world of justice and human rights for everyone.

In Tajikistan, rural women often lack vocational skills and do not have any stable income. With this purpose, UN Women office in Tajikistan initiated a series of trainings for abandoned women on business fundamentals and techniques, and self-confidence skills to empower rural women economically and psychologically by building their capacities and skills that are important for running their own businesses, to enhance their leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills. The training aimed at addressing issues relating to stigma, discrimination, and self-esteem by providing various kind of support through the course of the training. 

Over the last five years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Tajikistan has focused on supporting national social protection and safety nets, nutrition, climate change adaptation, resilience-building and disasters risk reduction, whilst aligning to national priorities and in synergy with the action of other partners in an inclusive manner that leaves no one behind.

According to the United Nations common country analysis (CCA), institutional mechanisms for gender equality remain weak and underfunded. Women are faced with pervasive gender stereotypes resulting in low participation in the non-agricultural labor force (27 percent), low secondary and tertiary education enrolment rates (31 percent) and high rates of gender-based violence (26 percent).Tajikistan scored 314 on the United Nations Development Programme Gender Inequality Index.

Considering that Gender Equality is at the core of its humanitarian and development work, WFP and UN Women in Tajikistan will mobilize professional expertise and resources to promote better gender transformative practices, enhance the role of women and girls in resource management, application of participatory gender-and nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication (CBCC) methodologies.

In this regard, UN Women plans to hire a National Consultant/trainer to provide support in building the economic independence and strong emotional intelligence of rural women by conducting a batch of one-day trainings on basics of entrepreneurship skills and community-based natural resource management for 10-11 groups of women (approximately 200 women) in 11 target areas of 3 Districts (Khatlon, Rasht, GBAO) of Tajikistan.   


Goal and objectives

The major objective of this training is to empower rural women by building their capacities and skills that are important for running their own businesses, to enhance their leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills, building their emotional intelligence and teach how to make the business world an innovative and rich landscape of experiences and perspectives.

The training package should be developed around four progressive modules:

  • Basics of Business and Entrepreneurship: business idea as a solution to needs, traditional and digital marketing, development of business plans for small and medium scale start-ups, Human Resource Management, Motivation Systems, Sales management.
  • Development of Emotional Intelligence to contribute to the formation of a trusting and authentic attitude to the world, based on the development of the ability to the formation of skills to control one's own emotions and the development of emotional interaction with others.
  • Visualization: presentation skills, promotion via social networks, development of design thinking and work with Power-Point-Presentation
  • Formation of Personal Growth and Soft-Skills: leadership development, teamwork skills, customer relations, persuasive communication, basics of public speaking.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the UN Women Project Manager, the National Consultant will be responsible for the following:

  1. Develop & provide consultancy plan on implementing process to UN Women Project Manager.
  2. Adapt/update a training module that includes four directions: basics of Business and Entrepreneurship, development of emotional intelligence, visualization, formation of personal growth and soft skills.
  3. Conduct, facilitate and provide a batch of one-day trainings for 10-11 groups of women (approximately 200 women) in 11 target areas of 3 Districts (Khatlon, Rasht, GBAO) of Tajikistan.
  4. Conduct pre- and post- training evaluation and submit to the UN Women ?oordinator.
  5. Present the results to UN Women and WFP and provide detailed narrative report.

Expected outcomes

  • Rural women are equipped with basics of business education, leadership, strategy, and organization of business.
  • Rural women are emotionally harmonized in family and community, their leadership skills enhanced, women can effectively build communication with friends, colleagues, and relatives, able to combat stress and manage conscious emotional response, self-motivation skills developed.
  • Practical skills, business dating, profit and loss calculation skills developed.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: 

Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of technical area;
  • Good organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to details;
  • Analytical, research and training facilitation skills;
  • Experience in report writing.

Technical competencies:

  • Experience working under minimum supervision and tight deadlines;
  • Computer literate (being able to use MS Windows, MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point), Internet search and communication;
  • Proven track record and experience in gender-related work.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University degree in Economic and business, social sciences or other relevant field.


  • 5 years of professional experience in conducting trainings and capacity development in inter-personal skills, life skills and/or behavioral assertiveness on business and women rights among women of low-income households
  • Experience in developing practical training guidelines and programme; experience in documentation, reporting and evaluation of training programs
  • Experience in working with women and men and/or previous experience in provision of training on basics of entrepreneurship skills
  • Experience working with international organizations, NGOs, UN agencies or other development partners.

Knowledge of languages:

  • Fluency in written and oral Tajik and Russian, knowledge of English is an advantage.


Application Process 

The application should include:

  • A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page);
  • Personal History Form (P-11 form) - including past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded by following link: a signed [scanned] copy should be submitted.

Candidates should have the ability to quickly produce degree certificates and medical certification (of good health) should they be short-listed in consideration of the consultancy post.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.