International Consultant on Gender and the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Tanzania.
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In 2000, the Security Council adopted the ground-breaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security — the first to link women to the international peace and security agenda, calling for their engagement in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. The Security Council has passed seven additional resolutions on women, peace and security, including Security Council resolution 2242 (2015), which provides one of the most important pronouncements of the linkages between countering terrorism and violent extremism, and women, peace and security. It delivers a roadmap and issues a call to action for ensuring a gender perspective in all PVE efforts, and that emphasis is placed on prevention responses. It calls on Member States and the UN system to ensure the participation and leadership of women in developing strategies to counter terrorism and violent extremism, and build their capacity to do so effectively.
The UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy adopted 2016, calls upon all Member States, given the complex global security context today, to highlight the important role of women in countering terrorism and violent extremism as and when conducive to terrorism, and urges Member States and United Nations entities to integrate a gender analysis on the drivers of radicalization of women to terrorism into their relevant programmes, to consider, when appropriate, the impacts of counter-terrorism strategies on women’s human rights and women’s organizations and to seek greater consultations with women and women’s organizations when developing strategies to counter terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism. (A/Res/70/291)
UN Women Tanzania is a Responsible Party in the UNDP led project “Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Tanzania” which recognizes the increasing evidence that gender dimensions are crucial in the operations of violent extremist groups. The specific role of UN Women within the project encompasses, i) mainstreaming gender perspectives across efforts to prevent violent extremism; ii) building the capacity of women and their civil society groups to engage in the prevention and response efforts related to violent extremism; iii) ensuring women are adequately represented in national law enforcement and security agencies, including being part of the prevention and response frameworks; iv) investing in gender-sensitive research and data collection on women’s roles in violent extremism, including on identifying the drivers that lead women to join violent extremist groups, and v) empowering women through providing necessary skills to recognize early signs of radicalization.
UN Women Tanzania Country Office is seeking the services of an International Expert on Gender and Violent Extremism to support the conduct of training on Gender and the Prevention of Violent Extremism for specific target groups in Tanzania.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Head of Leadership, Political Participation and Governance, and the PVE Project Management Team, the International Consultant will undertake a training on Gender and the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Tanzania. Specifically, the international consultant will undertake the following tasks:
- Undertake a training needs assessment for the relevant PVE government institutions including the National Advisory Council, women’s organizations at national and local level.
- Develop/adapt training programmes, training materials and tools tailored to the specific needs, roles and mandates of relevant PVE government institutions including the National Advisory Council, women’s organizations at national and local level;
- Develop checklists and tools targeted at the specific roles and mandates of the aforementioned target groups, i.e. government institutions and women’s organizations at national and local level to ensure gender responsiveness and sensitivity during the development and implementation of the (i) National PVE Strategy and its Action Plan, and (ii) Stakeholder Charter for preventing and responding to VE.
- Facilitate the tailored trainings with the aim of strengthening the capacity of relevant PVE government officials, National Advisory Council and women’s organizations at national and local level to mainstream gender in their prevention and response to VE.
- Develop a Handbook with relevant information and guidance on gender and PVE to be used by relevant PVE government institutions and women’s organizations at national and local level;
- Training needs assessment report to determine the level of understanding of PVE issues amongst the target groups;
- Training materials tailored to the specific needs, roles and mandates of relevant PVE government institutions including the National Advisory Council, women’s organizations at national and local level;
- Checklists to assist the target group to ensure gender responsiveness and sensitivity during the development and implementation of the (i) National PVE Strategy and its Action Plan, and (ii) Stakeholder Charter for preventing and responding to VE;
- Tailored trainings according to the specific needs, roles and mandates of relevant PVE government institutions including the National Advisory Council, women’s organizations at national and local level on how to effectively engage in decision making and preventive efforts regarding PVE;
- Handbook with relevant information and guidance on gender and PVE to be used by relevant PVE government institutions and women’s organizations at national and local level;
- Comprehensive trainings report for covering each specific group with recommendations, including follow up actions and recommendations for UN Women Tanzania Country Office for effective implementation of the project. The reports should also include the evaluation results of pre-and post-training questionnaires;
Duration of the Assignment:
A total of three months will be required to deliver the above-mentioned deliverables.
Core Values/ Guiding Principles:
- Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
- Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
- Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values:
- Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
- Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Work in teams:
- Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Development and Innovation:
- Take charge of self-development and take initiative;
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
- Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others.
- Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
- Extensive knowledge of international gender standards and experience in best practices in promoting women’s rights in the context of PVE;
- Solid knowledge and understanding of conducting participatory gender assessments in the context of PVE;
- Strong analytical and drafting skills;
- Substantive experience and record of accomplishment in the area of gender and the Prevention and Countering of Violent Extremism and closely related issues;
- Ability to conceptualize and convey strategic vision from the spectrum of development to experience;
- Ability to lead strategic planning, programme development and implementation, results-based management and reporting;
- Ability to fully assist in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Law, International Development, Gender studies, Political Science, International Relations or other related fields.
- A Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments, preferably in the field of women, peace and security.
- Familiarity with the global, regional and national normative framework on women, peace and security, particularly on counterterrorism and PVE/CVE; gender analysis frameworks, and strategies for gender mainstreaming.
- Documented work experience in the area of gender equality women’s rights and the empowerment of women, preferably in relation to women, peace and security and/or gender mainstreaming in project planning and implementation.
Excellent command of English both written and spoken.
Submission of Application Procedure:
Interested National consultant need to submit the following documentation in support of their application:
- One cover letter: Explaining why the candidate is the most suitable for the work;
- UN Women Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
- Proposed approach/methodology and envisioned work plan
- Financial proposal Indicating all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per the deliverables expected to meet the objectives of the assignment.
- The travel costs will be as per UN Standard Regulations.
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