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Kampala (Uganda)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Kampala (Uganda)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date: 2018-05-21

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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 are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women Uganda, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch (CPA UK) and Institute of Parliamentary Studies (IPS) are organizing a joint workshop for female parliamentary committee chair persons and their deputies to strengthen their committee management and leadership skills.

The training programme is part of UN Women Uganda’s programme with the Parliament of Uganda under the capacity building programme for leadership skills development for elected and appointed women at national and sub national level. The programme will also build on the long-term engagement of CPA UK with the Parliament of Uganda and the Uganda Women’s Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), through peer-to-peer learning and exchange.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Share practical experiences of how this can be done in the Ugandan context and what lessons the current committee chairpersons can draw from this.
  • Provide a soft copy presentation to the workshop rapporteur for end of workshop reporting


  • A clear presentation and strategies on effective communication on a TV panel discussion. The presentation will also provide media techniques training for the committee Chairs, to more effectively engage with the media in the Ugandan Parliament.  


Core Values/Guiding Principles

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: 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.

Core competencies

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness: 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.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • 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.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent facilitation and training skills;
  • A good command and fluency in English language;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural members;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Prior experience in presenting and facilitating workshops.

Required Skills and Experience


A Bachelors degree or equivalent in Mass communication /Journalism, political science, public administration, Development Studies, Law, Sociology or a related field.


  • At least 5 years of experience in public sector management with specific focus on Governance and accountability.
  • Extensive knowledge on parliamentary functions and roles.
  • Extensive knowledge on media work in parliament and working with members of parliament.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

Evaluation of applicants Candidates will be selected on the basis of cumulative analysis of:

  • Technical Qualification (100 points) weight [70%];
  • Financial/Price Proposal (100 points) weight [30%].

A two-stage procedure will be utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.

Technical Qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the offer or/individual is evaluated based on following:

  • Qualification and background- 10 Points
  • Experience and knowledge in Parliament functions and roles - 30 Points
  • Strong practical skills on media engagement and women’s political participation - 30 Points

Financial Proposal review criteria:

The financial proposal will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Applicants are requested to include their daily fees
  • The total number of points allocated for the price component is 100;
  • 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% score in the technical evaluation. All other price proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.

Application procedure 

Submission package includes:

  • Technical Proposal
  • Updated CV
  • UN Women Personal History Form (P11), which can be downloaded at
  • Financial proposal indicating daily rate or lumpsum payment.
  • Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.


UN Women is an equal opportunity Employer. Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.

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