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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Windhoek
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-24

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Gender Specialist - Training of Trainers on Gender mainstreaming in the Forest Sector

Windhoek (Namibia)


The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing the Sustainable Management of Namibia’s Forested Lands (NAFOLA) Project with funding from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). The project aims to reduce pressure on forest resources by facilitating the gazettement of community forests, and increasing the capacity for the uptake of improved agriculture, livestock and forestry management practices in the community forest areas.? ?The NAFOLA project recognises the importance of gender equality in the successfulness of CBNRM sector. The concept of gender sensitivity has been developed as a way to reduce barriers to personal and economic development created by sexism. Gender sensitivity helps to generate respect for the individual regardless of sex and contribute to community development.? ??The NAFOLA project thus, seeks the services of an experienced gender expert to work with the project to train trainers on gender sensitivity approaches and application. The training will target employees of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), specifically the Directorate of Forestry (DoF) as trainers of trainees.

Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of this consultancy is to:?Train and equip the trainers (DoF) with key information and tools on gender-sensitivity; Enable Trainers (DoF) to develop and facilitate participatory trainings and workshops in a gender-sensitive manner; Train trainers on gender-sensitivity in CBNRM.

The consultant will carry out the following tasks as follows:

  • Kick-off Meeting: The consultant is expected to meet the Technical Staff to discuss a work plan and the specific capacity needs;
  • Use appropriate learning and participatory approaches that will enhance the experience of the trainers;
  • Develop a post training questionnaire to demonstrate the impact of training on the trainers.


  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Diplomacy and tact.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s Degree in Gender studies, social science or any related discipline;


  • Minimum of 10 years of proven consultancy-related working experience in the above fields;
  • Extensive experience in workshop management and facilitation;
  • Experience on gender related issues;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of CBNRM in Namibia and the conservancy/community forest institutional arrangements;
  • Proven experience of providing technical expertise of the above nature to government, NGOs, private sector and community-based/ support organisations (CBOs/ CSOs).
  • Experience with the UN system will be an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English, both written and oral, is a must;
  • Fluency in one or several other UN working languages (s) would be an added advantage

How to apply:

To apply please access UNDP Jobs site

Recommended Presentation of Offer;

  • Completed Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
  • Personal CV or a P11 Personal History form, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Brief description of approach to work/technical proposal of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a proposed methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment (max 1 page).

Financial proposal:

Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided (based on the number of working days mentioned ToR.


  • Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows uploading maximum one document.
  • Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply;
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.

Incomplete applications will be excluded from further consideration.

To view the full Terms of Reference (TOR) please access the UNDP Procurement Notice site on the below link;

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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