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Men’s Engagement Trainer Consultant


  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: rwanda
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-24

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Setting

The Men’s Engagement Trainer Consultant will be hired to give training on men’s engagement to support women’s empowerment under the Rural Women Economic Empowerment project, especially under its outcome related to enhanced leadership and participation of women in their communities, in rural institutions, and shaping laws and programmes.

The consultant will work under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in Rwanda and direct supervision of the Assistant FAOR/Programme. The work will be undertaken in close collaboration with the National Project Manager in charge of the RWEE project at FAO.

Reporting Lines

The National Consultant will report to the FAO Representative (FAOR) and all reports will be finalized in collaboration with the National Project Manager under the guidance of FAO Assistant in Charge of Program and the FAO Rwanda and Gender focal point.

Technical Focus

The consultant will work on awareness raising and capacities development for selected RWEE beneficiaries on 1) the importance of Men’s Engagement in Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment, 2) transforming the gender norms that reinforce inequality and harm both women and men. and 3) what should be the role of men? in supporting this effort.

Tasks and responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for the planning, training and coordination of the activities related to reinforcing the Representation and Decision Making of Rural Women in Agriculture using Men Care Methodology.

  • Train Trainers on Men Care Methodology (120 persons to be trained) in 3 districts: Kirehe, Ngoma and Nyaruguru
  • Discuss importance, interest/advantage at household, community and country level when women are empowered (for example in terms of production, education, and reducing gender-based violence)
  • Share best practices to be used by both men and women to work on women’s empowerment
  • Share and discus techniques, tools and methodologies to be used to maximize men’s engagement in women’s empowerment
  • Sensitize trainees on gender gaps in access, use of productive inputs, services and the role that men (as decision makers in general ) can play to overcome these gender inequalities
  • Discuss the support needed from men to facilitate women’s to access leadership positions
  • Provide illustrative examples of the possible outcomes experienced by women, men, families, and communities when this transformation leads to more gender-equitable relationships and division of labour.
  • Share training material before the training and ensure the content responds to the objective of the project.
  • Prepare the handbook which will be used by trained persons while sharing the output from the training.
  • Prepare and submit to RWEE national coordinator an end-of-assignment report upon completion of his/her assignment.


Minimum Requirements

  • Rwandan Nationality
  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Gender studies or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience; in Men Care trainings
  • Fluency in written English is required. Fluency in written and speaking Kinyarwanda
  • Knowledge of French is an asset

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Men Engagement & Men Care Methodology
  • Sound understanding of the importance of men’s engagement in gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Experience in organizing/conducting Training of Trainers
  • Technical offer showing how the training will be organized and timeline proposed
  • Experience with projects related to women’s empowerment
  • Analytical skills and ability to write clear and concise reports in English
  • Teamwork and Results oriented
  • Capability of training in Kinyarwanda is required,


Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


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