Deadline: September 9, 2012
Open to: Qualified professionals with expertise in the areas of women, peace and security in Western Balkans
Remuneration: Payments will be made upon confirmation by UN Women
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Regional Programme Director and the direct supervision of a UN Women designate that has been delegated by the Regional Programme Director, consultants may be contracted to undertake one or more of the following duties:
- Technical advice and capacity development in any of the areas outlined above.
- Social surveys, both conventional research and participatory action research.
- Facilitation of participatory planning and community organization.
- Mentoring on gender mainstreaming in security sector and in all other sectors mandated with UNSCR 1325 implementation.
- Development and delivery of training programmes and toolkits.
- Development and delivery of evaluation and monitoring matrices.
- Provision of expert inputs on different local/national/regional panel discussions, seminars, round tables and similar.
- Development of curriculum, policy briefs and/or policy papers in support of institutional change (the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment).
Successful candidates will be included in UN Women’s technical expert roster for a period of 2 years. Entry into the expert roster system does not necessarily mean that a contract with UN Women is guaranteed. This will depend on forthcoming needs.
- A University degree (or equivalent) in Political Science, International Security, Gender Studies, Public Administration, Management, Public Policy, or related social sciences.
- At least five years of professional experience working in one or more of the following areas: gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, security sector reform, the empowerment of women, networking and advocacy, mediation, transitional justice, gender based violence, public policy analysis/development, strategic and action planning, gender budgeting, data collection and data analysis, gender equality/women’s empowerment training, gender auditing, monitoring and evaluation, and communications.
- Recognized expertise and experience in gender mainstreaming, security sector reform, public policy analysis, and/or related fields.
- Experience in the development and delivery of training programmes, toolkits, evaluation and monitoring matrices, and mentoring on gender mainstreaming.
- Knowledge on women’s human rights instruments (international and national).
- Solid knowledge of UNSCR 1325, related women, peace and security resolutions, and women, peace and security agendas in the Western Balkans.
- Excellent oral and written communication in Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and/or Macedonian languages is required; strong spoken and written English would be an asset.
- Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
- Obtaining a minimum score of 70 points in the technical evaluation of a pre-determined set of technical criteria.
- Criteria A – Relevant educational background, max points: 20
- Criteria B – Relevant work experience, max points: 60
- Criteria C – Knowledge of UN SCR 1325 and women, peace and security agendas in the Western Balkans, max points: 20
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online here. The application should contain:
- Cover letter which explains why you are the most suitable candidate for the inclusion in roster along with financial information as to your expected daily fee/rate. Please paste the letter into the “Resume and Motivation” section of the electronic application; and
- A completed P-11 form including past experience, education and the contact details of referees (a blank form can be downloaded from here; please upload the P11 instead of your CV.
- Please make sure you have provided all requested information.
The deadline is September 9, 2012.