Background and Context
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. UN Women engagements globally are guided by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (PFA). The UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, adopted in 2000, is of particular importance for fragile states as it recognized that war impacts women differently, and reaffirmed the need to increase women’s role in decision-making with regard to conflict resolution and prevention. Six consequent additional resolutions on women, peace and security were added, together representing a critical framework for improving the situation of women in fragile and conflict affected countries. Also, the Sustainable Development Goals set time-bound and measurable targets to promote gender equality.
The JP WPE will deepen the ongoing efforts by Federal Government of Somalia, CSOs and UNDP, UN Women, and UNSOM to strengthen women’s political participation, decision-making and leadership role; in particular, building on and consolidating the gains made under the on-going joint programme, ‘Strengthen Women’s Role and Participation in Peacebuildling – Towards a just, fair and peaceful Somalia’ supported by Peacebuilding Fund, by building on and strengthening these ongoing efforts at the federal and state levels.
Over the next four years, the JP WPE aims to achieve the following three outcomes:
(1) Federal and state level policy, legal, planning and programming frameworks and arrangements are gender inclusive and responsive.
(2) Enhanced representation and participation by women in political and public policy making processes to sustain and consolidate peace
(3) Enhanced capacity of Federal and state level gender machineries; in particular, their leadership and oversight role, policy making capability, advocacy and negotiation skills to inform and influence the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding processes at Federal and State levels.;
The JP WPE directly supports the commitments undertaken by the FGS under PSG1 of the New Deal Compact with particular emphasis on improved participation of women in politics and decision-making , the UN Integrated Strategic Framework (ISF), and the Federal Provisional Constitution and placed within the framework of the UN SCRs 1325, 1820, 1889.
The results of the JP WPE will also directly impact on the achievement of the SDGs, in particular targets under SDG 5; and across other SDGs in particular SDGs 8, 10, 16 and 17; and inform the priorities and delivery under the National Development Plan which is currently being developed. The specific SDG indicators for the JP WPE will be further identified in line with the priorities identified in the NDP and other national development framework in the course of the years.
UN Women will recruit a consultant to help in the start-up phase of the JP WPE. The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UN Women Programme Manager, and in close coordination with project staff in UNDP and UNSOM.
Purpose and Objective
The purpose of the consultancy is to facilitate and ensure a solid start-up of the programme responding to the requirements of the JP WPE, MPTF and commitments made between DFID and MPTF. The objective is to ensure that the set-up of the management structures, reporting arrangements, inter-agency/donor/partner working arrangements are put in place, and that a detailed workplan is developed.
Scope of Work and Responsibilities
The scope of work will be:
The selected consultant will be responsible to ensure the following:
The consultancy will start 1 June and last until 31 August 2016. The contract will be a total of 50 working days. It will consist of two long term missions each of a minimum of 18 days to Mogadishu. The incumbent is required to complete four day SSAFE training in Nairobi at the start of the assignment.
Core Values and Ethics :
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Required Skills and Experience
High level of proficiency in computer systems, internet navigation and various office applications.