Organization: UN Women
Title: Research Consultancy on Gender Sensitive Approach
Background: UN Women (UNW) is 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, the UN WOMEN will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The Government of the United Kingdom is supporting UN Women Kenya’s programme on women, peace and security, specifically on engaging women in preventing and countering extremist violence in Kenya.
The aim of this programme is to highlight women’s roles in prevention efforts and recognizing their potentials as partners in prevention frameworks, in line with UNSCR 2242 (2015) which provides the strongest pronouncement of the linkages between countering terrorism and violent extremism, and women, peace and security.
The women, peace and security agenda provides a critical framework for understanding and responding to terrorism and violent extremism.
Founded on the principle that peace is inextricably linked to equality between men and women, the agenda highlights how violence, including extremist violence is underpinned by gender inequality.
Thus, a gender perspective is required to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism effectively. UN Women in Kenya is seeks to recruit a consultant to provide to conduct comprehensive field research to examine the gender responsiveness rehabilitation and reintegration initiatives.
Scope of work: Under the overall guidance of the Peace and Security Specialist the consultant will be required to undertake a scoping study of gender-responsive and sensitive reintegration and rehabilitation programs, evidence based research and analysis undertaken.
The consultant will also contribute to other efforts within the project that promote women’s active participation in efforts to prevent and respond to violent extremism and terrorism in Kenya.
The findings and recommendations of the research will be discussed with the UN Women and stakeholders.
The key deliverables of the consultancy are:
Inception report outlining the design of the research – criteria, scope, methodology, data collection method and tools and time frame including a Draft Report Template: Submission of a draft report format containing Table of Contents for the final report for approval by UN Women;
Research Draft and Final Reports: The report should address the contents specified in TOR and use the format provided during the inception meeting. It should be logically structured, contain evidence-based findings, conclusions, lessons and recommendations, and should be free of information that is not relevant to the overall analysis;
Validation/Presentation: For presenting and discussing the draft final report interactively, the consultants will facilitate a one-day concluding workshop for the project stakeholders.
Required Skills and Experience:
- At least a Master’s degree in peace and conflict studies, or relevant field of social sciences including social sciences, development studies, economics, political science, or public policy.
- A minimum of 10 years’ experience in research, and or development programs and related work, of which a minimum of 5 years was on peace building and conflict management or countering violent extremism;
- Understanding of the Kenyan context with specific regards to the gender priorities and role of Women in peace-building and conflict management;
- Demonstrated track record of research capabilities with specific emphasis on peace building and conflict management and contributed to publications in Kenya and in the region;
- Demonstrated capacity to write clear and well-constructed reports in accordance with agreed terms of reference and within specified time constraints;
- Knowledge and experience on developing plans and strategies on peace building and conflict management or countering violent extremism at national and local level.
- Fluent in English, knowledge of local language an asset.
How to Apply:
UN Women is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns.
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