|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Feb-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||6d 0h 8m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||80 working days|
|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.
In Kenya, the UN Women Country Programme contributes to the development objectives of Kenya’s blue print, the Vision 2030 and is aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) of 2009-2014 and the upcoming UNDAF of 2014-2018, as well as UN Women Global Strategic Plan. The Kenya Country Programme – “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Gains Consolidated’ – aims to achieve the following results: (i) increased women’s leadership and participation in governance; (ii) strengthened women’s economic empowerment; (iii) increased protection of women & access to justice for women; and (iv) strengthened women’s leadership in peace building and humanitarian response.
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.
Relatively little empirical analysis and evidence is available to determine why and how men and women join violent extremist groups. In addition to being the victims of attacks, men and women from Kenya have carried out deadly attacks and are also directly involved in recruiting their fellow nationals to join the organization’s ranks. For alleged violent extremists who return, countries including Kenya are developing reintegration and de-radicalization programs. This is an area where further research is needed, particularly on the curriculum and methodology used, as well as the participants targeted. The design and delivery of these activities must be in line with international human rights law, including the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and women’s human rights.
It is in this context that UN Women in Kenya is seeking to recruit a consultant to provide to conduct comprehensive field research to examine the gender responsiveness rehabilitation and reintegration initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities
|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:
|Core Values/Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Required Skills and Experience
Interested Research Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their suitability for the Consultancy: