|Gender Specialist (International Peace Support Training Center)|
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||11-May-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 21h 41m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
|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. 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 the Medium-Term Plan (2013-2018) 2030 and is aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (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.
UN Women has been strategically supporting with the International Peace Support Training Centre since 2014 a to implement a programmes that seeks to integrate gender in peace support operations in Kenya and beyond. The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) is a Research and Training institution focusing on regional peace support capacity building to respond to conflicts through preventive, management, recovery and peace building measures. The centre is a key player in the Africa Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) with its strategic focus in the Eastern Africa Region.
Through UN Women Kenya support, the Centre adopted a gender policy which provides a road map for institutionalizing gender in its policies, programmes and administrative procedures. As a strategy of institutionalizing gender in its training, the Centre reviewed the entire training curricula from gender responsiveness and undertook a series of capacity building of the Centre staff as a means of strengthening institutianl capacity, as a Centre of Excellence to serve as knowledge center for expanding technical capacity, training and policy research and analysis on women, peace and security in order to better-inform the broader peace and security agenda in Kenya and the region. Furthermore, it enhanced visibility and attention to issues of women, peace and security, whilst also supporting mainstreaming gender in security sector institutions into their policies and programmes.
UN WOMEN recognizes the opportunity to continue engaging with IPSTC as a strategic partner in the security sector in efforts mainstream gender in its operations and programmes and also enhance the role women play within peace support operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the close guidance and direct supervision of Col Plans and programmes at IPSTC and of Ministry and oversight by UN Women’s Peace and Security Specialist in Kenya, the Gender Specialist will provide technical leadership in the implementation of IPSTC gender policy, the gender action plan, contribute to full integration of gender equality in PSO, and contribute to capacity building of women in Kenya who are involved in PSO initiative.
This assignment has different variables, which the Gender Specialist will support, they include the following functions:
Support Programme Development and Management:
Provide Strategic Advice:
Facilitate Knowledge Building and Sharing:
|Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Required Skills and Experience