Monday, July 20, 2015

International Consultant - Civic Education for Women & Girls (Tunis, Tunisia)

International Consultant - Civic Education for Women & Girls for the CEGF Preparatory Workshop - Tunis, Tunisia

 

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
 

Crossposted from UN Job List
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Background
UNDP Libya is seeking a qualified and motivated International consultant in the capacity of Civic Education for Women & Girls for the CEGF Preparatory Workshop in Tunis, to support “Support to Civic Engagement in Libya’s Transition (SCELT)” project of UNDP Libya, in the development of draft curriculum and methodologies related to civic education, designing the assigned sessions, provide presentations, lead and guide the group discussion and preparation of workshop session report based on the inputs and discussions from the assigned secession.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP CTA on the thematic areas and of CLIC in terms of workshop management agendas, curriculum, logistics etc, the IC will design curriculum, prepare participatory learning sessions, coordinate, implement and facilitate the series of activities in partnership and close cooperation with UNDP, CLIC and the three other thematic experts . It should be noted that the approach and style of presentations will be in accordance with best practice in participatory adult learning, will use audio-visual methods and in general draw on methods and approaches advocated by BRIDGE, DG BRIDGE [UNDP] & LEFGE Egypt [IFES].
The main activities will include:
  • Participate in preparatory meetings [through skype] with the Clic and UNDP teams, before the workshop gain and understanding of the agenda, goals, and processes to be taken before and during the workshop;
  • Prepare draft curriculum and methodologies [home-based], including Power Points, Worksheets, Handouts [in both English and Arabic] for the workshop to be shared with the UNDP and Clic Teams for approval and or edits at least 10 f days in advance of the workshop;
  • Engage in a joint planning meeting with the full team on the day before the workshop, incorporating and adjusting all materials and methodologies to fit with the overall workshop design;
  • During their assigned sessions, provide presentations, lead and guide the group discussion to realize the agreed learning outcomes for each session and the goals of the workshop.
  • Keep the workshop participants on-track, remain neutral, continue prompting dialogue and learning and suggesting ways to overcome barriers and achieve the stated goals of the workshops;
  • Ensure everyone participates and that no one dominates the workshop and intervenes if problems arise;
  • During the workshop, gain enthusiasm, participation and commitment from the participants with regard to the learning outcomes and approach;
  • Mentor participants where required on day 3 of the workshop in the preparation of their proposals;
  • Prepare a workshop session report based on the inputs and discussions from their assigned session and summarize all tasks and results in the report.
Competencies
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional Competencies:
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in managing complex operations in an international/transition context and extensive experience in facilitating and structuring learning process in development/transitional contexts essential;
  • Able to work well with senior counterparts civil society; and know how to contribute to developing national capacity for development;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, negotiation and coordination skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships;
  • Good working knowledge of information and computer technology;
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated operational capacity in providing and coordinating support to learners in inclusive participation processes, specifically to civil society organizations;
  • Demonstrates openness to change , ability to manage complexities, ability to multitask under pressure and to meet strict deadlines often under hardship conditions;
  • Excellent organizational and self-management skills and ability to work effectively in teams, delivering through and with others.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences, Gender, Education, Development studies or related field, or equivalent combination of education & professional experience.
Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in democratic development with 3 years specialized experience in providing technical input and training on women and girls civic education in democratic transitions in the MENA region and 2 years’ experience in workshop facilitation teams and designing participatory curricula for learning workshops;
  • Excellent knowledge of Libya and the MENA region and its political & social history & challenges
  • Good general knowledge of cross-cutting democratic governance issues, particularly gender, youth and civic engagement and/or civic education;
  • Experience in supporting democratic governance, and/or civil society through training of trainers is essential;
  • Experience in working with transitional and emerging democracies and post-conflict environments an asset.
Language:
  • Excellent spoken and drafting skills in both Arabic and English
Documents to be included when submitting the proposal:
  • Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications;
  • Motivation Letter describing their interest in the assignment and why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Curriculum Vitae and Personal History Form (P11) including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references;
  • Financial Proposal Form, providing a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems) is to be provided by the offeror;
  • Detail Terms of Reference, P11 Form and Financial Proposal Form can be found in the following link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=23817;
  • Please submit your Technical and Financial proposals to the following e-mail address no later than 22nd July 2015. Email: procurement.ly@undp.org.
Note:
  • Candidate P11 including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references must be provided;
  • Motivation Letter describing their interest in the assignment and why they are the most suitable for the work must be provided;
  • Financial proposal should be on provided format (i.e Annex 3- offeror's letter to UNDP);
  • Incomplete proposals may lead to disqualification from the competitive process.
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